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"orleans parish" Discussed on Behind The Lens
"Know influence and financial supporter. Looks like the able to at least help nudge stat in in that direction and generated interest. I can see right now Among the so just to give you an Just to go through the numbers a bit you know. Presidential turn out in orleans parish was around sixty five percent You know you're always going to have a drop off. Ima down ballot races people. Just don't learn any names But most of the is so the among the civil district court graces. The division app was the groom that we had Had the highest voter participation rate at fifty seven percents This.
"orleans parish" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Org's. By every measure, the flood protection is better than it, Wass. When Hurricane Katrina a lot, But you will not find one single expert who will agree that the flag protection that was built since the levees broke is adequate for a city of New Orleans size. Infrastructure and importance to the nation. In the years after Katrina, New Orleans could read a satirical tabloid that help them cope with the tragic comedy of rebuilding their beloved city. I was the editor, publisher, founder and delivery boy of a newspaper called The New Orleans Levee, newspaper and Armada was We don't hold anything back Rudy for capping believes that New Orleans has come back stronger and better than it was before the storm. Katrina caused unspeakable damage, unspeakable death. What it also did was producer restart. In many places. Sad is it is to say our schools were horror, endless. They're not that they're much better. I have my kids from private school before the storm in public school Now, it couldn't be more proud. What's more, if there are many more restaurants in town today than before Katrina? Those summer currently shuddered because of the Kobe shut down the multi dimensional challenge for New Orleans was not just to rebuild neighborhoods and strengthen levees and improve the decrepit sewage and water system. A deeper challenge was to bring back a city that was, um or just a place to live for its large population of working poor. We understood this early on. That if we did not deal with the underlying inequity, we would not be able to rebuild in a way that made us stronger and better. To that end. The rebirth of New Orleans is very much a work in progress, says Flozell Daniel's junior president of the foundation for Louisiana, formerly the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. As he tells it, the civic progress since Katrina is tangible. For instance, the Orleans Parish jail had nearly 7000 prisoners that a Katrina hit today with changes to the criminal justice system, such as decriminalizing low level drug crimes. There are fewer than 800 incarcerated. Daniel says they haven't gone far enough 15 years later. They're still aren't enough good jobs, dignified jobs that pay a decent wage and some of the recovery that needs to happen since the epic storm is invisible. What we said at the beginning in 2005 was that this was a generational recovery. So think about that 20 years is what we were forecasting it would take that long that only to rebuild. The physical infrastructure but the lives of people some New Orleanians have internalized the grief. The fear the dislocation change that came with Hurricane Katrina, says Tonya Boyd Cannon in the Lower ninth Ward. Take a train that has now become a part of Our makeup..
"orleans parish" Discussed on WTOP
"Believe that Orleans parish may have one of the highest rates of testing per capita in the world Arnold says more than three and a half percent of all New Orleans have been tested and test will continue as long as the sites get resupplied Chris Miller for CBS news New Orleans days after firing their commander for raising the alarm about a virus outbreak on board acting navy secretary Thomas motley addressed the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in a profanity laced address he said what captain Brett crozier did was a betrayal I can information was gonna get out into the public in this information age that we live in he was a the commanding officer of a ship like this closure is among those on the ship who tested positive for the virus on Wall Street the Dow was up sixteen twenty seven today nasdaq rose five forty this is CBS news dell small business technology advisers offer advice one on one partnership and Taylor Texas Lucian's like computers with Intel core processors Colin adviser today at eight seven seven by dell six oh three on WTOP on this April sixth twenty twenty still sunny and still warm work seventy degrees in Washington down to the fifties and forties tonight this is Washington's top news one oh three point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com here's Sean Anders said and good evening at eight thousand cases and counting we are still experiencing a significant uptick of coronavirus infections but with some getting cabin fever combined with the nice spring weather there's that temptation to let down on social distancing that's what DC's mayor noticed this past weekend so the city shut down one of Washington's best known markets because it.
"orleans parish" Discussed on Floodlines
"Today Leeann Williams long way from where she grew up she lives out in the east. Now I'm moved here about two ago I was standing there on. Westbound apartment was small. They didn't WANNA fix anything. And I was looking all over the final house. In only places they really have is a dis. The black population in Orleans parish has diminished by almost a third since two thousand a new mixed income development replace Lafitte projects less than half the four hundred or so units here belong to people used to live there it's called fo burglar feet now and even for me the old heart of black New Orleans where Leeann used to have pretend second lines even. That's changing when we drove out to do main street with our morning she didn't recognize much. It made me so mad everytime that's why like come around here because it makes me so may and do all this is gone. Everybody just push to the east. Everybody the end doesn't go back to the main street much anymore. Now reason her family is scattered now. Most of the folks around this way or strangers a lot more than white and the weirdest thing is quiet when I was younger like the culture here the music and everything I always was around it no matter what now is just gone so if you push us out what's GonNa be left. She has come look at King's like Museo just coming looking at historic places and buildings as if you push us out. What a concert on.
"orleans parish" Discussed on FoodStuff
"Now you had to bring in organized crime or somebody else to sell the still the need for that whereas in New Orleans. The people who were selling alcohol before continued to sell alcohol afterwards because nobody really took it seriously and there was not a city ordinance. That made it against the law to sell so. The police didn't have to arrest you because it wasn't against the city. Ordinance and Huey Long was governor and he decided that we didn't need a state law about an either now there were many cities in Louisiana. Did have such laws and parishes that adopted things on their parish by parish faces it in Orleans parish which is New Orleans it was only against the federal and And so you needed fit to arrest you and And so and many many doctors Took advantage of the The special dispensation for giving prescriptions for discipline reasons over there we have all these wonderful drinks that were sold for medicinal purposes only very boldly marked on labels and Also at pharmacies. You could buy some kind of syrups that may your alcohol tastes like Jim or Martine or other things so we we were very Weary of the law. Because we just didn't didn't take it seriously. So can I tell the story you see? Stein was fed and it was his job as a federal agent Enforcing the law to go from city to city and see how long it will take to get a drink in a particular town and then they would know how many agents to sand and all that sort of thing he had a protocol was that when he got into the taxi from wherever he was going to his hotel he would again but timing so he got into the taxi in. New Orleans gave the taxi driver the name of his hotel and then he started the clock and he said to the taxi driver. Do you know where a man from drink in this town and the taxi driver reached under a seat pulled out of class passed over his shoulder and he said by. Don't squeeze so in less than a minute. Busy had a dream and so. This is not an apocryphal story. Really happened you can read about it in the National Archives and all of that and It was you know it showed that this taxi driver and so used to giving out liquor that he didn't even hesitate. He did worry about who is in a sense of Kabir or whatever I mean that just tells you how open it that he could do that without even thinking twice we didn't come out of pro vision completely unscathed though you're talking about those good citizens there One of the most famous saloon weren't honors in New Orleans History Henry Ramos owner of the Ramos. Star and creator of the Ramos Gin fizz. He was such a staunch supporter of temperance. He closed his bar perspective. Yeah he believed in the lot he'd just he closed shuttered his doors and And she said he'd never served again said they bury nation. Yeah Yeah and they thought. The recipe was lost until One of the bartenders from the Caesar Act Bar After prohibition like I think it was like six or eight years after prohibition Went over to his house and asked him if he would please. You're the recipe in editor. Was like of course keeping it a secret. It's great here and then got passed on so that was of course. No he was not bird. We have some more of our interview but I we have a quick break for word from our sponsor..
"orleans parish" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Boeing Boeing in the FAA are getting questioned today on Capitol Hill and a lawyer that's representing some of the families the families who lost relatives. In those two crashes, the Boeing seven thirty-seven, max crashes says that they're going to get more money from Boeing and insurance companies based on how long the people in the planes knew that they were going to die. How morbid is that? Sometimes you never use math after high school. You know, sometimes you wonder how juries or judges or settlements. How you get to a certain number. This is one of the things that they factor in this case there's a formula for how you how long you knew that plane was doomed. That's terrifying. The the story out of Colorado. Remember the school shooting from last week at stem school highlands ranch. They have decided that they're going to charge the younger suspects in the sixteen year old as an adult with murder charges, and you remember the story of the hero. Kendrick casteel. One of the kids who jumped up and tried to tackle the gunman one of the gunman. He is. He's going to be laid to rest today in the memorial service. Hundreds of GPS will be there. Currently he was a huge Jeep fan. And they put out the call on social media for people to bring their jeeps and be part of his funeral procession procession. They said eight hundred people have responded and said that they're going to be part of this kid's funeral procession. Well, there was a bizarre attack woman beaten to death with an electric scooter in Long Beach, Corbin Carson is on the story and has been investigating the attacker for KFI news joins us now at the latest Corbin. What do you now? Okay. So monday. Yeah. Around noon. Cops say Rosa Elena. Hernandez was just walking home from meeting with a relative when she was a tact. She was beaten and then investigators say the attacker stopped and grabbed a nearby electric scooter and continued attacking her eventually running off leaving the scooter on top of her body when cops showed up the woman had severe injuries to upper body and was pronounced dead. Shortly. Shortly thereafter, now, several hours later cops picked up a guy matching the description and arrested him at a circle k his name was Ahmad Rashad reading they're holding him on two million dollars bail for the alleged murder now after digging through public records were now learning Ahmad Rashad reading is from Louisiana. We spoke with Louisiana fire marshal office and have learned that read. Allegedly lit his family's house on fire back in January. He suffered third degree burns from that incident. He was treated for the burns, then sent to a mental health facility in New Orleans for a couple of weeks when he was released and then booked into Orleans parish jail on two counts of a simple arson. Now, I spoke with jail officials in just the last hour and reading used a bond service to post five thousand dollars bond and get out back in February. I'm also told prosecutors there have never actually charged him. So he was kind of in some sort of legal limbo. The jail told me re reading also had been arrested for improper use of a weapon from twenty eight teen. But no charges came from that either. No other criminal history can be found on the guy, but it remains to be seen how or why reading went from Louisiana to Long Beach, and what the motive is behind his alleged attack on Hernandez. There's no connections family members or anything that we know of out here. So far, we're seeing nothing. I mean, even when police first arrested him on Monday, the woman's body lay in the street for several hours as they were trying to figure out what was going on. They were looking for the guy, and they didn't release his identity until the following day. I was told that they were trying to figure out who this guy was as well. I mean, they they can't figure out an address yet for him. So they are they say when they don't know if they have an address in Long Beach, they just use the term the guy in long from Long Beach, but it they're trying to determine if he's a transient or if he has an address there, but again, no no connections have surfaced yet. As to why what he's doing in Long Beach. He was in the news before for a different reason for his athletic career and penchant for art. I guess right. Yeah. He ran he ran he ran track. And he was a football player in high school. And then he ended up going to Southern University in Baton Rouge. He. He indicated he decided to switch to a major in art. And that he just thought this was the next thing for him to do in that he he said things like I never thought about being a non art major. And you know, I brought some work to show to the teacher. And she was impressed. And it's something I ever did. And so he quit the track team and decided to, you know, join into an at least according to local reports he must have been good at either track or art because they had a news report about him. But this was maybe three or four years ago. And there's a full article we found about him about his art sort of a glory piece about how great he is. And how talented he is the that. He was majoring at one point in something called therapeutic recreation, but plan to pursue artful time and open a business. Right. Yeah. And that his favourite influences were Vincent Van Gogh that that's the kind of color and future that he was into he his he says is worse studio. He would he would use it as at his in his mouth. Others place, and we'd get on his on his mother's nerves. When she would see like paint stains, all over the home. So he was definitely into being an artist the last quote in this article that talks about his art says it's a quote from him. And he says, I just want people to know who I am just want to let them know him, a real cool, genuine person czar. Yeah. But again like around the time. So what you're imagining happens is that this just this year the fire being lit in the family's home where I assume this this art studio is is just a bizarre story from how it goes from this piece. Well, first of all from the track running track at a college young guy, you know, great future into possibly an art career. You know enough to get an article written about him. And then from there, there's this, you know, burning down the house thing going into a mental institution, and then allegedly showing up in Long Beach for for for what happened on Monday. It's just totally bizarre. Corbin Carson appreciate. Thanks so much. Thanks when we come back guaranteed to.
"orleans parish" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Valium about. Paver view. Share? It would be the biggest event in NFL history. They would have better ratings than any other Super Bowl. Hey, play the last part of this game. Go in the locker and get some more slices. Gatorade. Last question me, Frank. What's next like, I mean, how quickly is this going on fold? What's the next step in this process? Well, you know, we sued them first thing Tuesday morning naturally. Monday was a holiday all the coach will close I got him served Tuesday afternoon. Now, we haven't heard a word he's hiding in a closet someplace won't say anything to the press or two. They haven't responded to our lawsuit. But we have a court date Monday at ten AM in civil district court in Orleans parish. And I want to see Roger Goodell's going to show up. We shall see. This is good stuff. Frank, Dodd and your mind. I mean, I'll give you dollars to donuts Goodell and gonna show up. He is he going to send his legal team down to take you on. Do you think? Absolutely. I expect them to show up Monday morning, and file every exception. They can try to remove the federal court or do anything. They can to delay this action. So that we don't have an earring before the Super Bowl. All right. Break. So we thank you so much, man. Good luck. Good luck. Appreciate it. Thank you day. Frank Frank de d'amico junior from New Orleans. We all know, it doesn't have a prayer prayer. Now. If they reverse a call just say, wow, does fancy this happens then every single call from the navy replay planned five hundred games a year because we got to replay the game right here to me. This is just yet. Another example about how these days people cannot accept reality right in the same way. People could not accept that. For instance, Trump won the couldn't accept it. People cannot accept that. You know the differ. Video evidence has come out for the Nope. I'm not believing that people will not accept the result of this and move forward but wanted so I, and I know there again, we're just talking wishes and fishes and all that. But I mean when it's so agree Disley bad. He right there in the middle of your big screen TV or your tiny phone TV. I don't care what you're watching it on. It was so obvious my dead grandmother who didn't know anything about football..
"orleans parish" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"It's ten o'clock on Matthew white topping our report this hour, the government domain shut down for the thirty second straight day. We told you almost every day. The mounting issues endangers that are being caused as a result of the impasse. That has no end in sight today. If you weren't you're ready. We can tell you now that you are less safe because of this government shutdown FBI agents made a plea to end it so agents can get paid in the country can be properly protected the president of the FBI agents association. Tom O'Connor says the lack of funding is hurting operations as well as personnel and recruitment the failure to fund the FBI undermines essential FBI operations such as those designated to combat crimes against children drugging gang crimes and terrorism. He says FBI agents should not have to go to work at the store stocking Chelsea as they can't feed their families on a government job. There will still work. Fifty plus hours a week. So when are they going to find time that second job, we're learning more about the story? We told you about earlier tonight is the flight had to be grounded for a time at Newark airport because drones were spotted hovering high in the air at nearby Peterborough airport piloted air, traffic controllers have plane missed a drone by just about thirty feet on it's approach while those have drones have been cleared away an airspace reopened there are residual delays. So far, minimal. But we'll keep you posted. If those delays backed up have a nice trip. A new study finds more than fifty seven hundred millionaires in New Jersey, New York area packed their belongings and left last year. Rutgers, economists James says the new wealth x report that shows many of the state's richest people are leaving is hardly a surprise because we are an extremely high tax state already and those high wealth people see what's on the horizon in terms of even more tax increases. They may. Well, be retreating. More friendly destinations. He answered the trend is concerning because when these individuals leave the state loses the income tax money, they pay and jersey continues to face mounting debt. David math, our New Jersey one on one point five news. And let's just say this lawsuit. Probably will not win a lawsuit against the NFL's being filed by an attorney in New Orleans over the controversial, no call play at the end of the game. Frank d'amico junior calls himself, the strong arm has brought his case to the Orleans parish civil district court on behalf of the two saints season ticket holders. In addition to the saints fans across the nation. The suit seeks to compel the league's Commissioner Roger Goodell into court to explain why he will not enforce a league rule that will allow him to reverse the outcome of the game or reschedule arena. Meco is requesting an expedited hearing on the ruling show cause motion in the case. Next Monday, January twenty eighth of course. So that he can get done before the Super Bowl. We'll the cold snap break overnight. Across New Jersey, the complete New Jersey one zero one point five forecast coming up New Jersey fast traffic in one minute. Jersey.
"orleans parish" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Fifty two hundred and four thousand four hundred fifty three copies of the book freedom, which we wrote to be the ultimate libertarian red pill and having been out for four and a half years. Now, we've seen that it is lived up to that expectation. Now, something better may come along and something in a different format may prove to be more effective. And I hope if that's what's coming. It comes as soon as possible. So but for right now. Yeah. Yeah. You got funded to to print and distribute this the book and was New Orleans the first location to which you are going to begin this process. And and and the the first reason was because of the national convention being here the libertarian. But upon thinking about it there were just so many good reasons one after another and and and in a way to sum it up. It's extremely libertarian and spirit and very much the opposite in terms of political and law enforcement manifestation of that. And it really is particularly sad, and I can tell you if you want to get into the whole story of going to jail. The Orleans parish sheriff's office facility where easily ninety plus percent of the inmates are black. Nearly as many. Black less. So with the police officers, especially the state troopers. And I know this is just my casual observations, but it's it's bigger true. Isn't it me see and a lot of inner cities in the United States in particular is that you have a system that disproportionately disadvantages black people? And you've heard the criticism that libertarianism is for rich white dudes. And right now, there's a trees to a move and being dominated by white male. I n t j because what are the nerdy types who got to figure stuff out? But the message is not for people who are favored by the system. And right now, it is black people who are most disproportionately disfavored by the system, the nowhere is that more poignant only a handful of places where is it nearly as poignant at least as New Orleans where you have a law enforcement system that I described. It as being a couple generations behind in terms of accountability and community relations and in every way possible, and it's the sound, and it's also. Hurricane Katrina back in two thousand where the failures of government were on full display and the outreach has behavior. Where are still raw? Absolutely. And in jail. It was black people, oppressing black people on behalf on behalf of rich white people, and you know, to me, the the racial part of it is the least important, but it's hard to ignore. And when you see it like that, man. It's got a ping the conscience somehow. Are you still have to see that and say something is still really wrong standby, we're bringing you back here? We're going to continue the discussion because I want to go back to what happened with the arrest on a bridge. You are somewhere in in New Orleans on a bridge. And we'll talk to our listeners about what you were doing on that bridge because I gave them a little tease right before we started this hour about your essentially stenciling freedom with a. It's an amazing you're cleaning your basically arrested for cleaning up this dirty bridge moments..
"orleans parish" Discussed on AP News
"The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again, but indicated it will slow down increases next year. AP correspondent Warren Levinson reports as expected the Federal Reserve Board raised the federal funds rate a quarter percent to arrange of two and a quarter to two and a half percent. It's the highest level since the two thousand eight meltdown and the fourth quarter point boost this year, but the fed signaled it would raise rates twice next year instead of previously projected three times amid a trade war with China would appears to be a global economic slowdown and still quiescent inflate. The new forecast also drops the twenty nine thousand nine projection of the rate from three percent to two point eight the increases move rates in the direction of more historically, normal levels. But they'll mean higher borrowing costs. I'm Warren Levinson. Overgrown we'd on a street corner. In Ohio is sprouting some holiday goodwill after it was decked out with Christmas, lights and ornaments. It's known as the Christmas. We'd in Toledo, and it started when one family decorated it with just a little tinsel garlands nearly two weeks ago, but the saddened scraggly we'd is grown into something bigger. Others have added their own decorations and are leaving behind donations for the needy. It's become such a popular attraction that hundreds of children and adults have been lining up for selfish them to add to the collection of gifts. The about four foot high weeds shoots out from the edge of a traffic island, and now has been surrounded to accept all the donations of food and clothing. Kids with bulletproof backpacks may soon be standard in New Orleans public schools in Orleans parish school board committee approved allowing them and the New Orleans advocate reports that it appears the proposal will get enough to pass the full board. The backpacks were abandoned, Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proposal in June to.
"orleans parish" Discussed on AP News
"The country sport plugging cables, rather than gasoline tanks compared to to percents across Europe over role as countries around the world tried to encourage more people to buy electric cars to fight climate change. No way success has one key driver the governments to help sales. The Norwegian government waived hefty vehicle import duties and registration and sales taxes for buyers of electric cars in this sense. No way is an outlier the country is very wealthy after exporting for decades. The kind of fossil fuels the world is trying to win it self off. Incomes are higher than the rest of Europe. As probably says Norway has pledged to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by forty percent by twenty thirty compared with nineteen ninety levels. Kids with bulletproof backpacks may soon be standard in New Orleans public schools. And Orleans parish school board committee approved allowing them and the New Orleans advocate reports that it appears the proposal will get enough to pass the full board. The backpacks were abandoned Louisiana, but governor John Bel Edwards signed a proposal in June to let students wear them on school property and on school buses in the early nineteen nineties schools were designated as gun free zones and state law prevented students four staff from wearing body armor the law now allows backpacks with a request by prosecutors to extend the detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos gone has been denied AP's zuri shackling reports prosecutors are appealing. The ROY Tokyo district court rejected the request for another ten day detention for gone over to an additional allegation dealing with financial reports. In most recent here's the denial is extremely rare in a country where requests for investigative authorities for extended detention almost domestically approved if. Baylor quest by his lawyer is accepted by the court on may be released within days. I'm Zaria shaklee. Another departure for Trump. I'm Tim Maguire with the AP news minute Defense Secretary Jim Madison's leaving in. February his decision to resign comes a day. After President Trump announced his decision to withdraw troops from Syria. That surprised the Pentagon members of congress and US allies around the world in his letter Mattis tells Trump's he is leaving quote because you have the right to have a secretary defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects AP Washington bureau chief Julie pace, essentially, what he is saying is that he disagrees with the president on all of these things on on our alliances on our relationship with NATO and on the role of Russia and China that in and of itself is hugely significant it signals that Mattis feels like he can no longer serve the president. Because they simply do not align on key issues. Mattis departure will Mark the end of Trump's my generals serving in the administration, Tennessee bound business jet crashed today into a football field and Atlanta park killing all four people on board. I'm Tim Maguire. Wire. More news right after this holiday, temps and wine stories from Kristen, and Paula total wine and more sweetness of a maple glazed ham paired with.
US, China Trade Barbs at WTO Amid Calls for Reform
"That the US was finger-pointing. This latest standoff comes as many countries lined up to criticize and question. Trump administration policies in a WTO trade policy review of the US ambassador has sold to redirect attention on China saying would subsidize its industries to squeeze foreign producers and dump products at cheap prices abroad. I'm salsa with asthma. Kids with bulletproof backpacks may soon be standard in New Orleans public schools in Orleans parish school board committee approved allowing them and the New Orleans advocate reports that it appears the proposal will get enough
"orleans parish" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"The New Orleans may soon allow students to carry a bulletproof backpacks. The class Orleans parish school board gave the approval to the bags. The action comes six months after governor John Bel Edwards, reverse a statewide ban on metal inserts or kevlar lining in impacts. State. Lawmakers pushed the proposal making an exception to an early ninety s body armor Bannon in the schools, they said in the wake of the parkland, Florida shooting where seventeen people died that the backpacks could potentially save lives. Some officials say the high cost bags should not be seen as a guaranteed. Safeguard aboard. Vote on the matter is not required to advance the policy, but one is expected tomorrow Grenell. Scott fucks me British government publishing plans for post Brexit migration system. The plan sets out what they're calling a skills based system built around the talent and expertise people can bring rather than where they come from an Olympic gymnasts facing. Drug suspension. Zang has been suspended six months by the US anti doping agency after testing positive for banned substance saying, the four-time reigning US, rhythmic gymnastics champion and Olympian had taken an altitude sickness medication. She thought was profane. But actually contained Zola might a diuretic ban. By you Sada, Zang's van runs through April seventeenth backdated to the date of her drug test. Which means the rhythmic gymnast will not miss any major meets the nineteen year old finished eleventh at the Rio games back in two thousand sixteen the highest individual Olympic finish by an American rhythmic gymnast, Matt Napolitano, FOX new Elon Musk unveiling is underground transportation Tuttle, which will allow invited guests to take some of the first rides ever on his solution to what he calls soul-destroying traffic. Yes. Boorda the tesla model s and were driven through the streets of Los Angeles on a demo today to O'Leary station, and it was down an elevator. That's lowly took the car down about thirty feet. The tunnel runs. Just over a mile under my.
"orleans parish" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Soon allow students to carry bulletproof backpacks. The class of the Orleans parish school board gave the approval to the bags. The action comes six months after governor John Bel Edwards reversed a statewide ban on metal inserts or kevlar lining in packs. State lawmakers pushed the proposal making an exception to an early nineties body armor ban in the schools. They said in the wake of the parkland Florida shooting where seventeen people died that the backpacks could potentially save lives. Some officials say the high cost bag should not be seen as a guaranteed. Safeguard aboard. Vote on the matter is not required to advance the policy, but one is expected tomorrow Grenell, Scott FOX name government publishing plans for post Brexit migration system. The plan sets out what they're calling a skills based system built around the talent and expertise people can bring rather than where they come from an Olympic gymnasts facing. A drug suspension. Zang has been suspended six months by the US anti doping agency after testing positive for a banned substance saying, the four-time reigning US, rhythmic gymnastics champion and Olympian had taken an altitude sickness medication. She thought was appropriate, but actually contain a set Zola might a diuretic ban by you Sada Zang's ban runs through April seventeenth backdated to the date of her drug test. Which means the rhythmic gymnast will not miss any major meets the nineteen year old finished eleventh at the Rio games back in two thousand sixteen the highest individual Olympic finish by an American rhythmic gymnast. Matt Napolitano, Fox News, Elon Musk unveiling is underground transportation tunnel, which will allow invited guests to take some of the first rides ever on his solution to what he calls sold destroying traffic.
"orleans parish" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"On the in my opinion. It's it's basically legalised slavery long as we have that incentives dream unisom polities cheap prison. Labor Orleans parish. You'll see it every mardi gras. They have prisoners out there sweeping up trimmers at work in the governor's mansion. And I mean, even just in California with the wildfire firefighters are prison labor. So I think that it's something that we is in nation needs to amend thirteen amendments that prison labor is not a financial incentive for municipalities to continue these Coney incense because they rely on that sheet labor to to balance books. David. Thank you so much call Omar Mitchell. Do you want to respond to David David might find it interesting that the first step act includes provisions that would allow more prison labor? So it's not that prison labor, necessarily motivates Dakota sends is you can do both at the same time. According to this Bill you can. Reduce the severity of punishment at the same time increase the portion of people working in prison industries. But you know, I think it's really important that your listeners understand that. What Senator cotton said about this being a jailbreak act, and it's going to hurt public safety. That's completely false. It's not doesn't wear with the supply chelation at all because in order for anyone to get out early. According to this Bill, they have to be actively and successfully engaged and recidivism reduction programming evidence based programming. They're going to do it over a consistent amount of time. So when they come out they are not going to be at high risk for recidivism and on top of that. We haven't talked about seventy five percent of those in the federal prison system are risk assessed at low risk or low moderate risk. We are not talking about Ted Bundy. Well, judge gertner let me turn back to you here. Because we've got another question here on our website from someone calling themselves Nelson law. I think exploring a philosophical question here that the cost of enforcing laws is expensive. But what is the cost of crime on society? How would you answer that one of the things that criminologists and sociologists have studied the National Academy of science notably? What was that? In fact, our sentencing has only a marginal effect onerous sentences had only a March marginal if any effect on the crime rate, so the utilitarian concept of you know, you increase punishments, and it will reduce the crime rate is simply not true, simply not true. And certainly was not true for, you know, twenty thirty life sentences for drugs, we know that not to be true now on the on the other hand one of the things. That well people. Well, it would be wonderful to have more programs in prison to address recidivism. I've actually been intrigued by suggestions that some have made that we actually need a Marshall plan for the communities that have been affected by mass incarceration. The numbers of men who have been affected by mass incarceration. The numbers of families the numbers of communities. So this is a very important first step, but it really is again only a first step. You have to deal with the damage. We have actually already done. In addition to the damage, we will do if we don't change going forward. Right. So Mitchell on that point in the midterm elections in Florida, Florida voters voted to give to restore voting rights to to to ex-felons in that state. And if I remember correctly, I'll get the right number here. But that one change I think may have Rian franchise some forty. Percent of the black male population in Florida. That's a shocking statistic. But it's correct. This was an absolutely monumentous occasion to restore. Voting rights for for those disenfranchised because of felon disenfranchisement. I find interesting about this is this store piece of legislation passed not through an act of congress legislator it passed because the people supported it. This goes back to my point politicians have been squeamish about criminal Justice reform, but the public has been calling for it consistently. If you look at other reforms that have occurred in recent years in the last decade or so recreational marijuana medical marijuana legislation that requires treatment for drug addiction instead of incarceration almost all of those provisions have pass at the ballot box not in congress. Well, well, let's see if we can get one more call in here. Suzanne is calling from Richmond Virginia, Suzanne, we just got about a minute and a half left..
"orleans parish" Discussed on Radical Personal Finance
"Skills are always skills that you can use and if necessary trade for goods and a prolonged s. h. t. f. situation, knowledge and skills are fundamentally valuable in Orleans parish. There was one guy who stayed open and did nothing, but fix latte, tires on cars. He had a skill very much in demand, and no one messed with him because he was harmless and useful. A perception of harmless and useful is a very good position to be in fundamentally you cannot stockpile enough food water and amunition to last the rest of your life. However, knowledge and skills do not go stale, nor can anyone take them away. Technology may change, but you can adapt your skill set. The other skill is the mindset of survival and awareness identifying potential risks and how they evolve coping with the stress and thinking outside of the box. I like to quote a movie. Align the hero when asked what his favorite weapon was said. My brain's not saying firearms, not necessary. All I'm saying is training. A knowledge are every bit as important. Now another listener or writer rights to raptor and talks to him about the idea in his commentary on bribes. And I thought his discussion here was useful for you to hear. Somebody alleges that Louisiana has a higher bribe culture than other places. Raptor writes this, I was waiting for someone who is going to make that comment about the culture of corruption that exists in Louisiana. I can't. I can't imagine anyone being insulted by someone saying they come from a culture of corruption. I agree Louisiana has that reputation and certainly having an ex governor in jail for the last five years in a congressman with ninety thousand dollars in the freezer does not help that image. I take no offense at your statement or do I deny defend anyone of the scum bucket politicians, nor for that matter, do I advocate bribery in any form? In fact, I have reputation for not giving a dime to local political campaigns or politicians in any form whatsoever. I cannot stand most of them, however, in a chaotic situation, money is one more tool to consider using. I brought up the ca- subject since there was so much conversation about whether money was useful in a disaster. It is. I would also point out that historic. Quickly, people have been able to buy their way out of death camps across borders to freedom, obtain important supplies, and get transportation from behind enemy lines with money, gold diamonds and promises of money. Blood chits, bribery has worked in the US civil war on both sides Kamerhe Rouge, Nazi communist China, even North Korea today. Greed is hard wired into the brain of normal people. It is a weakness and opportunity that can be utilized in an emergency. It is up to you to know when and how to use it at some point. I do agree. You will have to explain your actions to a higher power. I'm cool with that too. Goes on, However, I do not want to address the Sterry. I do want to address a stereotype of Louisiana being inherently more corrupt than any other place in the US. Let's go over some politicians who got in trouble gives Elissa politicians who are in jail for bribery and corruption. In a later question raptors asked about why it is that. He was involved in trying to get through checkpoints. He says this as far as Ben's, I spent fewer than most would assume the cold drinks were quite welcome, ineffective as for what I got out of it. If you're asking if I engaged in various activity during this time. Absolutely not. I have business in real estate in the city that required attention. I got access and assistance in time of chaos when others were wrongfully denied access, nothing more. The biggest thing I received was to be left unh- harassed. I went in to secure my property if I did not do it. No one else would given a choice. I would have preferred to have stayed in Atlanta with my family and simply not dealt with the situation. Unfortunately, the buck stops with me. Now much much later in the forum discussion, there are a couple of other unique insights from raptor, and here I'm going to provide a little bit of commentary. I somebody had previously written the suggestion have enough money with you for at least two weeks. Many of those who arrived to your head very little cash, relying on checkbooks and credit cards to fund their purchases. Guess what? They're small banks down in south Louisiana were all offline and their balances, credit authorizations, etc. Could not be checked. Another thing don't bring only large bills, many gas stations, convenience stores at cetera, won't accept anything larger than a twenty dollar Bill..
"orleans parish" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"That'll that'll get you right to the RSS feed that you can pop into your favorite pod. You're like, I tunes or whatever. All right. Back to the eight question quiz. Yes. On prosecutorial misconduct, which we've not quite completely struck out so far, but mostly we've Conan, and I have failed to successfully answered these questions so far next question five who said, quote, the prosecutor has more power over life liberty and reputation than any other person in America. The options are Justice Thurgood Marshall, Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg, former Justice and former US attorney general Robert Jackson or attorney, Ted wells. I'm gonna give it to you. I'm gonna give it to Ted wells. All right. So I'm going to click. Ted wells. That is incorrect. It was actually Robert Jackson who served on the supreme court from nineteen forty one to nineteen fifty four Dono question at number six in John Thompsons case how many years did the Orleans parish DA's office conceal evidence that could have excoriated him to twenty one fifteen or nine twenty twenty one. Incorrect. It wasn't fifteen years. Still pretty awful. His lawyer sued the prosecutor, Harry Connick in the landmark supreme court case Connick v Thomson, and yes, he related to Harry Connick junior. Yes. That's the father of the musician. Okay. Question. Number seven. What did the supreme court rule in Connick v? Thompson. Was it a five four that the prosecution was liable or a five four that the prosecution was not liable. I will before you answer say there is a little bit of a blurb here. John Thompson was awarded fourteen million dollars for the fourteen years. He wrongly served on death row due to the failure of the Orleans parish DA's office to disclose evidence pointing to his pointing to his innocence. The DA's office appealed the decision to the supreme court. Does a five four decision was the prosecution liable or not liable, not liable liable. Congratulations. You're correct. Today that blurb spelled it out. No spelled out what the lower court did. And then the DA appealed to the supreme court. It's almost never the case. Almost never the case. That government agencies are held liable for any kind of misconduct lies or screaming or whatever the letter from a coalition of exonerates who were victims of prosecutor misconduct said quote today, the US supreme court in Connick v Thompson took away. Most of the only remaining means those of us who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime had for holding prosecutors liable for their misconduct. And the final question question number. The government means never having to say, you're sorry. What evidence did Orleans parish.
"orleans parish" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Young Turks. Couple of quick comments here. Melissa matures rights wasn't Sweden example Trump gave a word. He wants more the come from yes I thought to no. Hillary said, we're not. So missing. The irony entirely Jeff says, obviously feminists are low on all right evolution scoresheet because they're afraid of women, especially strong women. That's also true. LARs Nilsson writes in from Sweden. Thank you again, LARs for using YouTube super chat most of the day. Yes. The two hundred Swedish kronors gave, which I love. LARs race in on Monday. I go back to work well rested after five weeks paid vacation. Our health department says this save six billion dollars of our tax money in healthcare prioritize correctly. By the way I'm Swedish and anti white supremacy laws. We know that from all your comments for before, look at house mug LARs. It's just because he's more volved. He's sitting there and Sweden with his beautiful wings. Hey, great monster. Maybe maybe they are more of that. Maybe that's why they have such great socialism. Oh my God. You know what we should start here. Job America, but we could do TYP. Yeah. All right. Next door. Okay. Okay. Let's talk about that. We'll go from Sweden to how we treat the born America. Okay. But we have some good news for you. We have perhaps moved one tiny judicial step away from modern debtor's prisons, and that is thanks to court ruling concerning the actions of the Orleans, parish, criminal district court, which had instituted what should be something from the dark reaches of American history. US district judge Sarah s Vance rule that the fourteenth amendment prohibits Jalen criminal defendants who are unable to pay court ordered fees and fines without giving them a chance to plead poverty Vance found that the Paris we were talking about has a practice of issuing fees while ignoring criminal defendants financial states and jailing them when they failed to pay. So, oh CDC. That's the parish judge named in the suit estimated that ninety five percent of criminal convicts of the pairs cannot afford an attorney, putting them at risk for being jailed upon failure to pay and for reasons we'll get into in just a little. Bit. They seem fully aware of the consequences of this policy that they're setting up how they will personally benefit from it. And obviously the poorest among us, we'll end up in jail where by the way, if you're the sort of person that can't afford to pay for Turney or for your fines and fees, you are least prepared to spend extra time in jail. Probably losing your job, maybe losing your apartment. If you have a business, it'd be losing that as well. And not only that I, I remember back at AJ plus we hit a whole lake, you know breakdown of this. I mean, it's just insane, right? So they call it actually offender funded Justice. So not only is it people were not able to pay for their, let's say it's a parking ticket or let's say they were driving without a license or it expired or whatever. Then not only is it like the, everything's piling on top. So like the the fees increase. But at the point where you have to let say, do like a drug test or you have to even spend the night in prison or wear an ankle bracelet or have a DNA, like all these different tests you pay for that. That that actually the people were being fined, the so-called prisoners are then further in debt. And and it's just this horrible debt spiral. And there are on top of that probation companies like privatize probation companies, everyone's just making a killing off of like the fourteenth amendment, not being like a plied and observed, and then another supreme court ruling in eighty three that like doubled down on that..