Monthly Archives: November 2013

World Peace Starting in Iran

No one is less qualified than I am to discuss the merits of international
nuclear treaties. I leave others to ponder if the treaty negotiated by
Secretary Kerry is a good or not.

Let me then address what I do know and understand and that is the art of
negotiation. I trust both parties knew […]

By |November 27th, 2013|National Headlines|0 Comments

We in New Orleans Can Relate to Philippines Today.

We in New Orleans Can Relate to Philippines Today.
 
 
We in New Orleans can relate to the overwhelming despair across the Philippines today.  We know what is like to lose loved ones, your home and businesses and everything that is familiar to you.  The damages from horrific typhoon Haiyan appear to be much more severe than […]

By |November 25th, 2013|National Headlines, New Orleans Local News|0 Comments

Remembering President John F. Kennedy

Just as all Americans of my generation, the day President John F. Kennedy was shot is embedded in my mind. I too remember where I was when the unexpected and tragic news was made known. I happen to be in school at Metairie Junior High when Coach Palone made the announcement that President Kennedy had […]

By |November 22nd, 2013|National Headlines, People|0 Comments

President Clinton Was Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today President Clinton Was Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 
 
President Obama recognized President Bill Clinton´s lifetime achievements. I am a big fan of President Clinton. In my estimation, his presidency was one of accomplishments and success.  Some would waste no time in reminding me, that his term in office was also marred by personal humiliations. […]

By |November 20th, 2013|National Headlines, People|0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court School Busing Ruling of Forty Years Ago Continues To Affect Detroit Schools Today.

The U.S. Supreme Court School Busing Ruling of Forty Years Ago Continues To Affect Detroit Schools Today.
 
Like so many other cities in the United States, Detroit was heavily embroiled in school desegregation. Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that went on to become a landmark. The the issue was […]

By |November 20th, 2013|National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Not All Juveniles Eligible for Parole.

Not All Juveniles Eligible for Parole.
 
Paul Purpura wrote a very informative article published by NOLA.com in the Tuesday edition concerning the very important issue of juveniles serving life sentences for crimes committed before they turned 18 is very is very well written.
Louisiana currently has approximately 230 people serving life in prison sentences from crimes committed […]

By |November 19th, 2013|Law Changes, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Your Rights When Stopped By Police Are

Your Rights When Stopped By Police Are….
 
Fortunately, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has issued a handy checklist that anyone can carry with them. It’s called a “Bust Card” and it’s a great way to remind yourself of your rights when stopped by the police.
The Bust Card governs eight situations:

A stop on the street for […]

By |November 19th, 2013|Legal News|0 Comments

When can police conduct a body cavity search?

When can police conduct a body cavity search?
 

Routine Traffic Stop Turns into Nightmare Cavity Search for Drugs

Earlier this year, a New Mexico man was subjected to a  14 hour anal body cavity search for drugs after allegedly running a stop sign. No drugs were found and now David Eckert is suing police officers and the […]

By |November 15th, 2013|Legal News|0 Comments

The Supreme Court on Warrantless Searches

The Supreme Court on Warrantless Searches…..

 

On the docket for the U.S. Supreme Court is a case about warrantless searches of smartphones. The decision is important to hundreds of citizens who were tried and convicted based on the warrantless seizure of photos, calendars, Internet browsing history and other personal data contained in their cellphones.

 

Warrantless searches are an epidemic in America.

The […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Law Changes, Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

New York City’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy.

New York City’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy.
 
Like many others, I have watched New York City’s Stop-and-Frisk Reform policies with interest and with a degree of concern. No doubt law enforcement agencies across the country are also waiting to see what happens in New York.
 
 
 
This past August, a federal judge ruled that the New York Police Department had […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Law Changes|0 Comments