Louisiana

Justice Department Opens Civil Rights Probe Into Louisiana State Police

Reports indicate a pattern of state police officials covering up troopers brutalizing Black motorists, the federal prosecutor says.
06/10/2022

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Condemns Louisiana Abortion Law

The legislation, which would ban abortion except in rare circumstances, is likely to be among the nation’s most restrictive.
06/07/2022

Women In Loiusiana Avert Legislative Attempt To Declare Abortion A Homicide

The proposed legislation would have rendered serious charges against any woman who terminated a pregnancy.
05/20/2022

Three Louisiana Juvenile Escapees And Guard Accused Of Helping Them Captured In Texas

Video footage shows them walking out of a youth detention center with the guard’s aid.
05/16/2022

White High-Schooler Charged With Hate Crime For Whipping Black Student With Belt, Throwing Cotton Balls At Him

The parents of the alleged victim are thanking people for their support.
03/17/2022

Louisiana Boy, 4, Dies After Shooting Himself In Car With Adults Who Were Smoking Weed, Police Say

No arrests have been made in the death of Jarion Walker. The Jefferson Parish, La., sheriff felt it was not appropriate at the time.
02/03/2022

Gary Chambers, Jr., U.S. Senate Candidate In Marijuana Ad Says He Wants To Be Blunt About The issues

Using a provocative ad to announce his candidacy, Baton Rouge Activist, Gary Chambers, Jr. says it’s time for the South to help save American democracy.
01/24/2022