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Police book juvenile, 13, in string of crimes that include the attempted murder of 73-year-old during carjacking

The NOPD arrested a 13-year-old boy on Sunday (April 11) in a string of car thefts, carjackings and other crimes, most of them in Mid-City. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced Thursday that the force’s Violent Crime Abatement Investigation Team arrested the juvenile as a suspect in a crime committed April 6 in the Read More…

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Viewpoint: It’s hard for law-abiding citizens to get justice these days

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist It probably was a case of mistaken identity that could have turned deadly for Jhamal Shelby Jr., a soft-spoken St. Augustine High School star athlete and honor student.   One recent afternoon after practice, Shelby drove to his father’s home in New Orleans East. Before he could park his car, a Read More…