As I reported a few weeks ago in this column, the Justice Department announced earlier this year that, “The Sinaloa Cartel moves drugs by land, air, and sea, including cargo aircraft, private aircraft, submarines and other submersible and...
Can the City of New Orleans pick and choose what federal laws it will acknowledge and enforce? Most of us understand that if you violate a federal law, then there are consequences. You most likely will be prosecuted and punished. And the federal laws on the books are supposed to apply to everyone.
The young attorney arguing her case in Caddo Court that day was accomplished and passionate. Our state Attorney General's office dispatched her to oppose the Caddo Parish Commission's attempt to drag them into its Caddo Parish Employees Retirement System – called "CPERS" – lawsuit.
As if the brutal summer heat wave that has virtually suffocated Shreveport for the last few weeks was not enough, a detailed reading of Mayor Ollie Tyler’s much ballyhooed six-month progress report will certainly raise the ambient temperature in one’s office or home.
Amber Pangborn, 35, lives in Oroville, Calif., a small town located about 65 miles north of Sacramento. On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Ms. Pangborn had been visiting gambling casinos near Paradise, close to where her parents live. Of course there is nothing wrong with that.
For seven months, I have been writing this series of articles to detail and document the Caddo Parish Commission's explicitly unconstitutional membership in CPERS, the Caddo Parish Employee Retirement System. The CPERS hit on taxpayers is, however, only one of many such garish acts of self-enrichment by our Caddo commissioners.
The Lafayette theatre is part of a national chain that operates across the South. My wife’s family has been in the movie business for many years, and I know some of the people involved. So as a journalist and friend, I jumped in my car and headed to Lafayette.
First, an upstart not-from-here businessman (Mario Chavez) is running for the Caddo Commission spot to be vacated by termed -out David Cox. Yes, Chavez is Hispanic, and, if successful, he will be the first Hispanic to be elected to any political office in northwest Louisiana.
I have probably said it before here in Meth in the News, but it bears repeating. Due to its effects in the brain, methamphetamine can lead people to engage in some fairly unusual behaviors, or at least things that they would not normally do otherwise.
Many readers are carefully following and inquiring about my lawsuit against the Caddo Parish commission. I sincerely thank all who are so supportive. This work may well prove to be the most consequential of any I have taken on against any governmental body in our state.