Louisiana

Pence Slammed for Offering ‘Prayers’ While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast

Just hours before Hurricane Laura made made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with wind speed surpassing that of Katrina, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a Republican National Convention speech Wednesday night in which he mentioned climate action once only to reject it, continuing the GOP event’s ignoring or downplaying of an emergency …

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‘Enraging and Inexcusable’: Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Black Man Convicted of Garden Tool Theft 20 Years Ago Should Die in Prison

A 62-year-old Black man is expected to spend the rest of his life in Louisiana’s largest maximum-security prison after the state Supreme Court denied his request to overturn his life sentence 23 years after he was convicted for attempting to steal a pair of hedge clippers. Five of the court’s six justices ruled last week …

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