Report From Louisiana: The Jackson Square Protest

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT  -- There were protests in New Orleans Saturday, as promised, at Jackson Square and at other Confederate monument sites in the city.  The stated goal of these protests, organized by Take ‘Em Down NOLA and BLM, was to bring the monuments down with ropes, if necessary. They did not succeed. All … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: The Jackson Square Protest

Report from Louisiana: Revisionist History and Confederate Monuments

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – The fight to preserve American History has now moved to Baltimore with the latest attack coming from the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments.  Their recommendation is to move an equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson which depicts the two men right before the 1863 … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Revisionist History and Confederate Monuments

New Orleans Grieves for Will Smith while Governor Landrieu Fiddles

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – New Orleans residents are grieving the loss of former Saints defensive end Will Smith who was shot and killed following what is being described as a road rage incident in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans Saturday night.  Smith was shot in his back and right torso after being … Continue reading New Orleans Grieves for Will Smith while Governor Landrieu Fiddles

Report From Louisiana: Update on the Confederate Monument Removal Controversy

By: Pat Austincen SHREVEPORT – I wrote in this space a few weeks ago about the controversy surrounding the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans.  To recap briefly, Mayor Mitch Landrieu (brother of “Katrina Mary” Landrieu) has organized the removal of monuments commemorating P.G.T. Beauregard, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Liberty Monument. … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: Update on the Confederate Monument Removal Controversy

Removal of Historic Confederate Monuments in New Orleans Thwarted…for Now

By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – The city of New Orleans is generally a city of laid-back attitudes and a live-and-let-live sort of philosophy, however you’d be hard pressed to find that attitude on the city council, apparently. Liberal Democrat mayor Mitch Landrieu is on a mission to wrap New Orleans in a blanket of political … Continue reading Removal of Historic Confederate Monuments in New Orleans Thwarted…for Now