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December 07, 2019 - 8:36 am
New Orleans’ homeland security department must release a map showing the locations of its 400 clearly marked crime cameras, a Louisiana appeals court has ruled in a victory for civil rights groups and a public defender. The state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, in a ruling dated Thursday, upheld an...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Two civil rights groups have gone to court saying a city official in New Orleans won't provide a map showing the location of 400 surveillance cameras. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the Southern Poverty Law Center announced the legal action Wednesday. They...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:19 pm
( - The Southern Poverty Law Center is sounding the alarm over a new report that shows more than one third of Louisiana law enforcement agencies do not have policies that address racial profiling. Deputy Legal Director Lisa Graybill says it’s a troubling discovery. "It's a failure for both...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:18 pm
( - The House Judiciary committee failed to advance a bill that would have created an oversight committee for the states 41 district attorneys. Nearly every one of the states D.A.s were in attendance Friday morning as the panel debated the issue for two hours. Heated arguments between...
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September 07, 2017 - 9:14 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A watchdog group claims New Orleans bail companies routinely charge illegally excessive premiums for people to get released from the city's jail. A complaint filed Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center estimates New Orleans bail companies collectively have overcharged...
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August 03, 2017 - 4:12 pm
By CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed an ethics complaint with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board against the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office for issuing so-called fake subpoenas that threatened witnesses with fines and...
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June 24, 2017 - 6:26 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A website that maintains a massive database of information about U.S. charities said Friday that it will remove warning labels flagging dozens of nonprofits as hate groups after threats directed at its staff. GuideStar said in a statement that its decision to remove the...
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