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March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington


City Wants Out of NOPD Consent Decree


The City of New Orleans wants to pull out of the federally-mandated reforms that it signed off on for the New Orleans Police Department. Late Thursday, the City filed a motion to vacate the consent decree that laid out a roadmap for hundreds of changes in conduct, procedure and training at the NOPD. The move marks an about-face for Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration, which was a major proponent of the reforms.

 

 

The City based its arguments around the fact that the feds didn't wait to fix Orleans Parish Prison before executing the police reforms, as well as the involvement of disgraced federal prosecutor Sal Perricone aka Henry L Mencken1951. The cost of the OPP reform combined with NOPD makes paying for the changes at both facilites a burden, the city states. The total tab for both projects runs about 68 million dollars.

 

 

Perricone's involvement comes in comments on nola.com he fired off concerning Landrieu and NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas. Perricone dubbed the term "aorta of corruption" for the detail system, and his commenting on nola.com "undermined the integrity" of the consent decree, the City argues. In some of his more personal postings, Perricone advocates the appointment of an experienced federal justice official as Superintendant of Police. 

 

 

The City also throws in some lagniappe regarding the paid secondary detail reforms, positing that the suggested changes conflict with federal labor law.




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