By: Pat Austin SHREVEPOT -- Last week Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator visited with Erin McCarty and Robert J. Wright on our local 710 KEEL radio about Governor John Bel Edwards touted Criminal Justice Reform. The bipartisan legislation revamping the way Louisiana deals with criminals and crime was passed in 2017 in an attempt to … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Controversial Criminal Justice Reform
By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – On July 8, 2016, Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Williams posted this to his Facebook account: Today he is dead. Yesterday, three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others injured – one is critical and on life support. The officers were ambushed while responding to a call of … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: Baton Rouge Under Seige
By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- I’ve shown tremendous restraint over the past week on social media and my own blog in not writing about the protests and the inflamed rhetoric out there following the Alton Sterling shooting in Baton Rouge and the following ambush against law enforcement in Dallas. In fact, the only thing I … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: Outside Agitators Go Away!
SHREVEPORT – The war against law enforcement continues; Breitbart reports that graffiti calling for violence against police officers is spreading across Texas and it’s clear that this is a problem that can’t be ignored. Perhaps there is simply more media attention now on a problem that has always been there, but perhaps this problem is … Continue reading War on Law Enforcement Continues: Obama Remains Silent
By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – It’s been a rough month in Louisiana. We have lost three law enforcement officers in as many weeks, and just next door in Texas, we lost another one this weekend. All of this on top of the tragic killing of two news reporters on live television last week…enough already! All … Continue reading All Lives Matter
By Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- Remember when “Swatting” was all the rage? I think I know now how those victims felt. I wasn’t a victim of Swatting last night, but I was indeed the victim of an over-zealous cop and his team who swarmed my house and came through the door with guns drawn. … Continue reading Shreveport Police Storm Wrong House, Draw Down on Innocent Citizen
By John Ruberry Last week, while few people outside of the west noticed, President Obama declared nearly 780 square miles in southern New Mexico America's newest national monument, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, his largest designation yet. Two months ago the president, who infamously boasted early in his term, "We can't wait for Congress to do its job, … Continue reading New Mexico: Another Obama land grab