Vote NO on April 9th!

More Police ≠ Safer Cities Fund Jobs, Housing, and Education to Keep Us Safe! On Saturday April 9th, New Orleanians are being asked to vote on a new public safety millage to fund the NOPD by an additional $17.7 million a year to increase the size of the NOPD from 1100 to 1600 officers, [...]

By |2020-05-20T19:07:39-06:00March 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Vote NO on April 9th!

New Orleans Youth Organizations Call for Process, Transparency in Police Superintendent Hire

New Orleans Organizations Call for Process, Transparency in Police Superintendent Hire On August 11th in New Orleans, an unarmed young Black man, Armand Bennett, was shot in the head by a New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officer Lisa Lewis, who had turned off her body camera as she approached his car during a traffic stop.   [...]

By |2020-05-20T18:21:10-06:00September 23rd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on New Orleans Youth Organizations Call for Process, Transparency in Police Superintendent Hire

City Councilmember Questions NOPD on BreakOUT! Testimony, Human Rights Watch Report

"My concern was with regards to a young transgender college student who was harassed at night going to and from a class- not in any way involved in prostitution- but being profiled because of being transgender."  Councilmember-At-Large Jason Williams On June 25th, Chief Serpas and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) presented budget information in [...]

By |2020-05-20T18:10:30-06:00June 27th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on City Councilmember Questions NOPD on BreakOUT! Testimony, Human Rights Watch Report

BreakOUT! Presents in City Council on Continued Police Harassment of Transgender Women

A Member Blog by Co'Bella Monroe On June 11, 2014, I attended the City Council meeting at City Hall with BreakOUT! to address the many problems that affect LGBTQ citizens in the criminal (in)justice system in New Orleans.  We were invited to attend by Human Rights Watch Megan McClemore, who was presenting on findings and [...]

By |2020-05-20T18:10:02-06:00June 14th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on BreakOUT! Presents in City Council on Continued Police Harassment of Transgender Women
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