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  • LA:Victim of burglary arrested after allegedly shooting, kidnapping 16-year-old suspected burglar

    02/26/2021 4:30:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    WBRZ2 ^ | 24 February, 2021 | Staff
    BATON ROUGE - Three 16-year-old juveniles are facing charges of vehicular burglary after a crime spree in a Baton Rouge apartment complex early Wednesday morning. One of the suspects was shot while attempting to break into a car.Representatives with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office (EBRSO) and the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) were among those who responded to the incident.According to an official record, BRPD officers were dispatched to Jennifer Jean Drive, as this area is in BRPD's jurisdiction, and discovered a male teenager, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the torso.Officials say police rendered aid to the...
  • Family of shooter who opened fired in a gun store now claiming he was ‘murdered’ by those who stopped him

    02/24/2021 7:46:28 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 34 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 02/23/21 | Jenna Curren
    After news of the fatally shootout spread, Williams’ family was quick to say the New Orleans man was not at fault over the weekend. A woman who claimed to be Williams’ mother wrote in a social media post: “He was MURDERED.” Michael Mayer, an executive at Jefferson Gun Outlet, said that Williams attacked the business. He said in a statement: “He walked in our store and was asked by our compliance officer to unload his firearm before entering. He became agitated by the request and pulled his gun out of his pants and started firing.” He added: “Our armed and...
  • Louisiana GOP votes to censure Cassidy over impeachment vote

    02/14/2021 2:52:00 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2021 | Jordan Williams
    The executive committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana voted on Saturday to censure Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) over his vote to convict former President Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. "The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana has unanimously voted to censure Senator Bill Cassidy for his vote cast earlier today to convict former President Donald J. Trump on the impeachment charge," the party said in a brief statement. Cassidy was one of seven GOP senators who joined Democrats in voting to convict Trump for "willfully inciting violence against the Government of...
  • GOP Sen. Cassidy: 'I voted to convict Trump because he is guilty'

    02/13/2021 3:46:07 PM PST · by RandFan · 158 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/21 05:14 PM EST | BY LEXI LONAS
    Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) tweeted on Saturday that he voted to convict former President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial “because he is guilty.” “Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty,” Cassidy tweeted. Cassidy is one of seven Republicans who was convinced by the House managers' arguments and voted to convict Trump in a 57-43 vote. Cassidy was joined by fellow Republican colleagues Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Patrick Toomey (Pa.) and Richard Burr (N.C.). Cassidy’s decision was a...
  • Study: Reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in US (Hurl alert)

    02/12/2021 10:12:37 AM PST · by aimhigh · 41 replies
    EurekAlert ^ | 02/11/2021 | Harvard
    New study suggests monetary reparations for Black descendants of people enslaved in the United States could have cut SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 rates both among Black individuals and the population at large. Researchers modeled the impact of structural racism on viral transmission and disease impact in the state of Louisiana. The higher burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection among Black people also amplified the virus's spread in the wider population. Reparations could have reduced SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the overall population by as much as 68 percent.
  • She's come unstuck! Louisiana mother, 40, who sprayed her hair with Gorilla Glue FINALLY has it removed by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon during four-hour-long $12,500 procedure

    02/12/2021 12:44:19 AM PST · by Cronos · 62 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 11 February 2021 | Erica Tempesta
    The Louisiana mom-of-five who sprayed her hair with Gorilla Glue has finally had the adhesive removed from her locks with the help of a Los Angeles plastic surgeon after a month-long ordeal that saw her burn her scalp with acetone and hack off her ponytail in an attempt to free her tresses. Tessica Brown, 40, traveled to Los Angeles from her home in Violet, Louisiana, on Wednesday to visit Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng, who dissolved the Gorilla Glue and rescued the mother's hair during a $12,500 procedure that took four hours to complete. In a video taken at...
  • Conservative grassroots Candidates are on the Trail (campaigns have begun)

    02/10/2021 9:25:13 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 18 replies
    freeRepublic | Feb 10, 2021
    Candidates are wasting no time getting on the campaign trail. Research is needed to identify the best Conservatives. We know that RINO Liberals will eventually appear. LOUISIANA: March 20 primary is 5 weeks away. To fill vacant seat in Congress. LA-5, DUE TO death of Luke Letlow More than 7 Republicans running, including: Julia Letlow (R) - University Official & Widow of Cong-elect Luke Letlow Chad Conerly (R) - Retired USAF Colonel & Farmer TEXAS District 6 - SPECIAL ELECTION - 2021: Ron Wright (R)* - Died February 7, 2021 ... NO DATE SET FOR THE PRIMARY. SOON! Possible candidates...
  • BIDEN: It Was ‘Bad Policy’ For Pipeline Workers To Be Employed, Jobs Needed ‘Eliminating’ Through Executive Orders

    02/03/2021 12:54:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    https://nationalfile.com ^ | February 3, 2021 | Tom Pappert
    Yesterday, speaking from the Oval Office through two masks, Joe Biden declared that his ruling exclusively through executive orders – which he previously claimed would be a comparable to ruling as a dictator – is only to fix “bad policy” leftover from the Trump administration. According to Biden, this means it was “bad policy” for thousands of Keystone Pipeline workers to have jobs. “There’s a lot of talk, with good reason, about the number of executive orders that I have signed,” said Biden. “I’m not making new law, I’m eliminating bad policy.” It is unclear why Biden believes pipeline workers...
  • Facebook, Instagram, TikTok Livestream Murder of Teen Girl by Mob of Violent Teenagers Looking for Likes [Video]

    01/27/2021 11:35:10 AM PST · by blueyon · 17 replies
    100percentfeedup.com ^ | 01/27/21 | Ulysses S. Tennyson
    Social Media Giants Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok livestreamed the murder of a 15-year-old girl by four extremely violent teens. Afterward, the four black teens can be seen on the footage gloating, defiant, eating popsicles and smiling. As Big Tech purges social media of independent and conservative voices for inciting violence, it seems to accept no responsibility for pedophilia or many other crimes on its curated platforms. In a shocking display of the state of social media and its effects on society, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok all carried the livestream of four incredibly violent teenagers, aged 12-14, murdering another 15-year-old teen...
  • Louisiana pastor facing murder charge running for Congress from jail

    01/24/2021 5:36:33 PM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 14 replies
    Louisiana Daily News ^ | 1/21/2021 | Louisiana Daily News
    Louisiana pastor facing murder charge running for Congress from jail 3 days ago Louisiana Daily News Victor was charged with murder in 2008 following the death of his 8-year-old stepson, M.L. Lloyd III. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. — A St. John the Baptist pastor whose 2014 murder conviction was thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court last year is now running for Congress from his jail cell in central Louisiana while he waits for a new trial. Errol Victor Sr., 54, qualified Thursday to run as a Republican in the 5th Congressional District for the seat left vacant...
  • UPDATED: Who Qualified For Louisiana’s Two Open Congressional Seats On Wednesday?

    01/23/2021 12:52:30 PM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 40 replies
    The Hayride ^ | Macoid
    “ UPDATE: Two items of major note and a couple of other things. First, we talked to Roger Villere this afternoon and he said that while he’d had discussions with Sancha Smith about working the 5th District race for her, he hadn’t made any agreement to do so as of now – so something which had a decent bit of traction in Republican circles can have its brakes tapped at this point. And second, Claston Bernard is now in the 2nd District race. He qualified this afternoon. He’s the right guy for the GOP to run in that district, and...
  • Philip Rivers retiring from NFL after 17 seasons, including last one with Colts

    01/20/2021 6:27:38 AM PST · by jerod · 48 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | 2021-01-20 | Patrik Walke
    The future Hall of Fame? quarterback is calling it a careerWhile the world awaits what's expected to be a retirement decision from Drew Brees, another NFL legend has opted to make his decision quickly. Philip Rivers, 39, recently noted he'd consider retirement but was also open to returning to the Indianapolis Colts for a second year, if they'd have him. Just over one week after being eliminated from the playoffs at the hands of the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game, Rivers is instead going to hang up his cleats -- he told The San Diego Union-Tribune -- ending...
  • Widow of Late Representative-elect Letlow Makes a Bold Decision

    01/14/2021 8:29:03 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/14/2021 1115 hrs est | Cortney O'Brien
    Louisiana Rep.-elect Luke Letlow was to be sworn in with his new colleagues on January 3, but he tragically died from COVID-19 complications last month, leaving behind his wife Julia and his two young children. He was only 41 years old and it was a stark reminder of how this virus can be deadly to more than just the elderly or those with underlying conditions. Now his wife, Julia Letlow, is hoping to fill his seat herself. “Everything in my life and in my marriage has prepared me for this moment," she said in a statement. "My motivation is the...
  • Scalise: Trump Didn’t Unequivocally Denounce Capitol Riot on Wednesday, His Words ‘Caused a Lot of Real Division’

    01/09/2021 8:48:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 08 2021 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated that President Donald Trump should have made an “unequivocal calling out of what was going on at the time, when people were storming the Capitol,” but “that didn’t happen.”
  • Kevin McCarthy Announces Support for Challenge to Electoral College

    01/04/2021 9:44:32 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-3-2021 | Kyle Morris
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Sunday his support for efforts to challenge the certification by Congress of the electoral college votes on January 6. McCarthy’s remarks came during a discussion with the Hill, in which he stated a “debate” on the issue is needed. “I think it’s right that we have the debate,” McCarthy said. “I mean, you see now that senators are going to object, the House is going to object — how else do we have a way to change the election problems?” Several other members of Congress have previously announced they will object to the certification...
  • Joint Statement from Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lankford, Daines, Kennedy, Blackburn, Braun, Senators-Elect Lummis,, Marshall, Hagerty, Tuberville

    01/02/2021 10:11:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 232 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) issued the following statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021: "America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law. "When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate...
  • March For Trump Bus Tour Rally LIVESTREAM 1/1/21

    01/01/2021 2:47:30 PM PST · by Spirit of Liberty · 28 replies
    RSBN/YouTube ^ | 1/1/2021 | RSBN
    March for Trump bus tour rally in West Monroe, Louisiana. Bus is making its way across the country and will arrive in DC on 1/6/21.
  • Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19

    12/29/2020 7:26:06 PM PST · by Meatspace · 477 replies
    WDSU ^ | 12/29/20
    SHREVEPORT, La. — Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died after contracting COVID-19 last week, according to his campaign manager Andrew Bautsch. Letlow, who just turned 41, was getting treatment in the intensive care unit in Shreveport, according to an announcement on his Twitter page last week.
  • Child-welfare agencies’ rush to go woke is terrible for the kids

    12/27/2020 7:12:25 PM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 25, 2020 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    How do we prevent child abuse? First, we have to stop racism. That message has lately invaded the child-welfare system. The triumph of today’s fashionable ideological nonsense in this particular field carries exceptionally high costs — and abused kids will pay them. Witness a recent educational offering from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, whose members can now earn a certificate in “Systemic Racism in Child Welfare.” Classes are offered as part of “APSAC’s commitment to work ­toward ending racism and implicit bias in the field of child maltreatment.” A class on “Hip Hop as Prevention and...
  • LA: Armed robbery turns deadly after employee fires back at gunman

    12/27/2020 5:00:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    WWLTV.COM ^ | 23 December, 2020 | Jade Cunningham
    New Orleans Police say a man walked into the store around 9:30 p.m. Hingel says soon after, shots flew. "The customer walked in, went over to the coolers, walked over and started coming behind the counter," he said. "Apparently the girl didn't get the money out fast enough and started shooting." However, another employee stepped in. "The cooler man pushed the girl on the ground and went behind the wall a bit and came out and told the man get on the floor," said Hingel. "And the guy started shooting at him again." The armed robber, who's name isn't yet...