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‘Show of force’ in B.R. leads to federal lawsuits, criticism

More than 200 protesters arrested over weekend Despite Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ description of the tactics used by the Baton Rouge Police Department to

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Job training now required for thousands of La. food stamp recipients

A major change in the state’s food stamp program took effect July 1: Food stamp recipients who are not disabled, employed or in school are

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Report shines light on pricey meals at Criminal Court
If you’ve ever served on a jury, you’ve most likely been treated to lunch. Sometimes it’s sandwiches, other times burgers. But a FOX 8 investigation into court records at Orleans ...
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Minnesota cop kills Philando Castile during traffic stop
By Harry Colbert, Jr. Contributing Writer (Special from Insight News) FALCON HEIGHTS MN – Thirty-two-year-old Philando Castile is dead following a Wednesday evening (July 6) officer-involved shooting in Falcon Heights, near ...
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Obama Foundation chooses designer for Presidential Library
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStar-NewsToday.com) — The Obama Foundation on July 1 selected a New York architectural firm to design the Presidential ...
Violence erupts after latest series of fatal cop shootings
Nearly two years after police in Ferguson, Mo. gunned down 18-year-old Michael Brown and several other officer-involved killings led to nationwide protests, two more Black men have been fatally shot ...
Heavily armed white man arrested after firing at cop
A recent incident underscores the racist double standard in U.S. law enforcement with regard to the way Blacks and whites are viewed and treated by the authorities. Last week, at least ...
Long-running apartheid crimes case axed by U.S. Supreme Court
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) – Efforts by South African victims of racist apartheid to obtain justice suffered a new defeat in the U.S. ...
Democratic platform committee calls for end to mass incarceration
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com) — The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee has approved a plank, calling for the end of mass incarceration, which occurred under President Bill Clinton ...
State attorney general and sheriff defy mayor to bring down murder rate
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It was notable that neither NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison nor Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at the July 1 press conference seeking to pool metro and state police ...

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