A prime bone of contention between Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson and Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux is stop and frisk. Neither has endorsed the methods employed by NOPD, but Hutson’s report was quite damning, while Quatrevaux punted, citing insufficient data.

Now Quatrevaux wants the City Council to make Hutson get his approval before she airs any more views in public. She doesn’t see how that would square with her title.

In a post titled “Mitch Landrieu’s Aspen Ideas tour,” The Library Chronicles blogger Jeffrey asks, “Is Stephanie Grace the first local political pundit of any consequence to finally point out just how conservative the current city administration really is?”

“I think it’s fair to say that to a marine mammal, it must be like being in a war zone,” said Michael Jasny, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s marine mammal project, which was part of a recently settled lawsuit over use of the air guns in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Louisiana School Boards Association wants to support the Orleans Parish School Board in its court fight with the New Orleans Office of Inspector General, but the local board’s legal committee has rejected the help. Members Sarah Usdin and Woody Koppel want to let the inspector general go ahead and  audit the board’s finances.

Fighting the IG is a waste of money, they said, and makes the board look like it’s hiding something.

Mark Moseley

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...