If you feel a law enforcement officer treated you unfairly based on your race, the ACLU would like to hear from you. Matt Doyle has more…
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A study indicates more than one in six Louisiana workers hate their boss. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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NFL players report for training camp this week and plan to kick-off the regular season on time. But what about college football? Kevin Barnhart has more…
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The ACLU is looking for Louisianans who feel they were the victim of racist policing to help them file lawsuits challenging discriminatory policies. ACLU Louisiana Legal Director Nora Ahmed says due to the statute of limitations they’re seeking individuals who’ve suffered that kind of incident on or after May first…
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This includes racially motivated traffic stops, searches, seizures, detainments, and incidents where police dogs were used to assault people on racial grounds.
Ahmed says they’re looking to compile data and to use those racially-based law enforcement interactions to challenge discriminatory departments in court.
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The recruitment initiative is part of ACLU Louisiana’s Justice Lab project that includes the participation of 35 law firms and 14 law schools working together to challenge racist criminal justice policies.
Ahmed says if you are concerned about coming forward because it could lead to retaliation from law enforcement, your initial statement will remain confidential…
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Interested participants can reach out via email at Justicelab@LAACLU.org.
With schools set to resume soon, state health officials are concerned many children are not up to date on their vaccinations. During the early portion of the pandemic, many elective medical procedures were put on hold and State Immunization Director Dr. Frank Welch says that dropped the rate of vaccinations.
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Back to school time means the need for vaccines is going up. Welch says not every kid needs a vaccine every year and the best thing to do is to ask your child’s pediatrician what may be needed.
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Welch says at the start of the school year gets closer, expect to see more reminders about the importance of staying up to date.
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A study from the career website Zippia polled 2,000 people nationwide to find out how likable their bosses are and the top things they hate about their bosses. Head of content at Zippia Kathy Morris says in Louisiana, 18-percent of workers disliked their boss.
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Nationally, the most disliked traits about bosses were micromanaging, never being available, and incompetence.
Morris says 59% of workers have quit a job because of a bad boss, which is one of the biggest expenses in hiring and adds Louisiana has one of the higher monthly quit rates in the nation.
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Morris says the study also indicates physical proximity is a factor as the further away a boss is, there is an increased chance that a worker will dislike them.
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SEC presidents and athletic directors will hold a series of virtual meetings this week to discuss fall sports plans. College football insider Brett McMurphy says because so many states are struggling to contain the coronavirus, it’s unlikely the college football season will kick off Labor Day weekend
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Voluntary workouts for college football teams began in June and some teams were hit with an initial cluster of cases, while other schools have reported very few cases among their student-athletes. But McMurphy says there’s a concern for community spread when students return to campus
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The PAC-12 and Big 10 have already made the decision to play conference only football schedules this season. The SEC has said they plan to make a decision in late July. McMurphy expects the ACC, Big 12 and SEC to decide on a shorter schedule, filled mostly with conference games
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SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said earlier this month that the league will make an announcement in late July on whether it can start the season on time.