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National Guard Cracks Down on String of Cyberattacks in Louisiana Ahead of Election: Report

The Louisiana National Guard stepped in to thwart a series of cyberattacks after several government offices across the state were targeted in recent weeks, according to a Friday Reuters report.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ransomware, Cyber Attack, Louisiana, Cyberattacks, Reuters, National Guard, Louisiana National Guard, 2020 Election, 2020 Presidential Election


GOP Lawmaker’s Terrified Wife Has Dream Of Feds Seizing Couple’s Guns And Knives

"What happened to our freedom?" Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins said his wife wailed.
Tags: News, Gop, Louisiana, Clay Higgins


Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this 3rd coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country wore masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 60% of Americans say they always wear ...
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Universal mask wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this third coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country were to wear masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly 60% of Americans say they always ...
Tags: Chris Christie, Science, London, News, Australia, White House, US, Trends, United States, New York Times, New Jersey, The Times, New Zealand, Columbia University, Louisiana, Donald Trump


National Guard Called In To Thwart Cyberattack in Louisiana Weeks Before Election

The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, Reuters reported Friday, citing two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. From the report: The situation in Louisiana follows a similar case in Washington state, according to a cybersecurity consultant familiar with the matter, where hackers infect...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Louisiana, Reuters, National Guard, Louisiana National Guard


Census takers fall short of target goal in US count

By Mike Schneider | Associated Press From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the households they needed for a complete tally of the U.S. population, a count that ended abruptly last week after a Supreme Court ruling. Community activists, statisticians and civil rights groups say racial and ethnic minorities are historically undercounted, and shortcomings in the 2020 census could set the course of life in...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, US, Sport, Soccer, House, Arizona, Manhattan, Navajo Nation, New Mexico, Louisiana, Jackson


Louisiana Man Takes 11-Year-Old Girl He Raped to Hospital & Flees After Finding Out She’s Pregnant

A Louisiana man who brought his alleged 11-year-old rape victim to the hospital ended up leading police on a brief chase after doctors determined that the girl was pregnant with his baby. According to police, 34-year-old Wendell Sanchez of Gonzala, La. dropped the child off at the emergency room after she complained of stomach pains and waited in his vehicle. Hospital staffers then contacted police after finding out the girl was pregnant and Sanchez was believed to be the baby’s father. When pol...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Children, Rape, Jazz, Sex Crimes, Louisiana, Pedophiles, Sánchez, Really, Child Molesters, Gonzala Louisiana, Wendell Sanchez


Louisiana Supreme Court declares state statute requiring persons to carry ID branded with "SEX OFFENDER" violative of First Amendment

I am grateful to a reader for making sure I did not miss the ruling yesterday of the Supreme Court of Louisiana in Louisiana v. Hill, No. 2020-KA-00323 (La. Oct. 20, 2020) (available here). The start of the majority opinion captures its essence: This case involves the constitutionality of a statutory requirement that persons convicted of sex offenses carry an identification card branded with the words “SEX OFFENDER.” This obligation is included as part of a comprehensive set of registration and...
Tags: Law, Louisiana, Hill, Crain, Louisiana Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, Supreme Court of Louisiana


OOPS

In her haste to ditch a bag of methamphetamine during a traffic stop, a Louisiana woman allegedly tossed the drug out her car window and promptly hit a patrolman with the airborne narcotics. (Thanks to pharmaross)
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Californians dealing with latest round of wildfires get federal tax relief, new Jan. 15, 2021 due date

Wildfire at night by Chenjack via Flickr While millions of taxpayers rushed to finish their 2109 tax filing last week in order to meet the Oct. 15 extended deadline, others weren't concerned about that deadline. They are the individual and business taxpayers who are dealing with something more pressing than taxes. They are trying to pick up the pieces from a major natural disaster. In these catastrophic cases, the Internal Revenue Service usually gives affected taxpayers more time to take...
Tags: Taxes, California, Oregon, Alabama, United States, Iowa, Fema, Louisiana, West Coast, Irs, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Hurricane Laura, Chenjack


Morning Docket: 10.19.20

* This election cycle, we are reminded again that taking ballot selfies is illegal in many jurisdictions. Too bad, with the right insta filter, that ballot would look really good... [New York Times] * A New York federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction to the Catholic Brooklyn Diocese seeking to reopen churches closed due to COVID-19 rules. [CNN] * A lawsuit has already been filed over the forthcoming Borat sequel. [Wrap] * A group in Louisiana has been charged for allegedly stagi...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Law, Oregon, New York Times, Portland, Catholic Church, Fox News, Louisiana, Borat, Irs, Morning Docket, Ballot Selfie, Legal Genius PLLC, Louisian, Catholic Brooklyn Diocese


Episode #58: Ghost Story Special

For the past few months, we’ve been collecting your ghost stories. Thank you to everyone who sent one in! We had so much fun reading them! You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Show Notes:  -Here’s a link back to my ghost story IG comments (there are some awesome stories in there). –Here’s a link to the Criminal Podcast episode Emma references. -Here’s the...
Tags: Google, Halloween, Podcast, New York, Disney, US, Chicago, Canada, Pennsylvania, Mommy, Devon, Celebrate, Louisiana, Montreal, Quebec, Sarah


Virginia Church Celebrates Superspreader Service as ‘Best Revival Ever’

A picturesque white-steeple church surrounded by lush trees in Keysville, Virginia—pop. 832—held a worship event last month that local health officials have “unequivocally” deemed a superspreader of the novel coronavirus.But don’t hold your breath for an apology.Though the gathering at Emmanuel Bible Church sickened at least 42 parishioners and church staffers, and caused a surge that forced the local school district to delay its transition to in-person instruction, it seems there are few, if an...
Tags: Facebook, News, Cdc, Watson, Jesus, Louisiana, The Daily Beast, Wal Mart, Robertson, Mason, Nash, Virginia Department of Health, VDH, Charlotte County, Robert Nash, Virginia Church


An Eleven Year Old Louisiana Boy Steals And Crashes School Bus, Taunting Officers Amid Joy Ride

By Carly Tennes  Published: October 19th, 2020 
Tags: Humor, Louisiana, Carly Tennes


Heartening stories of problematic sentences ameliorated by parole grants

A few years ago, in this article titled "Reflecting on Parole’s Abolition in the Federal Sentencing System," I explained why I thought "parole might serve as an efficient and effective means to at least partially ameliorate long-standing concerns about mandatory minimum statutes and dysfunctional guidelines" and why sentencing reformers "ought to think about talking up the concept of federal parole anew."  My basic thinking is that parole can and sometimes will usefully serve as a kind of second...
Tags: Law, Alabama, Arizona, Angola, Louisiana, Bryant, Shreveport, Worsley, state s Supreme Court, Pickens County, Douglas A Berman, Wayne Bryant, Sean Worsley, Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole, Alabama Worsley, Pickens County Jail


Online public school puts government in your home

In Louisiana, 9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison was suspended after his teacher spied a BB gun in his bedroom during an online class. In Colorado, the mom of seventh grader Isaiah Elliott received a call from the vice principal of her son’s school telling her the police were on their way—his teacher had seen him playing with a toy gun. And in Baltimore County, Maryland, Courtney Lancaster’s home was searched by police after one of her fifth grade son’s teachers saw a BB gun behind him during online i...
Tags: Colorado, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Louisiana, Biden, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Cato Institute, Greenwood, Lancaster, Harrison, Jefferson Parish, Katz, Kyllo


Sports teams can attract more fans and profits if they focus on sustainability initiatives, according to a sports management expert

Seattle Mariners' Zach DeLoach, left, watches as a pitch goes past and to catcher Tom Murphy as an umpire prepares to make a call during baseball practice Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Associated Press Brian McCullough, associate professor of sport management at Texas A&M University, says sports organizations should focus on sustainability to connect with fans and improve their business models. Though climate change life rising sea levels, increased rain...
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Black man serving life sentence for stealing hedge clippers granted parole in Louisiana

Fair Wayne Bryant, 63, was sentenced for stealing hedge clippers over 20 years ago.
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Black man serving life for stealing hedge clippers granted parole in Louisiana

Fair Wayne Bryant was given a life sentence for making off with hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary.
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Black man sentenced to life for stealing hedge clippers released after 24 years

After spending over two decades in federal prison for a minor crime, a Black man in Louisiana is released from custody. According to The Advocate, Fair Wayne Bryant was sentenced to life in prison for the attempted theft of pair of hedge clippers in 1997. The parole board decided to grant his release only a few months after the state Supreme Court denied a request to review Bryant’s sentence, which he argued was excessive and unconstitutional the report detailed.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Louisiana, Bryant, Wayne Bryant


Psychedelics renaissance

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo file photo, Marijuana plants growing under special grow lights, at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. State lawmakers are poised to greatly expand Louisiana's medical marijuana to make more people eligible for the treatment, under a bill that continued Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to speed toward final passage. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) Associated Press Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside...
Tags: UK, NFL, Trends, Deanie Elsner, Arizona, Michigan, Louisiana, Biden, Charlotte, Reuters, Benzinga, Berner, Yeji, Matthew McCormack, Sen Kamala Harris, Bruce Linton


United States: Got Termites? Are You Protected Against Damage To Your Home Caused By Termite Infestation? - Butler Snow LLP

Allie Gaiter* is a lifelong resident of Louisiana and has owned a modest home in Pierre Part, Louisiana for the past 20 years. Allie recently noticed damaged wood around her kitchen window...
Tags: News, United States, Louisiana, Allie, Butler Snow LLP, Allie Gaiter


Dry conditions, wind gusts bring about red flag warning, possible fire weather for parts of Southern California

With extreme fire weather concerns stoked by the forecast of Santa Ana winds and dry air, weather experts issued a red flag warning in foothill areas of Southern California for most of Friday, Oct. 16, authorities said Thursday. The warning was issued from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday as wind gusts were anticipated to reach 40 to 50 miles per hour in foothill areas with humidity in the single digits for parts of the day, forecasters said. Red flag warnings are issued to inform the public of the poten...
Tags: Weather, Crime, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Maxwell, Richard Thompson, Louisiana, Orange County, San Bernardino Mountains, Thompson, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Santa Ana


Dry conditions, wind gusts bring about red flag warning, possible fire danger for parts of Southern California

With extreme fire weather concerns stoked by the forecast of Santa Ana winds and dry air, weather experts issued a red flag warning in foothill areas of Southern California for most of Friday, Oct. 16, authorities said Thursday. The warning was issued from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday as wind gusts were anticipated to reach 40 to 50 miles per hour in foothill areas with humidity in the single digits during parts of the day, forecasters said. Red flag warnings are issued to inform the public of the po...
Tags: Weather, Crime, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Maxwell, Richard Thompson, Louisiana, Orange County, San Bernardino Mountains, Thompson, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Santa Ana


Halt Of California’s Ban On Gator Products Continued After Judge Ruling

NEW ORLEANS (AP/CBS13) — California’s ban on selling alligator products probably violates federal laws and the state cannot enforce it while various legal challenges remain in court, a federal judge has ruled. California is being sued by Louisiana and companies in California, Florida and Texas over its ban on the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important industry and ultimately could hurt alligator and crocodile populations. “We are encouraged by the court’s de...
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Halt Of California’s Ban On Gator Products Continued After Ruling

NEW ORLEANS (AP/CBS13) — California’s ban on selling alligator products probably violates federal laws and the state cannot enforce it while various legal challenges remain in court, a federal judge has ruled. California is being sued by Louisiana and companies in California, Florida and Texas over its ban on the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important industry and ultimately could hurt alligator and crocodile populations. “We are encouraged by the court’s de...
Tags: Florida, Texas, California, Washington, California News, San Francisco, Paris, New Orleans, Louisiana, West Monroe, Mueller, California Florida, Consumer, Eastern District, California Texas, International Union


Amy Coney Barrett wouldn't tell America where she stands on vital issues, so GOP senators did it for her

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett repeatedly avoided answering questions during her confirmation hearings this week.  Barrett leaned on the so-called "Ginsburg rule" in justifying her refusal to address an array of topics, though it's a rule that the l...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, US, America, Trends, Analysis, Gop, Missouri, Graham, Capitol Hill, Catholic


Record number of hurricanes make landfall in US in 2020

Storm from Hurricane Delta strikes Louisiana only six weeks after destruction wrought by LauraThe US has seen a record number of hurricanes make landfall this year; Hurricane Delta, a category 4 hurricane at one stage, was the most recent storm to strike land. Delta made an initial landfall in the north of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, before turning north and striking Louisiana on 9 October. The storm took an identical track to Hurricane Laura only six weeks earlier, which had already severely da...
Tags: Mexico, US, Paraguay, Delta, Brazil, Argentina, South America, US weather, Louisiana, Extreme Weather, Hurricanes, Yucatan, Brazil Paraguay Bolivia, Hurricane Delta


Argument analysis: Justices don’t tip their hand in military rape case

During Tuesday’s telephonic oral argument in United States v. Briggs, counsel for both sides urged the justices to avoid deciding whether the Eighth Amendment ruling in Coker v. Georgia, prohibiting capital punishment for nonhomicide rape, applies to the military. But it isn’t clear whether five justices can agree on the statutory argument of one side or the other, suggesting that it is still possible the court will reach the constitutional issue. Stephen Vladeck phones in to the argument, with...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, White House, Georgia, Austria, United States, Pentagon, Louisiana, Wall, Briggs, Kennedy, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Don, Yugoslavia


Symposium: Barrett’s record suggests willingness to uphold abortion restrictions

This article is the first entry in a symposium on the jurisprudence of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump pledged to appoint “pro-life” justices. As a result, he told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, the Supreme Court would “automatically” overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing the right to obtain an abortion. At this ongoing week’s confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy o...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Colorado, Planned Parenthood, Indiana, Chicago, Fox News, Catholic, Circuit, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Notre Dame, Sykes