Sunday, February 10, 2019

Educable Education in dire Need

In the first place a student in Jonesville, Louisiana in Catahoula Parish. 
 Where a student Shir'cold Bowman considers her education, not sufficient enough to enter higher education. In the first place the demoralization of a person's mentality, is secondary to enslavement.
Then this other process in another of Louisiana's far northeast parish of Morehouse in Bastrop, Louisiana a not so dissimilar systemic process is in play against the minds of  pre-elementary and other similar elementary students.    Some are calling it an absolute shame yet it is much more than that.  It is criminal.
It is criminal when a School Board's policies allow's such deprivation of students' rights to an education.  In the Morehouse Magnet School incident, a student brought a pistol to school, other students saw it, as the white-male student, had already threatened to use the weapon. In a prior, unrelated incident two days earlier at Morehouse Magnet a black female student, was picked up by parents after an apparent "attempt" to hang herself, because "she didn't like her life.  In both instances, Parents were not notified.

In the Block High School, of Jonesville ongoing situation, students systemic deprivation has systematically oppressed the very children, their supposed to elevate. Is it a violation of the elected duty to provide honest services.
The Superintendent of the Catahoula School System is resigned effective February 15, 2019.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hi Louisiana::Injustice's Devolvement in to Chaos

When injustice ensues and continues to the level of utter undisclosed misery, experienced by those unaware of what the truth really isn't, we have what we have now! 

Impending doom, waiting on the next tragically horrific Event.

Whether it is the President covering-up another questionable act, or even the media going on-and-on about it, to no avail; or the U. S. Senator from Louisiana, who bears the name of the assassinated president, who's blindness is evident, echoing the other day the sentiments of newly minted 'republican talking points' as the CBC Chairman retorted; "words have consequences", as stated by the Congressman from New Orleans U. S. House Rep. Cedric Richmond referencing recent events on a baseball practice field in the Nation's Capitol  in the defense of deafening attacks against the poor, the least powerful, the powerless and the marginalized: we all know, the end is near.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the USSR, the Soviets, the Russians have been strategically invited into the AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC by a capitalist.

The thing I learned the most about the 'soviet' communist is that, they fat themselves at the expense of their subjects. I read it for myself, no man taught me.  Leninism, Marxism and Communism control of all property in its government's hands is always led by one supreme authority.  Whoever does not fall in line is eliminated.

The current United States Attorney General is in line to be Eliminated. 

The congress has bowed. The Supreme Court is preparing to bow.

The objective is to distract the masses so long as to completely seize control.  So the narrative to distract has turned its attention on New Orleans, of which a 'republican bone' is to be picked in light of the impoverishes plight evidenced during Katrina.  The bottom line evolves from the inability to obtain equal justice. 

When people are denied justice, and equity of the law they begin to take matters, first into their own hands. As, the government and/or its representatives, devolve into patterns of corruptness, the people lose all hope.

So, the old and weak, the infirm and sick won't have hospitalization and patients will be turned out of nursing homes; because Medicaid will be discontinued.  The rich in turn will become richer! 

On the backs, hopes and dreams of the lest fortunate, the Capitalist will make their profit. And so, in New Orleans, it must be made the example of what's wrong in "murderous America"!! 

Yet, in the recesses of a black congressman from New Orleans brain; "the drums of 'Congo Square' drum loud and clear."

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Assuming All Things Were Equal We'd Think & then Act

Are we awake yet? Nothing is Equal About America.


For all  of the hullabaloo about Restrooms, insanity has ensued.  

I just do not recall such discord about lynching, which is still going on today, in America; during the putrid hatred of colored people, negroes and blacks. 

In the forties and fifties, twenties and thirties, sixties and beyond, there was no concerted stand against the evil perpetrated against blacks. But Now in 2016 Republican dixiecrats want to pretend morality. 

Not that I am in favor of a "grown" transexual man being in the restroom with my six year old granddaughter, or my three year old grandson. 

Hell, I don't use the bathroom with my granddaughter in there. 

When the Dixiecrats became Republican Conservatives, in the aftermath of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act; and finally forced desegregation as a rule of law, established in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education; which incidently overturned Plessy v. Ferguson; the Louisiana root of legalized segregation, the America, that never was bloomed. 

Louisiana yet, wants and needs an underclass; as does America. In the constant creation of new laws legislatively, to further criminalize the poor, you further alienate less fortunate citizens.  Furthermore, the equating of the evil, slaves went through and the subsequent civil rights, after many deaths; with current gender trends is stunningly out of sync with reality.

However, this current trend leaves no choices left, to reasonable minds.  I do not believe America will come out of the current morass capable of governing the masses.  The chaos of the current presidential cycle will further devolve in to more uncertainty worldwide. For the Liar, who says, he wants to make america great again. What america, I never knew, is he talking about?  The America, that had sidewalks inscribed in white letters - colored only - That I Walked On.  

The America, that on my way to my after-school job, a little white boy, with his white Moma, said (the little boy) look mommy, a nigger!?

To which, the little white boy's White Moma said to me, I'm sorry and scolded the child; to which I responded; No mam, get on him for what?  Too which she said, Nigger; you better get on 'bout your business? That America?  

Or Maybe He is talking about, the America, where two white men beat the death into two black men, on the corner, up the street, from the house I was raised in, in Louisiana? That America? Great Again?

Or Maybe "He" and "They"; talking about the America, that desegregated Neville High School on Forsythe; whose City System employee's black daughter was already there, when the white kids blocked the door, and she stood looking amazed, and made eye contact with me and my brother-(of which brother who helped integrate Wossman)-and knew peace was gone?

That America? Great Again?

And America. And mostly southern states are suing in Court? About "Outhouse" Crappers? Of which, holes are full of crap, excrement and other non-productive human waste?

Well, that's what you get America: you have been very mean, evil and wickedly mistreated  black slaves and their descendants.  And now, "Outhouse Crappers" are become a public spectacle on your courthouse steps.

Good Night America! You long overdue! The Nightmare is your Reality.  The Suit over Transgender Bathrooms,  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In Custody Deaths::When Incarceration ends in Death!No Age Limit!!

The latest "in-custody death" in N. E., Louisiana has occurred in Ouachita Parish, at the Richwood Correctional facility. The, most recent vivid memory is the "in-custody death" of a teen-ager at Green Oaks Detention.  Sixteen years of age. Several different stories "emerged", in this instance. In the latest incident, this man was Fifty-eight (58) years of age.  The teen-ager at Green Oaks was Sixteen(16) years of age.

All parties are querying why this has happened.  In another incident at Richwood Correctional, an individual died in custody; all questions were directed to the Sheriff's Office. Nothing, was ever released publicly in the press, about who this person was, how he died!!

In Morehouse Parish a young-person "died-in-custody". It is a mere question of  how is it that people in general can die in-custody, on such a regular basis. It was stated the youngster was badly beaten and bruised. There is no conclusive outcome to this event by investigative authorities.

When you couple these occurences of two-individuals shot to death in a bail bond office in South-Monroe, not far from the "Public Safety" Complex; something is severely wrong. To my expansive knowledge, there is no conclusive outcome to who killed (murdered) the two persons.

It would appear a problem exists within the "law-enforcement investigative" capacity and the "penal/detention in-custody secured life expectancy" of an inmate.  It is our opinion, that a person's life expectancy, should be secure when "in-custody" of Law Enforcement and Penal/Detention/Prison systems. Period!!

It is imperative, that these types of incidents cease from our existence. Whatever intervention needed should be done, to end this problem.  It May Require a Complaint, with the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice

If, these incidents are evidence of Public Corruption should this not be looked in to by the appropriate officials. 

It is our prayer and hope, that an equitable solution, will be afforded the people of this area. 
 In Custody Deaths Must End. Investigative outcomes must responsibly produce clear facts, in the lives of the murdered [Bail-bond homicide]; and those who are increasingly "Dead-In-Custody".

Further issue-advocacy contact: Louisiana State Wide Civil Rights Conference & Forum 

                  However, our efforts will have statewide & national impact.


Friday, December 12, 2014


The Battle in America began in Louisiana. In 1896 a Louisiana case was settled in the United States Supreme Court that instituted the doctrine of "seperate but equal"; the basis of the racism that exists in America today. The case, Plessy v. Ferguson began in New Orleans, Louisiana. All the modern brutality dispensed at the hands of police are rooted in this travesty of justice. What began at the Mouth of the Mississippi, the Commerce Port of America, has enveloped the whole Nation. 

As ships of commerce, steam their way up river, the hatred seated in the nation's racism "legalized" birthplace; has passed its self off to all parts north. And so, St. Louis, Missouri on the River, received its dose and was well ready for it. It was Homer Plessy in New Orleans and Dred Scott in Missouri.

             Ferguson, Missouri a flashpoint & tipping point

The excluding & systemic isolationism in housing & employment

It is a strange thing. The last time, such extreme manifestation of racism; was evidenced, was in the Crescent City in 2005's Katrina.  The neglect of abject poverty and discrimination against the same was evidenced in its desperation. The same desperation exhibited in St. Louis' Ferguson. The death of  Eric Garner and then, Michael Brown sealed the fate of the "uprising" which the Nation is experiencing now.
The exacerbation of the young people's fervor will not desist. And then, Akai Gurley in N.Y., NY.;  in between it all Victor White,III in Louisiana and Vonderit Myers in St. Louis. A seed of subhuman death-kills, kill shots and emptied chambers of death-mongering fear.

     The thought of pervasive demoralization of an entire race
Denise Stewart's -[a New York Woman-affected by NYPD]-lawyer, Amy Rameau, said she was told by a Legal Aid attorney also assigned to the case that the 911 call came from a different apartment on an upper floor — and cops went to Stewart’s door by mistake. The racism that exists now, and its discriminatory practices -causes the maltreatment of blacks by law enforcement. And others, who feel they have the right to execute what is deemed by society as subhuman.
What must happen now is, the society at large, must accept its inadequacies and, move on. It is the same with Ferguson, Staten Island and now Cleveland's 12 year-old Tamir Rice.

      The alliance of death must stop, and stop now; forever

We must provide for all of law enforcement, be psychoanalyzed as to their "slavery-plantation induced fear of the black-male species".

When Senator Mary Landrieu gave her speech upon leaving the Congress, it finalized my thoughts of the impact of Louisiana on the current state of affairs in America. The Republicans dominate, Louisiana and the Congress. Their agenda is "old-south", as is their rhetoric! The basic instinct is the abeyance of the impact of the first American President with an African heritage. The State of Louisiana is now a part of a suit against the Obama Administration. This is the second such suit.

The Country is nearly in a state of anarchist upheaval. International terrorist, are threatening attack. The CIA has been implicated in torture tactics and renditions, amid other scandals; leaves now, only to await the impending attack from "outside forces" on Our Land. I often think of Port Fouchon, and its strategic place, on the map and in the American economy. This Democratic Republic, must "Do The Right Thing".
The Eyes of Disbelief

We Must Get Pass the, prevalent insanity of disbelief fueling the police state environment against Our on laws and citizens. The disbelief of the facts of racism's prolonged existence in the American Democracy has finally come to the realization of the masses. However, it is the thought process, bringing on the treatment of Black-males in particular and Blacks in general as subhuman, that is at the root of present circumstances.

And it is the vestiges of Plessy v. Ferguson that incites the stand-offs in Missouri.

Monday, December 30, 2013


The varying degrees of strangeness has taken holt! This "Time Warped" state of american-souther confluity may very well be the undoing of the entire nation. If indeed, there ever was a nation. This flowing together of completely different absolutes, is the type of rhetorical menage which led to the war between the states.  Which in most instances, never ended.

This, that allows absolute fooltrickery of words to make believe that all is well, when it is not is likened to the days of "Jackie Gleason & the Moonlighters"; Gleason's character kept talking about one of these days, he was gonna give in to her right in the kisser.  Never saw him do it, but he kept saying it. 

We have been equating apples & oranges. Both are fruit, but totally different. Both have seeds. But totally different. I must recall 1960's Louisiana.

Wasn't no folk in no cotton fields, full of jocularity and singing along the cotton rows as if all was well. Folk was sick and tired of the status-quo; and protesting,and raising hell, like there was not a tommorrow. And for some there wasn't.  The ruling class however, had such a tight reign on affairs, that folk had sense enough to keep they're mouths shut. Do there business, and arrange clandestine mass meetings.

Those folk, knew who was who, and were prepared to die at a given notice or were ready to "scratch a match" if pushed to far. No such tomfoolery existed.

But for, an individual or a group to state publicly the views that place two completely groups in the same spit tomb is absurd.

But America asked for it. And America, now must live with it and its outcomes.  The slickness of the rhetoric, for which no one can decry without distinquishing between the two, has in effect silenced all detractors.  A majority of the dectractors, have already stated their convictions of equanimity.

The statements were calculated.  It was known, that such could be said without any formal authoritative answer.

However, this american-souther mentality shall arise in 2016 amongst the candidates for office.  We, the people will be duped into believing the lies perpetrated. 


Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Louisiana We Hate: FAST BACKWARDS

Who's running this state anyway? The Devil, Lucifer or ..... .. . . .. ..
Well, here we go. Preparations are underway for the Spring 2013 Legislative Session. What's the topic? Taxes. Sounds familiar?

More than likely, what ever "He" wants will occur, unless some cataclysmic event occurs, the legislature revolts or some "manical break with reality" exposes him for who he really is.  But, the GOP will have lost its mind, if it thinks, that just because, the fate of things will change.  Just because you present a "pretty picture", don't mean folks won't see right through you.

And who will suffer, the most?

What happened to the LSU-Hospital System? What happened with the Voucher system? What about the retirement system?  Who's going to see after the GOOD teachers who became stressed out over evaluations, had heart attacks and are filing suit?
If a legislator, doesn't go along with the official hardline, out you go from committee appointments.  Anyone, in any capacity not towing the line are gone. 
I guess we just going to wait around until they come for your status, or job or career.  

Okay, the Palestinian's Hamas and Israel are going at it in Gaza and along its border. Syrian refugees are flooding into Turkey, Jordan and any where else they can get. Lybia, still is in captivity, but no one wants to say so. And the commander of forces in Afghanistan is on the ropes.

As all of us well know, a storm called Sandy blew through the Caribbean and gained strength and went up the East Coast to become Superstorm-Sandy. What calamitous cataclysm is store for us since we continue on this fast track backwards.

States file petition to secede from US

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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THOUSANDS of Americans in over 30 of the 50 contiguous states have signed petitions, seeking permission to secede from the United States.
The petitions, hosted on the White House's We the People website, read "We petition the Obama Administration to peacefully grant the State... to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government".
States represented up to 4:00 pm yesterday, included Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Utah, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and Delaware.
In the case of Oregon, the wording of its petition was "Allow Oregon to vote on and leave the Union peacefully and remain an ally to the Nation". Further, Alaska is requesting a "free and open election to decide whether or not it should secede", while Austin in Texas, is seeking to "withdraw from the State of Texas and remain part of the United States".
We the People, according to the website, gives all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them. It allows users to browse open petitions and add their signature, or to start new petitions.
"If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the administration and we will issue a response," the website said.
The goal is for each state to reach 25,000 signatures by December 11, 2012. So far Texas has 79,445; Georgia, for which two identical petitions are being signed, has 22,528 and 9,987; Louisiana has 29,782; Tennessee, 21, 174; Alabama, 21,972; and North Carolina has 20,739.
The bulk of the petitions were created on Sunday, November 11 and Monday November 12, respectively five and six days following the November 6 election which secured a second term for President Barack Obama.
Counter to the appeals for secession are two calls for those who signed such petitions to be stripped of their citizenship and deported or exiled. Together, they have over 8,000 signatures.
Some of the other petitions on the site are "to officially recognise American Sign Language as a community language and a language of instruction in schools" (5,588), "come clean about the radical Islamist terrorist attack and murder of four Americans in Benghazi" (11,564), repeal Obamacare (307) and "recount the election", which has 41,774 signatures.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

FastBackwards:The LOUISIANA we Hate

In both audio and video devices there is a fast forward option. In Louisiana, there is a FASTBackward option! And it seems, that since 2008, the whole of the American nation has been on fast backward; in it's mechanism of hate. Racism, Institutionalized has taken a definite turn for the extreme. In the courts, in the legislature, in every area of governance.

New Roads' Victoria Gosserand is scheduled for trial in February 2012.
In 2011, Scott Nugent was let-0ff twice and dealt a plea by the "justice system"!

If, you don't recollect, Scott killed Baron "Scooter" Pikes[Collins] in Winnfield in 2008. January 2008. MLK Weekend to be specific. Richard Barrett's Nationalist's were scheduled to "march in Jena" the same weekend. The whole situation was playing out in federal court in Cenla's Alexandria.
Currently, the federal system is to status conference January 2012 on the civil suit against, the city of Winnfield and Taser international.
The Racists, were emboldened. Scott went to school with Baron. Baron was Michael's cousin. That Michael. Jena's Michael!

Furthermore, Barack Obama was the Democratic contender for the presidency of the United States. Jena Times editor/publisher Sammy Franklin would write an article referencing "jumping frogs" and the need for white activist to get busy. And did they. It is my contention, that while all eyes were on the little town of Jena, the "neuvo-conservative movement" began. The Tea Party sprouted and blossomed to a full fledged revolt, when 13 states filed suit against the Obama Administration, citing the HealthCare Plan, violated the "Commerce Clause" of the U.S. Constitution! Furthermore, a push for enough states to convene a Constitutional Convention evolved.
Listen Up!

Dates set for Supreme Court health care reform arguments

he Supreme Court has carved out a week in late March to hold oral arguments in perhaps its biggest case in a decade -- the sweeping healthcare reform law championed by President Obama.

The court announced Monday it will hear 5½ hours of arguments spread over three days March 26-28.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) was signed into law March 23, 2010, passed by a Democratic congressional majority with the support of the president. It has about 2700 pages and contains 450 some provisions.

A ruling from the court is expected by late June and regardless of the outcome, will become a major issue in a presidential election year.

The largest and broadest legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act comes from a joint filing by 26 states, led by Florida. It was that series of appeals the high court had accepted for review.

At issue is whether the "individual mandate" section -- requiring nearly all Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties -- is an improper exercise of federal authority. The states also say that if that linchpin provision is unconstitutional, the entire law must be also go.

Joining Florida in the challenge are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Four issues will be addressed by the Supreme Court:

Anti-Injunction Act

First, the court on March 26 will consider whether those challenging the law be barred from making any legal or constitutional claims until the individual mandate actually goes into effect in 2014.

The AIA -- in place since the 19th century -- bars claimants from asking for a refund on a tax until that tax has been collected and paid. Judges in two federal appeals courts have made that argument, which would effectively stop the current legal fight in its tracks. Citing that law might give the court a way out of deciding the explosive issue in an election year.

The majority could decide the political branches can best resolve the conflicts, at least for now, or that the matter can be handled after the November elections. Some court watchers have called this the health care "sleeper issue." It could potentially delay a decision on the constitutionality of the individual mandate for at least four years.

Individual mandate

The court will hear two hours of arguments on this most key issue on March 27. This provision requires nearly all Americans to buy some form of health insurance beginning in 2014, or face financial penalties. May the federal government, under the Constitution's Commerce Clause, regulate economic "inactivity"? Three federal appeals courts have found the PPACA to be constitutional, while another has said it is not, labeling it "breathtaking in its expansive scope." That "circuit split" all but assured the Supreme Court would step in and decide the matter.
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State lawmaker calls for convention to amend U.S. Constitution

State Rep. Nick Lorusso, who represents Lakeview and portions of Mid-City, wants Congress to call a convention of state legislatures for the purpose of amending the U.S. Constitution.

A Republican attorney who was elected to the Louisiana Legislature in 2007, Lorusso cites Article V of the U.S. Constitution, which states that if 34 state legislatures apply for a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution, Congress is required to call one.

Although it does not spell out the procedures for the actual convention, Article V limits the convention’s power to proposing amendments. Those amendments would have to be approved by three-fourths of the states, either by their legislatures or by state conventions, to be added to the Constitution.

“The Article V Convention method of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution provides a mechanism to bypass Congress, which arguably would never vote to reduce its own power or authority,” Lorusso said.

Lorusso has formed the Rebirth of Freedom organization which supports 10 resolutions it refers to as the Liberty Bill. They specifically call for fiscal restraint and limited government at the federal level.

State Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, is part of Lorusso’s effort. He said Article V establishes state legislatures as a “check and balance” on the federal government.

“Even Alexander Hamilton, an ardent Federalist, stated in The Federalist Paper No. 85 that the American people could ’safely rely on the dispositions of the state legislatures to erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority.’”

Other lawmakers who have joined the cause are Reps. Tim Burns, R-Mandeville; Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport; George Cromer, R-Slidell; Cameron Henry, R-New Orleans; Frank Hoffman, R-West Monroe; John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie; J. Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs; John Schroder, R-Covington; and Jane Smith, R-Bossier City; and Sen. A.G. Crowe, R-Pearl River.

Fiscal measures in the Rebirth of Freedom agenda include a requirement for a balanced budget, a federal spending cap, a super-majority vote of Congress to raise taxes and a Presidential line-item veto and a debt reduction requirement.

The group’s resolutions on limited government include congressional term limits, a transparency in legislation requirement and limitations on Congress’s authority to pass legislation pursuant to the Commerce Clause, General Welfare Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause.

“The federal government is spending our nation deeper in debt with no end in sight,” Lorusso said. “It is time for fiscal restraint, including a balanced budget amendment.”

Lorusso and his fellow Louisiana lawmakers are grappling with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed $24.4 billion state budget for fiscal 2010-11 and a projected $3 billion shortfall over the next two years.

In other significance.
The State of Louisiana appears to be trending toward ousting, minority employees from public sector jobs. The Department of Education appears to be allowing in multiple school districts the verbal and sometimes "physical, pyshosocial and pyschosexual harrasment" of black and poor children. Reports from responsible parties have catalogued various instances in district where black children, entire classrooms were subjected to both verbal and physical abuse. A girls basketball coach, attempted to incite a student to disobey her parents in order to participate in the coach's program. What is expected is not what is being obtained!

Friday, October 29, 2010

The "STATE" of Louisiana Justice 2010

2011 No Better!? 2012 Worse! ~ Unless!~ Joint Motion all must reply

Former officer clears last criminal charge

Oct. 22, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CDT

WINNFIELD, La. (AP) — Winn Parish prosecutors have dropped a malfeasance charge against a former Winnfield policeman in the death of a man who was shocked with a stun gun, and former officer Scott Nugent has agreed not to seek reinstatement or back pay.

Nugent's attorney, George Higgins, told The Town Talk ( about the agreement Friday.

A jury acquitted Nugent last year of manslaughter in the death of Baron "Scooter" Pikes, who died in 2008 after being shocked eight times.

Higgins says the case is finally over.

However, there's still a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against Nugent and city officials. They asked Judge Dee D. Drell in September to dismiss it.

Latrina D. Thomas, the mother of Pikes' young son, has until Nov. 4 to file her response.

**all parties in the case in the Western District are required to reply by Nov. 4** LeSieur

Louisiana State NAACP Convention Sept 22-25 2011 to be held in

Ferriday/Vidalia/Natchez area.

The truth sometimes, just doesn't come out. However, when a video is played to a jury, and a man says; "you killed me" & "you're going to suffer".

Before the recording ended, Collins told Nugent, “You’re going to suffer…You killed me.”

Nugent replied: “Are you threatening us… You ain’t dead. You’re talking. You’re alive.”

The following story, should have you aware what will not happen with the finality of this case. So, sad to say but this is the "state" of Louisiana Justice. *lesieur

September 23, 2010

AG still denies release of report due to open records debate

Report on shooting death of Bernard Monroe, Sr. remains sealed


A lawsuit filed in New Orleans, regarding the release of a deceased’s medical records, is having a direct affect on the release of the Louisiana State Police report involving the shooting death of Bernard Monroe, Sr.

The New Orleans case revolves around Dr. Anna Pou and two nurses who allegedly gave elderly patients a lethal cocktail of drugs to euthanize them after the charity hospital flooded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

When the grand jury didn’t return indictments, CNN and the Times Picayune of New Orleans requested the records of five patients who allegedly died under the doctor’s hands be released.

However, two defendants, who were unnamed in the article, filed suit requesting those records be blocked from release “claiming the records are covered by grand jury secrecy rules, that they should have been considered confidential informants and that releasing the documents would violate their privacy.”

According to a CNN article published Thursday, September 9, Judge Donald Johnson of the 19th Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge ruled that “records of the Memorial Medical Center deaths” in New Orleans should be released because the deaths “don’t involve ‘criminal litigation which is either pending or which can be reasonably anticipated.’”

This means the records should be released under state open records laws, and the judge’s decision is now under appeal.

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office filed suit saying the courts needed to better define open records laws. In July, the case was sent from the Supreme Court back to District Court, which made the ruling to have the records released.

Assistant District Attorney Kurt Wall said that case is now on appeal, so no records have been released. Because of this case, the Louisiana State Police report on the officer-involved shooting death of Monroe is also not being released.

In earlier editions of The Guardian-Journal, Wall said that because the New Orleans case was still under litigation, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell ordered that no reports be released to the public until a ruling on the definition of open records laws is better defined.

Monroe was shot and killed on Friday, February 20, 2009, by former Homer Police Officer Tim Cox. The shooting occurred when Cox and former Homer Officer Joseph Henry were chasing Monroe’s son, Shawn. The chase led to the elder Monroe’s home, where the events of that day took place. Police said he was shot because he allegedly engaged the two officers with a loaded handgun. Witnesses and family members say Monroe did not have a gun in his possession at the time of the shooting. Instead, he was holding a sports drink bottle.

The case caused an uproar of outrage and anger in the community. At the time of the shooting, the Louisiana State Police were brought in to investigate the case, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Justice Department. The FBI was brought in to look into whether any of Monroe’s civil rights were violated. According to Agent Sheila Thorne, media spokesperson in the New Orleans Office, the investigation is still open and ongoing.

The Americans for Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was also brought into the picture, and they found that the Homer Police Department practiced racial profiling because a majority of the arrests they made were minorities.

In December 2009, the case was turned over to the Claiborne Parish District Attorney’s Office, and District Attorney Jonathan Stewart immediately turned it over to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. When the grand jury returned no true bills against either former officer, the Monroe family hired famed civil rights attorney Morris Dees and filed a civil suit.

Earlier this year, the Town of Homer settled with the Monroe family to prevent any further litigation in the case and release the two former officers and the town from any liability afterwards.

Ex-officer not guilty in death of man shocked 8 times with Taser

- Associated Press

WINNFIELD, La. — It took a state court jury only three hours Friday to return a not-guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield police officer accused of applying eight Taser gun shocks to a handcuffed man who later died.

The verdict cleared Scott Nugent in the death of Baron Pikes, who was stunned repeatedly as he lay on the ground, hands cuffed behind his back, for refusing to get up. After Pikes was inside the police car, he was again shocked when he did not get out as ordered.

The verdict does not, however, end the case. The mother of Pikes’ 4-year-old son has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court against Nugent and city officials. A malfeasance-in-office charge is also pending against Nugent.

“We thought we put together a strong case,” Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils said. “There was not a single bit of evidence we had that we didn’t put on for the jury.”

The 10 white and two black jurors voted 11-1 to find Nugent not guilty, Nevils said. Only 10 jurors were needed to reach a verdict.

Nugent was hurried from the courtroom to a waiting car after the verdict was read.His attorney, George Higgins, later said Nugent and his family were “thrilled” by the decision. “Hopefully this will end the two-year ordeal they’ve been through,” Higgins said. “You have to remember, he was only 21 when this took place.”

Higgins said he believed the district attorney would weigh pursuing the pending malfeasance charge in light of Friday’s verdict.

The defense attorney said he thought the verdict was completely supported by evidence and witnesses who testified as to how professional Nugent was and the “overwhelming scientific testimony that the Taser could not have caused Mr. Pikes’ death.”

Asked whether his client would pursue returning to the force, Higgins said, “I think Mr. Nugent wants to get on with his life. I would doubt that he would return to any police department. For the last two years, he was unjustly labeled a murderer. I would guess he has a sour taste in his mouth for serving the public in that position again.”

The trial took three weeks. The defense put on a number of expert witnesses who said the Taser gun that Nugent used and the manner in which he used it — applying so-called “drive stuns” to Pikes’ back — would not have killed him, even though Nugent shocked Pikes eight times.

“This case was never about Taser,” Nevils said. “It was about the actions of this officer.”

In closing arguments the prosecutor described Nugent’s actions as abusive and leading to Pikes’ death.

Police are trained to increase force on a noncompliant subject in steps, Nevils told the jury, beginning with verbal orders, then applying soft hand force followed by hard hand force. Nugent skipped the early steps, Nevils said.

“He didn’t follow his training,” Nevils said. “He went straight to the thing he likes the most — to hurry him (Pikes) along, and he killed him.”

The autopsy lists the cause of Pikes’ death as undetermined. An expert witness for the prosecution called it homicide. An expert for the defense said the 21-year-old died of sudden exertion sickle cell death.

Forensic pathologist Charles Wetli, whose area of expertise is sudden death caused by sickle cell trait, testified that the Taser shocks did not cause Pikes’ death.

Pikes had sickle-cell trait, which can make blood cells change from the normal round shape into a sickle shape during exertion, clog blood vessels and deprive the body of oxygen. That happened to Pikes when he ran from officers who stopped him, defense attorney Jerry Glas said Friday during final arguments.

“Did the Taser trigger exertion sickle-cell death?” Glas asked the jury. “The exertion triggered the exertion sickle-cell death.”

On rebuttal, Nevils pointed out Pikes ran only a block and a half, and had run from officers during prior arrests and “he didn’t die then.”

The courtroom was crowded for closing arguments, with extra security measures at the courthouse, but the crowd was orderly. Several women cried quietly as Nevils wrapped up his rebuttal by referring to a videotape of Pikes writhing on the floor of the police department as they awaited an ambulance and telling police officers there, “You killed me.”

Nugent sat quietly at the defense table, staring down throughout the arguments.

“This was a travesty of justice,” said Carol Powell Lexing, attorney for Latrina Thomas, who is the mother of Pikes’ son. “But that dog-and-pony show that took place in Winnfield won’t last long in federal court.”

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