Posts tagged "louisiana"

Hero Elephants Save Idiot Human Overlords

Less than a month after Ringling Brothers begrudgingly agreed to phase out enslaving and abusing elephants and making them dance for no personal elephantine gain by 2018, two hero circus elephants saved an 18-wheeler truck from overturning on a highway in Louisiana. According to the Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Sheriff's department, an 18-wheeler truck traveling from Florida…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 25, 2015

Judges Fend Off Abortion Restrictions In Louisiana & Texas

A federal judge allowed a new abortion law to go into effect in Louisiana, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away, but ruled that doctors and clinics cannot be penalized for breaking the law while it is being debated. Abortion rights supporters say…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2014

Police Say Sharmeka Moffitt Set Herself On Fire In Alleged KKK Attack

Yesterday. we were aghast to hear that a 20-year-old Louisiana woman named Sharmeka Moffitt claimed she had been attacked by three men and set on fire, burning the majority of her body, in a hate crime. Last night, police confirmed that Sharmeka Moffitt actually faked the "attack," scrawled the n-word and KKK on her car,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2012

UPDATE: Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, Set On Fire In Alleged KKK Attack In Louisiana

UPDATE: Police now say Sharmeka Moffitt set herself on fire and wrote "KKK" and a racial slur on her car herself. She is still in critical condition at a hospital in Louisiana. [MSN] There are no words to really describe this: the FBI in Louisiana are investigating a possible hate crime attack by the Ku…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 23, 2012

Louisiana School Says They’ll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls

A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy—students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy test, and those who refused or were, indeed, with child were kicked out—is changing said policy. Pregnant students will no longer have to be home-schooled,…

By: Newser / August 9, 2012

Louisiana Governor Signs More Abortion Restrictions Into Law

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law an increased "waiting period" between the time a pregnant woman views a mandatory ultrasound and when she can have her abortion. The law also says the woman will be offered an opportunity to hear a fetal heartbeat. Such "waiting period" abortion laws are considered by pro-choice activist…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2012

Do You Wear Pajamas In Public?

Do you wear your pajamas out in public? We're asking because if you live in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and you want to run out to the mall in  your jammies, you might soon be breaking the law. That's because local politician Michael Williams is proposing an ordinance that would prohibit the wearing a pajamas i…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2012

Couple Denied A Marriage License Because They’re Different Races

This story makes me want to stand up and scream. And then sit down and scream a bit more. A justice of the peace in Louisiana named Keith Bardwell refused to issue a marriage license to Beth Humphrey, 30, and Terence McKay, 32, because they're an interracial couple. Instead, he referred them to another justice…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 16, 2009

The Daily Hotness: Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin, who is currently filming W, a new Oliver Stone biopic about the Prez, can now never really be Commander-in-Chief -- he was arrested over the weekend in Louisiana for getting in a bar brawl. Brolin has the finest mug shot we've ever seen. And there’s not a scratch on him from the scrape,…

By: Simcha / July 14, 2008