Should Exposing a Sexual Partner to HIV be a Felony?
Louisiana law makes it a felony to intentionally expose other people to the AIDS virus without their consent. Exposing another person to HIV infection with any other venereal disease is a misdemeanor.
It is also possible that deliberate or reckless transmission of these diseases would subject the […]
New Orleans Growth After Katrina
Those of us, who live in and love this great city, appreciate and rejoice in the new Census Bureau statistics that proclaim nearly 9,000 new residents for New Orleans between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013. St. Bernard Parish is growing also. The present population of New Orleans stands at […]
911 Calls Go Unanswered New Orleans
Recently, an uptown New Orleans woman´s barking dog scared off a would-be burglar. The woman made two 911 calls and didn’t get an answer. She then called the New Orleans Police Department’s (NOPD) non-emergency line twice and, again, no answer. She then called NOPD’s Second District Police Station and there […]
Domestic Violence Bills Advance to the Full Louisiana House for Debate.
Louisiana lawmakers unanimously approved three anti- domestic violence bills into legislation sponsored by state Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans. The bills have wide support from a wide range of groups, such as, the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, sheriffs and state police, district attorneys and […]
Human Trafficking Bills in Baton Rouge.
On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved House Bill 569 that would allow courts create specialized divisions to handle human trafficking cases.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has backed the proposal as well as House Bill 1025, by state Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, which institutes harsher punishments for human trafficking and […]
House Bill 332 Clears Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee
House Bill 332 advances to the full house without objection from Criminal Justice Committee members. House Bill 332 would make heroin possession a crime calling for a mandatory two-year jail sentence. Further, the minimum sentence for distribution doubles from five years to ten years. On Wednesday Louisiana State […]
Unemployment Rate Down in Louisiana
“This is good news that affects all of us fortunate enough to live in this great state. Louisiana struggled a great deal after the oil bust of the 1970s. I am always interested in news that affects our clients, especially when it comes to their ability to support their loved ones.” […]
Tomorrow March 15 is Election Day in New Orleans.
New Orleans is an exciting place to live. It used to be that our city was described by many as a place with great food, amazing music and unusual fun. Those factors were enough to make living here wonderful. The problems were just things with which we […]
The story of Mr. Glenn Ford.
Mr. James Varney’s editorial published in NOLA.com on March 12, 2014, demands and deserves public acknowledgement for its emotional assessment of an innocent man languishing in jail since 1988.
Mr. Varney wrote concerning eloquently about Mr. Glenn Ford. A man wrongly accused and convicted for a murder he did not commit. […]
Orleans Parish Prison Tents Are Coming Down! We are happy to hear that Sherriff Marlin N. Gusman has announced that the massive tents in use at Orleans Parish Prison after Hurricane Katrina are finally coming down Those large eight tents – each equal in size to a high school gym – that you could see […]