Rancorous comments were exchanged between Jackson and two board members over a failed attempt to add an agenda item. To say the video on the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission website is an ugly display of civility is an understatement..
The Green Bay Packers are one of the best examples of how a sports franchise should operate. They don’t go to the state capitol hat in hand, looking for a handout. The team is owned by citizen stockholders all over Wisconsin, and the Packers’ management doesn’t regularly try to blackmail public officials under threat of moving.
During the initial investigation detectives gathered information that led them to believe that 23- year-old Jacory Robinson of Greenwood, La., and the 17-year-old arrived at an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Bernstein Avenue so that Robinson could sell a large amount of marijuana to an unknown individual.
Arriving officers made contact with two victims who advised that they were sitting in a vehicle near the intersection when a black Chevy Tahoe drove up and two black males armed with handguns exited the vehicle demanding that they surrender their belongings.
Quincy Jamal Armstrong, 22; George Devlynn Washington, 19; and Rayfield J. Washington, 22, were identified as receiving money orders from Taylor. All four men, who reside in Shreveport, were arrested for theft and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.
The arrestees were identified as Robert Devin Mayfield and Ronda Michelle Robinson, both 26 and both of 2978 Barron Road in Keithville. They were also charged with the illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of someone under the age of 17.
Now I’ll admit that most of us do not regularly run down to our local supermarket to check on whether a fresh shipment of horsemeat has arrived. But I’m not all that enamored by eating nutria, a large rat, that is regularly publicized as a tasty dish by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
As the largest recipient of taxpayer dollars in Caddo Parish, the CPSB is indeed an important position. The school board generally receives less publicity than the Shreveport City Council or the Caddo Commission. And similarly, the “political importance” assigned to service as a school board member is the least appreciated.