It’s shaping up to be a strange year in American politics. But for the state of Louisiana, 1972 was a year whose tumult gives the chaos of 2017 a run for its money.
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Baton Rouge police union liaison John Delgado referred to beneficiaries of B.R.A.V.E. funding as “young gang-bangers” after a contentious Metro Council meeting. The lack of attention to his comments highlights the city’s large racial divide.
Collectively, these women became known as the Jeff Davis 8, and to this day, with the exception of the location of Huey P. Long’s deduct box, their murders remain the most significant and most astonishing unsolved mystery in the state of Louisiana. It may also be the biggest cover-up in Louisiana’s history, which is saying something.
A powerful sheriff, his chief deputy, the Lt. Governor, the Attorney General, and the state Rep. who chairs the Appropriations Committee all have one thing in common, and it’s not just their party affiliation.
I will send Mr. Donovan a clarification, inform him that his interpretation was in error, and ask how I can possibly purchase one of those t-shirts.
The progressive movement in Louisiana is more organized now than it has been in decades.
Ever since Ronald Reagan decried “welfare queens driving Cadillacs,” Republicans have used public assistance as a dog whistle to their white voters, roughly meaning “lazy black freeloaders.”
Years ago, I would have never anticipated that Harris would be such a force in statewide politics, but that’s not because I ever underestimated him. I just never realized how hyper-partisan he would become.
According to Mizell, “no real citizen” wanted those statues removed, which, incidentally, is the same thing that Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee thought about the citizenship of African-Americans.
Both Judge Susie Morgan and City Attorney Rebecca Dietz underscored support for Landry’s cooperation with crime prevention efforts and investigations, provided he complies with the law.