Baton Rouge judge accused of using racial slur against black woman at local restaurant
Posted on 2/9/2017 6:07:00 AM.

A Baton Rouge judge has been banned from a local restaurant after he allegedly used racial slurs against an African American woman. Kaneitra Johnson posted on Facebook about the incident, saying Judge Mike Erwin called her the n-word while arguing over a bar seat at Sammy’s on Highland Road. Louisiana NAACP President Ernest Johnson says we should expect more from our leaders, and words do matter.

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Head of Louisiana NAACP provides tips for better community policing
Posted on 10/20/2016 12:15:00 PM.

The head of the Louisiana NAACP spoke before the House Judiciary Committee to provide tips on how law enforcement and the public can work better together. Ernest Johnson says there needs to be more interactive relationships between police officers and the community. He suggests having these officers be very familiar with everyone in the area they’re patrolling.

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Governor Edwards signs Blue Lives Matter bill into law
Posted on 5/26/2016 4:31:00 PM.

Governor Edwards has signed the Blue Lives Matter Bill into law, which makes Louisiana the first in the nation to expand its hate crime laws to protect police, firefighters and EMS crews. Author of the legislation, Alexandria Representative Lance Harris says the new law allows prosecutors to seek tougher penalties against individuals who intentionally target first responders because of their profession.

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Louisiana NAACP says Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates need to go
Posted on 6/23/2015 4:40:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Louisiana chapter of the NAACP has written a letter to Governor Bobby Jindal asking that the "Sons of the Confederate Veterans" license plate be removed as an option here. The Office of Motor Vehicles says there are currently 160 of those plates, which feature a Confederate flag, on the road.  
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