crime opinion politics public safety

Viewpoint: City leaders must work together to get a grip on crime

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist As with most mayors entering a new term, LaToya Cantrell delivered an upbeat message at Monday’s Covid-restricted inauguration on the steps of Gallier Hall: Though New Orleans has endured a tough four years, citizens are resilient and many opportunities lie ahead. “Our time is now, and the best is yet Read More…

COVID-19 crime opinion

Viewpoint: Covid and crime are raging as New Orleanians prepare to ring in the new year

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist More than 6,000 new Covid-19 cases were identified in Louisiana on Wednesday (Dec. 29). A teenage boy was injured in the second of two Desire-area shootings Tuesday evening. Three lions at the Audubon Zoo tested positive for Covid on Wednesday. In a case of mistaken identity, 7-year-old Dillan Burton was Read More…