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Superdome (9:00 AM)
Keynote: The Dalai Lama
Cafe Instanbul (10:00 AM)
A three part conversation for the future of Faubourg St. Roch and all down river communities
Bayou St. John (12:15-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Brass-a-holics, Bonerama, Blake Amos, the Coyotes, and more
Zeitgeist (1:00 PM- 4:00 PM)
Live streaming of the Dalai Lama speaking
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (2:00 and 8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Zeitgeist (6:00 PM)
“A Fierce Light” screening
The First Presbyterian Church on South Claiborne Ave (7:00 PM)
Local and regional artists and photographers donate their work in support of children’s healthcare
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
The New Movement Theater (8:00 PM)
Storytelling, improv, sketch, funny videos and refreshments courtesy of New Orleans Ice Cream Company and Abita to kick off season 2 of our web series Least Favorite Love Songs
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock group with the motto “Prose before hoes” plays on St. Claude
Maple Leaf (10:40 PM)
Funky New Orleans natives introduce their new EP, Painkiller
Hi- Ho Lounge (11:00 PM)
Weekly dance party with the Queen of Rare Groove
Family of Unarmed Man Killed by Police Sues City, NOPD
For the second time in a week, the New Orleans Police Department and the City are facing a federal lawsuit over the killing of a citizen by a police officer. The family of Wendell Allen, who was killed by an officer while standing unarmed and shirtless in his mother's Gentilly home on March 7, 2012, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit this week against the NOPD, the City and the officer who shot the 20-year-old.
Family of Man Killed by Police Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against NOPD
The family of a man killed by New Orleans Police Department officers last year following a Mid-City traffic stop filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court this week. Earl Sipp III and Earl Sipp Jr. are claiming unspecified damages for the the death of 20-year-old Justin Sipp, who was shot early on the morning of March 1, 2012, at the corner of N. Bernadotte St. and Toulouse St.
NOPD Hands Off Investigations of Killings by Police
by Shay Sokol
Late last week, the NOPD delivered its fact-finding report on the police-involved killing of Justin Sipp to the District Attorney’s office, a day after they delivered their report on the police-involved killing of Wendell Allen. Almost two months ago, both Sipp, 20, and Allen, 20, were shot and killed by NOPD officers in separate incidents over a one-week span in early March.
Pennington's Pressure Point: Citizen Cleans Spray-Painted Civil War Statues
by Shay Sokol
When Roy Pennington, 56, heard that three city monuments were vandalized this week, he immediately thought about the hundred thousand people coming in for Final Four weekend. “I was angry. People will see this, our city defaced. I don’t think so. Not if I can help it,” said Pennington, the owner of Hi-Pressure Cleaning Systems in Houma and Harvey.
Sipp, Allen, Martin Protesters Vandalize City Monuments
By Shay Sokol
Community members have been up in arms following the NOPD killings of Justin Sipp and Wendell Allen earlier this month. What started as families picketing outside City Hall and NOPD Headquarters demanding justice for their sons has turned into vandalistic protest last night. Three public monuments - Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and the White League statues - were graffitied, respectively, with “For Trayvon Martin,” “For Justin Sipp,” and “For Wendell Allen,” and splashed with paint.
NOPD Officer Jason Giroir Resigns Over Trayvon Martin Comment
By Shay Sokol
At 3 p.m. today, Officer Jason Giroir – the man behind the “thug” comment - resigned after Public Integrity Bureau Chief Arlinda Westbrook notified him that allegations of misconduct against him stuck, and that NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas called for a pre-termination hearing for Giroir. Giroir posted the online comment on wwltv.com referring to Trayvon Martin. “Act like a Thug Die like one!” he wrote Sunday.
More on NOPD Cop Who Called Trayvon Martin a 'Thug'
by Shay Sokol
In the wake of an NOPD officer's rapid suspension for posting comments calling Trayvon Martin a "thug," Mayor Mitch weighed in, and Giroir's past came into clearer focus. “The people of New Orleans and my Administration will not tolerate this reckless and offensive behavior,” Mayor Landrieu said in a statement yesterday.
NOPD Cop Suspended For Comment on Trayvon Martin Story
Being too loose with the online comments apparently isn't restricted to the U.S Attorney's office and those who take the name of a famous writer. One of the NOPD officers who was involved in the shootout that ended with two cops wounded and Justin Sipp dead is under internal investigation for posting incindiary comments about the Trayvon Martin case on the WWL-TV's website. NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas held a press conference at NOPD Headquarters today to announce that Giroir is suspended indefinitely from the force, and that the Public Integrity Bureau will conduct an investigation into Giroir’s comments.
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