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Police accused of misconduct after taking down teen; developer eyes theme park in Houma, not New Orleans

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Why take a child or a young man that’s 130 pounds and sling him across? Why not just walk up to him and say, ‘What are you doing? What’s your name or why are you here?’ That’s a human being. I would hate to think that it was because these boys were young black boys. I would hate to think that.

The NOPD says the tape revealed “no obvious violations of misconduct.” However the NAACP has called for investigations into police brutality.

Instead, the governor is pitching it in private meetings with state legislators. The governor’s desire for secrecy led to an extraordinary confrontation with one lawmaker who refused to return a two-page outline of the governor’s plan that had been distributed at their meeting last week.

Schools

Related: an editorial by the Chicago Sun-Times says mass closures of under-enrolled, low-performing Chicago schools cannot be done “sanely and humanely” in one year’s time.

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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.

  • Larry

    Chuckle-worthy juxtaposition here:
    Police accused of misconduct after taking down teen; developer eyes theme park in Houma, not New Orleans
    Will that be a police brutality theme park?