Re: Louisiana Has Highest Number of Felons: Agree? Disagree?
Posted by Jason W on 4/02/07
On 8/28/06, Hardy Parkerson wrote:
> In Lake Charles, Louisiana, L'Auberge Casino, the large
> casino sitting on public public land owned and paid for by
> the taxpayers, had to delay its scheduled opening, for it
> could not find enough employees without prior criminal
> records to staff it. There are so many men and women with
> felony convictions in Louisiana, that a felony has pretty
> much lost its stigma. Every time the Louisiana
> legislature meets, it passes hundreds, and in many cases
> upwards of a thousand, if not more, new laws, including
> new criminal laws. Louisiana is a virtual police state,
> having Louisiana State Policie, parish (county) sheriff's
> police, city police, city marshal police, university
> police, college police, port police, airport police,
> Sabine River Authority police, not to mention all the
> hordes of Federal police, including the railroad police.
> And all of these police feel that they have to justify
> their pay, so they arrest almost anybody for almost
> anything, so much so that in Calcasieu Parish (county)
> there are upwards of 20,000, if not more, pending felony
> and capital charges. There is more to it all than this,
> but this is something to think about.
> I say that the State of Louisiana has the highest per-
> capita felony conviction rate in America. No wonder major
> corporations do not want to open up new offices and
> factories and do business in Louisiana. Do you agree with
> me? Or do you disagree with me?
> When I am elected governor, I am going to straighten this
> horrible situation out.
> Hardy Parkerson, Atty.
> Ronald Reagan Democratic Candidate for Governor of
> Louisiana - 2007: the Arnie Schwarznegger-Kinky Friedman
> Candidate for governor--taking the Nation back for the
> Taxpayers and reforming the legal and judicial systems,
> one state at a time.