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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
(New York) – “Today, we honor the memory of those whose lives were lost during and after Hurricane Katrina, and stand steadfastly beside those who continue their struggle to reclaim and revitalize their communities. Though a half decade has passed, there is much more to do to support restoration and renewal in the Gulf, even as the region faces new challenges,” said John Payton, LDF President and Director-Counsel.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, many New Orleans natives are still struggling to move back into their homes. But Damon Hewitt, of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, says racial inequities have stifled the road back home.
In 'Capital Punishment on Trial,' UT's David Oshinsky takes clear look at death penalty's divisive history8/23/10
NEW ORLEANS — Five years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed more than 200,000 Louisiana homes, the state program established to help families rebuild still hasn’t paid out more than three-quarters of a billion dollars and has come under fire from a federal judge for discriminating against black homeowners.