Tag: Baton Rouge

Murder Suspect Arrested for 'Brutal' Slayings of Two Black Men

Authorities have arrested Kenneth Gleason in connection with the murders of two Black men in Baton Rouge, La., which police speculate may have been racially motivated. Baton Rouge Interim Police Chief Jonny Dunnam said the gruesome crimes were “brutal murders” that likely would have continued had Gleason not been arrested….

Race Likely Motivated Two Murders in Baton Rouge, Police Say

UPDATE: 2:20 P.M. Kenneth Gleason has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Bruce Cofield and Ronald Smart. He was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in an unrelated shooting. According to the Advocate, the other shooting took…

Obama's No Discrimination Advisory to Louisiana Receives Backlash

Conservative media outlets, a Louisiana candidate for Senate and others have slammed President Barack Obama after his administration instructed the state not to discriminate when assisting Louisianans impacted by the recent flooding. Last week the Obama administration released a 16-page guidance warning Louisiana “to ensure that individuals and communities affected…

Photo of Black Woman at Baton Rouge Protest Goes Viral

A photo taken during protests on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the police-related death of Alton Sterling on July 5 has gone viral on social media. It’s being called an iconic photo of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was started by Black women. Ieshia Evans, 28, wearing a…

Police Shoot Black Man Point Blank While Restrained on Ground

UPDATE: 1 p.m. ET July 6, 2016 The Baton Rouge Police Department has identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling as Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II. Both officers, who work in the Uniform Patrol Division, were placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning. Lake has…