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prisonby Jim Brown

There is a reason the death penalty is rarely enforced anymore, particularly in the federal judicial system.  Too many innocent victims are being convicted, based on cover-ups and the withholding of exculpatory evidence by some federal and state prosecutors.  A recent study published in the National Academy of Sciences concludes that some 4.1 percent of inmates on death row are innocent.  More than four percent.  If that were the rate of airplanes crashing, would you fly? 

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BATON-ROUGE-SKYFor too often over the past six years or so, many of us have been told that the Louisiana economy is growing in leaps and bounds, that we lead the rest of the country in economic growth.

 

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CRIME-SCENEThe Queen City of the South is under siege.  No, not from hurricanes. This time, the siege is from within.  New Orleans is known as the city that care forgot.  But it’s been hard to let the good times roll in the Big Easy when the dice keep coming up snake eyes.   

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flood-river It’s the kickoff for hurricane season and forecasters are predicting 8 to13 named storms with anywhere from 3 to 6 of these storms growing into major hurricanes. Here on the Gulf Coast, we certainly perk up when this time of year rolls around.  For years, a good story in south Louisiana went like this:

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

NOPD Detectives are searching for a group of individuals who are 'persons of interest' in a New Orleans East home invasion. The incident occurred Saturday around 9:15 p.m. in the 7100 block of Restgate Drive.

According to police, after entering the home, the suspect fired several shots, striking the victim.

If you have any information that could help police in this case, you are asked to call Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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Police on Tuesday released another video depicting two persons of interest in connection with a mass shooting in the French Quarter.

Ten people were shot Sunday at 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street. Police said the shooting stemmed from a fight between at least two men.

One of the victims remains in critical condition at Interim LSU Hospital. Four others hospitalized at LSU are stable.

Anyone with information on the identity of the men in the video is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join law enforcement officials to give an update on the response to the Bourbon Street shooting.

The news conference is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

Fox8live.com will have a livestream on the homepage. FOX 8 News will have full reports at 4 and 5 p.m.

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St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man who robbed a Walgreens in Abita Springs. The incident occurred Saturday, just after 7:30 p.m. in the 70000 block of Highway 59.

Police say that the suspect entered the store and grabbed an unknown amount of cash while the cashier was giving change to a customer. The suspect then ran out of the store and left in what appeared to be a silver four-door Pontiac Grand-Am.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join law enforcement officials to give an update on the response to the Bourbon Street shooting.

The news conference is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

Fox8live.com will have a livestream on the homepage. FOX 8 News will have full reports at 4 and 5 p.m.

Follow FOX 8:

Copyright 2014WVUE. All rights reserved.

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