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US: Louisiana (News/Activism)

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  • Tropical Storm Cristobal

    06/05/2020 10:28:53 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 61 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 5 June 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    Cristobal has started to move toward the Gulf of Mexico after stalling over Campeche Mexico. Tropical Storm and storm surge watches have been issued along the Northern Gulf of Mexico coast. Most of the convection is located to the east of the storm. Satellite Imagery NHC Public Advisories NHC Discussions New Orleans Radar Loop Lake Charles LA Radar Loop Mobile AL Radar Loop Houston/Galveston TX Radar Loop Buoy Data with Storm Track overlay
  • Drew Brees receives intense backlash from star athletes after remarks about protesting during national anthem

    06/04/2020 5:20:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    FOX Snooze ^ | 06/04/2020 | By Daniel Canova
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees continues to stand against players kneeling during the national anthem when the season starts, and on Wednesday he told Yahoo Finance that he would never agree with the gesture. “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,” Brees said. After receiving backlash about his comments, Brees reiterated his stance later to ESPN saying that he...
  • Louisiana Bill may flip the Script in Favor of the Second Amendment and Churches

    06/01/2020 4:37:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy Dean Weingarten Louisiana is one of a few states which ban guns in churches but allow church leaders to allow guns on a case by case basis. According to Concealed, as of 2018, there were ten states and the District of Columbia with this policy of religious discrimination against churches that approve of an armed population. The laws in states that ban guns in church are a way to demonize guns. They fairly scream: Guns Bad! Good People Don't Have Guns!The laws flip the script of the Second Amendment, where guns are assumed to be part of...
  • Louisiana cop fired for saying 'unfortunate' more black people didn't die of coronavirus

    05/27/2020 9:58:11 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/27/2020 | Janelle Griffith
    A Louisiana police officer was fired over a Facebook comment that said it was "unfortunate" more black people did not die of the coronavirus. The chief of police in Kaplan, about 87 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, said Officer Steven Aucoin commented under a local news station's live feed of the governor's coronavirus news conference on May 15. Aucoin was fired later that day. CBS affiliate KLFY in Lafayette, Louisiana, reported that Aucoin's post was made on its Facebook page in response to another commenter who wrote,"virus that was created to kill all the BLACKS is death." "Well it didn't...
  • House FISA bill suddenly on life support

    05/27/2020 10:31:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo and Jordain Carney
    A bill to reauthorize three expired surveillance programs is in jeopardy, with President Trump urging Republicans to oppose it and growing concerns from progressives on a key amendment. House Democratic leaders say they still intend to vote on the measure this week, but it’s suddenly unclear if it can muster the 218 votes needed to clear the chamber — despite an earlier version of the bill winning 278 votes in March. Despite the limbo status, Democratic leadership is signaling they will move forward, setting up a showdown on the House floor over the fate of the bill. An update from...
  • Louisiana Looks to Reduce “Gun Free Zones”; WV SB96 becomes Effective

    05/27/2020 7:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Preemption law reform is moving in Louisiana and becomes effective in West Virginia at the end of May. As with nearly all states, Louisiana has a statute that preempts local governments from enacting ordinances or regulations which are in conflict with state laws regarding firearms. The idea is that firearms laws should be uniform statewide, so that people exercising their right to keep and bear arms will not be in violation of the law simply by crossing a street from one municipality to another, or one county to another. Some states have rigorous preemption laws, other states have minimal laws.HB...
  • 'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

    05/18/2020 8:00:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/18/2020 | Gregg Re
    Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., on Monday night said FBI Director Christopher Wray "has declined to respond" to their May 4 letter seeking information and interviews with key FBI officials after the bombshell revelations in the Michael Flynn case -- prompting the lawmakers to take matters into their own hands. "Because Director Wray has declined to respond to our request, we are forced to write to you directly," Jordan and Johnson wrote in an extraordinary letter to FBI agent Joe Pientka, who participated in the January 2017 White House interview that led to Flynn's prosecution. Fox News...
  • More than a dozen people are shot including one critically injured at memorial service for murdered Louisiana man

    05/17/2020 8:49:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2020 | AP
    Thirteen people have been shot at an impromptu memorial service for a man who was murdered earlier this month, authorities said. . . . An 'extremely large' crowd was gathered in a vacant lot on Martin Luther King Drive at East 4th Street to remember Dominique James, 29, investigators said. ... The scene was so chaotic, with wounded people being taken to several different hospitals that investigators haven't been able to find and interview all the wounded people, Tervalon said.
  • Scalise Sounds the Alarm on Speaker Pelosi's Power Grab: It Upends 200 Years of Precedent

    05/16/2020 10:11:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies ^ | May 16, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    The House of Representatives on Friday passed a historic piece of legislation , allowing members to vote by proxy and conduct hearings remotely for the next 45 days because of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Under the new rules, which passed mostly along party lines, congressmen and women can give written instructions to another member in the chamber to vote on their behalf. One representative can serve as a proxy voter for up to 10 other members at any given time. Those who choose to work remotely can still participate in open hearings and cast committee votes. Closed hearings, however, will...
  • Kennedy rips House Dems' coronavirus stimulus proposal: 'It's dead as fried chicken in the Senate'

    05/12/2020 11:14:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Senate Judiciary Committee Member John Kennedy, R-La., channeled actor Jack Nicholson Tuesday to describe his response to the latest coronavirus stimulus bill pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. "Go sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here," Kennedy told "Hannity," quoting Nicholson's character Melvin Udall in the 1997 movie "As Good As It Gets."
  • State of Louisiana Will Hire Hundreds of Louisianans as Contact Tracers to Fight the Spread of COVID-19

    05/11/2020 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Uncle Sham · 34 replies
    Today, Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health outlined a plan for COVID-19 testing and tracking that would hire as many as 700 Louisianans to serve as “contact tracers,” interviewing and advising people who have tested positive to determine who in their lives could also be at risk. This week, LDH signed a contract with Accenture and Salesforce to manage Louisiana’s contact tracing process, using two Louisiana-based call centers with 100 percent Louisiana agents. The training for these contact tracers will be managed by LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute. While hiring will be statewide the initial locations...
  • Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto on Iran War Powers Bill.....

    05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 5/7/2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    The Senate failed Thursday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would curb his ability to take military action against Iran. The Senate came up short of the two-thirds majority, and it voted 49-44, with seven GOP senators joining Democrats. Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday. Trump on Wednesday night,...
  • OPD: Stolen Unmarked Police Unit Recovered in Port Arthur, Texas; Suspect Killed During Attempted Robbery

    05/06/2020 4:51:25 PM PDT · by topher · 19 replies
    KADN News 15 ^ | 6-May-2020 | Brittany Cretchain
    Opelousas – – The Opelousas Police Department was conducting a narcotics investigation when one of their unmarked units was stolen. According to reports, an unmarked Opelousas Police detective unit was stolen from the parking lot of the Motel 6 located at 4165 I-49 S. Service Road, on yesterday morning at approximately 10:20 A.M.
  • JBE’s (Louisiana) New Website Seeks To Build A Confederacy Of Rats

    05/05/2020 10:27:07 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    The Hayride ^ | May 5, 2020 | Scott McKay
    You knew it was a matter of time before Louisiana entered the realm of lots of other states where the government officially solicited the involvement of citizens to rat each other out. But the rats are now here. For the most part, so far there hasn’t been a plethora of examples here of police harassing or abusing people for the sin of exercising their freedom of speech or association as in places like Wisconsin, California, North Carolina or New Jersey, and thankfully Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn’t issued forth any anti-semitic threats like New York mayor Warren “Bill DeBlasio” Wilhelm...
  • (LA) BRPD: Armed robbery victim suffers life-threatening injuries; 1 suspect dead, 2 others arrested

    05/03/2020 8:59:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    WAFB ^ | 30 April, 2020 | Rachel Thomas
    BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The intended target of an attempted armed robbery acted in self-defense during a deadly shooting Thursday night on East Smiley Avenue, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Tony Falgout, 18, was killed when he and two others tried to rob a 26-year-old man around 9 p.m. in the 2200 block of E. Smiley Ave. The victim of the armed robbery is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said.
  • Louisiana Pastor Defies House Arrest, Holds Sunday Service Amid Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order

    04/29/2020 3:41:56 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 4/27/20 | Shreyashi Chakraborty
    A pastor in Louisiana, who was placed under house-arrest for repeatedly flouting social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus crisis, stepped out and hosted a Sunday service with a significant number of attendees.
  • Gov. Edwards extends stay-at-home order until May 15

    04/27/2020 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Synthesist · 28 replies ^ | APRIL 27, 2020 | WAFB STAFF
    The governor explained while there have been positive signs statewide several regions across the state, including Baton Rouge and Monroe, new cases and hospitalizations continue to increase or to plateau, according to data from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). “Thanks to the commitment of the people of Louisiana, our state has made progress in flattening the curve and reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Unfortunately, we still have a little work to do before we meet the criteria to safely move to the next phase of reopening, so I will extend the state’s Stay at Home order until...
  • New Orleans Abortion Business Injures Woman While Open In Defiance of COVID19 Shutdown

    04/22/2020 12:18:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | April 22, 2020 | Cheryl Sullenger
    New Orleans, LA – A medical emergency occurred at the Women’s Health Center abortion facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, yesterday, despite efforts by State Attorney General Jeff Landry to enforce an order that should have shut down Louisiana’s abortion businesses due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The emergency, which occurred on April 21, 2020, was located in the midst of an area where a major COVID-19 outbreak has occurred. In a photo provided to Operation Rescue by a local pro-life activist, an African-American woman was seen fully clothed on a gurney with arms up as if she was in distress. A...
  • Louisiana Abortion Clinics Violate Order to Stop Non-Essential Procedures, Pro-Lifers Ask Governor to Stop Them

    04/21/2020 3:27:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | April 21, 2020 | Louisiana Right to Life
    Louisiana Right to Life sent a letter to Gov. John Bel Edwards today respectfully urging him to take decisive action to equally enforce his emergency health orders regarding postponement of elective surgeries and medical procedures on abortion facilities which, according to public record, have blatantly disregarded public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said, “Abortion businesses are once again putting profits over patients. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has clearly stated that Texas is justified in postponing elective abortions. Without clear and decisive action from Gov. Edwards and his administration,...
  • MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough mocks Sen. John Kennedy’s accent after call to reopen US economy

    04/16/2020 10:56:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough used a portion of Thursday’s show to mock Sen. John Kennedy’s Southern accent and accuse the Louisiana Republican of “playing dumb on TV,” adding the senator was "dumb as dishwater." During the segment, Scarborough dismissed Kennedy’s way of speaking as “corn-pone, made-up,” claiming the 68-year-old Mississippi native, who has served in Louisiana public life for more than two decades, “actually talks like Sherlock Holmes when he’s behind closed doors in his house – and he has an eyepatch and a top hat and smokes a pipe.” Scarborough was reacting to Kennedy’s Wednesday appearance on...