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10/09 - Crime in Louisiana

What factors contribute to our state’s high incidence of crime?

While Louisiana saw a drop in violent crime in 2008, two of the state’s cities were in the FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita. And nationally, Louisiana ranks first in the rate of women killed by men. What factors contribute to our state’s high incidence of crime? How can we combat this challenging problem? Watch, “Crime in Louisiana,” Wednesday, October 28th at 7 p.m. on Louisiana Public Square.

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Crime statistics in Louisiana reveal a disturbing pattern. The FBI’s national Uniform Crime Reports data tracks violent crime – murder, forcible rape, robbery, armed assault – and property crime – burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. While the country saw a 4% decline in overall crime from 2005 to 2007, Louisiana’s crime rate rose 12%. And despite an 8% drop in violent crime in the state last year, nationally, New Orleans ranked first in murders per capita.

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two of the state’s cities were in the FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita. And nationally, Louisiana ranks first in the rate of women killed by men.

Come on here people. Stop being so mamby-pamby.

FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita.

Let’s inject ‘em up! If you know you will die for your crime it will curb the crime. Be like Texas and put in an express lane for capitol punishment. I see no problem getting rid of the oxygen thieves. THEY KILL PEOPLE! I’m all for likking them in the public square so people can see what happens to killers. It will stop the crimes, get real people!

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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