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  • See the list: Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes projects in state construction bill

    06/08/2018 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Advocate ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mark Ballard
    <p>Acadiana lost $26.6 million in proposed construction projects with the stroke of Gov. John Bel Edwards veto pen Wednesday.</p> <p>Twenty-nine projects were part of the 40 items struck from the state’s annual construction budget by Edwards using his line-item veto authority.</p>
  • 2 Louisiana lawmakers get into fistfight at Baton Rouge bar: report

    05/16/2018 1:56:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 5/16/18 | Greg LaRose
    Two Louisiana lawmakers got into a fistfight at a Baton Rouge bar, evidently over a disputed bill in the Legislature, Greg Hilburn with the USA Today Network reports. State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, and Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, were involved in a dispute on the House floor Tuesday (May 15) and squared off later that night at the River Room on Laurel Street. Bishop said Chabert "punched me several times" but he didn't throw any punches back. Chabert said he "loved Stuart like a brother" and regretted the incident. Police were called to the bar, but Bishop and Chabert had...
  • Transgender Woman Shot Dead in Motel Is 7th Killed in U.S. This Year, Rights Advocates Say

    03/31/2018 9:13:05 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 91 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2018 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    A young black transgender woman was shot dead in a Louisiana motel this week, becoming at least the seventh transgender woman known to have been killed in the United States this year, rights advocates said. The woman, Amia Tyrae, 28, was killed Monday at about 1:15 a.m. at a motel on Airline Highway, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Dr. William Clark, the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner, ruled Ms. Tyrae’s death a homicide, caused by a gunshot wound to the chest. The Police Department said Friday night that Dedrick Butler, 22, of Denham Springs, La., had been arrested...
  • Baton Rouge: Police officers won’t be charged in 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling

    03/27/2018 10:13:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2018 | Kelly Cohen
    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against the two Baton Rouge police officers who fatally shot Alton Sterling. Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was shot by two white police officers in July 2016 outside a convenience store. "This decision was not taken lightly," Landry said in a news conference following a meeting with Sterling’s five children. “We came to this conclusion after countless hours of reviewing the evidence.” The officers' actions were "well-founded and reasonable," he added. The officers — Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II — were responding to a call that...
  • Islamic Radicals Mount Influence Operation On Louisiana Leges

    04/11/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 11 April 14 | Christopher Holton
    “You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers… until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere…” - ​​​​​​Fethullah Gulen Later this month, organizations affiliated with the Turkish-based Gulenist Islamist movement will hold a reception lobbying Louisiana’s lawmakers. Why would a Turkish-based Islamist movement seek to lobby lawmakers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA? For the same reason they have conducted similar influence operations in almost every state capitol...
  • Child Rapist Sentenced To No Jail, So Victim's Boyfriend Takes Him Out

    12/17/2017 3:33:46 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 69 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 17 December 2017 | HollyMatkin
    Brittany Monk's rapist received just 5 years of probation for repeatedly sexually assaulting her when she was a child. Baton Rouge, LA – A Louisiana man said he is “not sorry” that he murdered a man who raped his girlfriend when she was a child, because he believed that the justice system “failed” her. Jace Crehan, 23, admitted to having stabbed and strangled Robert Noce Jr., 47, less than two weeks after Noce was convicted for sexually assaulting Crehan’s girlfriend, 20-year-old Brittany Monk, the New York Daily News reported. A jury found Crehan guilty of the July 4, 2015 second-degree...
  • Black Lives Matter leader sues Fox News

    12/14/2017 7:49:29 AM PST · by Hadean · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | Dec. 14, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    A civil rights activist is suing Fox News and network host Jeanine Pirro, alleging that she made "false and defamatory statements" about him while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. DeRay Mckesson, one of the movement's leaders, said that Pirro defamed him when she claimed during a "Fox & Friends" segment that he directed protesters to commit violence against police officers, according to The Baltimore Sun. The lawsuit centers around remarks Pirro made on Sept. 29 while discussing the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a police officer who was injured during protests in Baton Rouge, La. "Pirro's statements are untrue and further a...
  • Judge: Black Lives Matter is a movement that can't be sued

    09/28/2017 11:52:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies
    WRAL ^ | 9-28-17 | Kuinzelman
    BATON ROUGE, LA. — A federal judge has ruled that Black Lives Matter is a social movement that can't be sued over an officer's injuries during a protest following a deadly police shooting in Baton Rouge last year. A Baton Rouge police officer sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement. But U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson ruled Thursday that Black Lives Matter is not "an entity of any sort," and like the tea party or civil rights movement, it can't be sued.
  • Baton Rouge man to be charged with 2 murders, killings possibly racially motivated: police

    09/19/2017 3:55:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official said authorities found a handwritten copy of an Adolf Hitler speech at Kenneth James Gleason's home, and investigators said surveillance footage and DNA on a shell casing link him to the crimes. Authorities said he would be charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of a homeless man and a dishwasher who was walking to work. In each...
  • Man questioned about 2 deadly Baton Rouge shootings is freed from jail

    09/18/2017 4:22:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola, a department spokesman, said Monday that Kenneth Gleason "has not been cleared" and remains a "person of interest" in the investigation of the killings.
  • Suspected Florida Cop Killer Claimed To Be Member Of Black Extremist Group

    08/19/2017 5:25:17 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7:11 PM 08/19/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The Florida man who allegedly ambushed and killed two Kissimmee police officers Friday night is a self-professed member of a black extremist group who appears to have been upset by last week’s events in Charlottesville, Va. Everett Glenn Miller, 45, was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the killing of Officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter. Miller, who goes by the name Malik Mohammad Ali on Facebook, allegedly ambushed and shot the officers as they were responding to a disturbance call.
  • Officer wounded in deadly ambush sues Black Lives Matter

    07/08/2017 7:26:34 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 7 July 17 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A lawsuit accuses Black Lives Matter and five of the movement's leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer. DeRay Mckesson and four other Black Lives Matter leaders are named as defendants in the suit filed Friday on behalf of one of the officers wounded in the July 17 attack by a black military veteran, who killed three other officers before he was shot dead. The suit doesn't name the officer, but its description of the plaintiff matches East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's...
  • 7 arrested in clash with Baton Rouge police during Alton Sterling march

    07/05/2017 3:23:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies ^ | 7/5/17 | JULIA O'DONOGHUE
    Seven people were arrested during a clash between Baton Rouge police and marchers commemorating the one-year anniversary of Alton Sterling's death, authorities said. Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman L'Jean Mckneely Jr. said a crowd of roughly 30 people, some of them members of the New Black Panther Party, were followed by a camera crew as they marched from the Triple S convenience store where Sterling was fatally shot by a Baton Rouge police officer, to the department's headquarters, 900 Airline Hwy. The confrontation took place outside headquarters. Mckneely said protesters were repeatedly told to remain behind a barricade, but were...
  • 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...
  • Louisiana high school quarterback killed in shooting at graduation party

    05/14/2017 7:06:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Fox Nesw ^ | May 14,2017
    A Louisiana high school quarterback died Saturday after a shooting at a graduation party, a coroner said. Bryant Lee, 18, was shot while attending the party a few blocks from his home in North Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge police said Lee was shot once in the head, while two others received minor injuries. "It's a sad situation," Ken Hilton, head football coach at McKinley High School, told WBRZ-TV. "He was going to graduate in three days with a 3.5 GPA." Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said investigators were still searching for a motive and that the shooter was...
  • Justice Department will not charge Baton Rouge officers in fatal shooting of Alton Sterling

    05/02/2017 3:00:57 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    <p>The Justice Department has decided not to bring charges against the officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling, whose videotaped shooting by police in Baton Rouge last summer prompted unrest across the city, and is planning to reveal in the next 24 hours that it has closed the probe, according to four people familiar with the matter.</p>
  • Three arrested for robbing woman after breaking her arm

    02/21/2017 7:55:35 AM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies ^ | 2/18/2017 | Jeremy Krail
    BATON ROUGE - Three women have been arrested after they sprayed a victim with mace and broke her arm before robbing her Feb. 4. The three women allegedly blocked the victim in with their vehicle at 10025 Ave. G before attacking her. According to the victim, Racheal Wagner, 28, sprayed the victim in the face with mace before throwing her to the ground. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 44-year-old Tanga Wagner and 28-year-old Alicia Wagner also attacked the victim and her arm was broken during the altercation. Once the victim was forced to the ground, the three...
  • Black Lives Matter Founder Says No Negotiating With Trump

    12/13/2016 10:38:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    All Hip-Hop News ^ | December 12, 2016 | Mike Winslow
    It looks like there will be no love lost between Donald Trump and the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a recent interview with NPR, co-founder Patrisse Cullors said there would be absolutely no negotiating with Donald Trump or anyone in his administration. “We’re not going to be taking meetings with Donald Trump,” Patrisse Cullors said. “We’re not going to be sitting with his Attorney General. What we will be doing is protesting. What we will be doing is calling for an end to white nationalism and fascism.” The Black Lives Matter movement has grown into a nation-wide...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Calls Islamic and BLM Attacks ‘Radical-Right Terrorist Plots’ (ed tr)

    12/11/2016 6:48:36 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-10-2016 | Lee Stranahan
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, aka the SPLC, has published a list of what they call “Terror from the Right” that categorizes two Islamic terror attacks—including the deadly assault on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub that left 49 dead and the Black Lives Matter-inspired murders of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas—as “radical-right terrorist plots.”The Daily Caller contacted the SPLC about the bizarre and contradictory “Terror from the Right” list but were given no answers.
  • 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