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  • 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 · 23 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...
  • Wounded teens sought in Uptown robbery at first posed as victims

    02/03/2016 4:25:18 PM PST · by BBell · 7 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/2/16 | Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Two teenagers NOPD has named as suspects in an Uptown robbery originally told investigators they were victims of a random shooting after the person they meant to hold up turned a gun on them. Investigators arrived at the scene in the 3900 block of Tchoupitoulas Street close to midnight last Wednesday (Jan. 27) to find Jason Ford, 17, and Germain Hurlston, 18, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Ford and Hurlston were taken to a local hospital.-snip-Flot said Ford and Hurlston were later named as armed robbery suspects after one of the intended victims came forward Jan. 29 with a...
  • Child catches Confederate flag Mardi Gras beads at Sunday parade

    02/02/2016 2:14:13 PM PST · by BBell · 73 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/1/16 | Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Andre Perry, a New Orleans education consultant, said he was shocked on Sunday (Jan. 31) afternoon when he noticed that his 5-year-old son had caught a necklace of Mardi Gras beads studded with plastic Confederate flags, thrown from a float in the Krewe of Carrollton parade. "When I noticed what he caught," Perry wrote in a text message, "I took them away from him." Perry, who is African-American, said that he later did his best to help his son understand the implications of the symbol. He also posted a photo of the beads on his social media account, which attracted...
  • Federal Judge shoots down injunction to prevent removal of New Orleans Confederate Monuments

    01/26/2016 2:33:34 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 29 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 26 January 2016 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    A federal judge in New Orleans on Tuesday denied a request for an injunction to stop the city from removing four monuments related to the Confederacy. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled that the New Orleans City Council's 6-1 vote in December to take down monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T Beauregard and a white militia group that led a rebellion against the state's integrated, Reconstruction-era government did not break the law or violate the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.
  • Michael Moore wants Obama to visit Flint, Attorney General to arrest Snyder

    01/16/2016 3:27:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    WJLA.com ^ | 1/16/16 | NBC25 Newsroom
    FLINT - Filmmaker and Davison native Michael Moore spoke before a fired-up crowd in downtown Flint today about the water crisis. In his speech he asked that President Barack Obama visit Flint, when the president is at the North American International Auto Show next week. Moore said that Obama needs to come to Flint before it becomes the president's version of Katrina, conjuring images of when President Bush flew over, but initially did not go to, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina stuck the city.
  • Taliban Like Attitudes in American South

    01/13/2016 12:21:39 PM PST · by kathsua · 12 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | January 13th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The world cringed when the Taliban destroyed ancient Buddhist Statues in Afghanistan. The Taliban destroyed the historic artifacts because Buddhist statues represented something the Taliban considered immoral. They didn’t want people to be reminded that people in the region had at one time been involved in something that was no longer considered morally acceptable. Buddhist statues were not “politically correct” under the Taliban’s view of the Muslim religion. Allowing the statues to stay advertised that Afghans had once behaved in what the Taliban regarded as an immoral fashion. Recent reports claim that ISIS may be doing the same thing to...
  • Court rejects appeal of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

    01/07/2016 10:32:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 12:32 PM EST
    A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who was convicted in 2014 on corruption charges. The 5th Circuit's U.S. Court of Appeals in a decision filed Thursday upheld Nagin's conviction Nagin, a Democrat who served from 2002 to 2010, was convicted on charges of wire fraud, bribery, money laundering and filing false tax returns. ...
  • A monumental victory for political correctness in New Orleans

    12/19/2015 8:27:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Mayor Landrieu created a firestorm, stoked racial divisions, and attacked the city’s history, all to promote his political career. Yesterday, in the “City that Care Forgot,” New Orleans politicians displayed very little care for their city’s history, but showed they cared a great deal for political correctness. In a 6-1 vote, City Council members passed an ordinance supported by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to declare four historic Confederate monuments “nuisances” and remove them from the city landscape. It was a big political victory for Landrieu who created this controversy after the murder of nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, by...
  • After Lee Circle battle, New Orleans must grapple with other monuments

    12/17/2015 9:23:42 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Lee Circle and three other New Orleans public spaces will be stripped of monuments related to the Confederacy after a historic City Council vote Thursday (Dec. 17). But the fate of other statues in the city should also be debated in the coming years, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. The council's 6-1 vote in favor of removing the four monuments put to bed six months of white-hot rhetoric, but other monument fights may be on the horizon.
  • New Orleans council votes to remove Confederate monuments

    12/17/2015 12:28:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 2:51 PM EST | Cain Burdeau
    The New Orleans City Council has voted in favor of removing prominent Confederate monuments along some of its busiest streets - a sweeping move by a city seeking to break with its Confederate past. The council's 6-1 vote on Thursday afternoon allows the city to remove four monuments, including a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has stood at the center of a traffic circle for 131 years. The decision came after months of impassioned debate. Now, the city faces possible lawsuits seeking to keep the monuments where they are. ...
  • New Orleans considers removing Confederate monuments

    12/16/2015 3:22:25 PM PST · by PROCON · 113 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 16, 2015 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans is poised to make a sweeping break with its Confederate past as city leaders decide whether to remove prominent monuments from some of its busiest streets. With support from Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a majority on the City Council appears ready to take down four monuments, including a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Their ordinance has sparked passionate responses for and against these symbols, and both sides will get one more say at a special council meeting before Thursday's vote.
  • Nobody is talking about Bunny Friend Park, and that's a problem

    12/05/2015 1:05:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I’m sure you’re all familiar with the tale by now and it’s depressing. A mass shooting in one of the country’s great cities. Cable news legal experts would refer to it as “highly unusual” because it involved more than one shooter. It was a crowded area with many innocent people in the potential line of fire. Ambulances lined up to tend to the casualties. So we all know what I’m talking about, right? No… it’s not the San Bernardino shooting. It was the shooting in Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans and it happened on November 22nd. The description from...
  • Where Is Liberal Rage Over Mass Shooting In New Orleans?

    12/02/2015 9:42:34 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 14 replies
    RedState.com ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    This is news from Louisiana on Sunday. Seventeen people were shot but survived when gunfire erupted on on a playground where a block party was going in New Orleans. If you did not hear about it, do not be surprised. It was barely news. It is amazing to think that there was not a huge media blitz, that there were not the standard outrageous, grandstanding tweets, or the ridiculous parade of pseudo-experts on CNN and MSNBC to spend hours talking about gun control. The endless blog posts, the overwrought editorials. None of those. And why is that?