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The Mardi Gras Indians and the NOPD
 
http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imag...ews_feat-1.jpg Charles Maldonado on a meeting of the chiefs and the commanders designed to head off trouble at the pass by Charles Maldonado The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) will allow Mardi Gras Indian tribes to parade relatively unimpeded during Carnival season and on St. Joseph's Day this year, top police officials said at a Feb. 6 meeting on police-Indian relations before the New Orleans City Council's Governmental Affairs Committee. ??Among other concessions, NOPD formally agreed to end the controversial practice of ordering Indians off the street at 6 p.m. on Mardi Gras, which NOPD Deputy Superintendent Kirk Bouyelas said is not based in law.? [ Read more ]

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