Join Us for Solidarity March and Press Conference at City Hall, Oct. 24th

Join us as we march in solidarity with the Congress of Day Laborers for human rights, dignity, and respect for our communities.  Then, support the Congress of Day Laborers and BreakOUT! as we stand in solidarity for increased community input in NOPD policies regarding discriminatory policing and an end to NOPD's collaboration with Immigrations [...]

By |2020-05-20T18:27:08-05:00October 19th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Join Us for Solidarity March and Press Conference at City Hall, Oct. 24th

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

BreakOUT! Joins 100 Organizations in Call for Federal Action to Prevent Police Profiling

More Than 100 Organizations Call for Federal Action to Prevent Discriminatory Profiling For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Simpson, 202.466.2061, simpson@civilrights.org August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON – In the wake of ongoing tragedies in Ferguson, Missouri, The Leadership Conference and Civil and Human Rights and a coalition of more than 100 organizations have released the statement below calling for updated [...]

By |2020-05-20T18:16:13-05:00August 22nd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on BreakOUT! Joins 100 Organizations in Call for Federal Action to Prevent Police Profiling

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

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