Mayor Landrieu discusses the murder epidemic in New Orleans

A Matter of Black Lives” from The Atlantic, September 2015 edition. “Since 1980, more than 260,000 black men have been killed in America. Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans, is on a crusade to stop the killing.”

Dutch Boy paint manufacturer under legal scrutiny

Lawyer Ronald Motley wants to have all current and former paint manufacturers pay to remove every piece of lead-based paint in every wall, door frame and windowsill in every dwelling unit in the U.S. The first-year cost of getting lead out of all federal housing alone would be an estimated $458 million. Why not instead pursue landlords who allow peeling paint? Motley has settled two dozen suits against them nationwide, but of course landlords don’t have the deep pockets of the paint industry. …Read More