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.
The Associated Press revealed today that the state of Louisiana has spent three years and over $1 million so far fighting a lawsuit that would require them to put air conditioning on death row. An expert for the plaintiffs estimated that installing air conditioning would have cost around $225,000. Small government!…
A five-year-old girl in Louisiana accidentally shot and killed herself Saturday while she was playing with her father’s gun. Haley Moore’s father Eric told police he got in the shower and left his handgun on a table. Haley’s two older siblings reportedly witnessed the accident.
Things can get pretty dull in Louisiana’s House chambers, so to liven things up a bit, State Rep. Kenny Havard made a little funny during today’s proceedings, suggesting an amendment to a bill aimed at protecting teenagers from human trafficking: Why not, he said, cap the age of eligibility for strippers at 28, and…
The Louisiana legislature passed a bill Wednesday that will extend the required waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours, one of the strictest in the nation. Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has said he’ll sign the bill into law.
The Louisiana Senate is considering a bill this week that would treat violence against police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians as a hate crime. It’s been dubbed the “Blue Lives Matter” bill, and it is a civil rights nightmare waiting to happen.
In a sign that other states are looking at North Carolina and thinking, “Oh hell no we don’t want any of that,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order today barring discrimination in state services based on sexual orientation. However, the order leaves an exemption for “churches and religious…
On Friday, the Supreme Court voted 7-1 to block the enforcement of a Louisiana law designed to limit the number of abortion providers in the state by instituting unnecessary medical regulations.
An “endurance sports” company is planning a prison-escape themed triathlon, set on the grounds of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola, a prison where real, living people are doing real hard time, including many on death row. Participants in this endurance race will sleep in an old death row cell…
In Mississippi, Governor Phil Bryant has declared April as Confederate Heritage Month, and the last Monday in April as Confederate Heritage Day. Unfortunately, this is not an April Fool’s joke.
At a time when abortion clinics are closing at the fastest rate in U.S. history, more are likely about to shut their doors. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that Louisiana can enforce a law that could shut down three of the four remaining abortion clinics in the state.
A Louisiana State Senator is being charged with domestic abuse battery against a woman who told police that she has been his “side friend” for a decade. In a statement, the senator acknowledged that an “altercation” took place, but said he did not recall the details due in part to brain damage from a 1991 car accident.
A 27-year-old man in a New Orleans suburb has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly pulling down an abortion clinic’s signs. William Kennedy is accused of pulling metal lettering off the building of Causeway Medical Clinic, an abortion clinic in Metairie, a little after 1 am on August 1.
Louisiana woman Monica Butler Johnson, 45, was beaten to death on Sunday night, hours after hosting a graduation party for her teenage son. Her ex-husband, David Johnson, has been charged with the crime, which police say comes after months of escalating abuse. The sheriff of Ascension Parish, where Johnson lived,…
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.”
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is ready to be President in 2016, guys—tanned, rested and ready. But is he equipped with the political knowledge to lead America to a more enlightened and fair state? If his home state track record is any indication, probably not.
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…
Meet Diane Thomas, a 52-year-old woman who beat up and scratched her boyfriend and then did everything in her power to keep from being arrested when the police arrived. And by everything, she meant everything, including a recently-popularized sex act that is usually not offered on a first date (or during an arrest).