I appreciate The Lens' laserlike focus on subjects of critical interest to the New Orleans area. The more eyes watching and reporting on these subjects, the better for the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
CIty denied a public records request from the defense attorney last summer, claiming it would reveal sensitive information related to terrorism prevention. But civil rights groups representing her say the cameras are, in fact, normally used for routine law enforcement and criminal prosecution.
The researcher whose work was used in NOLA for Life, Chicago “heat list” is involved in developing the new program for Cantrell’s violence reduction task force. Task force members hope the list will be used to direct residents to social services, not police.