The United States incarcerates a higher percentage of its adult population than any other nation. Presently, more than one in 100 Americans over the age of 18 are imprisoned. In Louisiana, the figure is one in 86.
A funeral service was held today at the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church for Officer Rodney Thomas. The veteran law enforcement officer died in the early morning on Sunday, July 7 after he was stuck by a hit-and-run driver.
Twenty-six senators returned ballots late Thursday evening to cancel out an automatic veto session.
The session was automatically set to start on July 16, unless either 2/3rds of the House or Senate voted against it.