Jindal issues executive order for Lafayette shooting victim funerals
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order protecting the funerals of the victims of the Lafayette movie theater shooting.
The executive order instructs law enforcement to enforce Louisiana law that protects against disturbing the peace at funeral services.
This order expires 48 hours after both burials, and will ensure the law is followed and that families and loved ones have the ability to grieve for the lives lost in this senseless tragedy.
Any disturbances during the funeral are subject to a $500 fine and jail time. Disturbances include gestures, statements, and blocking funeral routes.
His action comes just one day after the Westboro Baptist Church planned on picketing the funerals.
Thousands of Facebook users signed up to create a 'human barrier' to protect the victims from the protesters.