CWN statement about the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

“While the synagogue shooting occurred in Pittsburgh and not New Orleans, the truth is that it could happen in any of our communities. Just like the act of hatred that occurred in the African-American church in Charleston and the nightclub in Orlando, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was an act of hatred that should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. However, no mass shooting occurs in a vacuum.  Religious intolerance, racism, and any form of hatred, should not be tolerated or ignored in any of our communities.  To the extent we in New Orleans are not discussing these events and their causes because we believe they do not directly involve us, we are wrong. We should as a community come together to talk about these issues, with the hope that open dialogue will benefit our community and prevent similar tragedies.”

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Jun 02, 2020

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BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Immunity For Cannizzaro

Apr 21, 2020

BREAKING: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied District Attorney Cannizzaro’s request for immunity. Defendants argue that creating and issuing the fake subpoenas was protected prosecutorial conduct because it “relate[d] to the core prosecutorial function of preparing evidence and testimony for trial.” But the Supreme Court has squarely rejected this broad interpretation of absolute immunity. […]

5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued against fraudulent subpoenas

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision denying Cannizzaro’s appeal for creating fraudulent subpoenas. Please read the appeals decision here.   4.21.20 Singleton v. Cannizzaro Fifth Circuit Opinion