The carpool line at the Child Development Program on Claiborne Avenue looked a bit different Saturday (May 16). Children’s heads popped up through sunroofs as teachers greeted the line of cars with cheers, waves, balloons and gift bags. Preschoolers were being treated to a drive-thru graduation. Of the 54 total students, ages 6 weeks […]
As she campaigns to become the second Black female and third Black jurist to serve on the Louisiana Supreme Court, Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin, 58, credits the nurturing she received during her teen years at Xavier Prep for her courage and tenacity. “The nuns told me I could do anything if I put my mind to it, and I believed them,” said Judge Griffin. Her first dream, however, was to become an astronaut. “I loved exploring and being exposed to different things,” she said. When Judge Griffin began college at the University of Notre Dame, she realized aerospace engineering was not her forte.
NOPD: Vehicle of interest, occupants sought in homicide investigation
The NOPD is seeking to locate a vehicle and its occupants in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on July 26 at the intersection of Fourth Street and South Claiborne Avenue. On the listed date, NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a shooting at the listed location. A male subject was discovered at the location suffering from several gunshot wounds and later was pronounced deceased. The pictured vehicle is believed to have been used by the unknown perpetrators in this incident. It is believed to be an early 2000s BMW X5 SUV, likely to have significant damage to the rear bumper area.
Forward New Orleans for Public Schools releases platform for school board elections
Forward New Orleans for Public Schools seeks candidate pledges on issues to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. FNOPS is a coalition of civic, business, and neighborhood organizations committed to increasing the number of quality public school options and ensuring equal access to quality education citywide. The coalition released an issue-based platform ahead of the Orleans Parish School Board elections scheduled for Nov. 3. The platform establishes issues FNOPS defines as most important to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for New Orleans public school students.
Sponsored: Judge Terri Love for Supreme Court
After 5 years as a Civil District Court Judge in Orleans Parish and 20 years as a Judge on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, I look forward to the honor and opportunity to serve our state as a member of our highest court, the Louisiana Supreme Court. If you missed our official “virtual” announcement on the Committee to Elect Judge Terri Love Facebook page, click to watch the video below. Please share our exciting news!
In addition to our announcement, visit my campaign committee’s website, judgeterrilove.com, to learn more about me and my campaign. I hope I can count on your support and vote.
The victim in a Central City shooting Sunday (July 26) died from his injuries, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The incident began with a traffic accident on Fourth Street and Claiborne Avenue, police said. After the crash, the gunman got out of one of the vehicles and shot at a man in the other vehicle before fleeing the scene. At around 11:48 a.m., Sixth District officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting at the intersection at the intersection. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 28-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wounds.
Viewpoint: Will Judge Bonin enter the race for district attorney?
An alphabet of sitting judges quickly appeared yesterday at the Clerk of Criminal Court’s office yesterday morning to qualify for re-election. Judge Kern Reese wore a traditional white linen suit and carried a straw hat, as did Judge Ben Willard. Judge Paul Sens was handsome in seersucker. The theory is that incumbents qualify on the first day to ward off challengers. One jurist who was conspicuous by his absence was Criminal Court Section D Judge Paul Bonin, rumored to be entering the race for district attorney.
Man killed in Central City double shooting
A double shooting in Central City left one man dead and another injured, the New Orleans Police Department reported Monday afternoon. On Monday at 2:05 p.m., Sixth District officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 2800 block of Jackson Avenue, between South Claiborne Avenue and Willow Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered two men inside of a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. During the investigation, officers learned that the occupants of a black sedan had pulled up on side of the victims’ vehicle. A front-seat passenger in the sedan opened fire with a rifle.
When Terri Love arrived on the Trailways bus from her native Birmingham, Alabama, to attend Tulane University School of Law on a scholarship, little did she know that almost 30 years later she would be seeking a seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court. The daughter of two civics teachers, Judge Love had always planned to run for mayor of Birmingham until she met Judge Israel Augustine, who convinced her that the judiciary was her true calling. A member of the Louisiana Court of Appeal 4th Circuit, Judge Love proudly points to what she calls her exceptional legal training, extensive post-law-school judicial education, 25 years of appellate and trial court service and ongoing commitment to public service. “These are challenging times, but I am very excited about running for our state’s highest court,” Judge Love said. “I believe my credentials have prepared me to serve.