Is Post-Katrina Gentrification Saving New Orleans Or Ruining It?
In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk of losing something much more valuable than what it has gained.
"You're The Mayor Of Nothing Now": Katrina And The Destruction Of Pass Christian, Mississippi
Billy McDonald rose to political power in a little Mississippi beach town on the strength of his resilience and colorful personality. But when Hurricane Katrina hit Pass Christian, it took everything from him and his city.
Louisiana’s Justice System Remains Unforgiving A Decade After Katrina
Despite post-Katrina reforms to the criminal justice system, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country. That’s largely due to a practice of adding lots of extra time to the sentences of people with prior convictions, even for nonviolent crimes.
Fatal New Orleans Police Shooting Of Man After Hurricane Katrina Reclassified As Homicide
A federal jury in 2013 acquitted the officer who shot Henry Glover in the chaotic aftermath of the hurricane. Ten years after his death, the coroner on Wednesday officially classified Glover's death a homicide and his family is calling for new charges.