The family of Ronald Greene is demanding the officers who are on tape beating Greene prior to his death in police custody in 2019 be charged criminally. Greene family attorney Lee Merritt called out the troopers involved by name and says they need to be behind bars, right now.
The family is set to meet with the Governor today.
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. UL Systems president Jim Henderson says state higher education leaders are all on board with this bill and feel it will benefit athletes and programs in both larger and smaller schools.
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 this racial tension has been brewing since last year when police reform proposals brought in the wake of the George Floyd murder were rejected. That tension continued this year.
Legislation mandating the National Anthem be palyed before all athletic events at taxpayer-supported venues in the state passes the House. New Orleans Representative Aimee Freeman was concerned about the bill and questioned Albany Representative Sherman Mack about what determines a taxpayer facility.