New Orleans Police
6:33 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Times-Picayune/ Report Suggests More Behind Crime Stat Gap

Erin Krall WWNO

Every month, New Orleans police file crime statistics with the federal government. These numbers turn into lists of the nation’s most violent cities, and those lists impact factors from economic development to residents’ sense of safety. The Sunday edition of the Times-Picayune and features reporting from John Simerman and Gordon Russell on these stats.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Officials Say Mother's Day Shooting Is Gang Related

Shawn Scott, being escorted by police after his arrest Thursday.

New Orleans police have arrested two brothers in the Mother’s Day shooting that injured 20 people at a Seventh Ward second-line. Officials say the shooting is gang-related.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks at 7th Ward news conference.

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Latest News
12:52 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Two Suspects In Mother’s Day Parade Shooting Apprehended

Akein Scott, suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother's Day second-line parade, was booked into jail early Tuesday morning on 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder.
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

Akein Scott, the 19-year-old suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother’s Day second-line this past Sunday, was apprehended by the New Orleans Police Department’s SWAT unit Wednesday night in New Orleans East.

"Akein Scott is now in NOPD custody," police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an e-mail to reporters. Braden said the suspect was arrested in the Little Woods section of New Orleans East.

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6:54 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Suspect Apprehended In New Orleans Second-Line Shooting

Akein Scott, 19, the suspect in a shooting spree Sunday that left 19 people wounded in New Orleans.
New Orleans Police Department EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 3:30 pm


That's how the New Orleans Police Department spread the word on Facebook early Thursday that its officers had "arrested 19-year-old Akein Scott in connection with the shooting of 19 people on Mother's Day."

Update at 4:05 p.m. ET. Second Suspect Arrested:

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed May 15, 2013

'Follow Your NOLA' Campaign Unveiled To Draw Visitors

Credit New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

New Orleans tourism officials launch a new campaign to attract visitors.

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation has unveiled its latest campaign to attract visitors to the city. Recent national news attention of the Mother’s Day shooting makes the job that much harder.

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Code Switch
2:56 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

After A Mass Shooting, New Orleanians Rally Around A Local Tradition

Kenneth Terry with the Treme Brass Band plays the trumpet Monday during a community response to a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans.
Sean Gardner Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 8:01 am

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Jed Horne On 'Unnatural Violence,' Street Culture And Deb Cotton

This image from a surveillance video shows people scattering as a man shoots into the crowd at a second-line parade Sunday.

Among those hit by bullets in Sunday's shootings at the Mother's Day second line was journalist Deb Cotton.

 She writes for The Gambit, and covers the city's street culture. She remains alive, reportedly in stable condition, but badly injured by the incident.  New Orleans author and journalist Jed Horne has worked with Cotton. He writes in The Lens this week about her perspectives on violence in the city.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls Community Meeting at Parade Shooting Site

Mayor Mitch Landrieu meets with residents at Frenchmen and North Villere streets.
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

A community meeting drew about 200 people last night to the same 7th Ward intersection where a second-line parade was attacked on Mother’s Day. Officials promised an aggressive investigation.

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Latest News
10:26 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Original Big Seven Second-Line Will Be Re-Staged Next Month

The intersection where 19 people were injured after a gunman opened fire on a Mother's Day second-line parade.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

About 200 people gathered at the same New Orleans intersection that erupted in gunfire on Mother’s Day to call for unity in fighting crime. Local officials promised a strong response to the attackers who injured 19 people.

Ed Buckner, President of the Original Big Seven Social Aid and Pleasure Club.

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3:56 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls 'Community Response' At Site Of Mother's Day Shooting

NOLA For Life is Mayor Mitch Landrieu's anti-crime initiative.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has called for a "community response" gathering today at 6 p.m., at the corner of Frenchmen Street and North Villere. It's a response to the multiple shooting Sunday afternoon during a Mother's Day second-line parade that injured at least 19 people.

"On Sunday afternoon — Mother's Day — our community was subjected to another senseless act of violence," the mayor said in a press release. "Please come out and show solidarity in protecting our culture and delivering a message to stop the shootings."