Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tag: Louisiana

Louisiana landowners appeal Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s right to seize their land...

“It is surprising to many people that pipeline companies have been handed the extraordinary power of eminent domain over Louisiana landowners."

Abortion discrimination in the workplace is illegal says U.S. district court

The federal judge ruled that it is illegal to discriminate in employment because of "pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions."

Louisiana law turning pipeline protests into felonies violates constitution, new lawsuit...

“By turning so much of the land in this state into critical infrastructure, the average person can find themselves facing five years in prison for literally just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Epic fail of charter schools in Louisiana

The legacy of the federal government’s charter school grants in Louisiana should not be understood just by the sheer waste of precious education funds, but also by the real human consequences of spreading makeshift charter programs that throw communities into confusion, distress, and a sense of betrayal.

Former Deputy Police Chief sentenced to prison for excessive force and...

"This case is a prime example of my commitment to hold accountable officers who threaten the mission of law enforcement by breaking the law.”

Louisiana offers fossil fuel exporter ‘single largest’ local tax giveaway in...

The move comes as a group of investors and insurers have called on the U.S. and all other G20 nations to end fossil fuel subsidies entirely by 2020, citing the risk that climate change poses to the global economy.

Former prison Major convicted of beating handcuffed inmate

“Corrections officers are given great authority and power in our system because public safety depends on them doing their jobs well.”

Congressman asks gas industry to join him as ‘3 percenters,’ fails...

“Because together, as the Three Percenters, we represent everything that's right about this world.”

‘Major victory:’ Landowner’s legal challenge halts construction of Bayou Bridge Pipeline...

"We have been tased, pepper sprayed, put into choke holds, and beaten with batons to stop this illegal construction that ETP was carrying out despite not having an easement for the land."

A death in Louisiana’s cancer alley reinforces a small town’s fears...

Helping the residents of St. James relocate seems more feasible than assuring them that the air they are breathing is clean.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

Lawsuit filed after police handcuff 8-year-old boy on video

“My son has a disability and the authorities tried to make him a criminal.”

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

Conservative group board members make millions in pandemic aid yet lobby against unemployment benefits

“If these groups are concerned the government is spending too much during this historic crisis, they are welcome to return their taxpayer-funded bailouts.”

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."