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DOJ: New Orleans police unfairly targeting LGBT people

A recently released report by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) found a pattern of systemic problems within the New Orleans Police Department, including use of lethal force, racial profiling and discriminatory policing. One particularly disturbing section of the report (.pdf) found that police unfairly targeted gay and transgender people.…

Six more NOLA police officers charged in post-Katrina shootings

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the indictment of six current or former New Orleans Police Department officers in connection to the Danziger Bridge shootings, which occurred during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The new indictments stem from the shooting of six civilians on Sept. 4, 2005 by…