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  • NOLA Mayor: Civil War Monuments Caused a ‘Great Migration’ Out of the City ("Best and Brightest")

    05/20/2017 9:37:17 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2017 | John Binder
    “The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
  • Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue coming down in New Orleans: Live updates

    05/19/2017 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 67 replies ^ | 5/19/17
    The last of four Confederate monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants removed from public property, the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, is set to spend just a few more hours looking to the north from its 60-foot column as crews prepare to remove it Friday (May 19). Barricades were set up in Thursday afternoon, leading most to believe it would be taken down overnight. Monument supporters and opponents gathered anticipating the statue's removal, but the mayor's office announced the removal would happen during the day Friday, starting at 9 a.m. The city expects the process to be finished...
  • Southern University student wanted for rape gets diploma, graduates

    05/12/2017 8:53:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    <p>BATON ROUGE - A Southern University student wanted in a campus rape participated in graduation ceremonies Friday.</p>
  • Who’ll Replace the Disgraced Robert E. Lee as a New Orleans Monument? Fidel Castro? Or Che Guevara?

    05/13/2017 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | May 13, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    True to his word, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the city’s monument to Jefferson Davis taken down this week.  P.G.T.  Beauregard and Robert E. Lee are next in line. But if this column’s title sounds like shameless click-bait, please note the pic at the end of this article which was taken recently at the opening ceremonies of the New Orleans Jazz Fest.  See the smiling man with the neck-tag sandwiched between smiling New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and smiling former New Orleans Senator Mary Landrieu? That’s Jose Ramon Cabanas, the KGB-trained “ambassador” to the U.S.  from the mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring...
  • Two officers, state trooper injured in Avoyelles Parish shooting

    05/11/2017 4:31:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies ^ | 5/11/17 | Juan Sanchez
    AVOYELLES PARISH, La. — Two police officers and a Louisiana State Police trooper were shot Thursday afternoon in Avoyelles Parish, according to local reports. The shooting was reported in Moreauville near Avoyelles High School. Officials confirmed to KALB-TV that a state trooper, a Marksville police officer and a Simmesport police officer were shot after an apparent car chase in Hessmer. KALB reported that the trooper has non-life-threatening injuries, one of the officers was treated at the scene and the condition of the other officer is unknown. Officials said the gunman is barricaded and the shooting happened during the standoff. Additional...
  • With protesters at Jefferson Davis removal: Neutral zone divided Confederate monument camps

    05/11/2017 10:49:21 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 96 replies
    nola ^ | 5/11/17 | Doug MacCash
    In the wee hours Thursday (May 11), two small crowds gathered to watch the removal of the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its pedestal at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street. One group supported the mayor's plan to rid the city of what he has called remnants of the racist rebel government. The other group opposed the removal. The police department had divided the two factions with steel barricades spaced 15 feet apart -- creating a sort of new neutral zone in New Orleans' struggle with its past. When friction threatened to cross the divide,...
  • A New Orleans Expat’s Alternative View Of The Monument Controversy

    05/11/2017 10:38:02 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 11 May 17 | Staff
    I am NOT in favor of removing historic monuments. I especially think it is stupid to take down the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, a New Orleans landmark. Nevertheless, what gripes me most about the issue is its nonsensical nature on both sides. I find it incredibly disappointing that the mayor of New Orleans, in the midst of all the challenges and problems New Orleans faces, chose this issue to be his legacy. And make no mistake: this will be his legacy. He has no other accomplishments or achievements of note in his 8 years in office.
  • The Tyranny of Non-Thought

    05/09/2017 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 9, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    The sullen self-righteousness of the progressive left (i.e., "We're right, and the rest of you can go to the hot place!") glows on college campuses everywhere but also in big cities -- such as my beloved New Orleans, come to think of it: a locality embroiled in useless controversy over the removal of four Confederate-themed statues. City government wants to consign the public images of Jefferson Davis, P. G. T. Beauregard and even Robert E. Lee to a sanitized existence far from daily sight. (An obelisk marking local resistance to Louisiana's Reconstruction government is likewise targeted.) To what end? On...
  • Condoleezza Rice on Slave Owner Statue Purge: ‘It’s a Bad Thing’ (Video)

    05/08/2017 5:40:36 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies ^ | Brian Flood
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning and criticized efforts to tear down monuments to historical figures who owned slaves. “When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history, to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing,” Rice said. Co-host Brian Kilmeade started the conversation about the sanitizing of history when discussing Rice’s new book, “Democracy.”
  • Tempers Flare Over Removal of Confederate Statues in New Orleans

    05/08/2017 11:31:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/7/2017
    For Malcolm Suber, the Confederate monuments that dot this Deep South city stand for white supremacy, pure and simple. Instead of just taking them down, Mr. Suber, an African-American activist and organizer, would like to see the city pass out sledgehammers and “let everybody take a whack — just like the Berlin Wall.” For Frank B. Stewart Jr., a white New Orleans native, the city government’s plan to remove the statues — an idea championed by New Orleans’s white mayor, Mitch Landrieu — feels like an Orwellian attempt to erase history. Last week, Mr. Stewart, 81, a businessman and civic...
  • Confederate monument protesters in New Orleans clash at Lee Circle

    05/07/2017 10:30:08 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 43 replies ^ | 5/7/17 | Beau Evans
    Supporters and opponents of removing New Orleans' Confederate monuments met Sunday afternoon (May 7) at Lee Circle, in a tense and angry confrontation that included some scuffles during a day of demonstrations. Police quickly broke up a couple of fights, and the dueling protests appeared mostly peaceful. But heated words, slurs and profanities were exchanged, as demonstrators on opposite sides held Confederate flags and protest signs. A march led by Take 'Em Down NOLA, which supports the removal of the Confederate monuments, brought hundreds of people from Congo Square to Lee Circle, where they came face-to-face with groups of monument...
  • (Vanity) Antifa is entering New Orleans now, here's the live stream!

    05/07/2017 1:43:30 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 127 replies
    It's here, folks! Police have set aside the barricades in Lee Square, and things are heating up.
  • Man indicted for LSU abduction near sorority house (kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated rape)

    05/04/2017 9:07:09 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WBRZ ^ | May 4, 2017 | WBRZ staff
    BATON ROUGE – A man has been indicted for the abduction of a woman near a sorority house on LSU's campus. According to court documents, Frank Herrera was indicted on charges of second degree kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated rape. Arrest records say a female LSU student was kidnapped at gunpoint on March 15 after she parked her car behind a sorority house on the campus. After she parked and walked a short distance, police say Herrera forced the victim back into her car. Police said that Herrera drove the victim to a location off campus while holding her at...
  • Real-life 'Rosie the Riveter' is finally receiving her diploma at the age of 97 (tr)

    05/04/2017 11:35:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/04/2017 | Stephanie Haney
    A 97-year-old woman living in Metairie, Louisiana finally received her high school diploma, which she had previously missed out on by only completing the 11th grade. Katherine Summers Martinson quit high school in Picayune, Mississippi during the Great Depression to help her family, and her education was further delayed by the start of World War II in 1939, according to WDSU. But on Tuesday, she finally got what she's always wanted when Picayune Memorial High School presented her with an honorary degree at her home in Metairie.
  • Alton Sterling Criminal History: Violent Felon and Alleged Gang Member

    05/03/2017 2:37:19 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    Blue Lives Matter.Blue ^ | July 6, 2016 | Officer Blue
    Details are slowly leaking out about the Alton Sterling officer involved shooting. Alton Sterling apparently had a criminal history that included carnal knowledge of a juvenile, aggravated battery, and illegal firearm possession. Clearly, he was not somebody who could legally possess a firearm at the time of the shooting. Internet detectives have uncovered information that Alton Sterling was actually a bloods gang member, but we have been unable to confirm the accuracy of that information at this time. You can see our coverage of the first shooting video HERE and the second video coverage HERE. Maya Lau has posted a...
  • The Taliban-like attack on New Orleans's history

    05/01/2017 8:20:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/1/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Using the rubric of racism alone (even though the origins of the Civil War itself are far more complicated), it's pretty obvious that what the left wants is to create a Uniworld of soulless urban habitats with no history to speak of other than what the left deems history – victimology, identity politics for favored special interest groups, as well as the glorification of totalitarians. Its intolerance is often noted on college campuses, in the media, and in Hollywood, but it's also there in its efforts to erase and distort history.
  • Cops: Teacher told girl to kill herself, forced other kids to bully her

    04/30/2017 4:07:11 PM PDT · by heartwood · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/2017 | Tina Burnside
    (CNN)The 11-year-old girl was relentlessly bullied. And the culprit, police say, were her teachers. One of them told the girl to "go kill herself" and threatened to fail other students if they didn't fight the girl, police said. And when that teacher was removed from the classroom, a second teacher allegedly kept up the abuse. The two Louisiana teachers, Ann Marie Shelvin and Tracy Gallow, now face criminal charges. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said he learned of the accusations back in February after the girl's mother filed a complaint. The mother returned to the sheriff's office in April...
  • Unofficial Election Results (live)

    04/29/2017 6:14:52 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 11 replies
    Louisiana Secretary of State Unofficial Election Results Results for Election Date: 4/29/2017 Last Loaded: 4/29/2017 9:09:30 PM
  • EXCLUSIVE: Shreveport VA Director Fired From Position Over Misconduct

    04/29/2017 2:18:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/29/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has fired Toby Mathew from the position of Shreveport VA medical center director after transferring him to another facility in a non-supervisory role. Aaron Robison, an attorney at the VA’s Office of General Counsel, stated that Mathew was removed from his position on April 13 “based on charges related to general misconduct, and failure to follow policy and provide effective oversight of the Center’s credentialing and privileging program,” ... This man displays ALL the signs and symptoms of someone suffering from extreme, malignant narcissism ... Shea Wilkes, a well-known whistleblower at the Shreveport VA,...
  • New Orleans Starts Tearing Down Confederate Monuments, Sparking Protest

    04/24/2017 5:49:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 323 replies ^ | 4/24/2017 | unknown
    New Orleans officials removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy. The first memorial to come down was the Liberty Monument, an 1891 obelisk honoring the Crescent City White League. Workers arrived to begin removing the statue, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, around 1:25 a.m. in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats.