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Another cop cleared; lifer freed; Gen. Honore deplores threat to water

Along with the acquittal in a December retrial of the shooter, former NOPD officer David Warren, the decision by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr.’s office leaves only one officer [Gregory McRae] still convicted among the three whom a jury found guilty in a 2010 trial.

[Jerome] Morgan was just a teenager when he was sentenced to life in prison. Two witnesses testified he was responsible for a shooting at a Sweet 16 birthday party in 1993 that killed Clarence Landry and wounded two others.

Those two witnesses backed off of their statements during a hearing last October, citing a combination of police coercion and high school rumors as their reason for identifying Morgan as a suspect.

new report from tax preparer Jackson Hewitt found that businesses in Louisiana could be exposed to anywhere between $41 million and $62 million annually in tax penalties that would otherwise be avoided if the state expanded Medicaid coverage.

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Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.