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Man Shows Up With Gun At Alton Sterling Memorial

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.09.2016 | Black Voices

BATON ROUGE, La. ― The Triple S Food Mart here has become a gathering place for people to demonstrate in protest of the shooting of Alton Sterling. ...

Petitioners Seek Release Of Imprisoned Rapper

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.21.2016 | Crime

A petition calling for the release of rap artist McKinley "Mac" Phipps, serving time for a killing he says he didn't commit, has been signed by more t...

Louisiana Man May Face Life For Shoplifting Snickers Bars

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.19.2016 | Crime

A man accused of stealing Snickers candy bars may face life imprisonment under a Louisiana law intended to shut the revolving jailhouse door on violen...

Human Rights Watch Chastises Louisiana For Endangering HIV-Positive Inmates

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.02.2016 | Crime

Louisiana, notorious for the world's highest incarceration rate, often fails to provide basic HIV services to inmates in parish jails, endangering not...

Her Son Is In Prison, And She Paints The Faces Of A Broken Justice System

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.30.2016 | Crime

The brushstrokes in Sheila Phipps' paintings tell the story of a broken criminal justice system in Louisiana -- a state notorious for having the highe...

Prosecutors Accused Of Hiding Evidence That Could Free Rapper

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.23.2016 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- Nathaniel Tillison told a jury he looked 1990s rap star McKinley "Mac" Phipps "dead in his eyes" and watched him pull the t...

Confederate Flag Dispute Ends In Felony Charge

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.02.2016 | Crime

A Louisiana man was arrested after a dispute over the sale of Confederate flags and white supremacist paraphernalia erupted on his property. Virgil Ra...

DA Won't File Charges In Death Of Handcuffed Man Shot In Cop Car

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.08.2016 | Crime

The father of a 22-year-old Louisiana man who authorities claim fatally shot himself while handcuffed in a patrol car is angry that the district attor...

Man Hired To Remove Confederate Monuments In New Orleans Has $200,000 Lamborghini Torched

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices

The man hired by the city of New Orleans to remove four Confederate statues has had his 2014 Lamborghini Huracan set on fire and reduced to rubble. Ac...

Frustrated Father Says Cops Won't 'Do Anything' About Missing Daughter

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.09.2016 | Crime

A Louisiana man is frustrated with police, claiming they were insensitive and put forth little effort to locate his daughter and her best friend after...

Hero Police Dog Stabbed While Protecting Officer, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.21.2015 | Crime

A Louisiana police dog was stabbed in the line of duty Tuesday, while protecting his handler from a knife-wielding man who was shot and killed by poli...

Missing 6-Year-Old Alexis Johnson Spotted In Louisiana

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

Update: Oct. 13 -- Alexis Johnson was found safe in Louisiana late Monday. Authorities have arrested her alleged abductor, Harvey Eugene York Jr. No a...

Convicted Rapper's Freedom In Hands Of Crusading Louisiana Lawyer

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.02.2015 | Crime

When Buddy Spell was an 8-year-old boy, he became enamored with Atticus Finch, the morally upright protagonist of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. ...

Teen Disfigured By Catcaller's Pipe Attack

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.02.2015 | Crime

KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports A Louisiana teen may have lost her smile temporarily in a vicious attack -- but not her resolve. "...

Son Of Imprisoned Rapper Mac Phipps Says 'It's A Good Feeling' Dad May Be Home Soon

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.29.2015 | Crime

Hip-hop artist McKinley "Mac" Phipps Jr., imprisoned 15 years for a murder he says he didn't commit, could be home for the holidays if his lawyers can...

David Lohr

Lawyers Ready Evidence That Could Free Rapper Jailed 30 Years In Nightclub Killing

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

Rapper McKinley Phipps, who was known by the stage name "Mac the Camouflage Assassin," was convicted just days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in...

Shocking Jail Surveillance Footage Captures Guard's Brutal Attack On Louisiana Inmate

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.30.2015 | Crime

Surveillance footage was released Thursday showing a Louisiana jail guard attack an inmate, seemingly without provocation In the video, obtained by...

David Lohr

The Racist Police E-Mails You Didn't Read

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.29.2015 | Crime

The release of racist and offensive emails by city officials in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off a firestorm of criticism across the country this week,...

David Lohr

Rapper Killer Mike Deplores Prosecution Of McKinley Phipps: 'We Must Stand With Artists Like Mac'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.26.2015 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- Rap musician Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike, stood up for jailed recording artist McKinley "Mac" Phipps on Wednesday, tell...

David Lohr

Bullied Eyewitnesses Blast Rapper's Wrongful Conviction, Join Family In Plea For New Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime

HAMMOND, La. -- In 2001, they say, they were bullied into silence or forced to lie in court to help prosecutors wrongfully convict a 22-year-old rap a...

David Lohr

Jailed Rapper To Seek New Trial Based On Witness Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- Rapper McKinley "Mac" Phipps, serving time for manslaughter in a fatal nightclub shooting 15 years ago, will seek a new tri...

David Lohr

Family Of Rapper Jailed In Killing Demands Investigation Into Witness Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- The family of McKinley "Mac" Phipps, a once promising rap artist whose conviction in a nightclub shooting death is now in q...

David Lohr

Witnesses: DA Bullied Testimony That Put Rapper Away For 30 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.05.2015 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- Fourteen years after rapper McKinley "Mac" Phipps was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenage fan at a...

Shooting Suspect Abandons Baby Girl, Kills Man: Cops

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Louisiana say a man borrowed his sister's car, picked up his 2-year-old niece, and then committed a murder on the drive back home. R...

Gun Company Cuts Ties With 'Sons Of Guns' Star

Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star th...