Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lock Up the "Quality of Life" Offender

New Orleans offender policy: Lock them up for public intoxication because that is a quality of life offense. -- Other offender; granted a possible release...

The order requiring Gusman to automatically release most people arrested on municipal or traffic offenses was issued in May 2006 by former Judge Calvin Johnson, then the chief judge at Criminal District Court. Johnson later amended the order to exclude people arrested in the French Quarter and parts of the Central Business District, Faubourg Marigny and Treme in response to a plan by the New Orleans Police Department to crack down on "quality of life" offenses in those areas.

Good old New Orleans' brand..

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