For our part I think it is clear from the Shepherd saga that not only has he been trying to save his own ass since he copped that plea, we find a bit of between the lines confirmation of something I was told just a few months ago that the federal investigation into Jefferson Parish Corruption began well before the Bill Hubbard saga. I would have loved to see Chehoggy’s face when he was tipped about the tap……..
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Short and sweet folks. Last night I was emailed an arrest report involving Oxford Lawyer/Blogger Tom Freeland. I contacted Mr Freeland who disputed the allegations and declined further comment. The sworn complaint, which represents one side of a legal dispute, is salacious in its detail:
I’ve come to the conclusion that when news of the Macondo well blowout reached BP corporate early on, decisions were made to approach the local power structure just like BP would in a corrupt third world county like Libya and others where corruption is both rife and the order of the day.
Serendipity is a wonderful thing and I had no idea the post I did which highlighted how local governments spent BP spill money in purely self-serving ways would be followed just a couple of days later by an exhaustive analysis of some of these same issues by ProPublica, in their story ‘Spillionaires’: Profiteering and Mismanagement in the Wake of the BP Oil Spill which mainly focused on the intersection of the spill and political cronyism in Louisiana. It is fascinating reading.
One Hundred and Fifty years ago this week, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. During the next four years, carnage, mayhem and death were the order of day after day. By the time the dust settled and the South had surrendered, some 620,000 soldiers had died on the battle field. The Union lost around 360,000 soldiers, and the Confederacy lost 260,000. More than twice that number were injured. Fifteen decades later, here’s the question that needs to be asked: Was it really necessary to have this war?
Here in my home state of Louisiana, we are surrounded by remnants of the bloody battles that took place. When I began my law practice in Northeast Louisiana across the Mississippi River from Natchez, my home was the Lisburn Plantation, just north of Ferriday. To make his final siege of Vicksburg in one of the final and decisive battles of the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant commandeered my future home to headquarter for several days before crossing the Mississippi River and attacking Vicksburg from the South. Continue reading “Jim Brown”