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  • St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers now provides school campus crime tip line

    OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY)- Students in St. Landry Parish now have access to a  new school tip line. The goal is to alleviate crimes at the schools and bring a safer environment for both students and teachers. “We’re proud to say that St. Landry will be the second district, or parish, in the state that’s going [

  • Hate crime rising in 30 US cities as overall crime rates decline, report finds

    Fifth consecutive rise and steepest since 2015, and trend continues in 2019, as ‘white supremacist’ homicides also increased A new report shows that 2018 saw a national rise in hate crimes, and that almost all extremist homicides were carried out by the far right. Hate crimes rose 9% to a decade high of 2,009 in 30 US cities surveyed for the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism (CSHE), headquartered at California State University at Santa Barbara, which published the report on Tuesday....

    the Guardian
  • Cuomo, the abridged version: Changing the signs (again) of the former Tappan Zee Bridge to honor Mario Cuomo is a waste of money

    Andrew Cuomo did a really great job building a new link connecting Westchester and Rockland counties to replace the crummy old Tappan Zee Bridge under budget and ahead of schedule. A big improvement over the former crossing, the bridge is terrific. The name is not. Tappan Zee Bridge is a fine moniker,