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African-American children are over four times more likely than Caucasian children to be placed in out-of-home care.
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Louisiana News Coverage
Child Killing Center 'Sacred and Holy Ground'?
The city of Houston boasts the largest regional Planned Parenthood in the nation. The 78,000 square-foot building will serve as headquarters for 35 counties in Texas and Louisiana.
During the opening of the abortion mill, the audience is heard reciting or repeating something about "sacred and holy ground" on the video. Were they praying (to whom?), and if so, were they referring to the center as sacred and holy ground?
June 3, 2010
Gulf of Mexico oil spill 2010: The worst-case scenario
The worst-case scenario for the broken and leaking well gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico would be the loss of the wellhead currently restricting the flow to 5,000 barrels -- or 210,000 gallons per day.
If the wellhead is lost, oil could leave the well at a much greater rate, perhaps up to 150,000 barrels -- or more than 6 million gallons per day -- based on government data showing daily production at another deepwater Gulf well.
April 30, 2010
Indictment of family in death of 8-year-old Reserve boy invalidated
A district court judge voided an indictment that charged a Reserve family with murder in connection to the 2008 death of their 8-year-old son because a sheriff's deputy sat on the grand jury.
However, it's unclear whether that means all charges will be dropped or whether an earlier indictment reached by another panel of jurors would simply replace the one voided.
February 11, 2010
With Racial Prejudice Toward None
Los Angeles -- My classroom lay in ashes. The acrid smell of asbestos permeated the thick air in the "C" building, where police had cordoned off the area with bright yellow tape, forbidding the entry of staff and students.
The entire wing of our language building would be closed for an entire six weeks. Collateral damage done to the adjacent classrooms meant that a slew of teachers would be "traveling", juggling books, tests, overhead transparencies, and supplies, like gypsies, bivouacking through lunch areas, track bleachers, even lawn areas of the senior quad.
News With Views
February 6, 2010
Homeschool field trip: Cajun Country Corn Maze
If you are looking for a unique field trip that will encourage some serious fun, critical thinking and lots of determination, you need to check out the Cajun Country Corn Maze in Pine Grove, Louisiana.
Just a few miles outside of Baton Rouge you will find a maze carved out a cornfield that you and your family can get lost in for hours. The maze is constructed in a cornfield spanning over seven acres.
New Orleans Homeschooling Examiner
August 29, 2009
Crowley Introduces Foster Care Mentoring Bill
Congressmember Joseph Crowley has introduced a bill to connect children in foster Congressmember Joseph Crowley has introduced a bill to connect children in foster.
O'Donnell referred to a provision in the Crowley/Landrieu legislation that would allow up to $20,000 in federal loan forgiveness for volunteers who mentor a child in foster care.
May 13, 2009
DSS addresses child safety concerns
LAKE CHARLES -- The Louisiana Department of Social Services has not released its findings concerning handling of the Jasmine Stanley case, but the agency has announced steps to ensure the safety of children in the Calcasieu area.
First they plan to bring in national experts to provide training and instruction to staff at the local Office of Community Services which is part of the Department of Social Services. The training and instruction will include mentoring, meeting with community partners and giving caseworkers updated technology to make documenting cases easier.
KPLC News 7
February 16, 2009
Report blasts juvenile group-home care
Louisiana's oversight of private group homes for abused and neglected children is inadequate, and conditions are often abysmal in facilities that are charged with caring for some of the state's most vulnerable residents.
The litany of problems in group homes investigated by the Advocacy Center ranges from poorly trained staff and shoddy facilities to a failure to provide adequate medical and dental care. And the state rarely punishes homes that run afoul of state regulations.
June 24, 2008
States Move to Enact Laws Allowing the Death Penalty for Pedophiles
Last week, the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld the death penalty as applied to a child abuser. Louisiana has led the way in passing laws to execute pedophiles.
However, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Georgia, and Montana also have passed such laws, with Texas soon to follow when Gov. Rick Perry signs such legislation.
FindLaw Legal News
May 31, 2007
Eunice Residents Scared About Sex Offender Working in Neighborhood
People in a Eunice neighborhood discovered that the man fixing a nearby home is on the state sex offender registry.
They see him working on the property almost every day and none of the parents in the subdivision were told he's a registered sex offender. Residents say there are more than 20 kids who live throughout the area and they should have been notified.
April 6, 2007
Family Court Forms
Forms used in the Family Court
Default Confirmation (La.C.C.Art.103), Uncontested Divorce Form (La.C.C.P.Art.969), Spousal Support/Child Support Arreages, Child Support Worksheet, Case Management Schedule, Application for Ex-Parte Temporary Custody Order and more...
March 5, 2007
Police: Mom gave teen gun in slaying
Police on Thursday were searching for a teenager and his mother, who they say gave the boy a handgun after he lost a fight and told him to take revenge.
The warrants accuse both Vanessa Johnson, 44, and Clarence Johnson, 17, of second-degree murder of another 17-year-old, whose name was not immediately released, New Orleans police Sgt. Joe Narcisse said. He said both teens had walked away after the original fight Wednesday evening.
February 8, 2007
Investigation begins with 44 subpoenas
The House Ethics Committee voted Thursday to issue 44 subpoenas as it began what its leaders promised will be a wide-ranging investigation into a congressional page sex scandal.
Foley, 52, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, quit after revelations about sexually explicit e-mails and instant messages he had sent to underage House pages. Hastert and other Republican leaders have been battered by questions about whether they failed to respond when a 16-year-old page from Louisiana told about e-mails, he had received from Foley.
San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
October 6, 2006
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