Day 2 of 2016 budget town hall meetings in New Orleans

  • On indigent defense: "The federal government in the last ten years has shrunk." 20 years ago, the city got millions in COPS grants to hire police officers. It's nearly gone now. "The state has done the same thing ... Indigent defenders office, I used to work there. Back when I was in law school, I spent some time at your office, and I have respect for what you do."