In the past week, two New Orleans residents have been arrested for shooting criminals. The latest case occurred on Monday in Mid-City when Martynenez Grigsby shot an intruder who tried to illegally enter her apartment. She was arrested for one count of aggravated battery after police said she refused to cooperate. Last week, Pastor Willie Littleton of Algiers was arrested for shooting a man accused of stealing cooper from an air conditioning unit outside of his church.
This election has been most difficult one ever for incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). She is humorously known as “landslide Landrieu” for winning close elections, but she has not been known for making campaign mistakes. Usually, she has run brilliant campaigns, pulling out close victories over Republican opponents. It has been particularly impressive since Louisiana is a conservative state and has been trending Republican for decades.
While the Governor's focus, as of late, has been on a different legal matter, Common Core, Bobby Jindal's primary education achievement, his education reform will meet its sternest test--the Louisiana Supreme Court.
We all have our Hurricane Katrina memories. On the 9th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many of us who believe that the Katrina experience remade our realities, like no other event in our collective lifetimes, look back.
I am no different.
by Jim Brown
Is the Ferguson, Missouri community unique in its inability to deal with a troubling death with still unanswered questions? Of course not. Ferguson is any town when reason disintegrates into the chaos of aggressive confrontation.
The ego of Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway might be what brings about the nightmare scenario for state Republicans in the Fifth Congressional District contest.
Things appear to be heating up on the issue of the behavior of the upper tier of the Louisiana State Police, though the rank and file (and retired officers) appears for the most part to support our efforts to peel back the veneer to expose widespread abuse by those in charge.
Should all candidates who have qualified for elective office, even those having virtually no chance of winning, still be allowed to participate in all televised debate?
What if a candidate is running as a quasi or real stalking horse—primarily or solely, to increase the chance that another candidate is defeated?
Colorful Louisiana politics, at its best or worst?
On Tuesday morning, on the weekly WGSO-Bayoubuzz radio talk show, hosted by Jeff Crouere and webcasted on this site via google hangouts, Crouere and I discussed the candidacy of Tea Party favorite Rob Maness and what appears to be Republican Bill Cassidy's unwillingness to debate. Closing out that part of the discussion, I mentioned that I was not interested in watching numerous candidates debating but only the candidates who were most likely able to win.
Louisiana remains a focus for economic development and business opportunities. In today’s Business and organization shorts, our focus is on INC., the Aerospace Industry, Charity Health Center, BGR, LSU Health Care and Dr. Fotham, US travel and more: