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  • Dejuan Guillory's sentence was deferred, records show [Get-out-of-Jail Free]

    07/13/2017 4:54:46 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies ^ | Posted: Jul 12, 2017 1:47 PM CST
    Since Dejuan Guillory died in an officer-involved shooting, questions have swirled about his criminal record. In August 2015, he was arrested and accused of using a backhoe to steal an ATM from a bank, and of shooting at a police officer who came to investigate. In December 2016, he pleaded no contest to simple criminal damage to property and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Half of that sentence was suspended, leaving a five-year sentence to serve, followed by five years of probation. Evangeline Parish court records show that the five-year sentence was actually deferred.
  • State Police: Evangeline Parish deputy attacked, 'saw stars' before fatal shooting [ trunc ]

    07/13/2017 1:56:28 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | 10-July-2017 | Jim Mustain
    The Louisiana State Police released new details Monday of a fatal officer-involved shooting last week that has sparked controversy in Evangeline Parish, saying the deputy who opened fire on an ATV driver had been attacked during a 4 a.m. traffic stop. The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office deputy, who has not been identified, "was dazed and saw stars" before fatally shooting the ATV driver, 27-year-old Dejuan Guillory, according to a State Police report.
  • Former 'Sons of Guns' star receives 3rd life sentence in another rape case: report

    07/12/2017 6:08:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 7/12/17 | Emily Lane
    Former "Sons of Guns" reality TV star William Hayden was sentenced in a Livingston Parish court on Wednesday (July 12) to a third life sentence for rape, WAFB reports. About two months ago, a Baton Rouge judge ordered Hayden to serve two life prison terms after a jury there convicted him in a different rape case. Hayden, whose A&E reality TV show about a Baton Rouge gun store was canceled after his arrest in 2014, pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of first-degree rape and aggravated incest, the TV station reports. He has the option of withdrawing the plea if...
  • [Louisiana Amish] Woman charged in attempted murder in Mamou shooting

    07/11/2017 3:29:34 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    UPDATED July 6, 5:43 p.m.: A Louisiana State Police spokesman said a woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after an officer-involved shooting that took the life of a burglary suspect Thursday morning. ,P. Investigators with Louisiana State Police have arrested Dequince E. Brown, 21, of Church Point. According to LSP press release, Brown was with Dejuan Guillory when an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy approached him Thursday morning as the deputy investigated a possible burglary in progress. According to previous LSP reports, there was an altercation that left the deputy injured and Guillory fatally shot. ... ORIGINAL STORY:...
  • Cursive writing requirement among Louisiana’s new laws

    07/04/2017 5:09:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 123 replies
    kxan ^ | July 3, 2017 | AP
    Louisiana’s public school classrooms will be required to teach cursive writing to students starting with the new school year. That mandate, approved by lawmakers in 2016 but delayed a year so schools could prepare, is among more than two dozen new laws
  • Script is back: La. schools must teach cursive writing this fall

    07/02/2017 2:03:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    Louisiana's public school classrooms will be required to teach cursive writing to students starting with the new school year. That mandate, approved by lawmakers in 2016 but delayed a year so schools could prepare, is among more than two dozen new laws that take effect Saturday (July 1).
  • La. cop-killer left suicide note, Islamic verse, trail of rage

    07/01/2017 9:57:10 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 01, 2017 | The Herald Staff
    The military veteran who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer left behind a suicide note, a prayer from an Islamic holy book and an online trail of his rage against police. Two days after a white police officer shot and killed a black man in Louisiana’s capital, Gavin Long searched the internet for addresses, phone numbers and other personal information belonging to the two officers involved in the July 5 shooting of Alton Sterling, a prosecutor’s report revealed Friday. Less than two weeks later, the 29-year-old black man from Kansas City, Mo., traveled to Baton Rouge...
  • Sinking Louisiana: A Major Threat To Billions In Oil Infrastructure

    06/23/2017 8:57:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 21 June 2017 | Irina Slav
    That Louisiana is sinking into the Gulf of Mexico is not news. Rising seas and coastline erosion have been working together for decades, but this sinking may well be happening faster than previously thought—threatening billions and billions of Louisiana oil infrastructure. This is the central idea of a new study from Tulane University that set out to map the Louisiana coastline using new methods of measuring subsidence—the technical term for sinking land. The outcome of the measurements is an average 9 mm of wetlands lost to the sea every year. This compares to previous estimates of an annual subsidence rate...
  • Joy Reid Frets Scalise History on 'Race,' Guest Hopes He Stops 'Preying' on the Poor

    06/18/2017 6:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 17, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    As the Reverend William Barber appeared as a guest on Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC to give his religion-based views on current events, host Joy Reid at one point seemed to worry about not being able to talk more about Republican Rep. Steve Scalise's conservative views and his history on "race," as she recalled the discredited story that the congressman spoke to a white nationalist event 15 years ago. The Reverend Barber declared that he hopes that Scalise stops being "homophobic," and that Republicans -- presumably including Scalise -- stop "preying" on "the poor and on minorities and the sick,"...
  • Confederate monuments: Take 'Em Down NOLA slams city for hiring firm group says spied on them

    06/17/2017 2:16:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    NOLA Times Picayune ^ | 16 June 2017 9:04 PM | Willborn P. Nobles, III
    The group Take 'Em Down NOLA claims New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu paid a private security firm $750,000 to spy on the organization. Its members held a press conference in front of City Hall on Friday to address what the group calls the city's "unauthorized contract" with the Trident Response Group of Dallas... {snip} Suber said Take 'Em Down NOLA meetings are public, so the city "certainly could have sent spies" to these events as well to monitor their actions. He also questioned why the city would pay this group for surveillance work if the city claims to have resources available...
  • Steve Scalise's parish priest, in D.C. for summer, visits bedside: 'Pray for Steve's recovery'

    06/16/2017 2:38:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | June 15, 2017 | Martha Carr
    In addition to visits from the president and first lady, U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has had his local parish priest praying by his bedside. Fr. Timothy Hedrick, parochial vicar at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Metairie, was in Washington taking a summer course at Catholic University when Scalise was shot by a lone gunman Wednesday during a baseball practice with other Republican congressmen. When news broke of the mass shooting, Hedrick rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in northeast Washington to attend to Scalise and pray with his wife, Jennifer. Hedrick has also served as a...
  • Select Comfort Corp. To Establish Support Contact Center In Elmwood, Louisiana (225 jobs)

    06/15/2017 3:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Area Development ^ | June 15, 2017 | Staff
    Select Comfort Corp. will establish a technical support contact center near New Orleans, in the Elmwood business corridor of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The company will lease more than 28,000 feet of commercial space in an existing building for its new center at 1333 South Clearview Parkway in Elmwood, Louisiana. The project will create 225 new direct jobs, according to Louisiana Economic Development. “Select Comfort is an impressive, fast-growing company that is the innovation leader in the mattress industry,” Governor John Bel Edwards said. “With our talented workforce and healthy business climate, Louisiana is a great fit for innovative consumer brands....
  • New Orleans July 4th boat parade canceled because of Trump's election, founder says

    06/15/2017 12:37:42 PM PDT · by Puppage · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/15/2017 | Puppage
    A popular annual July 4th parade of boats in New Orleans has been canceled this year -- and the founder of the parade is blaming the 2016 election.
  • Can Black Lives Matter be sued? Federal judge to decide

    06/14/2017 11:09:49 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 14 June 2017 2:18pm | Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Black Lives Matter is a movement, not an organization that can be sued by a Louisiana police officer who was injured at a protest after a deadly police shooting, a prominent activist's attorney argued Wednesday. DeRay Mckesson's lawyer, William Gibbens, urged U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson to dismiss a Baton Rouge police officer's lawsuit against Black Lives Matter and the Baltimore-based activist. The judge said he would rule "within the coming days" after hearing from attorneys. {snip} The unidentified officer claims a piece of concrete or "rock like substance" struck him in the face during...
  • UNDER ATTACK: House Majority Whip Scalise And His Staff Have Been Shot

    06/14/2017 5:50:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 169 replies ^ | June 14, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot early Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia while practicing for the Congressional baseball game at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Scalise was shot in the hip and is reportedly in stable condition. His staffers and two Capitol Police officers were also shot. At least five people were hit. "He was dragging his body from second base to the infield to get away fro the shooter," Rep. Mo Brooks, who was at the scene and applied a tourniquet to Scalise, described to CNN. "My adrenaline is raging. It's never easy when everyone around...
  • Sabre Industries creates 50 new jobs in Bossier City ($47,000 plus benefits in Louisiana)

    06/10/2017 11:50:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KSLA-TV ^ | June 11, 2017 | Staff
    BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Sabre Industries Incorporated has announced 50 new direct jobs are coming to Bossier City. The company made a $1.6 million investment to create 50 new jobs at its Sabre Building Systems by CellXion Manufacturing facility on Friday. The new jobs will provide an average salary of $47,000 plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) estimates the project will result in an additional 13 indirect jobs for a total of more than 60 new jobs in Northwest Louisiana. “Manufacturing continues to be a mainstay of the Louisiana economy, and we are excited to help one of our...
  • Petition: LSU Tigers mascot a 'symbol of white oppression'

    05/31/2017 12:28:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 31, 2017 | Adam Sabes
    An online petition is demanding that Louisiana State University change its “Tigers” mascot, calling the moniker “the most prevalent [C]onfederate symbol in the United States.” According to the author of the petition—a user going by the name “LaMallori LSU”—the nickname was chosen by “powerful white males” as an homage to the Confederate “Louisiana Tigers” regiment, whose members “were known for their propensity for violence on and off the battle field [sic].”
  • First Redskins, Now LSU Tigers are targets of PC Lunatics

    06/03/2017 10:16:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/17 | Jeff Crouere
    This “march toward justice” is a march toward insanity, a march toward devastation. The efforts to erase history, remove monuments, change names and mascots must stop immediately. If not, our country will disintegrate before our very eyes In our toxic age of political correctness, nothing is immune from liberal political attacks, even the beautiful, majestic and endangered tigers. It seems obvious that tigers should be supported since their numbers are dwindling the in the wild and their natural habitats are constantly shrinking. Most people probably think it is innocent for Louisiana State University (LSU) to feature tigers as their mascot...
  • MOTRAN calls for changes in I-14 route (political fight)

    06/01/2017 10:57:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | May 7, 2017 | Trevor Hawes
    Talks have been bubbling in recent months about making major route changes to Interstate 14, but the primary organization behind the push says it’s facing resistance from a West Texas representative and the state’s senior senator. Regional transportation lobby group Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance (MOTRAN) has pushed to change the congressionally approved western route of I-14, also known as the Forts to Ports Highway and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway System. Forts to Ports aims to connect Fort Bliss in El Paso with Fort Hood in Central Texas and Fort Polk in Louisiana. The plan also connects to military deployment ports...
  • 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.”