Category Archives: Cops

So we had a sold-out movie première in Portland, Oregon…

Movie premières are pretty intense. There’s lots of shouting and stuff beforehand, but then it’s beautiful and you’re left feeling weird, yet proud, yet weird. The highlight of my première, personally, was having the subject’s father come over afterwards and …Read more…

Heroin Story Spawns College Class

My cover story in Gambit this week focuses on the counterproductive nature of a “zero tolerance” approach to drug use in high schools and colleges, especially as more and more teens turn to heroin. Here’s Professor John Mason of Tulane …Read more…

“Even with a $67 million hole in the city’s budget, not many of the financial issues facing Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration are actually visible from space.”

I’m particularly proud of the lede graf on today’s Times Picayune story about New Orleans police cars and other city vehicles languishing at a city repair plant amid the city’s budget woes. Pride comes before a fall, but I do …Read more…