Criminal Justice

Louisiana bill meant to prevent ‘Defund the Police’ efforts dies in...

The Louisiana Senate killed a bill meant to prevent local governments from “defunding the police” by not taking it up for a vote before...

Senate committee waters down bill to preempt ‘Defund the Police’ Efforts

A Senate committee significantly watered down legislation that would make it harder for municipalities to “defund the police” in their communities.  The bill allows...

Anti ‘Defund the Police’ bill puts demagoguery over commitment to local...

By Chris Kaiser Louisiana legislators have recently fast-tracked a bill – House Bill 38 – that would punish cities and parishes that reduce their police budgets by...

Report: Gov. Edwards lets family see video of troopers beating Black...

The family of a Black man killed by a Louisiana state trooper met with Gov. John Bel Edwards Wednesday to view long-secret body-camera footage,...

Lawmaker who attends Tony Spell’s church pushes bill through House that...

Louisiana House lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that was originally crafted to support a Louisiana church pastor who dared authorities to arrest him...

Louisiana House passes bill that would punish jurisdictions that cut their...

The Louisiana House passed two bills Monday that will punish municipalities and parishes that cut the budgets of their police departments by more than...

Cameroonian asylum seekers said to be one day away from deportation...

There is a peaceful room in a safe, joyful home in the Washington metro area waiting for Micah, an English-speaking Cameroonian refugee who spent...

Louisiana House will consider anti-‘Defund the police’ bills

The Louisiana House will consider two proposals aimed at making it more difficult for local governments and public higher education institutions to “defund the...

Family of Black man killed by Lafayette police complain of information...

The family of Trayford Pellerin, the 31-year-old Black man who was fatally shot 10 times by Lafayette police on Aug. 21, spoke to the...

Will COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That...

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