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  • Hundreds of Trump Supporters Gather in Indiana for Parade

    10/18/2020 12:04:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 18 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Lafayette, Indiana, for a parade on Saturday to share their love for the president and the country. Organizers of the event told WLFI that hundreds of supporters were expected to show up to the parade, where many got the chance to show their Trump pride with their gear and meet up with fellow Trump voters to show their support.
  • Armed Black paramilitary group marches through Lafayette, but few news outlets are reporting far-left extremism

    10/04/2020 7:25:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2020 | Sara Carter
    Ablack separatist paramilitary group known as the “Not F$%*ing (expletive) Around Coalition” #NFAC marched with weapons clutched in their hands through the streets of Lafayette, Louisiana, Saturday. However, only a few news outlets and independent journalists appeared to have reported on the situation, even while the escalation of racial tensions have led to riots across the nation over the past year. A journalist and cameraman from by the Twitter name of Ford Fischer posted the developments from Louisiana on Twitter Saturday. It was later picked up and spread across various twitter feeds. One person was arrested after firing shots...
  • France sends jets and ships to tense east Mediterranean

    08/13/2020 7:15:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/2020
    France is deploying two Rafale fighter jets and a naval frigate in the eastern Mediterranean because of tensions between Greece and Turkey. French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters in the area. A Turkish survey ship began such a mission on Monday, angering Greece. The area is rich in untapped energy. There are also tensions around Cyprus over rival exploration rights. The Republic of Cyprus and Greece do not accept any such rights for Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus in the region. France is also at odds with Turkey over the crisis in...
  • Graphic warning: Peaceful protesters fired at with tear gas, rubber bullets by U.S. military police

    06/27/2020 4:50:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Streamed live on Jun 1, 2020
    Hands up. Don't shoot! Black lives matter! Blabetty blabetty.
  • Suit: East Bay teacher caught with child porn, then molested students after she was allowed to keep her job

    04/18/2020 7:11:53 AM PDT · by MNDude · 33 replies
    Suit: East Bay teacher caught with child porn, then molested students after she was allowed to keep her job Chance encounter A chance encounter at a Lafayette cemetery in 2016 is what led to felony charges being filed against a teacher who allegedly molested two students in the 1990s, according to a lawsuit that alleges Acalanes High officials missed serious warning signs that could have prevented the abuse. The suit was filed Friday by a woman who reported that former Acalanes teacher Kyle Ann Wood molested her in the 1990s, when she was a photography teacher. According to the lawsuit,...
  • Lafayette man dies from coronavirus, family has a warning for others

    03/29/2020 9:50:58 PM PDT · by rintintin · 43 replies
    kdvr colorado ^ | Mar 25, 2020 | Jeremy Hubbard
    LAFAYETTE, Colo. (KDVR) – The family of a Lafayette man who died from coronavirus complications has a warning to others: take the threat seriously. "You know, I was one of the ones who downplayed it and thought it was funny, reading the memes and making jokes about it," admits Myke Rivera, whose father Dan Vigil died Sunday at a hospital in Lafayette. "You know, it hits you right in the face, how quickly it happens," Rivera told FOX31’s Jeremy Hubbard. About 10 days ago, Vigil was experiencing symptoms and had to be rushed by ambulance to the emergency room. "Basically,...
  • Sanctuary Authorities Asking Public For Help After Releasing Illegal Alien Charged With Child Sexual Assault

    03/07/2020 7:36:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 7, 2020 | Jason Hopkins
    The Lafayette Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney’s office are asking the public for help in locating Francisco Barraza-Porras . . . Barraza-Porras, who was last known to be living in Lafayette, Colorado, was arrested Jan. 2 and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on a child. Instead of keeping him in custody or handing him over to ICE, local law enforcement released him back into the public with an order to appear to appear before court on March 2. However, Barraza-Porras never showed up to his court date, and law enforcement doesn’t know where he is.
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events—aimed at children as young as age 3—have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are “just what they sound like,” Drag Queen Story Hour’s official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture children’s imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Today in U.S. military history: Benedict Arnold's massacre in Connecticut

    09/06/2019 8:37:43 AM PDT · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 6 September 2019 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Marine LCpl. Michael T. Badsing who was killed on this date in 1965 by enemy small-arms fire in South Vietnam. The 20-year-old Chicago native served with C Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. 1781: Hoping to divert Gen. George Washington from marching against Lord Cornwallis’ forces now trapped in Virginia, two battalions of British soldiers — including American Loyalist forces under the command of Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold — assault New London, Conn.. The redcoats easily capture Fort Trumbull, but across the Thames River, the heavily outnumbered defenders of Fort Griswold fiercely...
  • I-49 Lafayette Connector final plan may be ready in 2021

    09/05/2019 12:56:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | February 18, 2019 | Claire Taylor
    Even though it’s been about a year since the last public meeting on the Interstate 49 Connector in Lafayette, the project isn’t dead, or even dormant. Louisiana Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson told The Acadiana Advocate on Monday things are happening to move the 5-mile section of interstate toward the federal Record of Decision needed to secure funding and start construction. The ideas and plans presented at public hearings over the past two years are being worked on, he said, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is drawing up a contract extension for the consultants working on the project....
  • The Marquis de Lafayette, Inspiration of the Centuries

    06/27/2018 10:02:49 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 26, 2018 | John F. Di Leo
    On July 4, 1917, General Pershing’s American Expeditionary Force arrived in France, the advance team of what was to become a million-man force in support of France and England of The Great War that we now know as World War I. On a day of speeches, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stanton somberly declared “Nous voila, Lafayette!” - rendered in English, that’s “Lafayette, we are here!” What was it about this Lafayette, this long-dead French noble, that his name need only be cited, and it would instantly call to mind a century-and-a-half old debt of honor, a justification in the American conscience...
  • Flap over federal grant latest in tense city-state relationship on I-49 project in Lafayette

    11/16/2017 8:00:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | October 21, 2017 | Ben Myers
    What to do with the rundown, dangerous and divisive Evangeline Thruway is a critical open question facing state transportation officials planning an elevated interstate connection through the heart of Lafayette. The Department of Transportation and Development is considering two options: keep the basic structure in place as a frontage road, or reinvent a portion of the roadway as a pedestrian-friendly “Grand Boulevard.” The thruway cordoned neighborhoods to the east when it was built in 1963, and the boulevard idea aims to reconnect those neighborhoods to downtown commerce. State officials and their consultants said a decision will come within a year....
  • Man who lit himself on fire outside Lafayette Walmart dies

    03/28/2017 3:50:57 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 328/2017 | Anthony Hahn
    The man who set himself and his car on fire in the parking lot of Lafayette's Walmart in front of dozens of horrified shoppers has died, Lafayette police Chief Rick Bashor said Monday. The man, whose identity has not been released, started driving around the parking lot in a beige Toyota Corolla shortly after 5:20 p.m. Sunday, and asked witnesses to film him as he set himself on fire, police said. He cited years of harassment from the FBI as the reason for his self-immolation, according to video of the incident filmed by a bystander at the man's request. The...
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Lafayette, Hoosier Lottery confirms

    02/23/2017 7:32:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The game’s website says one winning ticket was sold in Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery confirmed Thursday morning that the ticket was sold in Lafayette.
  • Open letter from Faculty to the Lafayette College community (re:Trump)

    11/18/2016 8:43:22 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 52 replies
    The Lafayette ^ | November 18, 2016 | Lafayette College Faculty
    To all the people associated with Lafayette College: We are each of us suddenly confronted with one of the most important questions of our lives: what will the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States mean? We, the undersigned faculty members of the college, are deeply concerned that our country now faces an unprecedented threat, and that without organized collaboration and resistance this election may lead America toward the dawn of a dangerous and institutionalized form of reactionary authoritarianism. The campaign alone has already mobilized and legitimized long-standing politics based on white supremacy, nativism and patriarchy,...
  • Lafayette woman to be charged for false claim that Trump supporters robbed her, newspaper reports

    11/13/2016 11:39:27 AM PST · by BBell · 16 replies
    A Lafayette woman will face a criminal charge for filing a false report after she told authorities she made up a story about two Trump supporters robbing her near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, The Advertiser reports. Karl Ratcliff, spokesman for the Lafayette Police Department, confirmed the charge to the newspaper Friday (Nov. 11). The woman was previously identified as an 18-year-old UL student.
  • 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. …
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Lafayette's America

    02/01/2016 10:08:13 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ellen Carmichael
    For several weeks, an 18th century replica ship has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from France to the U.S. L'Hermione is an exact copy of the vessel sailed by the Marquis de Lafayette in 1780 to notify his friend, General George Washington, that the French king had agreed to provide troops and resources to the flailing Continental Army. This week, the boat is docked in the Washington, D.C. area, fittingly near Mount Vernon, and various French and American entities are feting the occasion. They have good reason. America's first and longest ally is France, despite occasional variances in political dispositions....
  • Lafayette Parish President candidates field questions on coal-fired plant, traffic signals

    10/05/2015 6:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Advocate ^ | October 1, 2015 | Richard Burgess
    City-parish president candidates Joel Robideaux and Dee Stanley navigated questions on coal-generated power, the disruption an elevated interstate might cause in Lafayette and whether the city has too many traffic signals — all posed at a Thursday evening forum sponsored by the local chapter of the Sierra Club. In a campaign season where the candidates have often found themselves repeatedly addressing the same issues in the string of debates and forums leading up to the Oct. 24 election, Stanley and Robideaux covered some new ground at the environmental group’s forum at the Lafayette Public Library downtown. Robideaux, a longtime state...