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New Orleans, Louisiana / Crime #854902

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 05, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The headline from the “Times-Picayune” newspaper in New Orleans shown.

(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The wave of murders in New Orleans examined; photo shown of victim Helen Hill††; details given of the impact of the indictment of police officers for the killing of 2 men on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. [Hill’s friend Sheri BRANCH†- comments.] [New Orleans police assistant superintendent Steven NICHOLAS†- says we have a culture intent on committing violent crime.] [Criminologist Peter SCHARF†- notes the lack of coordination between different municipal entities.] [WRNO radio host Andre TREVIGNE††- comments on low morale in the police department.]

Williams, Brian;
Savidge, Martin

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