Thirty-one years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan traveled to West Berlin, and at the Brandenburg Gate admonished, “Mr. Gorbachev, take down that wall.” The Berlin Wall had been erected by the puppet Soviet state of East Germany.
A New Orleans congressman tragically was shot while he was out playing baseball. Luckily, it looks like he will fully recover. Some of those who first heard the news assumed that he had been shot in New Orleans. You see, killings have become a way of life in the Crescent City.
Hats off to Shreveport City Councilman Willie Bradford and five of his fellow councilmembers for sending a message to Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler that her administration must do more to address the rising crime rate in Shreveport.
She has a good knowledge of the effective continuum of services the citizens of Caddo Parish have provided. She knows that sometimes children need the service of placement outside the home, but that most of the time, the child can be rehabilitated without the necessity of removal from their home.
“Chase unquestionably had the best proposal in terms of expertise and cost savings,” said Treasurer Henson. “The agreement will incorporate a variety of efficiencies that will save the state $1.8 million over a five-year period. We are pleased to partner with Chase to provide the best possible services to public agencies and Louisiana taxpayers.
It’s 2009, and I’m spending as much time as I can with the two loves of my life: holly and crystal — crystal meth. I’m pretty much totally consumed by the dope game. Robbing, stealing, lying, cheating. But most of all, manipulation and destruction. My days consisted of getting high and doing whatever I had to do to keep that cycle going.
Congress is going “new law” crazy. In the nation’s Capitol, hundreds of proposed new laws are being introduced every month, creating numerous different regulations and crimes. And Louisiana congressional members are joining right in this push for more federal intrusion into what was previously the purview of the states.
Former Caddo Police Juror David Wyndon and NAACP president Lloyd Thompson headed up a committee that included Tom Pace, Anita Steele, the Rev. Mays, Marion Marks and Bob Brown among others who wanted to meet with Chief Crump to discuss many issues of concern dealing with Shreveport crime.
"Chase unquestionably had the best proposal in terms of expertise and cost savings," said Treasurer Henson. "The agreement will incorporate a variety of efficiencies that will save the state $1.8 million over a five-year period. We are pleased to partner with Chase to provide the best possible services to public agencies and Louisiana taxpayers.
“Given the increasing abuse of opioids in our state and nation, these bills could save the lives of those who are at risk of becoming addicted and consequently prevent their family and friends from the heartache that comes from seeing their loved-ones suffer,” said Gov.