When I was in school in the early 1960s, there were less than 5,000 black registered voters in Caddo Parish -- and no blacks elected to political office. Dr. C.O. Simpkins did run for the Caddo Parish School Board in 1952, as well as in 1958.
The disgraced Attorney John Settle’s problems with the Louisiana Supreme Court and its arm, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, are well documented. In February, the Louisiana Supreme Court publicly reprimanded Mr. Settle for disrupting the courts of Judges Mike and Francis Pitman during Mrs.
Most politicos believe that Stewart’s best shot at becoming the next DA for Caddo Parish was in the Oct. 21 primary, and that a variety of unexpected factors prevented what many in his campaign believed was a slam dunk victory. And now there is street talk that some of the campaign insiders are skeptical of a Stewart victory on Nov.
For the past few years, various government agencies, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), have reported that upwards of 90 percent of the methamphetamine sold in the U.S. today is made in “superlabs” located in Mexico and shipped throughout the country by the notorious Mexican drug cartels.
With the week-ago election in our rear-view, it is yet again time to write about the scandal of low voter turnout. Statewide, only 38 percent voted, and only 32 percent in Caddo performed that civic "duty," as fewer and fewer of us still consider it..
The general election on Saturday, Nov. 21, will determine the outcome of many statewide races (the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general) and four Caddo races — District Attorney, Caddo Commissioner District 3 and 8 and State Senate District 38.
Typically, when I think of someone sentenced to time in jail or prison, I imagine that they will not have the same access to methamphetamine and other drugs as they normally would have back when they were not incarcerated. But as I reported in Meth in the News.
To those who have closely followed the campaign of James Stewart for Caddo DA, nothing is a surprise that comes out of his mouth — or what does not come out. Stewart’s entire race has been a series of “I do not know” or “I will not comment.
Now remember that some 30% of adults over eighteen who could register have not done so. That means the less than 30% of Louisianans over eighteen bothered to show up at the polls to vote. And with a competitive runoff for governor and a number of other races, projections are even lower for the runoff less than thirty days away.