Peter Scharf

Founding Director of the Center, for Society, Law and Justice

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Mardi Gras  has been described as the tale of two cities: New Orleans before and after Katrina.  Last year's Mardi Gras was the first after Katrina, and it was mostly a local affair. …

Mardi Gras Revelers Flood Big Easy, Residents Ponder Jump Ship

Mardi Gras has been described as the tale of two cities: New Orleans before and after Katrina.  Last year's Mardi Gras was the first after Katrina, and it was mostly a local affair. …

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Immediately after Katrina, violent crime all but disappeared from New Orleans as the city lost about half of its pre-hurricane population.

Is New Orleans Safe for Anyone?

Immediately after Katrina, violent crime all but disappeared from New Orleans as the city lost about half of its pre-hurricane population.

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