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Social Clubs Sue New Orleans over Parade Fees

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Social Clubs Sue New Orleans over Parade Fees

Social Clubs Sue New Orleans over Parade Fees

Social Clubs Sue New Orleans over Parade Fees

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The clubs in New Orleans that traditionally put on second-line parades in the city's streets say they feel threatened by new police fees.

Tamara Jackson, head of the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force, is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the city for its handling of parades.

Tony Cox talks with Jackson about the conflict, along with Ann Simmons, New Orleans Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, Joe Cook, executive director of the Louisiana ACLU, and Oliver Thomas, the New Orleans City Council president.