In an event that appears to be straight out of a climate change powerpoint, southern Louisiana has been hit with unprecedented flooding over the past several days, leading the federal government to declare a state of “major disaster” for several parishes.
[UPDATE BELOW] Authorities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana confirmed that three police officers were killed in a shooting that took place around 9 a.m. The only suspect, identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long, was killed in a shootout.
After a week of violence, protests every where were heated this weekend with over 300 reported arrests, most of them in St. Paul and Baton Rouge.
After DeRay Mckesson and more than 100 other protestors demonstrating against police shootings were arrested in Baton Rouge Saturday night, the Black Lives Matter organizer was released from custody on bond Sunday afternoon, The Washington Post reports. Mckesson says the charges against him have not been dropped.
In a furious, well-stated argument about the blue code of silence, Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg went completely off on an officer who called into today’s Ebro In The Morning radio show to talk about the death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man shot and killed by police in Louisiana.
Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was fatally shot by police officers on Tuesday evening in Baton Rouge, La. while being pinned on the pavement by two police officers.
Louisiana State University is countering a tenured professor who says she was dismissed for using profanity in the classroom. In a statement sent to media outlets last night, LSU said Associate Professor Teresa Buchanan was let go for creating “a consistently hostile and abusive environment in the classroom.”
An associate professor with tenure at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge says she’s been fired for using profanity in class, including saying “fuck no” and referring to cowardly behavior as “being a pussy.” She was fired in June, accused of violating the school’s sexual harassment policy. Oh boy. If that’s…
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