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  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Funeral for Baton Rouge deputy murdered last weekend

    03/23/2017 9:45:01 AM PDT · by mapffel · 2 replies
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The funeral for slain East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Shawn Anderson is being held in Baton Rouge at the Healing Place Church. On Saturday, March 18, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shawn Anderson, 43, was shot and killed while conducting an investigation at Classic Cuts, a barbershop off O'Neal Lane. Sgt. Anderson had been with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for nearly 18 years. He began working at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in May of 1999. He served in various divisions including Parish Prison, Narcotics, K-9, Emergency Services...
  • Louisiana sheriff's deputy shot, killed while on-duty

    03/19/2017 1:33:40 PM PDT · by pawpawrick · 5 replies
    associated press ^ | 3/19/2017 | pawpawrick
    A sheriff's deputy in Louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater in Baton Rouge, police said Sunday. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy Shawn T. Anderson was rushed to the hospital after being shot while on duty late Saturday, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release. Anderson, 43, was conducting an investigation with another deputy at a strip mall near the AMC movie theater when the shooting occurred.
  • New Orleans Can Remove Confederate Statues, Federal Appeals Court Says

    03/07/2017 10:24:40 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/7/17 | Bill Chappell
    Statues of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis are targeted for removal in New Orleans, after a federal appeals court approved the city's plan to change how it treats symbols of its history. Opponents of the move vow to keep fighting it in court. When Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for the city to remove the statue of Lee back in 2015, he said, "There may have been a time when that monument reflected who we were as a city, but times change. And so do we," as member station WWNO reported. After an intense public debate, the city...
  • Why Is The Media Attacking Efforts To Aid Law Enforcement In Keeping Us Safe Against Terror?

    03/06/2017 11:53:39 AM PST · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 6 March 17 | Christopher W. Holton
    In case you haven’t noticed, the global jihadist insurgency has entered a new, more dangerous phase in the past two years. The number of jihadis and the number of attacks that they have carried out–as well as the number of casualties they have inflicted and the number of countries they operate in–has grown drastically. The excellent, private IntelCenter organization estimates that the Islamic State has killed 18,000 people in 28 countries since they declared their Caliphate on 29 June 2014. This includes individual acts of jihad carried out in this country in places like Orlando, Chattanooga, Boston, Garland, San Bernardino,...
  • Dem Congressman Jokes Kellyanne Conway Looks ‘Familiar’ Being on Her Knees

    03/02/2017 9:12:23 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 103 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 2, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond (La.) made a crude joke about White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday night during the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner. Richmond joked that Conway looked "familiar" in a position on her knees, referencing a viral photo of Conway kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office, the Daily Caller reported. "You even mentioned Kellyanne and that picture on that sofa," Richmond said during his speech to Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.). "I really want to know what was going on there because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there, but don't...
  • Deputies: Man gives up robbing Henderson store, ends up paying for item

    02/27/2017 5:26:10 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies
    KLFY News 10 ^ | February 27, 2017, 1:42 pm Updated: February 27, 2017, 1:46 pm | Nick Gremillion
    Homer John (Photo Courtesy: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office) HENDERSON, La. (KLFY) – A Breaux Bridge man is facing a list of charges after deputies say he tried to rob a store at gunpoint but then gave up and purchased an item from the store he was trying to rob. The bizarre incident happened just before 8 a.m. Sunday at a store in the 1100 block of Henderson Highway. Major Ginny Higgins, of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, said, “When the clerk did not immediately comply with his request, the subject ended up purchasing an item and left the...
  • Town Hall Mob Explodes after chaplain prays in the Name of Jesus

    02/27/2017 9:53:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/27/2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of enraged protesters exploded in anger after a chaplain prayed in the name of Jesus at a town hall meeting in Louisiana hosted by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy.Click here to learn how to stand up to the liberals! Get Todd’s latest book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again”The verbally-abusive crowd also heckled a Vietnam War veteran who attempted to lead the group in the pledge of allegiance.It was one of the most heinous acts of un-American, anti-Christian behavior I’ve ever seen, folks.Louisiana State chaplain Michael Sprague and the unidentified Vietnam War veteran should be commended for...
  • [ Louisiana ] Leaked Audio Reveals Anti-Trump Forces Manufacturing Hostile Town Hall

    02/27/2017 1:23:13 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/17 | Peter Hasson
    ... The activists split up into an “inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents. ...
  • 28 injured after truck plows into New Orleans parade crowd; suspect in custody

    02/26/2017 7:12:11 AM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies ^ | 2/26/17 | ap/foxnews
    A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured on Saturday night when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching a parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said in a press conference after the incident that the suspect, who was traveling in the opposite direction of the parade and struck two vehicles, veered off to the other side from the parade, hitting a number of pedestrians before coming to a stop. The suspect was described by Harrison as "highly intoxicated"; he is being investigated and is at the DWI office.
  • Car Slams Into Mardi Gras Parade Crowd

    02/25/2017 8:31:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS via CHICAGO'S WGN ^ | Posted 7:51 PM, February 25, 2017 | by ASSOCIATED PRESS
    New Orleans police say the number of people injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans has increased to 28 and a suspect is in custody. The crash was reported Saturday at about 6:45 p.m. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated.
  • Grace Notes: New U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson's first target in D.C.? His colleagues' manners

    02/21/2017 7:42:08 PM PST · by condi2008 · 3 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie Grace
    In all, 46 of the 52 new members signed the document, which takes a stand for "productive dialogue" and against the idea that political rivals are enemies.
  • The NBA, tourists, and Mardi Gras are here, so gunplay will not be tolerated in New Orleans

    02/17/2017 6:18:45 AM PST · by tekrat · 12 replies ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tim Morris
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Michael Harrison have made the city -- or at least certain tourist-friendly parts and for a limited period of time -- safe again from ill-intentioned gunfire. How did they achieve this? They have declared "zero tolerance" for anyone bringing illegal firearms to Carnival parades, to the French Quarter, and to all activities connected to this weekend's NBA All-Star Game. "Do not bring firearms to the French Quarter or parades," Harrison said at a City Hall press conference Wednesday (Feb. 15). Not yet equipped with radiation scanning devices, NOPD will deploy plainclothes officers...
  • $90K stolen in robbery at Gretna hotel was BP settlement money: Gretna police

    02/15/2017 4:43:40 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies ^ | 2-13-17 | Laura McKnight
    Brittany Mayeux, 20, is accused of recruiting her sister, her sister's wife, her boyfriend and two others to rob a man at gunpoint in a Gretna hotel room, making off with about $90,000 early Saturday (Feb. 4, 2017), according to Gretna police. The roughly $90,000 in cash that a robbery victim had stashed in a lockbox in his vehicle was obtained through a BP oil spill settlement, according to Gretna Police Department Deputy Police Chief Anthony Christiana. The unusually large amount of cash was the target of a Feb. 4 armed robbery carried out by at least seven men and...
  • La. Governor Sued Over State's Alleged Failure To Provide Lawyers To Poor Defendants

    02/08/2017 9:56:37 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/7/17 | REBECCA HERSHER
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was sued Monday over his state's public defender system, which plaintiffs say violates the U.S. and Louisiana Constitutions by denying effective representation to poor people accused of crimes. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court describes defendants kept in jail for months before seeing a lawyer, public defenders who are so overworked they cannot provide adequate counsel and multiple instances in which people accused of minor crimes did not receive an attorney at all.
  • NASA facility with deep-space rocket takes direct hit from a tornado(former work place!)

    02/08/2017 9:43:41 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 2/7/2017 | Joel Achenbach
    A tornado on Tuesday damaged the NASA facility in New Orleans where workers are building key components of the agency's new deep-space rocket. The twister touched down before noon and ripped holes in the roof and walls of the sprawling Michoud Assembly Facility. NASA employees and contractors there are building the huge hydrogen and oxygen fuel tanks for the heavy-lift rocket known as the Space Launch System. A NASA statement said all personnel were accounted for. A damage assessment was underway late Tuesday afternoon.
  • Tornado reported in New Orleans East

    02/07/2017 10:33:31 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 42 replies ^ | February 7, 2017 | Diana Samuels
    The National Weather Service reported that a radar-confirmed tornado has been reported in New Orleans East.
  • After Outcry, Murder Charge Filed in Death of Former N.F.L. Player Joe McKnight

    02/02/2017 11:43:37 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/2/17 | Daniel Victor
    A grand jury indicted Ronald Gasser Jr. on Thursday in the fatal shooting of the former N.F.L. player Joe McKnight, handing down a second-degree murder charge. The charge is more severe than the one that Mr. Gasser had initially faced in December, when critics complained that racial bias may have affected the investigation. If convicted, Mr. Gasser, 54, would face life in prison with no parole.
  • 'Exactly right': Jindal backs Trump over travel ban

    01/29/2017 6:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/17 | Al Weaver
    Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed his support for President Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying that he is "exactly right" on the issue, adding that it is a "common sense" decision. The former presidential candidate insisted that Trump's move is not aimed at Muslims, but rather focused on national security. The comments come a day after 109 travelers were detained at airports throughout the U.S., including John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Washington Dulles International Airport, leading to protests at those locations. "President Trump is exactly right, and let's be clear what...
  • Liberals FREAK OUT When They See What Badass Eatery Owner Hid On Receipt

    12/30/2016 11:24:53 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 52 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 12/29/16 | Robert Rich
    After putting in his order at a local fast food restaurant, a bored man decided to take another peek at his receipt. However, things would take a turn after he saw what the badass owner of the establishment had been putting on every single one for quite some time – and it has liberals everywhere freaking out. There’s no arguing that 2016 was the year of the snowflake as whining, entitled brats came out of the woodwork to complain about everything that “offended” them. However, it seems that a new dawn is upon us with the election of Donald Trump....
  • Woman gave birth inside a Walmart bathroom and dumped the infant in the trash, police say

    12/24/2016 5:19:20 PM PST · by KingofZion · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2016 | Kristina Guerra
    Police in rural Louisiana say a Walmart employee found a baby girl in a bathroom a few hours after the infant’s mother gave birth to her and dumped her in a trash can. The infant was only about 4 hours old when an employee at a Walmart Supercenter in the city of New Roads in Pointe Coupee Parish found her just after 7 p.m. on Friday, Lt. Shael Stringer of the New Roads Police Department told The Washington Post. The mother, Kyandrea Thomas, a woman in her 30s, was found shortly after. Stringer said a Walmart employee saw Thomas in...
  • ACLU Attacks Small Town Nativity Scene

    12/22/2016 3:04:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2016 | John Binder
    Grant Parish District Attorney Jay Lemoine pushed back against the ACLU’s letter, telling KALB News “It seems these days it is typical for everyone to rush to want to be offended.” Lemoine said the courthouse already has a secular display, a Christmas tree, inside the building. “The offense would be if the religious symbols were taken out of Christmas,” Lemoine continued.
  • Louisiana judge throws out executive order to protect LGBT rights

    12/14/2016 5:18:21 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 20 replies
    Louisiana judge on Wednesday threw out an order from the state's Democratic governor aimed at protecting the rights of gay and transgender people, ruling that the governor had overstepped his authority. In addition to protecting LGBT rights, the executive order from Governor John Bel Edwards protected state employees against discrimination based on race, religion, disability and age. It banned state agencies from discrimination, while offering an exemption for churches and religious organizations. The "Executive Order is a violation of the Louisiana Constitution's separation of powers doctrine and an unlawful usurp of the constitutional authority vested only in the legislative branch...
  • Louisiana Governor's LGBT Rights Order Thrown out by Judge

    12/14/2016 10:07:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 12/14/16 | melinda deslatte,
    An executive order issued by Louisiana's governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government was thrown out Wednesday by a judge who said the governor exceeded his authority. State District Judge Todd Hernandez ruled that Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' anti-discrimination order is unconstitutional because it seeks to create or expand state law. The order prohibited discrimination in government and state contracts based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Louisiana votes to send Republican John Kennedy to U.S. Senate

    12/11/2016 6:25:03 AM PST · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 Dec 2016
    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January. Kennedy had always been the runoff election's front-runner in a state that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump. He defeated Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility regulator whose chances were seen as such a long-shot that national Democratic organizations offered little assistance to Campbell's campaign. As he celebrated the victory, Kennedy said he represented change in Washington. "I believe that...
  • Clay Higgins — Cajun John Wayne — defeats Scott Angelle to be Acadiana congressman

    In his first bid for public office, Clay Higgins — known as the Cajun John Wayne — defeated political veteran Scott Angelle on Saturday night in the contest to become Acadiana’s congressman.
  • John Kennedy wins Senate Seat in Louisiana - Republicans now control Senate 52-48

    12/10/2016 7:31:00 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 83 replies
    Great news out of Louisiana tonight. With 80% of the vote in, John Kennedy (R) is blowing out Foster Campbell (D) by a 64-36% margin. Some insurance for the Republican majority and this virtually guarantees that President Elect Trump gets the Cabinet he wants.
  • John Kennedy defeats Foster Campbell for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat

    12/10/2016 5:20:57 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 42 replies
    ohn Kennedy's channel to victory was dredged and clear from the beginning of the Louisiana Senate race. All he had to do was stay the course.
  • LIVE:Trump USA Thank You Rally Tour 12/09/2016. Baton Rouge, LA 10am CT & Grand Rapids, MI 7pm ET.

    12/09/2016 4:02:56 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 557 replies
    Friday, December 9, 2016: President-Elect Donald J. Trump will attend the Louisiana GOP’s Get-Out-the-Vote for John Kennedy Rally at the Dow Chemical Hangar in Baton Rouge. Coverage begins at 10:00 AM CT. Dow Chemical Hangar Friday, December 9, 2016: Live streaming coverage of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s USA Thank You Tour in Grand Rapids, MI at the Deltaplex Arena. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET. Deltaplex Arena
  • Kennedy Likely Bet in Louisiana Senate Runoff (Louisiana)

    12/06/2016 3:25:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 5, 2016 | Aryn Braun
    Though increased national attention and a late cash influx has buoyed Foster Campbell's bid for Louisiana's open seat, experts say Republican John Kennedy has the race all but locked up.
  • Donald Trump expected in Baton Rouge Friday

    12/06/2016 10:09:22 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    WBRZ-TV ^ | December 6, 2016 | Trey Schmaltz
    BATON ROUGE – President-elect Donald Trump is expected in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon, multiple sources told WBRZ Tuesday. Sources spoke on condition of anonymity as the event is still being planned. Two sources with knowledge of a planned visit said staff were trying to find a venue. Before the election, Trump's schedule was regularly updated with seemingly spur-of-the-moment rallies that were heavily attended. Events are known to attract thousands of people. At a campaign event in Baton Rouge in early 2016, more than 10,000 filled the River Center. A visit Friday may require space for more than the number of...
  • Ronald Gasser did not stand over Joe McKnight when he shot him, JPSO, coroner say

    12/02/2016 4:30:24 PM PST · by BBell · 47 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/2/16 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    Ballistic evidence and autopsy results show Ronald Gasser, the man authorities say admitted to fatally shooting Joe McKnight, did not fire on the former NFL player while standing over him, Jefferson Parish authorities said. "The wounds are not consistent with being shot from above while on the ground," Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said, as he discussed McKnight's autopsy during a press conference Friday (Dec. 2). The information contradicts a witness account given at the scene of McKnight's death Thursday at a Terrytown intersection. The witness had said she saw Gasser shoot McKnight twice, then stand on top of...
  • Bourbon Street, New Orleans Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Hurt: Police

    11/27/2016 3:04:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | November 27, 2016
    Ten people were shot, one of them fatally, in the crowded heart of New Orleans' French Quarter early Sunday, police said. Shots were fired at around 1:30 a.m. on the famous Bourbon Street at its intersection with Iberville Street, one block from Canal Street. Thirty police officers were already in the same block as part of extra patrols following the earlier Bayou Classic college football game and were able to respond quickly, Superintendent Michael Harrison told NBC station WDSU. "Shots rang out, we responded," he said, adding it was not clear what triggered the incident. Ten victims aged between 20...
  • Mike Yenni denies sexual contact with teenager, admits sending texts

    11/25/2016 1:33:27 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 22 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | 11/23/19 | Chad Calder
    In his first one-on-one interview since news broke that he sent inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old boy, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni told WVUE-TV that he never had any sexual contact with the teenager and that a blog post the teen wrote about the exchange a year later contained many falsehoods. But Yenni declined to specify which aspects of the blog, which was posted early this year, were untruthful. The young man, who is now 19, included many of the same details when he spoke to WWL-TV for that station's Sept. 29 report that broke news of the encounter...
  • Republican John Kennedy expected to win runoff for Louisiana U.S. Senate seat

    11/25/2016 4:58:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr
    Democrats have insisted that they will push to win the only outstanding Senate race in the country — a Dec. 10 runoff election in Louisiana — but it appears to be trending toward the Republican candidate, which would give the party an effective 52-48 majority next year. State Treasurer John N. Kennedy won the most votes on Nov. 8, but in a crowded field he fell far short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win outright.
  • Historic WWII PT boat heads home through streets of New Orleans

    11/22/2016 7:01:59 AM PST · by DFG · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/2016 | Greg Norman
    A historic World War II boat that survived dozens of operations -- and a few near-misses -- on the other side of the Atlantic is finally heading home to the waters where its journey began more than 70 years ago. PT-305, fresh off a multi-year restoration project at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, is traveling atop a barge set to reach the Industrial Canal near Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain by midday Tuesday. “This is a big deal for all of us, but especially for the men and women for the last ten years who put blood, sweat...
  • Slain San Antonio Detective Was Targeted, Police Chief Says

    11/21/2016 3:26:01 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 21, 2016 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    A San Antonio police detective who was shot to death while sitting in a squad car was apparently killed just for being on the force, the city’s police chief said on Monday, a day after the detective and three officers were shot in separate episodes around the country. There was no apparent link among the killing of Detective Benjamin Marconi and the three other shootings in which officers were wounded, and officials cautioned that many questions about the shootings remain unanswered. But they added to the sense of a profession under siege, coming after a series of killings in which...
  • Welcome the New Orleans Baby Cakes baseball team!

    11/16/2016 10:27:34 AM PST · by Terry L Smith · 33 replies
    WWL radio ^ | Nov. 15, 2016
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  • Odds and Ends: Three Election Outcomes You Probably Haven't Heard Much About

    11/15/2016 11:48:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Townhall Tipsheet ^ | 11/14/16 | Guy Benson
    You know the big stuff already: Donald Trump won the presidency, defeating Hillary Clinton by bursting through her leaky blue firewall.... Meanwhile, here are three lower-profile results that are worth noting: (1) Oregon's Democratic Secretary of State went down to defeat, marking the first GOP victory in a statewide election in 14 years. More significantly, the loser of this race was known to many as the infamous bully who led the charge to fine a Christian-owned bakery $144,000 for declining to provide services to a same-sex wedding... (2) In Colorado, voters absolutely demolished a ballot initiative to create a government-run,...
  • With uphill Senate battle looming, Foster Campbell looks to unify Louisiana Democrats

    11/13/2016 12:19:55 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | 11/10/2016 | Tyler Bridges
    Foster Campbell has no chance of winning next month’s U.S. Senate runoff unless he unifies the fractured state Democratic Party, and he took a step in that direction Thursday by holding his first post-primary phone conversation with Caroline Fayard, the Democrat who finished fourth Tuesday and out of the money. ... Political pros call Kennedy the clear favorite in the Dec. 10 runoff election because of inherent advantages. About 60 percent of voters in the primary voted for one of the Republican candidates while only about 36 percent voted for a Democrat. ... The state and national Republican parties want...
  • US student 'fabricated' claim her hijab was ripped off after Donald Trump's election victory

    11/12/2016 4:57:36 AM PST · by granada · 33 replies
    The Standard UK ^ | 11, November, 2016 | Saphora Smith
    A US student fabricated a story that she was attacked and her hijab was ripped off, US authorities have said. The woman, who studies at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, admitted to police that she made up the story following Donald Trump’s election victory. Mr Trump – who has called for an outright ban on Muslims entering the US – swept to victory in the Presidential election on Wednesday. The Lafayette case was one of several reports of hate crimes against Muslim women across the US following Mr Trump’s electoral win. In a statement the Lafayette Police Department said...
  • Hell's Angels members surround Lee Circle monument

    11/12/2016 5:00:59 AM PST · by maddog55 · 43 replies
    Fox8 Live ^ | 11/11/2016 | Staff
    Members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club went to Lee Circle and surrounded the Robert E. Lee monument Thursday. The development came after New Orleans and other American cities were roiled by a wave of vandalism by those lashing out after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Protesters took to the streets again later that night, but in a much more peaceful manner.New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison held a press conference hours earlier to detail the NOPD strategy for handling those protests.
  • Police: Lafayette student lied about being robbed of wallet, hijab by Trump supporters [LA]

    11/11/2016 6:41:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    WGNO, ABC 26, New Orleans ^ | 3:15 PM, November 10, 2016 | WGNO Web Desk
    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette student who said she was robbed of her hijab head covering and wallet and beaten by two white men near campus fabricated the entire story, according to Lafayette Police. The 18-year-old Middle Eastern student reported to police Wednesday that she was walking to class about 11 a.m. when two white men, one wearing a Donald Trump hat, jumped out of an SUV, struck her and hit her repeatedly. She also said the men yelled racial slurs at her, ripped her hijab off her head and stole her wallet. …
  • (Louisiana Muslim) Student Admits She Made Up Story Of Attack By Trump Supporters

    11/11/2016 6:20:22 AM PST · by Strac6 · 34 replies
    A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette admitted to fabricating an alleged attack by Donald Trump supporters Wednesday, in the wake of his shocking electoral victory. A currently unnamed woman called Lafayette police Wednesday claiming that two men had attacked her, screaming racial slurs and stealing both her wallet and the hijab she was wearing. The woman also said she was knocked to the ground by “something metal.” According to the woman, both of her attackers were white men, and one was wearing a Donald Trump hat. She said the attack happened around 11 am, with her two...
  • ‘Die Whites Die’: Anti-Trump Rioters Vandalize NOLA Monuments

    11/10/2016 11:17:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | John Binder
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – What started as a protest against President-Elect Donald Trump soon turned to violent riots where one of New Orleans’ most famous monuments was covered in graffiti and glass windows were shattered out of a nearby bank. Hundreds showed up to denounce the election of Trump–but despite media reports of a peaceful gathering, the crowd grew increasingly hostile and violent, according to Breitbart Texas sources on the ground. Students holding signs reading “End white supremacy” originally gathered on the steps of the Lee Circle monument before the demonstrations turned destructive. Lee Circle was fully covered in graffiti...
  • Trump eyeing Bobby Jindal for possible health secretary post

    11/10/2016 9:24:06 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 65 replies ^ | 11/9/16 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Citing an unnamed insider, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that former Gov. Bobby Jindal is being eyed by President-elect Donald Trump for a potential appointment as Health and Human Services Secretary. If so, it could be one of the quickest turnarounds from enemy to frenemy to partner in recent political history. A spokesman for Jindal didn't immediately respond to The Advocate's request for comment. A story on Trump's possible cabinet appointees doesn't mention Jindal on the HHS Secretary list. Buzzfeed's exhaustive list of potential appointees similarly makes no mention of Jindal.
  • Officer sues Black Lives Matter activist over protest injury [Baton Rouge]

    11/07/2016 3:09:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2016 5:43 PM EST | Michael Kunzelman
    A Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest after a deadly police shooting filed a lawsuit Monday against prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who was arrested at the demonstration. The unnamed officer’s federal lawsuit says he was struck in the face by a piece of concrete or a “rock like substance” thrown at police during a July 9 protest over the death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot and killed during a scuffle with two white officers. The suit doesn’t accuse Mckesson of throwing anything at officers but claims he “incited the...
  • ‘Vote for the Crook, It’s Important?’

    11/02/2016 5:54:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Readers will remember the runoff race for governor of Louisiana in 1991 in which the notoriously corrupt Edwin Edwards faced off against ex-Klansman David Duke. The race spawned the greatest bumper sticker in American political history: “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important.” Now it looks like Hillary might need that same kind of sentiment if she’s going to win. Take two telling anecdotes from today’s Morning Joe. First, Eddie Glaude, Jr., chair of Princeton’s African-American studies department, told of someone in an airport telling him “if there’s a crook who is going to go into the cockpit, who knows how...
  • Video Shows Machete-Wielding Man Attacking People At New Orleans Airport

    10/29/2016 8:40:26 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 22 replies
    Newly released video shows a machete-wielding man tear through a security line at New Orleans airport, swinging the long blade and dosing TSA agents with wasp killer spray. The incident took place the night of March 20, 2015, and resulted in the death of assailant Richard White, 63, after a security officer shot him in the leg and White refused treatment due to his religious beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness. Harrowing new video obtained earlier this week by the News Orleans Advocate shows White walk up to the airport security line and shoot a stream of wasp spray at a...
  • Long lines, hour wait due to problems at Kenner (Louisiana) early voting site

    10/25/2016 10:08:55 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 11:00 AM. CDT October 25, 2016
    KENNER, La. -- Folks in Kenner who hoped to avoid the lines by voting early have been waiting up to an hour due to internet issues.The early voting location on Minor Street near Rivertown started experiencing issues with the machines as early as 8:55 a.m. this morning, according to a voter in line.The Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters staff is being forced to manually verify voters.Eric Miller, owner of Miller Foto in Harahan, was waiting in line when the internet error occurred."Typically, voting at the Kenner location is smooth, but today they were totally unprepared for the computer outage," Miller...