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Arresting Rape & Domestic Violence Victims (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-04-26

Duration: 00:06:02

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2019 | Victims of family violence | Rape victims


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Singleton, Renata Speaker
  • Levine, Simone Interviewee
  • Morrell, J.P. Interviewee


This segment from the April 26, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on a bill under consideration at the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature prohibiting the use of material witness warrants on victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Williams reports that material witness warrants allows prosecutors to arrest victims and force them to testify against their alleged attackers. She interviews Simone Levine, the executive director of Court Watch NOLA, and State Senator J.P. Morell, the bill’s sponsor.