Low Popahirum, April 28, 2015


“Freddie Gray, who died a week after suffering injuries while in Baltimore police custody, had a lengthy criminal record, mainly for drug-related offenses, according to state court records. Police claim he was ‘involved in criminal activity,’ prior to his arrest.” – Heavy

“One study showed that only two percent of black defendants in Baltimore are found guilty of the original charges when tried in front of a black jury.” – American Thinker

Take control of your kids,” Batts urged parents in closing. “This is our city. Let’s make a difference.” – The Hill

It’s a very delicate balancing act,” she continued. “Because while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate.” – Power Line

“A CNN correspondent covering the Baltimore anti-police riots live indicated rioters were openly hostile towards ‘anyone… who was not African-American.’” – Daily Caller

“Hillary Clinton seized all emails pertaining to her job as secretary of State and deleted an unknown number of messages from her private server. Her family charity accepted foreign and corporate donations from people doing business with the State Department—people who hoped to curry favor. She violated government rules designed to protect against corruption and perceptions of corruption that erode the public’s trust in government. She has not apologized. She has not made amends: She withholds the email server and continues to accept foreign donations.” – Ron Fournier/National Journal

“Almost two years ago, Melissa and her husband, Aaron, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, had to close the bakery they built from scratch after declining to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.” – Daily Signal

“The former top psychiatrist at John’s Hopkins, Dr. Chapman, penned a Wall Street journal article several months ago, making it clear that ‘transgenders’ are mentally disordered. Boldly affirming the indisputable findings of every credible biologist who’s ever existed, Dr. Chapman reported that sex change is biologically impossible, and to tell a transgender he can be ‘reassigned’ or ‘transitioned’ from one gender to the other is to ‘promote and collaborate with mental illness.’” – Matt Walsh/The Blaze

“Only eight short years from now, immigrants will make up a record-high 14.8 percent of the total U.S. population, and longtime conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly views the rising tide of newcomers as a purposeful attack on the country.” – WND

“Is immigrating from less-developed countries to the West a good or a bad thing, for host and guest? Is the immigrant angry at, or nostalgic for, the country he left? Is he thankful to or resentful of the country he has come to? Does the Westerner know why the other seeks him out or why he himself chooses not to emigrate to the non-West? These questions and dozens like them are not so much never answered as never even asked. The result is chaos.” – Victor Davis Hanson/National Review


“New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has officially ruled out a run for governor in the fall election.” – NOLA.com

“More than 30,000 Baton Rouge-area residences, schools and businesses remained without power in the wake of a severe thunderstorm that ripped through southeastern Louisiana on Monday, uprooting trees, flooding roadways and snapping power lines. Several school were closed Tuesday, mostly because of power outages.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Without saying Jindal or using the word ‘governor,’ it is clear that the House leadership is ready to move separate from Governor Bobby Jindal, who many believe has been AWOL from service over the past years.” – Bayou Buzz

“Ritchie originally wanted to take the tax to $1.54 per pack, generating $240 million in new revenue next fiscal year, but he agreed to an amendment from Committee Chairman Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette. The revised tax now would bring in $67 million, or perhaps slightly more, next fiscal year, according to the Legislature’s chief economist.” – Baton Rouge Business Report

“A Louisiana House committee pushed through 14 new restrictions on tax credits as well as a cigarette tax hike — steps many lawmakers consider essential to closing Louisiana’s $1.6 billion budget shortfall.” – NOLA.com

“Members of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association are at the Louisiana State Capitol to oppose a bill that targets film tax credits.” – WAFB

“On the eve of committee action on a far reaching chemical safety bill, the measure’s sponsors announced negotiated changes Monday (April 27) that assures the support of three key Democratic senators that had criticized the original bill as not tough enough.” – NOLA.com

“State Treasurer John Kennedy topped contenders for statewide elected offices, other than governor, in money available for the fall election campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. Kennedy reported $3.5 million in the bank for his re-election bid.” – New Orleans Advocate

“Arguments over whether same sex couples have the right to get married will be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court today. The decision could overturn Louisiana’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage.” – WWL-AM

“Some of the nation’s top coaches apparently disagree on how future recruiting efforts may be affected by a recruiting violation and resulting penalty assessed against LSU earlier this year.” – Baton Rouge Advocate



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