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  • Louisiana could be the first state where targeting police is a hate crime

    05/22/2016 1:16:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    In many states, extra punishment is meted out to those who commit crimes against others because of their race or religion. Such hate-crime laws elevate the heinousness of crimes in which people are targeted because of their identity, their belonging to a group. While hate-crime laws often refer to ethnicity or disability or gender, Louisiana is about to do something different. The state is poised to become the first in the nation where public-safety personnel will be a protected class under hate-crime law - a move that comes amid a simmering national debate about police shootings and whether that debate...
  • LaPlace 5-year-old accidentally shoots herself, dies: What we know Sunday morning

    05/22/2016 1:03:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/22/16 | Greg LaRose, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 5-year-old LaPlace girl died Saturday (May 21) after she accidentally shot herself while playing with a handgun, the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office said. Haley Moore was shot in the chest at the home of her father, Eric Moore, on Country Club Drive and brought to a local hospital where she died. Neighbor Joy Ursin spoke with Moore Sunday morning said he is devastated. "He's faulting himself," she said. Of Harley, Ursine said, "She was full of life, a very spunky little girl. She was just a firecracker." Police have not offered any additional information since Saturday, but...
  • Thug makes video threatening to kill Trump: He wants to take ‘mama’s food stamps’

    05/21/2016 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 20, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    Louisiana rapper Maine Muzik wants to kill Donald Trump because he’s afraid the presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to take his “momma’s food stamps.” On the same week Muzik was visited by police for posting a video to his Instagram account where he, and a gang of thugs, showed off a stockpile of weapons, he released the video threatening Trump. …
  • Counterterrorism Resolution in Louisiana House

    05/20/2016 11:59:25 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Louisiana House of Representatives ^ | 20 May 16 | Barry Ivey
    An important resolution in the Louisiana House of Representatives has been authored by Rep. Barry Ivey. Actually, there are two identical resolutions, one a House resolution and one a House Concurrent Resolution, which would also go over to the Senate. These resolutions call on law enforcement agencies and government entities in the state of Louisiana to to avoid and suspend contacts and outreach activities with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). As the resolution language notes, CAIR has been identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group and an un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing prosecution in US history...
  • Judge to decide if death-row inmates need air conditioning [Angola LA]

    05/20/2016 10:53:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 1:50 PM EDT | Michael Kunzelman
    As summer approaches in Louisiana, prison officials insist that ice, fans and cold showers are enough to protect death-row inmates from dangerous heat and humidity. […] U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson questioned Friday why prison officials won’t spend roughly $1 million to install the air conditioning, since the state has already spent much more money fighting this issue in court. The judge already ruled it unconstitutional to keep inmates where the heat index exceeds 88 degrees. …
  • 'Sanctuary City' bill would penalize New Orleans

    05/17/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://www.wwltv.com/ ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Murphy, WWL
    New Orleans is one of two cities in Louisiana identified by some as a so called "Sanctuary City." The other is Lafayette.A Sanctuary City is defined as a city with policies or laws that limit the extent to which law enforcement and other government employees will go to assist the federal government on immigration matters.NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison says immigration is a federal matter and it should be enforced by federal authorities."Many chiefs around the country, I stand with them and they stand with us that immigration is not a local police department issue to enforce," Harrison said. " A...
  • 'The Wire' Actor Wendell Pierce Arrested After Alleged Attack on Sanders Supporter

    05/16/2016 5:57:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5/15/2016 | unknown
    Police say actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest. Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah says in a statement that Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. New Orleans native Pierce is known for his television roles as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on The Wire and Antoine Batiste on Treme. TMZ earlier reported that Pierce allegedly got into a physical altercation with a man and woman, reportedly a couple, at the hotel after a political dispute. Citing hotel sources, TMZ reports that Pierce, an avowed Hillary Clinton supporter,...
  • Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Fight Over Bernie Sanders (assaulted Sanders Supporters)

    05/15/2016 11:04:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 05.15.16 7:11 PM ET | Goldie Taylor
    Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Fight Over Bernie Sanders The bitter Democratic primary has now led to a Hollywood actor’s arrest: Hillary Clinton supporter Wendell Pierce was detained by Atlanta police early Sunday after an alleged assault on two Sanders supporters. Politics ain’t beanbag but, if press reports are to be believed, a well-known Hollywood actor and producer may have thrown more than a multi-colored children’s toy at a couple in Atlanta. Wendell Pierce, who turned in standout performances for HBO’s The Wire and Treme, was arrested after an altercation early Sunday morning at an Atlanta hotel. A...
  • Convention of States Resolution PASSES LA Senate!

    05/11/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    cosaction.com ^ | 5/10/16
    Today, Louisiana moved one step closer to joining the call of other states to reign in Washington D.C. The Senate passed the Convention of States resolution, SCR52, by a final vote of 29-6. Here is the roll call vote. I want to personally thank ALL of the volunteers for doing YOUR PART. Today's vote is proof that your phone calls and emails the last few weeks worked. I also want to thank members of the Louisiana grassroots leadership for their outstanding effort on this. We have some of the best grassroots leaders in the country. Without them, this wouldn't have...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson says he'll back Donald Trump...

    05/10/2016 5:34:18 PM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Martosko
    The long-bearded eccentric told DailyMail.com that 'I'll definitely be there for him' since Trump will likely face Hillary Clinton in November 'I look at the other side and have watched the last eight years. And I just have to go with someone within the Republican Party,' he saidRobertson endorsed Ted Cruz in January, 'but now he's out. Trump's in. So I'll vote for him, no question'His son Willie was an early Trump fan and has appeared with the GOP front-runner at events including a post-election rally at Trump Tower
  • Stanford: Public Pension Debt Jumps 84%, to $4.8 trillion

    05/11/2016 6:54:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    the public pension debt for the 50 states and the District of Columbia jumped 84 percent in recent years, from $2.625 trillion in 2008 to $4.833 trillion in 2014. ... The highest pension debt/household is in Alaska, with an estimated $113,137 figure; Illinois and California are in the second and third highest rankings at more than $77,000 per household.” The lowest state pension debt per household is in Tennessee at $17,761. Illinois has the lowest “market funded ratio” (value of pension assets divided by market liability), at 23.3 percent. The other 49 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. have a market...
  • POLL: Trump Trounces Hillary In Louisiana With Independents, Democrats And Women (52% to 36%)

    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is annihilating Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the state of Louisiana, not only with Republicans, but with key groups of Independents and Democrats too, new polling shows. In a head-to-head match-up against Trump and Clinton, Trump leads with 52 percent compared to Clinton’s 36 percent, according to JMC Analytics and Polling. Four percent said they would support a third party and just eight percent said they were undecided. Among white Independents in Louisiana, Trump is winning big, with 73 percent to Clinton’s 17 percent. And even with white Democrats, Trump leads Clinton 53 percent to...
  • How some national media called a Louisiana sheriff racist over incomplete information

    05/08/2016 12:38:45 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    On April 28, social commentator and New York Daily News senior justice writer Shaun King brought a small town crime story to national attention, setting flame to the gasoline of Internet outrage. Levar Allen of Bossier City, Louisiana, who was repeatedly written about by his local paper for success in various high school sports, from football to wrestling, made headlines for being arrested last month. On April 22, 17-year-old Allen was arrested by the Bossier Sheriff's Office and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and possession of child pornography. He had exchanged sexually explicit videos and photographs...
  • DOTD official to committee: Limit discussion to our proposals or resign

    05/06/2016 8:28:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    KATC.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | KATC
    A DOTD project manager has informed a citizen committee that they must limit their discussion to DOTD's selected proposals for the Interstate 49 extension or resign from the committee. The order, issued in an Tuesday email to the Community Working Group, came from Toby Picard, the engineer who is project manager for the proposed connection of Interstate 49 with U.S. 90 south. There currently are 14 versions of the connection, all of which include at least a partially elevated highway through the heart of Lafayette. These are the only options that are acceptable for discussion by the committee, Picard's email...
  • Jindal Calls For Party To Unite: Republicans Who Won't Support Trump Help Clinton

    05/04/2016 8:06:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 112 replies
    Former 2016 Republican presidential candidate speaks out on 'Hannity.'
  • Resettling the First American 'Climate Refugees'

    05/03/2016 4:42:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. - A $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles, La., is the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the effects of climate change. With a first-of-its-kind "climate resilience" grant to resettle the island's native residents, Washington is ready to help. "Yes, this is our grandpa's land," Ms. Bourg said. "But it's going under one way or another." In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and...
  • Confrontation shows how quickly conflicts in New Orleans can turn deadly

    05/02/2016 10:38:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    Kwame Gates, who goes by the rapper name K-Gates, has produced a documentary about violence in New Orleans, called "Murda Capital." He is hoping to shed light on the problems facing this city and stop the cycle of murder and violent crime. Even though he is a rapper, he believes the rap culture has had a strong influence on young people, glorifying drugs, money and violence. He introduced us to Althea Phillips, whose four sons were all killed in gun violence. As we left her house, Gates introduced us to a couple of rappers who call themselves the 8-9 Boys....
  • Drew Brees says NFL can't be trusted, thought Deflategate was 'dead issue'

    04/26/2016 6:34:13 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    Tom Brady is suspended (again) for his role in Deflategate, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty of what he's been accused of doing. What it means is that the Roger Goodell believes Brady is guilty and deserves a four-game suspension, and the judges who reinstated that suspension believe Goodell has the proper authority to do so. At least one player doesn't agree with that assessment. According to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who spoke with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, Goodell has too much power and the league shouldn't be trusted.
  • Tabloid says it has proof: Ted Cruz’s father is mystery man in Lee Harvey Oswald photo

    04/24/2016 2:15:08 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 198 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 22, 2016
    WASHINGTON -- The National Enquirer has published what it says is conclusive evidence that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael B. Cruz, is the man photographed next to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald distributing pro-Castro leaflets in 1963 in New Orleans. The Cruz presidential campaign fired back unequivocally. “This is another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage,” communications director Alice Stewart told McClatchy. “The story is false; that is not Rafael in the picture.” The explosive suggestion that Cruz’s father would have had any affiliation with Oswald is not corroborated in any other way. Cuban-born Rafael Cruz is now a...
  • Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company

    04/22/2016 11:40:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A Louisiana state House committee has approved legislation that would further defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the state. last year, pro-life former Governor Bobby Jindal cut off a taxpayer-funded contract with Planned Parenthood after the abortion business was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. In August, then-Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood that provides the abortion company with family planning funding through Medicaid. But Planned Parenthood went to court to block the move. Then, Jindal tried a different approach — one based on the fact that Planned Parenthood has been caught...
  • New Orleans City Council to consider 5 gun-control measures(DOH!)

    04/22/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ben Myers
    The gun-control proposals that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will publicly announce on Friday (April 22) include restrictions on who can carry guns, as well as the places and manner in which guns can be carried. The measures would also outlaw guns without serial numbers and require gun-theft victims to notify police within 48 hours, according to a draft ordinance.
  • Louisiana delegates lash out at media: We're not with Cruz

    04/15/2016 11:01:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2016 | Joanathan Easley
    Unbound delegates in Louisiana are fuming over media reports that they have decided to back Ted Cruz over Donald Trump in the presidential GOP primary, calling them untrue. Trump edged out Cruz in the Louisiana primary that was held March 5, though the margin was close enough that each candidate ended up taking 18 delegates.
  • Louisiana governor signs order protecting LGBT rights

    04/14/2016 8:02:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Wednesday signed an executive order providing protections for state employees and employees of state contractors against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and other criteria.
  • Whining College Students Petition Against Tulane Frat's Trump Wall, Claims It 'Threatens' Muslims

    04/14/2016 6:04:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Binder
    After a Tulane University fraternity built a wall with the Donald Trump slogan "Make America Great Again" written across it as satire, now a group of whining college students are petitioning the university, saying the wall is "overtly threatening" to Muslim and Hispanic students. The Hayride reported late yesterday how the Kappa Alpha fraternity erected their annual wall with a Donald Trump slogan to be satirical. But apparently a group of football players didn’t get the satire, prompting them to physically tear down the wall, which was on private property. Check out the video of that incident HERE. Now, a...
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • Jindal: GOP may become useless, but will win in November

    04/11/2016 8:38:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    The former Louisiana governor told the Washington Examiner the danger facing the Republican Party is not a single candidate such as Donald Trump, but an identity crisis brought on by ignoring conservative principles. "It's certainly fair to describe the Republican Party as the worst political party out there except for all the alternatives," Jindal said. "I don't see at this point in time a viable alternative for conservatives to go out there and implement and present our principles, but I do think if the Republican Party continues to move away from our conservative principles, at some point it is fair...
  • Police look for motive beyond road rage in shooting death of Will Smith

    04/10/2016 2:02:46 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 36 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 4/10/16 | Cindy Boren
    Police are investigating whether the shooting death of Will Smith, a former defensive end who played on the New Orleans Saints‘ Super Bowl-winning team, was a random act that occurred when an argument erupted into road rage after an auto accident Saturday night in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District
  • Will Smith, former Saints player, shot and killed

    04/10/2016 2:33:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | April 10, 2016
    Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was killed Saturday night, according to a team spokesman. He was 34. Hours before the shooting, Smith tweeted that he was "having a blast" Saturday night at the French Quarter Fest, an annual event in the famed New Orleans district.
  • New Orleans judge orders release of inmates charged with murder, rape, armed robbery, (tr)

    04/08/2016 12:55:16 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    In a blockbuster ruling Friday, an Orleans Parish judge ordered the release from jail of seven indigent inmates for lack of state money to represent them amid a squeeze on public defense funding in New Orleans and across Louisiana. Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter stayed his order, which also included a suspension of their prosecutions, pending an appeal from Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office. Assistant District Attorney David Pipes told Hunter an appeal is coming, and Hunter gave him 10 days. The seven men will remain behind bars pending the outcome of those appeals. All of them face...
  • 72-hour waiting period overwhelmingly passes Louisiana House

    04/07/2016 4:47:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 7, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Wednesday, the Louisiana House voted 85-9 to pass legislation tripling the state’s waiting period for abortion from one to three days, and 87-0 to require abortionists to have board certification or be certifiable in obstetrics and gynecology or family medicine. The wait bill, introduced by Republican Representative Frank Hoffmann, makes an exception for women whose nearest abortion facility is 150 miles away, for whom the 24-hour wait would still be in effect. “It can certainly help prevent against later regret,” he said. “It’s the life of the unborn child that will be affected by the decision.” Under the second...
  • Bill to block removal of Confederate monuments rejected (Louisiana)

    04/06/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 1:59 PM EDT | Megan Trimble
    A proposal to stop the teardown of Louisiana’s Confederate monuments and step into an ongoing fight in New Orleans has failed to win support in the state Senate, blocked by Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Beth Mizell, a Republican who lives 70 miles north of New Orleans, sought to create a state commission to sign off on monument removals. She told senators: “History is bigger than a single community or the mood of a moment.” The argument failed to sway Democrats on the committee, all of whom are black. …
  • 9-year-old with Taser picked up by NOPD; other boy with gun at large

    04/01/2016 2:59:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/29/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 9-year-old boy armed with a Taser was picked up by authorities Monday afternoon (March 28) after he and another young boy – seen pulling a handgun from his waistband – were spotted trying to break into cars near the Riverwalk outlet mall, New Orleans police said. Dawne Massey, NOPD spokeswoman, said the 9-year-old was apprehended by police near the Riverwalk and World Trade Center, but was released to his mother's custody because he is younger than 10 – the state's minimum age of culpability.-snip- Five months earlier, two brothers – ages 11 and 6 – were arrested after police...
  • NYT: Donald Trump, RNC leaders discuss Louisiana delegates

    04/01/2016 11:15:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 109 replies
    theadvocate.com ^ | Elizabeth Crisp
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump met with leaders from the Republican National Committee this week and reportedly hashed out his concerns over delegate distribution, particularly in Louisiana. Trump has spent the past week raising issue over Louisiana’s delegates because, while he won the state’s GOP primary March 5, he could get fewer GOP delegates from than second-place finisher U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz through political maneuvering. The New York Times reports that Trump and RNC leaders met Thursday to clear the air, with RNC chairman Reince Priebus explaining that each campaign had to fight for delegates at each state’s convention.
  • President Obama commutes 50-year sentence for leader of historic Baton Rouge cocaine

    03/31/2016 11:42:29 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Advocate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Joe Gyan jr
    Truncated title. Full title: President Obama commutes 50-year sentence for leader of historic Baton Rouge cocaine distribution ring. President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the 50-year federal prison sentence of a Baton Rouge man accused of being the ringleader of one of the city’s largest crack cocaine distribution rings. John E. “Boo” Milton III, 50, will be released on July 28 under the president’s order. He has served 19 years of that sentence and is being held at a federal prison in Alabama. A federal probation officer had estimated that Milton was responsible for bringing 210 pounds of powder and...
  • Mother's Day gunman imprisoned for life; brothers also sentenced

    03/29/2016 4:08:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/29/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    One of the gunmen convicted in the 2013 Mother's Day shooting that wounded 20 people at a second-line celebration in New Orleans will spend the rest of his life in prison. U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle handed down the life sentence Tuesday (March 29) for Akein "Keemy" Scott, 22 -- and added 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Scott pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to several charges related to his role in the FnD street gang, which operated in the 7th Ward near the intersection of Frenchmen and North Derbigny streets. Among the five violent acts...
  • Trump campaign to contest Louisiana delegates allocation

    03/28/2016 4:18:03 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign will continue with its plans to contest the delegate allocation from the Louisiana primary. “Well the problem we’re having here is that there was a secret meeting in Louisiana of the convention delegation, and apparently all of the invitations for our delegates must have gotten lost in the mail," Trump adviser Barry Bennett told MSNBC's Ari Melber, Politico reported. "There’s a process to deal with this. It’s in the certification process, and it’s been with our legal team for most of the morning now, and we are moving forward with the complaint to decertify...
  • Trump threatens lawsuit over delegate rules

    03/28/2016 7:31:59 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/28 | Sophie Tat
    Ted Cruz came in second in the recent Louisiana Republican primary behind Donald Trump but could win more delegates -- and the the real estate mogul is crying foul. Trump beat the Texas senator in the March 5 contest by 3.6%. Under party rules the pair each won 18 delegates. But Cruz's campaign is using its organization muscle to sway ten more delegates toward his camp, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday -- a situation that seems to have caught Trump's ire.
  • Welcome to politics, Mr. Trump: You won Louisiana’s battle but lost the war

    03/28/2016 9:47:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/28/2016 | Kelly Riddel
    Oh, how cruel the game of politics can be — especially if you don’t have a ground game. On Sunday night, Donald Trump tweeted, “Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz — lawsuit coming.” It’s true: On March 5, Mr. Trump took 41.4 percent of the Louisiana vote compared with Ted Cruz’s 37.8 percent and Marco Rubio’s 11.2 percent. Mr. Trump was awarded 18 delegates, so was Mr. Cruz, and Mr. Rubio got 5 delegates. So what happened between March 5 and Sunday? Mr....
  • Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

    03/25/2016 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 9:47 AM EDT | Cain Burdeau
    Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the intentional torching of a contractor’s Lamborghini. For now, at least, things have gotten so nasty the city hasn’t found a contractor willing to bear the risk of tearing down the monuments. The city doesn’t have its own equipment to move them and is now in talks to find a company, even discussing doing the work at night to avoid further tumult.Initially, it appeared the monuments would be removed quickly after the majority black City...
  • Ted Cruz Gains in Louisiana After Loss There to Donald Trump

    03/24/2016 6:52:02 PM PDT · by kara37 · 155 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/24/2016 | WSJ
    Despite coming up short in state’s Republican presidential primary, Texan picks up more delegates and controls key convention roles.
  • Panama Canal expansion seen to open by July

    03/23/2016 8:09:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Manila Bulletin | March 23, 2016 | NAUREEN S. MALIK
    The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5.3 billion project almost two years behind schedule and plagued by cost overruns and contractor disputes, is expected to open by the end of June, according to the agency that operates the waterway. The Panama Canal Authority has resolved problems associated with contractors and seepage from the new locks discovered during testing, said Jose Ramon Arango, senior international trade specialist at the agency that operates the 50-mile (77- kilometer) waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The authority is planning a test of the new locks with a tanker in May...
  • We asked every member of Congress with a computer science degree about Apple/FBI war

    03/23/2016 5:58:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    BGR ^ | March 23, 2016 | By Andy Meek
    Just because Apple and the FBI avoided an historic showdown in court this week over a previously issued court order for Apple to create a so-called “government OS” that bypasses normal iPhone security measures, that doesn’t mean the whole thing was tidily wrapped up.For one thing, no legislative precedent was set here – at the eleventh hour, the FBI said it thinks a mysterious outside party (which may have now been identified) will be able to help it get inside an iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino shooters – leaving the law enforcement agency free to pursue a...
  • Louisiana: Gun Control Measures Introduced in Louisiana Legislature

    03/23/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 3/22/2016 | unknown
    The Louisiana Legislature convened for its 2016 Regular Session on Monday, March 14. Last week, NRA-ILA reported that important pro-self-defense measures were pre-filed in advance of session. Several restrictive anti-gun (and anti-private property rights) bills have also been introduced. All four of these bills have been referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. Please contact the members of the committee and politely urge them to OPPOSE these restrictive measures! Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members with your opposition!
  • Teen convicted in Sandy Kaynor shooting, student's murder gets life plus 362 years

    03/21/2016 5:22:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/17/16 | Ken Daley, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A New Orleans teen convicted of participating in a gruesome 2012 armed robbery and shooting spree that left a college student dead and a Garden District lawyer paralyzed and mute was sentenced to life plus 362 years in prison. Criminal District Court Judge Laurie White imposed the sentence Wednesday (March 16), leaving 19-year-old Charles "Mob Chuck" Carter without hope of walking outside prison walls ever again. Carter was 16 when authorities said he joined Byron "Wink" Johnson and Devante Billy in a bloody crime spree that stretched from eastern New Orleans to Uptown in October 2012. New Orleans police said...
  • Meet Jacinta Gonzalez Goodman - Soros Fellowship Award Winner

    03/21/2016 4:19:25 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 42 replies
    The Beer Barrel ^ | March 20, 2016 | Apocales
    This is one of the people who chained themselves to a van to block traffic to the Phoenix Trump rally. She decided for people that they cannot go to a rally cause she didn't like it. She is believed to be Jacinta Gonzalez Goodman, who works for the George Soros Open Society Foundation and...
  • LEAD ORGANIZER Who Shut Down Hwy to TRUMP RALLY Is “Soros Fellow” from New Orleans

    03/21/2016 6:54:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/20/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday Far left open border activists SHUT DOWN THE HIGHWAY leading to the Trump rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona for two hours. The lead protester who chained her neck to a pickup truck was Jacinta Gonzalez from New Orleans. Jacinta shut down traffic for two hours in Arizona. Jacinta Gonzalez is a trained community organizer and Soros Fellow. Jacinta is from Mexico but lives in New Orleans. It’s not clear if she is an American citizen. Jacinta was one of three organizers who shut down traffic for over two hours yesterday in Arizona. She was trained by Soros. The Soros...
  • LEAD ORGANIZER Who Shut Down Hwy to TRUMP RALLY Is “Soros Fellow” from New Orleans

    03/20/2016 5:47:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 147 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3-20-16 | Hoft
    Yesterday Far left open border activists SHUT DOWN THE HIGHWAY leading to the Trump rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona for two hours. The protesters parked their trucks across the highway to block traffic. Only three protesters were arrested. Where were he paddy wagons? The lead protester who chained her neck to a pickup was Jacinta Gonzales from New Orleans. Jacinta shut down traffic for two hours in Arizona. Jacinta Gonzalez is a trained community organizer and Soros Fellow. Jacinta is from Mexico. It's not clear if she is an American citizen. Jacinta was one of three organizers who shut down...
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
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