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NOLA’s Times Picayne Sues for Public Access to Crime Records

Posted on Apr 25, 2008 in Courts, Local Issues

Since Katrina, there hasn't been access to crime information for locals like folk in other parts of the country get all the time.  For example, over in San Antonio, anyone interested in the number of crimes in their neighborhood just surfs over to a website provided by the city or calls the SAPD for details.  Today, the NOLA Times Picayne got sick and tired of the whole mess and filed a lawsuit.  Looks like things will change pretty soon.  There's a hearing set for May 23rd. What about Privacy after an arrest? Meanwhile, what if you are arrested and you're rather not have your neighbors know about it?  What if your husband or son gets popped for a DUI during JazzFest, this isn't something that you want everyone to know, right? Well, relax.  The information doesn't give out names and other identifying information, just that arrests have been made.  You're still innocent until proven guilty - even if the gossips never seem to remember that, or think that way.�

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