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Mental health facility for inmates met with opposition at public forums

By Daniel Schwalm, Mid-City Messenger An expansion of the Orleans Parish prison is continuing as planned despite objections from Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration and community members. The Orleans Justice Center Medical Services Building, to be built at 2900 Perdido St. adjacent to the prison, would hold 103 beds, including 89 security beds and 14 infirmary Read More…

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Viewpoint: State Police presence is only a Band-Aid to cover the city’s real crime problem

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Operation Golden Eagle, the new collaborative partnership between the Louisiana State Police and the New Orleans Police Department, began Tuesday (June 1). Though Mayor LaToya Cantrell is unable to quantify exactly how many state troopers are participating, both she and NOPD Superintendent Shaun D. Ferguson are quick to note that Read More…

crime

Police blotter: Shooting at Orleans and Broad, carjacking on Norman Francis Parkway

A shooting and a carjacking were reported near Mid-City neighborhoods on Wednesday (May 26). At around 4 p.m., NOPD First District officers arrived at Orleans Avenue and North Broad Street to investigate a report of shots fired. They learned that a man had opened fire during an attempted auto theft. The gunman had fled the Read More…