January 2013 Archives

Traffic stop leads to Louisiana pair being charged with a crime

The identification of suspects by the authorities is a process filled with potential flaws. Police must try to be reasonably certain that they have based their identification and arrest on solid evidence that will hold up under later scrutiny. In a recent Louisiana incident, two individuals were arrested and charged with a crime based on an initial identification of the car in which they were riding a day after the alleged crime.

Teens charged with a crime after fight at Mall of Louisiana

The sight of teenagers inhabiting the country's shopping malls is a mainstay of suburban life. Many teens find the local malls to be places where they can legally congregate, see friends and socialize. But in East Baton Rouge recently, the Mall of Louisiana hosted an unruly group of teens who were arrested and charged with a crime. The Saturday night ruckus was so disruptive that authorities had to clear out the mall and close it for the evening.

Immigrant charged with a crime was wrongly held in jail

A Louisiana Sheriff's Office recently held a 37-year-old legal immigrant in a jail cell for five days until they were told by an agent of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office that they were holding him illegally. The man was charged with a crime: operating a vehicle with no lawful presence in the United States, which under Louisiana law carries a sentence of up to $1,000 in fines and a maximum of one year behind bars. When the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's office finally released the man, there remained at least eight other Hispanic inmates at the same jail being held on the same charges.

Louisiana region included in international sex crimes arrests

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office recently announced the arrest of 245 suspected pedophiles in an international raid called Operation Sunflower. The arrests include 13 in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. The operation, which lasted more than a month, targeted predators who allegedly commit sex crimes involving child pornography, according to the ICE.

2 Louisiana men face drug charges after license checkpoint

A recent incident at a license checkpoint may serve as an example of why cooperating with police is more beneficial than attempting to evade them, even if there is a reason. A traffic stop at a checkpoint at the intersection of North 11th Street and Forest Lane in Hammond has resulted in unrelated charges for two Louisiana men, one of which is still on the run. Both men are facing drug charges and charges of resisting arrest following the attempted absconding.

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