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COVID-19: Asylum Seekers Must Be Released

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.

March 27, 2020

By Vilifying the Accused, DA Cannizzaro is Endangering All of Us

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.

March 20, 2020

How We're Still Fighting to Hold DA Cannizzaro Accountable

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. 

February 3, 2020