Cops have always relied on stoolpigeons, sometimes slipping them a few bucks for a good tip, but now they have found an ingenious way to cut their costs.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
It took a little while, but in the end President Barack Obama handled the great Louisiana flood quite deftly, his visit this week leaving victims convinced that he really does care and will work on providing maximum relief.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
During the regular legislative session of 2014, State Sen. Troy Brown, D-Napoleonville, decided to take the lead in tackling domestic violence.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
From the start, the litigation over death row climate control has resembled a production from a theater of the absurd, but its entertainment value is finally exhausted.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The gun Gavin Long used to kill three Baton Rouge police officers, and wound three more, is “the ultimate weapon of the 21st century,” its manufacturer boasts.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
It's been seven years since Rebecca Mayeux filed suit against her parish priest and the Diocese of Baton Rouge, but the case has gotten nowhere as the courts mulled the competing claims of state and church law.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Unless your social life is woefully one-dimensional, or you work for the New Orleans City Planning Commission, you are highly unlikely to have visited all of the city's strip joints.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The junior senator from Louisiana had become such a frequent visitor to the Oval Office that his counsel was obviously much valued.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
It's now more than three years since three death-row inmates filed suit, claiming that the summer heat put them at risk of “permanent injury, and even death.”
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Reports that Hollywood South has gone south are premature, because the state is still obliged to hand $180 million a year in subsidies to movie makers.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Louisiana's answer to the snail darter is the dusky gopher frog; in fact, when it comes to highly obscure and endangered critters that get in the way, we've got Tennessee beat.
Saturday, July 02, 2016
The press has moved on from that goofy DA who refused to file charges against two stoners found with guns in their car. Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were deemed worthy of a pass because they play for the Crimson Tide.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
It is not in the nature of politicians to be humble, but, even by their standards, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is remarkably cocky.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
In light of negative fan reaction, LSU has abandoned a new policy that banned visiting bands from the football field at halftime.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
“Vote for the man the politicians hate” might be a catchy campaign slogan, and Neil Abramson will be entitled to use it if he runs for the state Senate.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Because marijuana possession remains illegal under federal law, Louisiana legislators adopted a linguistic subterfuge when authorizing its use for medical purposes.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Whatever happens to a bill requiring Louisiana schoolchildren to recite part of the Declaration of Independence every day, they soon will be able to read it in manuscript.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
When the great hoosegow hearing resumes Monday, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman will be ready to argue that he should not have the keys taken away from him.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
There was nothing particularly unusual about the case of David Brown. Prosecutors failed to disclose evidence that might have helped him, and he wound up on death row.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
To judge from online comments, gun enthusiasts are frothing at the mouth over an ordinance New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu seems likely to get adopted by the New Orleans City Council.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Maybe we should call Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman Sheriff Pangloss, for there never was a lawman so determined to look on the bright side.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
If Steve Pylant can change his lifelong views and come out against the death penalty, you have to figure its days are numbered. The latest opinion polls show a solid majority against it.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Exactly what Kenny Norris did to earn his $94,000 a year as an assistant warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, or even where he spent his time, is impossible to know.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
As we go about our daily business, we must all at one time or another have dreamed of yanking out the old equalizer and giving people what they are asking for.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
If you find yourself in Lafayette with a yen to play some blackjack or roulette, you are out of luck, because there is no casino there. Shoot, there aren’t even any slots closer than the Evangeline Downs racetrack in St. Landry Parish.
When Burl Cain was warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, and dabbling in various outside businesses, he got to know a couple of fat cats with ties to murderers in his custody.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Louisiana is used to the role of red-headed stepchild in presidential elections, and this year promises to be no different.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
It seemed that the racial atmosphere couldn’t get any more tense after sheriff’s deputies Kenneth Bonura and Henry DeJean chased Eric Harris into New Orleans from a suburban mall and shot him dead in his car last month. Protesters already had take…
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Former Gov. Bobby Jindal has attracted widespread derision since the Wall Street Journal a week or so ago published his column blaming President Barack Obama for the disaster that is Donald Trump.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Editor’s note: Due to an editing error, a previously published James Gill column appeared in Thursday’s edition instead of his latest column. Here’s the new one:
Monday, March 07, 2016
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Saturday, March 05, 2016
Pamela Anderson, curvaceous star of “Baywatch” back in the day, has re-emerged to urge that Louisiana penitentiaries go vegan, and offers to do some cooking herself.