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  • Northern California lawyer beaten but not robbed in New Orleans

    12/22/2014 7:33:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    A California personal injury lawyer is recovering from a severe beating suffered in New Orleans, and wondering why it happened. Bill Callaham of Sacramento said three strangers beat him unconscious without robbing him -- and he was wearing a Rolex watch and had a cellphone and hundreds of dollars in his pockets. "I don't know if they got interrupted. I don't know if they didn't care," he told The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/1Cjrv9B). "They apparently made no attempt even to take anything from me."
  • Lawyer bewildered as to why he was beaten unconscious but not robbed of Rolex, cash

    12/20/2014 8:13:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 58 replies
    nola.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    Bill Callaham, a California lawyer, never had a chance to hand over his Rolex, cell phone or hundreds of dollars in cash. The men who attacked him from behind in the Central Business District never made any demands. They beat him unconscious, breaking his nose and his jaw. And afterward, he said, they took nothing. "If somebody had confronted me and asked for money, I would've happily given them my money," Callaham said Friday, a week after the assault. "I don't know if it was random, I mean, I have no idea. I just think it's a sad state of...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • Reggie Bush Wears Protest Shirt (I can't breathe)

    12/07/2014 1:01:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    espn ^ | 12-2014
    DETROIT -- Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died while being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested. Bush wore the shirt a day after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in pregame warm-ups prior to his team's game Saturday night...
  • Da winnas & da loozas (Clancy DuBos says Mary's loss kills brother Mitch)

    12/07/2014 1:05:58 PM PST · by abb · 23 replies
    Gambing ^ | December 7, 2014 | Clancy DuBos
    snip DA WINNAS 1. The Louisiana GOP — The Republican Party has been steadily building strength in Louisiana since Dave Treen won the governor’s race in 1979 and Ronald Reagan won the White House a year later. It wasn’t always easy, but this year the GOP made electoral politics look easy with Congressman Bill Cassidy’s simple strategy of hanging President Barack Obama around incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s neck like a millstone. Landrieu was on the defensive from Day One and was never able to score a clean hit on Cassidy, though she certainly tried. The tide of anti-Obama sentiment...
  • Mother says Brittany Martin 'had not a clue' about scheme to murder Reserve couple

    12/03/2014 2:25:35 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | December 03, 2014 | Ken Daley
    The mother of murder suspect Brittany Martin said her daughter "had not a clue" about any scheme to kill Reserve couple Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph, and that she herself played no part in her daughter's reunion with co-defendant Horatio Johnson. Speaking publicly for the first time about her daughter's arrest, Rhonda Martin said she is concerned that media coverage of the highly publicized double-murder has been prejudicial against her daughter. Brittany Martin is a former prison guard who New Orleans police say was caught on video purchasing items with Johnson that police believe were used to murder the Josephs. "I...
  • Woman on sidewalk randomly stabs pedestrians

    12/03/2014 9:02:30 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 10 replies
    LiveLeak.com, New Orleans Police Department ^ | November 30, 2014 | unknown
    The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying a woman accused of walking down Decatur Street in New Orleans and randomly stabbing two men who were walking down the street. It happened on November 30, 2014, in the 900 block of Decatur Street. Shortly before 9 p.m., the woman walked down the sidewalk poking random pedestrians with an unknown sharp object. She appeared to be mumbling to herself as she walked down the street. Two men, 28 and 62-years-old, sustained minor lacerations. The surveillance video captured both incidents and it appears that she...
  • NFL Player Benjamin Watson says "Jesus" on CNN

    11/30/2014 5:01:31 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 21 replies
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, whose Facebook post on the Ferguson riots went viral last week, appeared on CNN to discuss his feelings about the rioting and the Michael Brown shooting. Watson spoke with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Friday and read parts of his emotional Facebook post during the interview. “Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I feel like I’m just as prejudiced as the people I point fingers at and that’s not right,” he read. “How can I look at white skin and make assumptions and not want assumptions made about me? That’s not...
  • NFL Player's Reflection On Ferguson Goes Viral

    11/29/2014 5:48:36 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 29, 2014 | You Tube
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson stirs the Facebook faithful with thoughtful and moving post on tumult surrounding the Michael Brown-Officer Darren Wilson case and Ferguson. #Ferguson Fox News: On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    11/18/2014 8:31:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:17 PM EST
    Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana. …
  • What Happened at the Gun Turn In (Buyback) in New Orleans?

    11/05/2014 3:21:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns procured for a similar amount at a Phoenix, AZ, event on 4 May of 2013 Most gun turn in events are political theater, designed to gather publicity, denigrate the ownership of guns, and promote the idea that guns have no legitimate utility.  For this reason, publicity is highly sought, pictures of guns turned in are prominently splashed across friendly media, and separate news "events" are created when guns are destroyed.  All of this is pretty much standard practice by  those who conduct the political theater known by the propaganda term "buy back".   You would think it would be...
  • New Orleans area man being monitored for signs of Ebola, DHH says

    10/23/2014 3:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | October 23, 2014 | Tanya Sinkovits
    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - A man in the New Orleans area is being monitored for signs of Ebola after returning to Louisiana from visiting an Ebola-affected country, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said Thursday. Olivia Watson, spokesperson for the DHH said the man is at a “low risk for Ebola,” and had no history of exposure. But out of an “abundance of caution” he will be watched for 21-day. “We are monitoring him in the same manner as the individual in the Capital Region with temperature and symptom checks,” Watson said....
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity, New Orleans, 25 October, 2014

    10/23/2014 5:19:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 The New Orleans Jefferson Parish and Kirsha Kaechelel, will be hosting a gun turn in event on 25 October, 2014. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at The Embassy located  at  1200 Franklin Avenue, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. It appears that they will be giving out cash.   $75 will be given to those who turn in a handgun, $200 will be...
  • Kirsha Kaechele describes her Prospect.3 gun buyback art project in the Huffington Post

    10/23/2014 1:57:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/23/14 | Doug MacCash
    In a story by Priscilla Frank titled "One Artist Is Buying Back The Guns In New Orleans' Tough Neighborhoods" that appeared on the Huffington post website Wednesday (Oct. 23), art impresario Kirsha Kaechele explained her forthcoming art project "The Embassy." In brief, Kaechele's husband David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia's state of Tasmania, plans to purchase $100,000 in weapons on Saturday (Oct. 25), with no questions asked. The object is to decrease gun violence by diminishing the number of firearms.Originally, the guns were to be melted and reconstituted as record albums upon which...
  • Slain delivery driver remembered: 'He was loved by so many people'

    09/25/2014 1:24:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/14 | Jonathan Bullington
    It was Wednesday, they all said, and Chris should have been there. On any other Wednesday, Richard Yeager - known as "Chris" by virtually everyone who knew him - would have been seated at the table by the small stage in the back of GrandPre's on North Rampart Street for the bar's popular karaoke night, which he co-hosted for the last few years. Regular visitors would have had their names placed in the queue upon entrance, and would get their turns to select from the seemingly unending catalog of karaoke songs at Yeager's disposal. But this Wednesday, despite a packed...
  • New Orleans man pleads not guilty to carjacking 68-year-old woman in Metairie(mugshot)

    09/25/2014 1:06:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/14 | Paul Purpura
    A New Orleans man has pleaded not guilty to carjacking a 68-year-old Chalmette woman who was attacked last year in a busy Metairie parking lot. Daryle Guillot, 37, who entered the plea Tuesday during his arraignment, was back in a 24th Judicial District courtroom on Thursday, when attorneys and a judge discussed the case privately. Guillot, whose last address was 516 Marigny St., in the Faubourg Marigny, is accused of assaulting the woman on Nov. 12. She just had her hair cut at a business in the 200 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, near the 17th Street Canal, according to...
  • 2 teens arrested in slaying of Domino's driver

    09/23/2014 2:21:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/23/14 | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police arrested two 16-year-old boys in Monday's slaying of Domino's delivery driver Richard Yeager in Mid-City. NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison announced the arrests at a Tuesday news conference but would not identify the suspects because of their ages. They are both facing a charge of first-degree murder, Harrison said. Yeager, 35, was found shot to death shortly after midnight early Monday morning, with his car stolen minutes after he delivered a pizza in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street.
  • No Trace Of Ebola On New Orleans-Bound Ship, CDC Insists

    09/18/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    WDSU ^ | 9-17-2014
    UPDATED 11:48 PM CDT Sep 17, 2014 Marine Phoenix identified as ship from Africa with sick crewNEW ORLEANS —In a statement released late Wednesday night, the Centers for Disease Control stressed that crew members on a freighter inbound to New Orleans were suffering from malaria and show no traces of Ebola. Official confirms 1 person aboard African ship has malaria. A crew member who fell ill on a ship from Africa is diagnosed with malaria, an official says. First responders who took those individuals to the hospital wore protective garb as a precaution, though health officials noted early on that...
  • Former New Orleans mayor to have public defender (Ray Nagin)

    09/03/2014 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2014 10:33 PM EDT
    A public defender will handle a former New Orleans mayor’s appeal of his conviction on bribery and money laundering charges. […] According to a questionnaire filed with the court, (Ray) Nagin has just $23.65 in the bank. He said he, his wife and daughter live each month off of $360 in food stamps and about $500 in gifts and donations. …
  • NEW ORLEANS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS ARE BEATING THE [crap] OUT OF ARTISTS AND GAYS

    08/24/2014 1:53:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Vice News ^ | Aug. 21, 2014 | By Mason Miller
    It was just after dark when Michael Martin, 56, was walking back to his home in New Orleans’ Marigny neighborhood, after helping a friend move. At the time, Martin was caring for his dementia-ridden mother, and was anxious to get home, as his long-time partner, Eric Webb, was the only person there with her. “I really was walking through a neighborhood that I don’t think the people who live there walk through at night,” Martin said. As he approached an interstate overpass, the division between St. Roch and his Marigny neighborhood, Martin heard laughter from a group of children, no...
  • NFL to Use Tracking Chips on Players

    08/02/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Glenn McDonald
    As a hardcore baseball guy, I often wonder why people needlessly waste their time on all those other, lesser sports. But I suppose everyone has a right to their insane opinions. In any case, football fans may want to keep an eye on this development: The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season. The high-tech chips — RFID stands for radio-frequency identification — will generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. Football Uniforms Throughout History For the initial rollout, the RFID system will...
  • Mayor during Katrina gets 10 years for corruption

    07/09/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and...
  • Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. Nagin, 58, the two-term mayor who was the face of the city during Hurricane Katrina, joins a list of Louisiana elected officials convicted of misdeeds committed while in office. But he is New Orleans' first mayor to be convicted and sent to prison for public corruption.
  • Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    07/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-9-14 | Campbell Robertson
    NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans. Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of...
  • 10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

    07/09/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly...
  • Bourbon Street shooting suspect, person of interest and one of the victims visited French quarter

    07/06/2014 1:22:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/6/14 | Naomi Martin
    Bourbon Street shooting suspect, person of interest and one of the victims visited French Quarter togetherA photograph uploaded to Facebook a year ago shows three West Bank men posing together on Bourbon Street. One holds a florescent-green cup and another makes an obscene gesture to the camera. The trio emerged this week as central characters -- a victim, a witness and a suspect -- in a mass shooting on the city's famous thoroughfare that killed a woman and wounded nine others.Police say the man shown in the middle, Trung Tran Le, 20, got into a fight with another man around...
  • New Orleans police seek 'person of interest' in eastern New Orleans shootout

    07/05/2014 11:48:07 AM PDT · by BBell
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 04, 2014 at 11:07 PM | Danielle Dreilinger
    Police are seeking to question Eric Youngblood, 26, about an eastern New Orleans shootout and attempted home invasion. Youngblood is not wanted for a crime but "may possess important information relating to the investigation," officials said Friday. The two suspects in the incident, Aranton Johnson, 26, and Brandon Tucker, 25, are at large and wanted for attempted murder.
  • Pizza driver beaten with baseball bat during delivery, police say (New Orleans knockout game)

    07/03/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Uptown Messenger ^ | July 1, 2014 | Robert Morris
    A pizza-delivery driver was beaten by a man with a baseball bat early Tuesday morning in the former B.W. Cooper housing projects, New Orleans Police said. The driver was taking a delivery to the 1300 block of South Prieur Street shortly before 2 a.m., and saw a man waiting outside when he arrived, said NOPD Detective Sgt. David Barnes on Tuesday afternoon at the weekly meeting of Sixth District ranking officers. The driver asked the man if he was the person who placed the order, and when the man said yes, the driver turned back to the car to get...
  • Bourbon Street shooting 'person of interest' Justin Odom 'never suspected' of pulling trigger

    07/03/2014 7:03:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/3/14 | Naomi Martin
    Bourbon Street shooting 'person of interest' Justin Odom 'never suspected' of pulling trigger, attorney saysThe "person of interest" questioned and released by authorities in the fatal Bourbon Street mass shooting is not suspected of being the gunman whose bullets struck 10 people, the man's attorney said Thursday. Justin Odom, 20, answered questions from NOPD homicide detectives for about two hours on Wednesday, said his attorney, Gregory Thompson, who was present at the interview. Odom had turned himself in hours after police publicized they were looking for him in connection with Sunday's (June 29) shooting that left a woman dead and...
  • Police identify 'person of interest' in Bourbon Street shootings

    07/02/2014 7:06:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/2/14 | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police investigating last weekend's Bourbon Street shootings on Wednesday released photographs and the identity of a 20-year-old man they consider a "person of interest" in the case. Police are seeking the public's help locating Justin Odom, whose identity was developed in connection with the case of 10 people wounded by gunfire last Sunday at 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street.
  • Stacey Jackson pleads guilty, delivers another black eye to Ray Nagin's administration

    07/02/2014 10:04:57 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    NOLA.com (Times-Picayune) ^ | July 02, 2014 at 10:34 AM, updated July 02, 2014 at 10:46 AM | Richard Rainey
    With a few nods and a clear-voiced "yes, ma'am," Stacey Jackson on Wednesday ended her year-long resistance against accusations that she orchestrated an elaborate kickback scheme to rob a federally financed anti-blight program during now-disgraced Mayor Ray Nagin's tenure in City Hall. She struck a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted to U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon that she was guilty of one count of conspiracy to receive kickbacks involving federal money. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and three years probation, although such a harsh sentence would be rare for first-time federal offenders....
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asks judge to go easy on sentencing

    06/13/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | By Robert McClendon
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is asking for leniency ahead of his July 2 sentencing. New court filings say Nagin is looking at a minimum of 20 years in prison, based on federal sentencing guidelines. That's a "virtual life sentence" for the 58-year-old former two-term mayor, defense attorney Robert Jenkins wrote in a Friday filing to U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan asking her to hand down a lighter term.
  • Sarah Palin Intro Rob Maness TPX at RLC New Orleans (Video)

    06/04/2014 4:53:04 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 10 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 5/29/2014 | Rob Maness via TPX
    "He isn't beholden to any political machine, he is beholden to 'We the People'". -Sarah Palin
  • Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders. The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week. Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%. Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded...
  • In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good

    05/29/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | Lyndsey Layton
    [SNIP]...With the start of the next school year, the Recovery School District will be the first in the country made up completely of public charter schools, a milestone for New Orleans and a grand experiment in urban education for the nation.
  • In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good

    05/29/2014 6:59:18 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/28/14 | Lyndsey Layton
    new orleans — The second-graders paraded to the Dumpster in the rear parking lot, where they chucked boxes of old work sheets, notebooks and other detritus into the trash, emptying their school for good. Benjamin Banneker Elementary closed Wednesday as New Orleans’s Recovery School District permanently shuttered its last five traditional public schools this week. With the start of the next school year, the Recovery School District will be the first in the country made up completely of public charter schools, a milestone for New Orleans and a grand experiment in urban education for the nation. *** By most indicators,...
  • Duck Dynasty's Robertson To Address GOP Conference

    05/28/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 28, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    The Republican Leadership Conference has announced their speakers for this weekend's conference in New Orleans, LA and the list includes reality television star Phil Robertson and Donald Trump.
  • After conviction, Ray Nagin must forfeit $500K

    05/27/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 5:14 PM EDT
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will have to pay the government more than $501,000 as a result of his conviction on bribery and other charges, a federal judge said Tuesday. Nagin was convicted in February on 20 counts including bribery, fraud, money laundering and conspiracy during his two terms as mayor. The Democrat served from 2002 to 2010 and was known his impassioned pleas for help for the city after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. …
  • Two arrested for shooting pregnant 16-year-old

    05/20/2014 4:26:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wwlt ^ | wwlt
    NEW ORLEANS -- Police arrested two men in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old pregnant girl Sunday. The young lady was one of 12 people shot in the past weekend. According to the New Orleans Police Department, Shalik Allen, 17, and Raheem Wright, 20, were arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and attempted first-degree feticide. Police did not release any additional circumstances surrounding the shooting or arrests.
  • No charges for Marigny homeowner Merritt Landry in shooting of Marshall Coulter

    05/15/2014 7:32:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 15, 2014 | Ken Daley
    Merritt Landry, the homeowner who shot an unarmed teenager in the head after finding the intruder on his Marigny property, no longer faces criminal prosecutionOrleans Parish prosecutors on Thursday announced the decision to decline charges following news that Marshall Coulter, 15, who survived the shooting, had been arrested in connection with burglaries in the same neighborhood. The decision also comes after a grand jury failed to take action earlier this year, leaving the viability of the case in doubt."I am ethically obligated not to charge an individual against whom I do not possess evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt...
  • Marshall Coulter, teenager shot by homeowner, captured on surveillance video before burglary arrest,

    05/06/2014 12:47:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 06, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    New surveillance video shows a teenager identified by a Marigny resident as Marshall Coulter, the intruder who survived being shot in the head by a homeowner last year, trying to enter a home last Friday afternoon. Twenty minutes before law enforcement and witnesses say Coulter, 15, was caught inside a home in the 2000 block of Royal Street, he lingered on a porch, peered into windows and tried the front door knob at a house two blocks away, on Burgundy Street. The footage shows the teen moving sluggishly on the porch as he looks through the windows and checks inside...
  • Another burglary charge for teenager who survived Marigny homeowner's shot to the head

    05/05/2014 4:20:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/5/14 | Naomi Martin
    Marshall Coulter, the 15-year-old who survived being shot in the head by a Marigny homeowner last July, is now accused of two separate home invasions, New Orleans police confirmed on Monday. The newest allegation revealed is the first time Coulter, whose family described him as a non-violent thief, is accused of a violent crime.Police say Coulter broke into a house in the 900 block of Frenchmen Street on June 11, 2012, said Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman. The residents returned home and found the teenager inside the house. The residents had a "struggle" with the teen, who then armed...
  • Teenager shot last year in Marigny yard booked in new burglary (New Orleans)

    05/03/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | May 3, 2014 | Dan Lawton
    A teenager who was shot by a Marigny homeowner during an apparent attempted burglary last summer was arrested Friday afternoon for entering a residence just blocks away from the previous incident, according to a law enforcement source. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, identified Marshall Coulter, 15, as the person arrested in Friday’s incident. Coulter, then 14, was shot in the head in July by New Orleans historic buildings inspector Merritt Landry after he scaled Landry’s fence in the middle of the night. Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said officers arrested...
  • Teenager shot by Marigny homeowner arrested in residential burglary, sources say

    05/03/2014 11:38:08 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 03, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    A 15-year-old who survived being shot in the head last July by a Marigny homeowner was arrested Friday (May 2) in a residential burglary in the Marigny, according to two law enforcement officials. Marshall Coulter was shot last July by homeowner Merritt Landry, who later told police he believed the teen was breaking into his home.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the investigation. They said Coulter was detained Friday afternoon by 8th District detectives after a resident in the 2000 block of Royal Street reported a burglary of their home. It...
  • Getting Past Name-Calling to Talk About Poverty

    04/30/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-30-14 | Juan Williams
    Rep. Paul Ryan is meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. Let's hope they give his ideas a fair hearing. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday to discuss his plans to address poverty and his March 12 comments in a radio interview about a "tailspin of culture" in our inner cities where "generations of men [are] not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." Mr. Ryan's statement sparked liberal accusations of racism. Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) called it "a thinly veiled racial attack" that...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • When you’ve lost Madonna concert-goers …

    10/28/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Actually, I’m not sure what demographic Madonna’s audience would fall into, but I’m pretty sure it’s not any of the traditional Republican constituencies. And yet … Madonna drew some jeers from her crowd in New Orleans on Saturday night after she told audience members to vote for President Obama, the Associated Press reports. “Who’s registered to vote?” she said, adding, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” The comment was followed by boos and some walk outs from the audience. Yeah, but were they Voguing on their way out?
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert

    10/28/2012 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Yahoo News
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert (Barry's in trouble!)

    10/28/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2012 4:26 AM (ET) | STACEY PLAISANCE
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."