6:30 LRN Newscast

Governor Jeff Landry is expected to sign the bills this week approved in the crime special session, including the legislation that will result in longer prison sentences for car jackers and fentanyl dealers.
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A prayer vigil and anti-violence rally was held in Carencro yesterday in response to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Jaylon Joiner. Lafayette Parish Sheriff deputies say Joiner was gunned down after he got off a school bus near Carencro Middle School. No arrests have been made.

Now that the special session is over, it’s time to look ahead to the regular session which begins a week from today. Shreveport Senator Alan Seabaugh has filed legislation to prohibit the installation and use of red light and speed cameras by local governments. The Republican says such devices present a guilty until proven innocent approach..
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Seabaugh says the cameras are also not routinely calibrated.

Marrero Senator Patrick Connick has filed a bill to make it illegal to use artificial intelligence to portray someone in false light. Connick’s proposed legislation says a person could face up to six months in prison and fines up to 750-dollars for distributing misleading synthetic media…
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Synthetic media includes video or voice recordings generated by algorithms that appear to be a record of actual events.