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Philando Castile & Alton Sterling’s Killings Show An Indifferent System For Black Gun Owners

Four years ago, two deaths sent shockwaves — and outrage — through the United States. On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling was killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana outside a store where he was selling CDs. One day later, on July 6, Philando Castile was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in St. Paul, Minnesota while his girlfriend and young child were in the car. There were many similarities between the cases, aside from the dates of their occurrence. Namely, both men were legally c...
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Whip Scalise Shoots Straight With Firearm Industry

By Matt Manda Nearly three years ago, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) survived an attack by a deranged criminal misusing a firearm. That horrific event shocked the nation. IMG NSSF “The Stakes Have Never Been Higher.” Nearly three years ago, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) survived an attack by a deranged criminal misusing a firearm. That horrific event shocked the nation. For the Louisiana Congressman, though, it steeled his resolve. This next election is crucial for ...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Senate, Fbi, House, House Of Representatives, New Orleans, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, George W Bush, Calif, U S Supreme Court, Protection of Lawful Commerce, Baton Rouge, Charlton Heston, Keane

Symposium: June Medical decision is no cause for congressional complacency

Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States senator from Connecticut. He joined an amicus brief on behalf of 197 members of Congress in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Russo. He is the Senate lead sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act. Today’s Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Russo is a landmark legal victory against radical politicians relentlessly attacking reproductive rights cross the country. Roe v. Wade is safe—for now. This ruling is an i...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, United States, Connecticut, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Richard Blumenthal, John Roberts, Baton Rouge, U S Court of Appeals, Stephen Breyer, Breyer

Opinion analysis: With Roberts providing the fifth vote, court strikes down Louisiana abortion law (Updated)

Four years ago, by a vote of 5-3, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that (among other things) required doctors who perform abortions to have the right to admit patients at a nearby hospital. In that case, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined his four more liberal colleagues in holding that, although Texas has a genuine interest in protecting the health of pregnant women, there was no evidence that the law actually did anything to promote that interest – but it did make it more difficult for wo...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, New Orleans, Louisiana, Kennedy, Thomas, John Roberts, Roberts, Baton Rouge, District Court, Alito, U S Court of Appeals

Louisiana Activists Face Terrorism Charges, 15 Years in Prison for Harmless Plastic Stunt

Two Louisiana environmental justice activists face up to 15 years in prison for—wait for it—delivering boxes of plastic to oil and gas lobbyists. Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, who work with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, the cops on Thursday and were handcuffed and brought from a Baton Rouge…Read more...
Tags: Science, Plastic, Protests, Louisiana, Environmental Justice, Baton Rouge, Cancer Alley, Anne Rolfes, Kate McIntosh

Baton Rouge school board calls for the resignation of fellow member following viral video

Members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board are calling for the resignation of a fellow member after a viral video showed her being criticized for her defense of a school named after Robert E. Lee and for what appeared to be her online shopping at a hearing over renaming it.
Tags: Cnn, Baton Rouge, Robert E Lee, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board

Baton Rouge activist rips school board member for defending Robert E. Lee

In a now-viral video, an activist sharply criticized a Louisiana school board member who defended naming a school after Robert E. Lee -- and who then appeared to be online shopping while at a hearing on the topic.
Tags: Cnn, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Robert E Lee

School board member who praised Robert E Lee criticised for shopping online during debate about dropping his name

A white school board member in Louisiana has apologised for telling people who are offended by a local school named for Confederate general Robert E Lee should "learn a little more about" him.Baton Rouge resident Gary Chambers, who noticed East Baton Rouge School Board member Connie Bernard shopping online during a meeting about the school's name change, condemned her remarks at a board meeting on 18 June, footage of which has since gone viral.
Tags: News, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Robert E Lee, Confederate, Gary Chambers, East Baton Rouge School Board, Connie Bernard

"Racial tragedies stoke pressure on Joe Biden to pick a nonwhite running mate."

A WaPo headline. The photo at the top shows Biden, at a debate, next to Kamala Harris. I was trying to think of a word to describe his gesture and demeanor. I could only think of "mansplaining." Is there a word "whitesplaining"? There's got to be.Against this backdrop [the "explosive incidents involving race and police violence"], several nonwhite prospects have emerged from the pack. Top Biden allies see Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), who is African American and Indian, as a leading contende...
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Kevin Gates – “Grandmotha Grave”

Another loosie from the Baton Rouge native.
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Read all of Inman’s state-by-state market snapshots here

The pandemic's impacts have varied across the country. Inman has put together data on those impacts and talked to dozens of agents on the front lines.
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Steven Soderbergh Wrote a Script for ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape 2’ While in Quarantine

Steven Soderbergh has been the name du jour amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with many turning to his frighteningly realistic thriller Contagion during these uncertain times and the filmmaker getting tapped to lead a committee to safely resume film production. But what has Soderbergh actually been up to in the months since lockdown? Writing. Soderbergh revealed that he has finished three screenplays since lockdown started, one of which is a sequel to his breakout film, Sex, Lies, and V...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Sequels, Steven Soderbergh, Independent, Baton Rouge, Soderbergh, Screenwriting, Laura San Giacomo, Flaviar, Sex lies and videotape, Sex Lies and Videotape 2, James Spader Andie MacDowell Peter Gallagher, Sex Lies, Netflix Soderbergh

Louisiana market snapshot: Consumers coming ‘out of their shells’ as market rebounds

The coronavirus pandemic hit Louisiana hard and the real estate industry there suffered. But agents say their business is now on the road to recovery.
Tags: Real Estate, Texas, Analysis, Radio, New Orleans, Agent, Lafayette, Louisiana, Mardi Gras, John Bel Edwards, NOLA, Baton Rouge, Orleans Parish, Orleans, Keller Williams, Shreveport

"As restrictions ease in Louisiana, a restaurant owner in Baton Rouge talks about how the pandemic has affected her business and why the decision to reopen isn’t an easy one."

The NYT "Daily" podcast has a fantastic interview today with a restaurant owner. Her story and her way of telling it are so compelling. The detail is personal, her reasons for needing to open and to stay closed are agonizingly balanced. Please do yourself a favor and listen, even if only to the first few minutes about how she, a dental hygienist at the time, met her husband, a chef. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Michael Barbaro, Restaurants, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

Reopening, Warily

As restrictions ease in Louisiana, a restaurant owner in Baton Rouge talks about how the pandemic has affected her business and why the decision to reopen isn’t an easy one.
Tags: Food, News, Small Business, Restaurants, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge (La, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

26% of all mortgaged homes were equity-rich in first quarter

Roughly one-quarter, or 26.5 percent, of the 54.7 million mortgaged homes in the U.S. were equity-rich in Q1 2020, according to Attom Data Solutions.
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Your COVID19 Turning Points #2

From TPM Reader BW … My turning point moment was in the first few days of March, when I happened upon this Feb. 29 Twitter thread from Trevor Bedford in which he concluded that the novel coronavirus had been spreading undetected in Washington state for six weeks. I’m in Louisiana, where Mardi Gras is a state holiday and is the culmination of weeks of parades and balls. Fat Tuesday this year was on Feb. 25, the same day as Dr. Messonnier’s pivotal conference call. I’m kind of a homebody and do...
Tags: News, Washington, Louisiana, Midwest, Josh Marshall, Mardi Gras, Bedford, WA, Baton Rouge, Messonnier, Editors' Blog, Trevor Bedford

The Latest: China reports just 3 new cases, no new deaths

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— China reports just 3 new virus cases, no new deaths.— Family of U.S. Marine killed in Iraq surprised with parade outside California home.— Thousands pack Southern California beaches to beat heat wave.— Italian bishops seeking return of public Masses alon...
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Louisiana Pastor Defies House Arrest To Hold Service With 100+ Congregants

CENTRAL, La. — A Louisiana pastor is holding services in his church, defying house arrest orders that followed an assault charge related to his decision to hold mass gatherings in defiance of public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. A livestream from Life Tabernacle Church on Sunday showed Tony Spell walking among more than 100 congregants, often repeating the phrase, “I’ve just got to get to Jesus. … Come on America, let’s get back to Jesus.” Nearly all parishioners were not wearin...
Tags: News, America, Jesus, Louisiana, Spell, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, David Taintor, Coronavirus, Tony Spell, Life Tabernacle Church, Trey Bennett, Dozens of Spell

LSU ties draft record with 14 players selected

Will the last LSU player out of Baton Rouge please turn out the lights? The Tigers won the national championship in 2019, but after the NFL draft, it appears it's going to be harder for a repeat. LSU tied the NFL record for most players selected in the three-day draft, with 14. Ohio State had [more]
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Defiant Louisiana pastor arrested over coronavirus protest

Louisiana authorities arrested a pastor on an assault charge on Tuesday after he admitted that he drove his church bus toward a man who has been protesting his decision to hold mass gatherings in defiance of public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. The police department in Central, a suburb of the capital of Baton Rouge, said on a posting on their Facebook page that Tony Spell, the pastor of Life Tabernacle Church, turned himself into the department and was arrested on charges of ...
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Foreclosure activity continues to decline in March

Sixty-one percent of U.S. markets saw foreclosure activity drop below pre-recession levels last month, but the numbers come with "a huge caveat."
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Post-virus home price growth forecasts show spike in the West

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the market, home prices are expected to increase at half the rate prior to the outbreak according to forecasting by Veros Real Estate Solutions.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Chicago, Radio, Spokane, Boise, Baton Rouge, Markets & Economy, Home Price Growth, Veros Real Estate Solutions, Coronavirus, Home Price Declines

Gov. Cuomo to seize ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle under coronavirus strain

By MARINA VILLENUEVE, JOHN LEICESTER and ARITZ PARRA NEW YORK — With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them — one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe shortages of equipment needed to fight the scourge. “If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
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Another Pastor Charged With Defying Coronavirus Orders Against Large Gatherings

A Louisiana pastor was charged Tuesday after repeatedly violating a state ban on large gatherings amid the coronavirus panic, authorities said.Mark Anthony Spell, the pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, was issued a misdemeanor summons for six counts of violating the governor’s executive order, the Central Police Department told The Daily Beast. The counts are for each of the religious services Spell held after March 16, when Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the order banning gatheri...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Cdc, United States, New Orleans, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Spell, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Baton Rouge, Johns Hopkins University, Corcoran, WMTV, Rodney Howard Browne

Ugly details on COVID realities in federal prison in Louisiana as Bureau of Prisons slowly updates system-wide spread

The Washington Post has this troubling report, headlined "An explosion of coronavirus cases cripples a federal prison in Louisiana," about what is going on the federal prison where the first federal inmate died from contracting the coronavirus.  Here are excerpts: A federal prison in Louisiana has, within days, exploded with coronavirus cases, leading to the death of one inmate on Saturday, the admission of a guard into a hospital intensive care unit, and positive test results for another 30 in...
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Antigay pastor buses in 1,825 people for church service, says Jesus will save us from coronavirus

A Louisiana pastor is facing intense criticism after he disregarded emergency state restrictions on public gatherings of over 50 people by holding a Sunday morning service for nearly 2,000 people. Pastor Tony Spell is the leader of the Life Tabernacle Church where he regularly preaches about the evils of homosexuality and speaks in tongues. Over the weekend, Spell bused in over 1,800 people from around the Baton Rouge area to attend his Sunday morning service. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdB...
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Whicker: Here’s what you miss about the NCAA tournament

This was always the month for airports. Birmingham to Atlanta to Austin to Atlanta to Birmingham, all on a Saturday. When you see Ulysses S. Reed launch a 49-footer at the buzzer, and the horn goes off with the ball in the air, and Arkansas beats defending champion Louisville, that’s worth it. Baton Rouge to New Orleans (by car) to Chicago (to a hotel) to Syracuse (the next morning). When you see an unimpressed New York guard named Ken “Mouse” McFadden dribble around and through Indiana all day ...
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Louisiana Delays Primary, Wyoming Limits Caucus Due to Virus

(Bloomberg) -- Louisiana postponed its April 4 presidential primary over concerns about coronavirus, the first state to suspend voting since the outbreak began.Meanwhile, Wyoming has suspended the in-person part of its Democratic caucuses, also scheduled for April 4. Officials are urging people to vote by mail instead.Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced Friday that the state’s primary would be postponed until June 20. Four other states, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Arizona, are sti...
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Louisiana couple stole $1,000 worth of beer from 6 Target stores in 1 week, say cops

He tried to smuggle an electric drill out of a Walmart in his pants. She faces drug charges. It's a match made in Louisiana. A couple accused of stealing over $1,000 worth of beer from 6 different Target stores over the span of a week was arrested Sunday on theft charges, Baton Rouge sheriff’s office records show. From the Louisiana Advocate: On March 1, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's retail/organized theft division began investigating a series of beer thefts that began on Feb. 24 at the Tar...
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