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Louisiana’s juvenile justice system was revamped to deal with violence and negligence. Rather than locking kids up, the state tries to treat underlying behavioral issues. But some say the new facilities, many of which are private, have the same problems as youth prisons.
If approved by Civil Service and City Council, annual cost to the city would run upwards of $10 million
The event starts at 8 a.m. Thursday. Follow along here if you can't make it.
Report says police cameras often don’t work or aren’t turned on.
Federally-appointed firm will discuss a report on the department's progress. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
"We black folk are reduced to teaching our children how to get arrested ... ."
A federally appointed firm overseeing reforms at the department is reviewing the complaints.
Kenny "Zulu" Whitmore's stretch in solitary is one of the longest in the country. Some states are curtailing the practice, in part because it's so expensive. Critics say that years without human contact can exacerbate mental illness.
As more states adopt legislation to protect those who use deadly force, an investigation has found the likelihood of a person being charged with or convicted of a crime after a claim of self-defense involving a firearm may depend more on the state or region where the shooting occurred than the circumstances of the case. Even cases in the same area have produced disparate outcomes.