SPECIAL REPORT: Adult Crime, Adult Time

In New Orleans, ‘eligible’ delinquents increasingly routed to adult courts, prisons

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Joshua Jones, 17, walks to the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Tuesday, January 27, 2015, for a court appearance on an armed robbery charge. After testing positive for marijuana, the judge revoked his bail and remanded him to jail.

One young man’s story sticks with Judge Mark Doherty. The teen had made his way to Juvenile Court twice before for minor offenses. Then it got worse. “He got arrested for a crime of violence which basically, next to murder, is the worst thing — an armed robbery,” Doherty said. Doherty, who has spent… Continue reading →

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Our Views: Small move on reform

This week brought another report underscoring the fecklessness of Louisiana’s generous subsidies for the motion picture industry. LSU economist Loren Scott weighed in with a report saying that… Continue reading →

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International Star wins Louisiana Derby

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Jockey Miguel Mena celebrates his win in the Louisiana Derby aboard International Star owned by Kenneth Ramsey, bottom right, to qualify for the Kentucky Derby at the Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Time for a crawdads celebration. Yeah, yeah. We know they’re called crawfish here in Louisiana. But let’s give Kentucky-born thoroughbred owner Ken Ramsey a pass after his latest four-legged pride and joy thrilled the Fair Grounds crowd on Saturday afternoon… Continue reading →

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Review: Alien adventure ‘Home’ lands with a thud

Photo provided by DreamWorks Animation -- Characters Lucy, voiced by Jennifer Lopez, left, and Tip, voiced by Rihanna appear in a scene from the animated film 'Home.'

In “Home,” the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien protagonist is called Oh (“The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons), simply because that’s the resigned reaction everyone has when he’s around. “Oh,” his brethren say with deep indifference at his desperate, over-the-top… Continue reading →

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