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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 16:56

Governor Edwards rebukes AG Jeff Landry on criminal justice reform, too

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landryby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Keeping up with AG Landry?
 It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Landry has his eyes set on the governor’s office (Read: Senator Kennedy jockeying for governor run with Governor Edwards, reform slam?)


He, too, has been critical of the state’s criminal justice reform efforts.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has warned Landry to stop the fear mongering and to learn the facts about the program before speaking out.
“During the year-long public discussion on criminal justice reform and the entire 2017 Regular Legislative Session where bills were debated, the Attorney General did not participate or make recommendations in a single discussion related to the changes being proposed,” Edwards has said.
So with U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, who apparently also has his eye on the governor’s office, maybe he was just trying to keep pace with Landry by making his recent comments about the program.

Louisiana cities most dangerous
For once, Shreveport did not make the list.  We’re talking about NeighborhoodScout’s latest listing of the 100 most dangerous cities in the country,
The website’s research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in American with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000  residents.  Violent crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault.
Data used in the research included the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city and the population of each city.
Believe it or not, Monroe, Louisiana, is listed as the second most dangerous city in America and Alexandria comes in at number 3 on the list of 100.  East St. Louis is number 1.
The only other Louisiana city to make the list was New Orleans,  It was ranked at No. 84.

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Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.