The family of Ronald Greene is demanding the officers who are on tape beating Greene prior to his 2019 death in police custody be charged criminally. Greene family attorney Lee Merritt says he spoke with the Union Parish prosecutor today who told him they would seek criminal accountability for the officers “in due time”.
The National Anthem could be required before all athletic events at taxpayer-supported venues in the state. Albany Representative Sherman Mack presented the bill and was questioned by New Orleans Representative Aimee Freeman if the bill is even enforceable.
The amended bill passed on 74-11 vote and now returns to the Senate.
Chalmette Representative Ray Garofalo has been formally removed as Chairman of the House Education Committee following a controversy stretching back to last month involving his comments about slavery. LaPolitics.com Publisher Jeremy Alford says Garofalo’s removal could have repercussions in the final few weeks of the session.
Legislation allowing college student-athletes to profit off of their name, image, and likeness received unanimous approval in a House committee and is headed to the House floor. Marrero Senator Patrick Connick says Louisiana needs to keep up with other states that have already passed similar legislation.
The bill now heads to the house floor.