The death of asylum-seeker Roylan Hernandez Diaz in a Louisiana prison was a preventable tragedy and an urgent reminder of the Trump administration’s systemic failure to protect the health and well-being of the people in its custody.
New Orleans has the second-highest per capita rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19 of any city in the country – but too many of its leaders are displaying a callous disregard for the evidence-based steps that would stem the spread of this deadly disease.
An officer sued DeRay Mckesson. The lawsuit, which should have been swiftly dismissed, now threatens the First Amendment rights of millions.
"This is a system that doesn't give much justice to anyone, except the people who can pay for it."
It was a shocking abuse of power. Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro used fake subpoenas to coerce and intimidate victims – and even throw them in jail when they refused to comply with falsified documents.
It was a moment we never thought we’d see: our client, an asylum seeker with severe disabilities, boarding a plane to meet his sponsor family in New Jersey.
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