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March 19, 2020

Jason Rogers Williams

Council Vice President Jason Williams Issues Statement on District Attorney's Office's Response to COVID-19

Council Vice President Jason Williams Issues Statement on District Attorney's Office's Response to COVID-19

NEW ORLEANS - City Council Vice President Jason Williams has released the following statement in response to recent news of District Attorney's (DA's) Office practices amidst the COVID-19 crisis:

January 31, 2020

Jason Rogers Williams

Councilmember Jason Williams Responds to Misleading News Headline on Car Burglaries

Councilmember Jason Williams Responds to Misleading News Headline on Car Burglaries

NEW ORLEANS - Council Vice President Jason Williams has released the following statement in response to a recently-posted Advocate article quoting him on the subject of car burglaries:  

"I read the recent article by Dan Fagan and, respectfully, found the headline to be intentionally misleading. It is certainly not my position that vehicle burglaries are a mere inconvenience or nuisance. The article correctly included my long-standing position on car burglaries: "New Orleans councilman Jason Williams this week described the vehicle break-in spree to WDSU television as 'the No. 1 thing burdening our citizens right now."

January 27, 2020

Jason Rogers Williams

Council Vice President Jason Williams Releases Statement on District Attorney's Office Practices

Council Vice President Jason Williams Releases Statement on District Attorney's Office Practices

 NEW ORLEANS - In a recent interview, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro blamed high staff turnover and lowered 2019 conviction rates on the City, arguing they were the result of lower budget allocations in the years 2017 and 2018. Councilmember Jason Williams, who chairs the Council's Criminal Justice Committee, has issued the following response:

"It's unfortunate that our DA has chosen to continue this pattern of deflection. The funding he references was restored in his 2019 budget, yet his conviction rates continued to plummet, and more attorneys left in 2019 than 2017 and 2018 combined. If the DA wishes to cast blame, he should look elsewhere. 

January 23, 2020

Criminal Justice Committee, Jason Rogers Williams

Council Vice President Jason Williams Responds to Investigations and Provides Next Steps Regarding Hard Rock Collapse

Council Vice President Jason Williams Responds to Investigations and Provides Next Steps Regarding Hard Rock Collapse

"I am proposing the creation of a temporary special committee of the Council's Criminal Justice Committee to thoroughly investigate and begin gathering important information as we await submission of OSHA's findings."

November 26, 2019

Jason Rogers Williams, Helena Moreno

Councilmembers Helena Moreno & Jason Williams Release Statement on Deportation of Delmar Joel Ramirez Palma

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NEW ORLEANS - City Council President Helena Moreno and Vice President Jason Williams have issued the following statement regarding the deportation of Hard Rock collapse survivor Delmar Joel Ramirez Palma:

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