Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold in 2014, was acquitted by a jury. Garner was unarmed, and Pantaleo had faced two civil suits previous to the incident related to abuses of power.
Posts on Twitter showed the demonstrators gathered outside the Triple S Food Mart convenience store in Baton Rouge, where, police said in a statement, the man, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot by officers soon after midnight.
Torrential rains in Texas which caused flooding that killed 16 people this week have spread to southern Louisiana, leaving parts of that state and Mississippi under a flash flood watch through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The state of Louisiana has just expanded its hate crime law to include protections for law enforcement and first responders: Anyone found to have targeted a police officer, firefighter, or first responder because of their profession will face an increased penalty of five years in prison, and a fine of up to $5,000.
The bill requires a woman to wait at least 72 hours after a state-mandated ultrasound for the procedure. The current waiting time is 24 hours, the same as in most states with waiting periods. Only five other states require 72-hour waiting periods: Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Utah.
Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards won election a rare victory for his party in the conservative South, over scandal-plagued GOP Sen. David Vitter.
Senator implicated in prostitution says gay marriage is being “shoved down the throats of folks who have sincerely held religious views.”
Democratic opponent tells David Vitter: “If it’s a low blow, it’s only because that’s where you live, Senator.”
David Vitter might actually be losing a contest of personal morality — against an opponent named John Edwards.
From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city’s resilience in the face of disaster.
New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying homage to the city’s resilience.
Frankly, my dear, Bush was gone with the wind and water in 2005. Any faith left in the Iraq War he started in 2003 collapsed. It’s a usually long way from New Orleans to Baghdad, but not on that late summer day.
Every state now runs some kind of public accountability — or “checkbook” — site. The goal is to increase transparency and accountability.
The Louisiana shootings took place almost three years to the day after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.
The waters are inundating rivers across four states, bringing new flood worries for weeks ahead as the torrents barrel toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Because the whole world got to watch the Deepwater Horizon disaster live politicians who favored more offshore exploration retreated — temporarily.
A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers here Friday as they considered whether to lift a temporary stay on President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation.
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