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  • Frustrated, Armed With Ropes, Activist Group Plans to Pull Down Andrew Jackson Monument

    09/16/2016 7:04:51 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 40 replies
    NO Advocate ^ | 9-15-2016 | Jeff Adelson
    A New Orleans activist group is threatening to pull down the city's most recognizable statue in response to what members claim are unreasonable delays in removing four other monuments honoring Confederate leaders and a 19th century white supremacist militia. Take 'Em Down NOLA says it will attempt to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson during a protest later this month in Jackson Square. Legal delays have kept the other statues -- honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard, and a militia known as the White League -- standing nine months after the City Council...
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • 3 women charged with attempted murder in Violet beating

    09/08/2016 12:57:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 38 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/8/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Three New Orleans women in their early 20s, including two sisters, face charges of attempted murder in a "vicious" beating that involved hitting, kicking, pepper-spraying and robbing a 21-year-old woman on a street in eastern St. Bernard Parish, authorities said Wednesday night (Sept. 7). Jarrell Holmes, 22, described by police as a friend of the victim, plotted with her 20-year-old sister Akira Holmes and 20-year-old Trebrekiante "Breke" Wickem to lure the victim, who also lives in New Orleans, to Angelique Drive in Violet on the pretext of picking up clothes at a house, according to the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office....
  • 'Blue lives matter' law used in arrest of New Orleans man who shouted slurs at police: warrant

    09/08/2016 12:50:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/8/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans police arrested a man this week and charged him with a hate crime and other offenses after police say he damaged a window at a French Quarter hotel and then shouted slurs at a witness and officers, according to the man's arrest warrant. It appears to be the first time Louisiana's so-called "blue lives matter" provision has been used to charge someone with a hate crime involving police officers, according to the Anti-defamation League. Raul Delatoba, 28, was booked Monday (Sept. 5) on charges of simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace and a felony-level hate crime,...
  • The I-10 Bus Crash Driver (trunc.)

    09/01/2016 11:08:16 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 17 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 08/31/2016 | Scott McKay
    Information is dribbling out about Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, the illegal alien from Honduras who crashed a party bus into a traffic pileup on I-10 in St. John the Baptist Parish on Sunday, killing two people and injuring some 40 others – and none of it is good. And Amaya’s lengthy history as an illegal running wild outside the law now promises to make a few of Louisiana’s more high-profile public officials look like clowns. At present, there is a major dust-up afoot between Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu over the issue, as yesterday...
  • Pete Fountain, New Orleans' clarinet-playing musical ambassador, dies at 86

    08/06/2016 11:50:04 AM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/6/16 | John Pope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Pete Fountain, whose easygoing, apparently effortless style on the clarinet and his perpetually sunny disposition made him a natural ambassador for New Orleans, died Saturday in New Orleans. He was 86. Other details were not available. Mr. Fountain, who was in hospice care, had been in poor health in recent years, suffering a stroke and undergoing heart surgery.Unlike other musicians whose lives were marked by marital strife, substance abuse and run-ins with the law, Mr. Fountain lived a blissful existence with Beverly Fountain, his wife of 64 years, and a sizable number of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A regular on...
  • Deadliest stretch in 6 years in New Orleans

    08/06/2016 8:24:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    wwltv.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Paul Murphy
    NEW ORLEANS -- There have been 19 murders over the past 18 days in New Orleans. WWL-TV crime analyst Jeff Asher says it's the bloodiest stretch of time in the city since 2010. "To be having a stretch that is equaling what we had six years ago when murder was much more prevalent is obviously not a positive sign," Asher said. NOPD Deputy Chief Paul Noel called it a spike in violent crime, not a long term trend. "These cases most likely involve individuals that chose to engage in illegal activity," Noel said. "They chose to make decisions that put...
  • Troopers chase, capture Bourbon Street robbery suspects Tuesday(mugshot)

    08/05/2016 3:37:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/3/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Two suspects who took off on Bourbon Street after punching a man and stealing his wallet were arrested Tuesday (Aug. 2) when Louisiana State Police troopers chased them through the French Quarter, the agency said. A preliminary New Orleans police report said just before 2 a.m. the suspects attacked and robbed a 28-year-old man on Bourbon Street, near the intersection with St. Louis Street. State Police spokesman Dustin Dwight said the troopers saw the suspects running down the 500 block of Bourbon and were then informed by the victim the men fleeing had just attacked and robbed him. Dwight said...
  • Man ransacks NOPD car in French Quarter, quickly busted by 5 cops: warrant(mugshot)

    07/23/2016 1:38:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    About seven minutes lapsed from when an eyewitness saw Jean Jacques Michell in the French Quarter ransacking a New Orleans Police Department car and the time three officers had Michell on the ground in handcuffs, his arrest warrant said. Michell, 35, was booked early Wednesday (July 20) on charges of simple burglary of a vehicle and simple criminal damage to property after he smashed the windshield of a marked cop car parked and apparently removed its computer system, his warrant said. The warrant, sworn by NOPD Det. Justin Almeida, said Almeida and Det. Mark Schmidt were on patrol when a...
  • Maybe Now They’ll Pay Attention To The Gulen Schools

    12/12/2013 6:51:24 AM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 11 Dec 13 | Christopher Holton
    Wednesday afternoon the story broke in Baton Rouge media that the Kenilworth Science & Technology School had been raided by the FBI. The FBI indicated that the raid, which evidently was conducted to gather material evidence in the form of documents and computers, was not a matter of public safety. As a result, it probably was not related to a report earlier this year that a teacher at the school was accused of having inappropriate pictures of children on his cell phone. Had those charges stuck, that would have been the second scandal of a sexual nature involving a Gulenist...
  • [From December 16, 2011] 1973: Mark Essex, the Howard Johnson's sniper

    07/08/2016 8:26:04 PM PDT · by euram · 8 replies
    nola ^ | December 16, 2011
    Mark James Robert Essex was born in Emporia, Kansas. Kicked out of the Navy after two years with a general discharge for unsuitability for "character and behavior disorders," the 23-year-old took up radical Black Panther politics and developed an intense hatred for the police. He came to the city to meet up with a friend who shared his politics.
  • Obama To Honor New Orleans For Opening City To Flood Of Immigrants And Refugees...

    07/02/2016 12:58:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    thehayride.com ^ | July 1, 2016
    President Obama and the White House will honor the city of New Orleans as one of their more than 50 experimental projects where the federal government asked local governments to open their doors to mass immigration and refugee dumping. The White House announced today that it would “celebrate the success of the Building Welcoming Communities Campaign,” which asked localities to take on a flood of immigrants and refugees, all while helping them integrate into the area. Integration, as far as immigration lingo is concerned, is far different from assimilation. Integration is simply understood as getting immigrants and refugees signed up...
  • Boy, 14, arrested after robbing girls, 12 and 13, at gunpoint, NOPD says

    06/14/2016 2:19:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/13/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    After two juvenile boys held up three juvenile girls at gunpoint Sunday afternoon (June 12) in the 7th Ward, one made his getaway on a bicycle as the other took off running, New Orleans police say. A preliminary NOPD report says one of the suspects, a 14-year-old boy, was arrested shortly after the robbery. The holdup happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Broad Street, police say. The report says two of the victims were age 12 and 13. The third victim's age was not listed, but police said she was also a juvenile. The report says...
  • Woman stabs man on Earhart Boulevard, NOPD says(mug shot)

    06/06/2016 3:27:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    A woman accused of stabbing a man on Earhart Boulevard on Sunday (June 5) has been arrested, New Orleans police said. Marvel Hilton, 57, was arrested after she attacked the 56-year-old man in the 2000 block of Earhart Boulevard, near the Pontchartrain Expressway, according to a preliminary police report. The victim was standing in the area when Hilton approached him and began stabbing him, police said.
  • New Orleans area crime news: Deadly holiday caps 8 violent days

    06/01/2016 1:25:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    New Orleans area crime news: Deadly holiday caps 8 violent days
  • Major SF earthquake could devastate housing, price out poor and elderly

    09/22/2005 12:49:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 660+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/5 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    San Francisco -- Rebuilding San Francisco after a major earthquake would change its human face, hastening gentrification and driving out poor and elderly residents, experts and city officials warn. Experts say there's a 62 percent chance a quake with a magnitude of 6.7 or higher will hit the San Francisco Bay area within several decades — or tomorrow. Thousands of homes would be rendered uninhabitable, displacing up to 300,000 residents, almost half the city's population, according to some projections. A major issue would be creating replacement housing for the poor in one of the nation's most expensive markets. About 16,000...
  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot dead after breaking into Texas apartment

    05/28/2016 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seth Walder
    A rising NBA rookie was shot to death after breaking into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to a friend, according to reports. New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday after he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
  • Cops: NBA Player Killed While Breaking Into Apartment

    05/28/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    newser ^ | 05/28/2016
    Police responded to a shooting at an apartment around 3:20 am and found Bryce Dejean-Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans wounded with a gunshot. He died at the hospital. The resident of the apartment tells police he was sleeping when someone kicked down his front door then his bedroom door. He says he fired his gun once. According to the New York Daily News, it appears Dejean-Jones thought he was breaking into an acquaintance's apartment but got the wrong one.
  • Man shot on Delachaise Street after group of youths told to knock off horseplay

    05/28/2016 12:42:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/26/16 | Ben Myers, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A man was shot in the buttocks around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (May 26) near the intersection of Delachaise and South Saratoga streets, according to New Orleans police. A woman who lives in the 2100 block of Delachaise said she saw a group of perhaps five young people fooling around with two parked school buses in the block. It looked like they were shaking the bus and messing with the mirrors, she said. One of her neighbors approached the group and told them to cut it out, the woman said, and they cursed back at him. They told him "you...
  • New Orleans delays bid process for Confederate monument removal

    05/24/2016 3:13:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NEW ORLEANS (WWL-TV) – The city of New Orleans has cancelled the start of the monument relocation bid process that was scheduled Monday as the matter continues to be stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision to remove four monuments that celebrate Confederate era figures or events and the bid process to have them removed has been marked by controversy and court hearings. The city council voted late last year to have the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, The P.G.T. Beauregard statue near City Park, the Jefferson Davis Memorial on Jefferson Davis Parkway and the...
  • Parts of New Orleans Are Sinking Fast, Study Finds

    05/23/2016 8:20:30 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 39 replies
    NBCnews ^ | 5/22/2016 | Tim Stelloh
    New Orleans is sinking fast — with one neighborhood losing as much as an inch per year, a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research found. The study, which was conducted between 2009 and 2012 and published last week, used GPS and radar, including one device that captured images from seven miles above ground. The most threatened section of the already-below-sea level city is Michoud, a neighborhood that sits between Lake Ponchartrain and Lake Borguen, and is being swallowed up at a rate of half an inch to just over one inch per year, the researchers found.
  • The 1934 standoff between Huey Long, New Orleans in never-before-seen photos

    05/19/2016 3:12:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/19/16 | James Karst, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans and the state government prepared to go to war over control of the city in the summer of 1934. At 10 o'clock one Monday night that July, as Sen. Huey Long sat in his suite atop the Roosevelt Hotel, National Guardsmen under his control broke down the doors of the registrar of voters office across Lafayette Square from City Hall. The heavily armed forces searched and surrounded the building. Snipers trained their guns on the office of Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley, a former political ally of Long who was now his bitter adversary. A tense standoff ensued. Long,...
  • NOPD officer robbed at gunpoint in the Ninth Ward

    05/18/2016 6:19:55 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    NEW ORLEANS -- It's not every day a crime fighter becomes the victim of a violent crime. New Orleans Police officials confirmed one of their officers was robbed at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Feliciana in the Ninth Ward. The robbery happened shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Neighbors said the lawman is renovating a house on the block. One man, who didn't want to be identified, talked with the officer about the stick-up. ALSO: Strange twist links to recent, prominent police cases "He just told me that he was in his car,” the man said. “He got off his...
  • 'Sanctuary City' bill would penalize New Orleans

    05/17/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://www.wwltv.com/ ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Murphy, WWL
    New Orleans is one of two cities in Louisiana identified by some as a so called "Sanctuary City." The other is Lafayette.A Sanctuary City is defined as a city with policies or laws that limit the extent to which law enforcement and other government employees will go to assist the federal government on immigration matters.NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison says immigration is a federal matter and it should be enforced by federal authorities."Many chiefs around the country, I stand with them and they stand with us that immigration is not a local police department issue to enforce," Harrison said. " A...
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome to glow blue to honor fallen NOPD officers

    05/16/2016 2:16:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 15, 2016 | Wilborn P. Nobles III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be lit up in blue starting Sunday (May 15) evening to honor New Orleans Police officers who died in the line of duty and thank current officers in service. The NOPD said the recognition coincides with National Police Week. The New Orleans stadium's blue glow will last until Thursday evening.From March 26, 1856 to July 17, 2015, more than 112 officers have died in the line of duty, the department said. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison expressed his gratitude to the Superdome for honoring the fallen officers "and recognizing the officers who are taking that risk right...
  • 'The Wire' Actor Wendell Pierce Arrested After Alleged Attack on Sanders Supporter

    05/16/2016 5:57:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5/15/2016 | unknown
    Police say actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest. Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah says in a statement that Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. New Orleans native Pierce is known for his television roles as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on The Wire and Antoine Batiste on Treme. TMZ earlier reported that Pierce allegedly got into a physical altercation with a man and woman, reportedly a couple, at the hotel after a political dispute. Citing hotel sources, TMZ reports that Pierce, an avowed Hillary Clinton supporter,...
  • Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Fight Over Bernie Sanders (assaulted Sanders Supporters)

    05/15/2016 11:04:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 05.15.16 7:11 PM ET | Goldie Taylor
    Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Fight Over Bernie Sanders The bitter Democratic primary has now led to a Hollywood actor’s arrest: Hillary Clinton supporter Wendell Pierce was detained by Atlanta police early Sunday after an alleged assault on two Sanders supporters. Politics ain’t beanbag but, if press reports are to be believed, a well-known Hollywood actor and producer may have thrown more than a multi-colored children’s toy at a couple in Atlanta. Wendell Pierce, who turned in standout performances for HBO’s The Wire and Treme, was arrested after an altercation early Sunday morning at an Atlanta hotel. A...
  • What would President Trump do about JFK records? (Examines Cruz connection in response)

    05/08/2016 7:55:24 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 152 replies
    http://jfkfacts.org/22301-2/ ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jeff Morley
    Once again Donald Trump is frazzling the custodians of civil discourse....... But dismissing JFK’s assassination as a trivial subject is one mistake that Donald Trump does not make. His gambit is an old story in American culture. With his intuitive media personality, Trump is drawn, moth-like, to an eternal flame of American culture: the JFK story......... The issue facing the next president–and those who will vote for him or her– is not “Who killed JFK?” The issue in 2016 is “Who will kill JFK secrecy?” The Law::::::Within a year of taking the oath of office President Trump (or President Clinton)...
  • Blogger Gary Welsh Dies In Apparent Suicide

    05/08/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 308 replies
    IBJ ^ | May 1, 2016 | Indiana Business Journal
    The Indiana blogger, Gary Walsh, was found dead by apparent gunshot to the head in a stairwell outside his office in Indianapolis. Next to his body was a gun. Gary Walsh exposed a great many corrupt politicians in Indiana, who were shredding official documents. Too, he exposed the photo of Raphael Cruz, Sr., handing out leaflets while accompanying Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans, from 1963.
  • 'Sinkhole de Mayo' celebration planned to honor 'catastrophic failure' in New Orleans

    05/06/2016 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 12 replies
    Sinkholes have been popping up -- caving in, really -- across New Orleans in the past week, and they've combined to spur the start of a makeshift holiday. With May 5, and the annual Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo on tap Thursday, more than 1,600 people have confirmed they'll attend a new event: 'Sinkhole de Mayo.'
  • Confrontation shows how quickly conflicts in New Orleans can turn deadly

    05/02/2016 10:38:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    Kwame Gates, who goes by the rapper name K-Gates, has produced a documentary about violence in New Orleans, called "Murda Capital." He is hoping to shed light on the problems facing this city and stop the cycle of murder and violent crime. Even though he is a rapper, he believes the rap culture has had a strong influence on young people, glorifying drugs, money and violence. He introduced us to Althea Phillips, whose four sons were all killed in gun violence. As we left her house, Gates introduced us to a couple of rappers who call themselves the 8-9 Boys....
  • Drew Brees says NFL can't be trusted, thought Deflategate was 'dead issue'

    04/26/2016 6:34:13 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    Tom Brady is suspended (again) for his role in Deflategate, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty of what he's been accused of doing. What it means is that the Roger Goodell believes Brady is guilty and deserves a four-game suspension, and the judges who reinstated that suspension believe Goodell has the proper authority to do so. At least one player doesn't agree with that assessment. According to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who spoke with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, Goodell has too much power and the league shouldn't be trusted.
  • Tabloid says it has proof: Ted Cruz’s father is mystery man in Lee Harvey Oswald photo

    04/24/2016 2:15:08 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 198 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 22, 2016
    WASHINGTON -- The National Enquirer has published what it says is conclusive evidence that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael B. Cruz, is the man photographed next to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald distributing pro-Castro leaflets in 1963 in New Orleans. The Cruz presidential campaign fired back unequivocally. “This is another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage,” communications director Alice Stewart told McClatchy. “The story is false; that is not Rafael in the picture.” The explosive suggestion that Cruz’s father would have had any affiliation with Oswald is not corroborated in any other way. Cuban-born Rafael Cruz is now a...
  • New Orleans City Council to consider 5 gun-control measures(DOH!)

    04/22/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ben Myers
    The gun-control proposals that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will publicly announce on Friday (April 22) include restrictions on who can carry guns, as well as the places and manner in which guns can be carried. The measures would also outlaw guns without serial numbers and require gun-theft victims to notify police within 48 hours, according to a draft ordinance.
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • Bill to block removal of Confederate monuments rejected (Louisiana)

    04/06/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 1:59 PM EDT | Megan Trimble
    A proposal to stop the teardown of Louisiana’s Confederate monuments and step into an ongoing fight in New Orleans has failed to win support in the state Senate, blocked by Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Beth Mizell, a Republican who lives 70 miles north of New Orleans, sought to create a state commission to sign off on monument removals. She told senators: “History is bigger than a single community or the mood of a moment.” The argument failed to sway Democrats on the committee, all of whom are black. …
  • Accused New Orleans candy snatcher facing 20 to life for pocketing $31 in sweets

    04/04/2016 3:57:54 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 19 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 04/01/2016 | JOHN SIMERMAN
    The price of candy has shot way up for Jacobia Grimes. A career shoplifter, Grimes faces a possible 20 years to life in prison after he allegedly stuffed $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets [...] on a December afternoon. Grimes has five prior theft convictions, making him a “quad” offender under the state’s habitual-offender law, and facing 20 years to life behind bars. In 2010, [Orleans Parish District Attorney] Cannizzaro’s office secured a conviction against Grimes as a double offender, sending him away on a four-year prison stint. The latest charge upped the stakes further. Grimes appeared Thursday...
  • Complaint: Court sentences Latinos to costly English classes [New Orleans]

    03/30/2016 8:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 11:14 AM EDT | Kevin McGill
    A suburban New Orleans court discriminates against Latinos by charging them for inadequate English interpreters and making them attend overpriced, ineffective English classes as a condition of probation, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Wednesday in a letter to the U.S. Justice Department. The SPLC complaint centers on practices in 1st Parish Court of Jefferson Parish, which handles traffic and misdemeanor cases. The complaint cites the experience of four people with limited English speaking abilities who said interpreters rushed them through proceedings and failed to adequately explain their cases. …
  • Mother's Day gunman imprisoned for life; brothers also sentenced

    03/29/2016 4:08:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/29/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    One of the gunmen convicted in the 2013 Mother's Day shooting that wounded 20 people at a second-line celebration in New Orleans will spend the rest of his life in prison. U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle handed down the life sentence Tuesday (March 29) for Akein "Keemy" Scott, 22 -- and added 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Scott pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to several charges related to his role in the FnD street gang, which operated in the 7th Ward near the intersection of Frenchmen and North Derbigny streets. Among the five violent acts...
  • Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

    03/25/2016 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 9:47 AM EDT | Cain Burdeau
    Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the intentional torching of a contractor’s Lamborghini. For now, at least, things have gotten so nasty the city hasn’t found a contractor willing to bear the risk of tearing down the monuments. The city doesn’t have its own equipment to move them and is now in talks to find a company, even discussing doing the work at night to avoid further tumult.Initially, it appeared the monuments would be removed quickly after the majority black City...
  • Teen convicted in Sandy Kaynor shooting, student's murder gets life plus 362 years

    03/21/2016 5:22:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/17/16 | Ken Daley, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A New Orleans teen convicted of participating in a gruesome 2012 armed robbery and shooting spree that left a college student dead and a Garden District lawyer paralyzed and mute was sentenced to life plus 362 years in prison. Criminal District Court Judge Laurie White imposed the sentence Wednesday (March 16), leaving 19-year-old Charles "Mob Chuck" Carter without hope of walking outside prison walls ever again. Carter was 16 when authorities said he joined Byron "Wink" Johnson and Devante Billy in a bloody crime spree that stretched from eastern New Orleans to Uptown in October 2012. New Orleans police said...
  • Pair sentenced for robbing barbershop same day they got haircuts

    03/21/2016 4:43:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/15/16 | Ken Daley, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A pair of men who staged sloppy armed robberies of two South Claiborne Avenue businesses last October pleaded guilty Tuesday (March 15) in New Orleans' Criminal District Court. The holdups included the robbery of a barbershop the same day the two men got haircuts there, prosecutors said. Jacolby Jarvis and Rodney James stood before Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson and admitted to robbing the Innovators Barbershop on Oct. 24 and the nearby Jazz Daiquiri Lounge one night later. The businesses are at 3700 and 3400 South Claiborne Avenue, respectively. The men were sentenced to 15 years and 20 years in prison, respectively....
  • Meet Jacinta Gonzalez Goodman - Soros Fellowship Award Winner

    03/21/2016 4:19:25 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 42 replies
    The Beer Barrel ^ | March 20, 2016 | Apocales
    This is one of the people who chained themselves to a van to block traffic to the Phoenix Trump rally. She decided for people that they cannot go to a rally cause she didn't like it. She is believed to be Jacinta Gonzalez Goodman, who works for the George Soros Open Society Foundation and...
  • LEAD ORGANIZER Who Shut Down Hwy to TRUMP RALLY Is “Soros Fellow” from New Orleans

    03/21/2016 6:54:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/20/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday Far left open border activists SHUT DOWN THE HIGHWAY leading to the Trump rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona for two hours. The lead protester who chained her neck to a pickup truck was Jacinta Gonzalez from New Orleans. Jacinta shut down traffic for two hours in Arizona. Jacinta Gonzalez is a trained community organizer and Soros Fellow. Jacinta is from Mexico but lives in New Orleans. It’s not clear if she is an American citizen. Jacinta was one of three organizers who shut down traffic for over two hours yesterday in Arizona. She was trained by Soros. The Soros...
  • LEAD ORGANIZER Who Shut Down Hwy to TRUMP RALLY Is “Soros Fellow” from New Orleans

    03/20/2016 5:47:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 147 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3-20-16 | Hoft
    Yesterday Far left open border activists SHUT DOWN THE HIGHWAY leading to the Trump rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona for two hours. The protesters parked their trucks across the highway to block traffic. Only three protesters were arrested. Where were he paddy wagons? The lead protester who chained her neck to a pickup was Jacinta Gonzales from New Orleans. Jacinta shut down traffic for two hours in Arizona. Jacinta Gonzalez is a trained community organizer and Soros Fellow. Jacinta is from Mexico. It's not clear if she is an American citizen. Jacinta was one of three organizers who shut down...
  • New Orleans rapper Dee-1 pays off student loans, sings about it in viral video

    03/06/2016 12:07:53 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/18/16 | Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Few rappers likely know Louisiana's education system as well as Dee-1. The New Orleans-raised rapper, whose real name is David Augustine, used to teach middle school in Baton Rouge. Then, in 2015 he signed a major label record contract with RCA's Inspiration imprint and went on tour around the country. Still, New Orleans is home and with many questions about the future of TOPS and higher education on the table during the special legislative session at the Capitol, Dee-1 used his music to draw attention to one of his concerns: student loans. In a new music video posted to Facebook...
  • Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in New Orleans, LA (3-4-16)

    03/05/2016 3:10:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Friday, March 4, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally in New Orleans, LA at Landmark Aviation. Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in New Orleans, LA (3-4-16)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMGn2qttCmE      
  • Joseph Cao officially enters race for David Vitter's Senate seat

    03/02/2016 8:09:18 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | March 01, 2016 | Richard Rainey
    At a far lower decibel range than most of Super Tuesday's primary battles, a former New Orleans congressman made an announcement few would find surprising. Joseph Cao is running for the U.S. Senate. Cao's official entrance into the race dovetails neatly with the sentiments of a private holiday email he sent to family and friends in December. "Sen. (David) Vitter will not be running for re-election, so this is a great opportunity to have a Vietnamese-American/Asian-American voice in the U.S. Senate," Cao wrote.
  • Donald Trump prompts protest from New Orleans musicians, magazine reports

    03/02/2016 7:40:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | March 2, 2016 | Richard Rainey
    Donald Trump's rally at Lakefront Airport Friday (March 4) doesn't have everyone in New Orleans singing a happy tune. The music magazine Offbeat reports that a group of local musicians plan to protest Trump over his promises to deport 11 million undocumented workers and ban Muslims from traveling to the United States, among other policy proposals, by conducting a second line parade at the airport's entrance. Trump is due in New Orleans to attempt to drum up support before Louisiana's March 5 presidential primary on Saturday....
  • Charter Schools Taking Off

    02/08/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 8, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At least one form of very productive education disruption is growing exponentially. "Parents can choose public schools for their children in 55 percent of the nation's largest school districts, more than double the percent of such districts that offered school choice 15 years ago," Grover (Russ) Whitehurst writes in the Education Choice and Competition Index for 2015 compiled by the Brookings Institution, for which he toils. "In addition, programs that allow students to enroll in public schools outside their home district are available in about 20 percent of the states. Additions to the menu of school choice in many locales...