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  • NAACP calls for prosecutor's firing after comments

    July 26, 2013 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the NAACP called on the district attorney's office to fire a prosecutor in East Baton Rouge accused of making racist comments related to the Trayvon Martin killing. Members of the Baton Rouge NAACP chapter met with District Attorney Hillar Moore before making their statements.... more »
  • Bus ads called hate messages

    March 12, 2013 7:43 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Leaders in San Francisco denounced a series of anti-Islamic ads that will appear on ten city buses paid for by a conservative group. American Freedom Defense Initiative also posted ads in New York City, including one that called enemies of Israel "savages." The ads that'll be on San... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Racist city email Play Video

    January 18, 2013 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A racist email distributed through government email accounts got several Department of Public Works employees suspended. The email appeared to be a press release, but carried an offensive message about the President's new health care package. The email read: "Effective January 1, 2013, aspirin will be... more »
  • Investigators: Woman set herself on fire

    October 23, 2012 5:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities said today that their investigation revealed a woman who claimed she'd been set on fire by three men in Franklin Parish had actually set herself on fire. Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was in critical condition today after the incident this past weekend. Police said she'd told then... more »
  • Senate worker that sent Obama email reprimanded

    December 14, 2010 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The state Senate employee who sent out an email which depicted President Barack Obama as white has been officially reprimanded. Senate President Joel Chaisson said in a release that an internal investigation determined Tammy Waldrop violated Senate personnel policy when she sent the email through the Senate’s... more »
  • Fate of worker that sent Obama email undetermined

    December 1, 2010 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana Senate employee has been suspended and an investigation launched after an email was sent to state workers that depicts President Obama as a white person and is labeled a “racism test”. Senate researcher Tammy Crain-Waldrop was suspended without pay after she sent the email to... more »
  • Former President calls Wilson comment racist

    September 15, 2009 8:37 PM

    Former President Jimmy Carter called South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson's comment an act of racism based on a feeling held by some in the country who feel that a black man should not be president. Carter spoke at a town hall meeting Tuesday night at his presidential center in... more »

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