Monthly Archives: November 2016

Louisiana shouldn’t be known for locking people away

Louisiana shouldn’t be known for locking people away

The editorial board at the Times Picayune has released an editorial on incarceration in Louisana:

Louisiana is infamous for locking up more people per capita than any other place in the world. The state’s devotion to long sentences for even nonviolent offenders has divided families unnecessarily and cost Louisiana valuable resources […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Group opposed to jail expansion invites officials, public to meeting

Group opposed to jail expansion invites officials, public to meeting

 

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Laura McKnight of the Times-Picayune reports that a group opposed to a possible expansion of the Orleans Parish jail is encouraging officials […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Man Booked on Blue Lives Matter Hate Crime

Man Booked on Blue Lives Matter Hate Crime

 

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Emily Lane of The Times-Picayune reports that New Orleans police arrested a man this week and charged him with a hate crime and other offenses […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Trump selects senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Trump selects senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

 

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative from Alabama who became a close adviser after endorsing him early in his […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Louisiana Flood of 2016

Louisiana Flood of 2016

Ted Jackson of The Times-Picayune writes on the Louisiana flood victims:

You can hear it in their trembling voices. You can see it in their sad eyes. They still can’t believe their own stories.

“It came up fast,” said 9-year-old Colby Stewart as he remembered the flooding in his south Denham Springs neighborhood. “There wasn’t even […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The no-transparency election

The no-transparency election

Stephen Collinson of CNN reports that The 2016 election is setting new lows for presidential transparency in the modern era.

 

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Hillary Clinton is under fire for waiting until she nearly […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

President Obama picks the first Muslim nominee to be a federal judge

President Obama picks the first Muslim nominee to be a federal judge

The Washington Post reports that President Barack Obama nominated a Washington lawyer Tuesday to a prestigious federal judgeship, making Abid Riaz Qureshi the first Muslim American tapped for the federal judiciary, according to advocacy organizations.

The White House announced Tuesday that Obama had chosen Qureshi, a partner […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments