The count: Police departments that allow people who filed police misconduct complaints to view body cam footage

A November scorecard from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn used eight criteria to examine the efficacy of police body-worn cameras in 75 cities. Only four police departments "expressly allow people who are filing police misconduct complaints to view all relevant footage," while only seven have limits on the use of facial recognition technology, and more than a third don't make the material publicly available.

The count: Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act from Nov. 1-4

SOURCE: CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. IN THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF THE 2017 ENROLLMENT PERIOD, more than 600,000 people signed up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare).

The count: rate of premature births in Louisiana in 2016

12.6 percent
Louisiana received a grade of "F" last week on March of Dimes' annual Premature Birth Report Card for its high rate of premature births. According to the report, 12.6 percent of Louisiana babies were born prematurely in 2016.

The count: acres in the Gulf of Mexico to be opened for oil and gas leases in 2018

COURTESY BUREAU OF SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT In 2018, nearly 77 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico will be up for grabs in what's likely to be the largest-ever oil and gas lease sale in the U.S. The sale opens to offshore drilling oil companies in waters off the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Florida, as well as previously unleased areas in the Gulf's Outer Continental Shelf, encompassing an area the size of New Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The count: gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after an October pipe leak

It went virtually unnoticed in national media, but the Gulf of Mexico suffered its largest oil leak since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. A pipeline owned by LLOG Exploration Company, LLC leaked an estimated 672,000 gallons of oil in 5,000-feet-deep water about 40 miles off the coast of Venice, Louisiana.

The count: Registered voters in New Orleans who voted early in the Oct. 14 election

6.1 percent
Fifteen-thousand six-hundred twenty-eight people voted during the weeklong early voting period in citywide elections from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7, roughly 6 percent of the city's 257,768 voters.   According to the Louisiana Secretary of State, 66 percent of early voters were African-American, 61 percent were women and nearly 80 percent were Democrats.

The count: money raised by prominent New Orleans business leaders for anti-Charbonnet PAC

Not For Sale NOLA has distributed several mailers and posted videos attacking former Municipal Court judge and New Orleans mayoral candidate Desiree Charbonnet in the leadup to the Oct. 14 primary election. The PAC's membership had remained a mystery, but recent campaign finance records show the PAC is funded by several familiar, deep-pocketed local business leaders, developers and charter school advocates with long-running connections to Louisiana politics.

The count: Louisianans who think 'take a knee' protestors should be fined or fired

57 percent
A robocall survey of 525 registered voters conducted Sept. 26 found 30 percent thought NFL players who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem should be fired, while 27 percent thought the players should pay a fine. The kneeling, which began with Colin Kaepernick as a silent statement against police brutality, spread through the league last week after President Donald Trump said team owners who saw players kneeling should "get that son of a bitch off the field."   The robopoll also asked respondents about Trump's job performance, of which 49 percent approved and 45 percent disapproved.

The count: federal health care funding Louisiana stands to lose if Graham-Cassidy passes

$3.2 billion
SOURCE: THE CENTER FOR BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES. Louisiana Secretary of Health Dr. Rebekah Gee sent a letter to Sen. Bill Cassidy last week saying that the bill would kill Medicaid expansion in the state, "jeopardizing coverage for more than 433,000 individuals."

The count: New Orleans' ranking on a list of 75 'best metros for millennials'

Source: Apartment List In a report last week from the website Apartment List that surveyed 75 U.S. metro areas, New Orleans ranked near the bottom of the nation's "Best Metros for Millennials."

The count: How much New Orleans bail bond companies overcharged defendants over 12 years

$5 million
Source: Southern Poverty Law Center Louisiana law allows bail bond companies to charge defendants up to 12 percent of a bond imposed by a judge.

The count: Hurricane Harvey's record-setting rainfall

51.88 inches
Source: National Weather Service Hurricane Harvey has likely broken records for tropical cyclone rainfall totals within the continental U.S., with rain gauges hitting nearly 52 inches at Cedar Bayou, Texas.


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