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  • Police chiefs, headed by Dudley's Wojnar, blast Sen. Warren for remark on 'racist'...

    08/13/2018 2:34:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    Telegram ^ | 13 August 2018 | Mark Sullivan
    DUDLEY — Police chiefs in Massachusetts have responded angrily to a remark by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren that the American criminal justice system is “racist ... front to back.” Ms. Warren, a potential Democratic presidential candidate, was speaking before an audience at historically black Dillard University in New Orleans Aug. 3 when she delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist ... I mean, front to back.” Ms. Warren cited disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their...
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • IS IT TIME FOR MARTIAL LAW IN DEMOCRAT-RUN CITIES? (May 2018)

    08/06/2018 9:19:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 5/17/2018 | Rich Logis
    Is it time for martial law in Democrat-run cities? Here’s a sampling of some recent headlines: The Chicago Tribune, May 7: “Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded”; The Baltimore Sun, May 7: “Double shooting of teens is first in series of shootings from Saturday evening through Sunday in Baltimore”; ABC, New Orleans, May 7: “NOPD investigating multiple shootings over the weekend in New Orleans.” Equally alarming as the carnage is how desensitized we’ve become to normalized violence in these culturally rich and historically significant American cities. Just how deadly and dangerous is the...
  • Is there any group of hardworking Americans that Elizabeth Warren hasn’t vilified?

    08/06/2018 6:28:05 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 33 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-06-2018 | Herald Staff
    The United States is a terrible place. At least that appeared to be the theme of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ominous chat at a historically black college on Friday. Warren was part of a Q&A session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at Dillard University in New Orleans. “Let’s just start with the hard truth about our criminal justice system,” she railed. “It’s racist. It is. And when I say our system, I mean all the way. I mean front to back. This is not just sentencing reform we’re talking about here. We’re talking about the front end on...
  • Warren at black university: Criminal justice system ‘racist’

    08/03/2018 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 03, 2018 10:54 PM EDT | Bill Barrow and Chevel Johnson
    Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.” The Massachusetts senator identified some of the system’s failures: disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. Warren was participating in a Q&A session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at the historically black Dillard University in New Orleans. She was among several possible Democratic...
  • Finally. A major victory for common sense: Insanely stupid regulation defeated

    08/01/2018 9:36:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Sovereign Man ^ | 08/01/2018 | Simon Black
    In a major victory for common sense, a group of cosmetologists defeated an insanely stupid regulation passed down by the state of Louisiana.Louisiana, just like the other 49 states in the Land of the Free, governs licensing requirements for dozens… hundreds of professions… ranging from athletic trainers to tour guides to barbers and cosmetologists.And most of the time the licensing requirements are just plain idiotic.In Louisiana, for example, the State Board of Cosmetology had formerly required an unbelievable 750 hours of training (which costs thousands of dollars) simply to be able to thread eyebrows.(If you’re like me and totally...
  • Are the gas chamber, electric chair, gallows in Louisiana's future? | Opinion

    07/31/2018 1:44:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 55 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/31/18 | Tim Morris
    Are Louisiana lawmakers ready to bring back the gas chamber, hanging, firing squad or electrocution as options for carrying out the state's death penalty? Attorney General Jeff Landry says he will push for those changes if Louisiana can't figure out how to get its lethal injection protocols back on track. Executions in the state are on hold and will be for at least another year as part of a legal battle and efforts to find a drug manufacturer or pharmacy that will sell them the products needed to carry out executions. Louisiana hasn't put a prisoner to death since 2010...
  • Arrest made in dog fighting operation

    07/28/2018 1:37:18 AM PDT · by Norski · 41 replies
    KLFY.com ^ | July 27, 2018 | Michael Sipes
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. - An Arrest is made in a dog fighting operation. Rapides Parish Sheirff's office says they have arrested Sherman Lane Nash Jr., 38, of Pineville. He is charged with seven counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and three counts dog fighting/possession of fighting dogs. Investigators were received a tip of animal cruelty and possible dog fighting in the Wardville community of Pineville. Sheriff’s Detectives had been conducting surveillance in the area and through information gathered, were able to establish sufficient probable cause to secure a search warrant for the property that the alleged abuse was taking place....
  • Woman charged with murder 'after kidnapping baby, setting on fire & leaving him to die on RR tracks.

    07/24/2018 3:39:01 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/24/2018
    A six-month old baby boy was kidnapped, set on fire and dumped near train tracks in Louisiana last week. Baby Levi Cole Ellerbe was kidnapped on July 17 after two people came to mother Hanna Barker's trailer door just after 9pm and sprayed her in the face with what she believed was mace. Instinctively, the Barker ran to get away, a statement from Natchitoches police said, and when she went back home, found her infant son was missing. Police said the search for baby Levi began immediately, with additional officers from surrounding precincts called in to help. Unfortunately, less than...
  • Toronto shooter's family says he had 'severe mental health challenges'

    07/24/2018 12:23:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    TORONTO (AP) -- A man whose family said he suffered from psychosis and depression fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the confidence of many in the normally safe city. Authorities on Monday evening identified the suspect as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto, who died in an exchange of gunfire with police. It was not immediately clear whether he killed himself or was killed by police. The mass shooting in Toronto's Greektown district Sunday night came just...
  • Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

    07/22/2018 12:24:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | Carl Horowitz
    The National Education Association thinks Colin Kaepernick is an ideal role model. Many members, however, may take their loyalty elsewhere. And frankly, they should. On July 1, the NEA honored Kaepernick, along with several other persons and organizations, with a “Human and Civil Rights” award in recognition of the former pro-football star’s campaign “to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism.” The born-again political revolutionary, who these last couple years has been peddling the idea that police are conducting a nationwide pogrom against innocent blacks, accepted the honor with predictable melodrama. “To me, this is bigger than football...
  • Environmental regulations are the only thing between us and the sea | Opinion

    07/22/2018 12:34:37 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 54 replies
    nola ^ | July 22, 2018 | Bob Marshall, columnist
    If you're paying a mortgage on a house south of Interstate10, I have some bad news for you. For that matter, if you own a business, work or play south of that line (I'm thinking hunting and fishing) the news is just as dire: President Donald Trump and your GOP congressional delegation are preparing to increase the odds that the Gulf of Mexico will drown your homes and any future your grandchildren might have in south Louisiana. That's because Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a regular opponent of government regulations on businesses, to fill the coming vacancy on the Supreme...
  • Roof of escaped Audubon Zoo jaguar's habitat was 'compromised,' zoo says

    07/14/2018 4:48:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    https://www.nola.com ^ | 7/14/18 | Marie Simoneaux
    The roof of the enclosure that Valerio the jaguar escaped from at Audubon Zoo had been "compromised," according to a Saturday afternoon (July 14) update from zoo leaders. An investigation is still underway to determine how exactly the 3-year-old jaguar got out, killing six animals and injuring three others. The zoo did not specify how the roof has been compromised or what type of damage had been sustained. Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Lauren Messina Conrad said zoo staff would "know more about the enclosure once we complete a thorough investigation." No animals will be housed in the habitat until the investigation...
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • 2018: Democrats lead GOP by 12 million registered voters, 40% D, 29% R, 28% I

    07/13/2018 2:22:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats hold a massive voter lead in states that require party registration, a gap of 12 million that could be key to whether the party takes control of the House and Senate in the fall midterm congressional elections, according to a new analysis. Overall, 40 percent of voters in 31 party registration states are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to a new report of July numbers from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The states include several with key battles over House seats such as California, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The lead...
  • Sewerage & Water Board looks to fill 50 jobs in one-day hiring event (New Orleans, Louisiana)

    07/06/2018 9:52:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Tmes-Picayune ^ | July 5, 2018 | Beau Evans
    The Sewerage & Water Board plans to hold a one-day hiring event next Friday (July 13) to fill 50 vacancies, according to a news release the utility issued Thursday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Xavier University in the Convocation Center Annex Building. The Sewerage & Water Board's staffing shortfall has been a focus of efforts to shore up the utility following floods last summer, which brought renewed attention to the need for more staff particularly in the drainage pump and power-generation divisions. Utility officials have also stressed the need for more employees to...
  • Burger King refuses to serve uniformed officers, Louisiana police department claims

    06/24/2018 7:07:35 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 67 replies
    A Louisiana Burger King reportedly refused to serve two uniformed officers who tried to order food through the drive-thru last month. According to the Bayou Journal, the Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies had just finished SWAT training and went to a Burger King in St. Francisville to get some food. When the police officers tried to order through the drive-thru speaker at the fast food chain, employees allegedly denied their request. The police department’s public information officer Lonny Cavalier said the deputies tried to order chicken and were told the restaurant was out. They then tried to order Whoppers, to which...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • 'Do You Believe in the Tooth Fairy?': Sen. John Kennedy Presses I.G.

    06/19/2018 3:11:24 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 31 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/18 | Fox News/Cavuto
    _____ at the 7:50 minute mark-- Kennedy asks Horowitz: "Your classified index ..... does it contain or discuss an email that refers to a conversation between Atty. General Lynch and a person by the name of Amanda Renteria
  • 2 men, including NRA instructor, accused of forging applications for handgun permits

    06/16/2018 10:00:20 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 6/15/18 | Laura McKnight
    Two New Orleans area men, including a National Rifle Association instructor, are accused of scheming to forge documents as part of applications for concealed handgun permits, according to Louisiana State Police. Annis Broussard, 54, of Slidell was booked Thursday (June 14) with conspiracy to commit forgery. Broussard was serving as an NRA Certified Instructor, but the state has revoked that certification, a state police spokeswoman said. According to state police, Broussard plotted with Derrick Jones, 47, of Waggaman, who was booked Thursday with 27 counts of forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery. An investigation into the permit applications kicked off...