ST. LOUIS — Before she was in Congress, Cori Bush was a registered nurse. And because she was a nurse, in uniform, she says she was the one who was called over — Cori! Cori! — when a newborn got tossed out of a car at the feet of protesters a few years ago at a march for racial justice in Ferguson, Missouri. Bush says she tucked the baby under her arm like a football and ran behind a building where she checked on it. Sometimes, you are put in a position where you are in the right place at the right time to save a life. “But you can choose to not. That’s a choice. And so that’s how I approach every single day, as a choice,” Bush says as she recalls the incident. “People are hurting every single moment, every single day, and we know this. So it’s a choice to actually go and do the work.” Bush is only about one year into her first term and is already one of the highest-profile progressives in the House of Representatives. If you saw the 2019 Netflix documentary Knock Down the House … [Read more...] about Cori Bush Said The Democrats’ “Old Ways Of Thinking” Are Holding Them Back
If you're an LSU fan, you already know all about Joe Brady, who helped engineer LSU's record-setting offense as passing game coordinator in 2019. And you probably already know that Brady, now in his second season as offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, has quickly climbed the professional ladder. Although Carolina struggled at times in his first season — without star tailback Christian McCaffrey, the Panthers finished 17th in the NFL at 5.6 yards per play — Brady, 32, still drew interest from more than one franchise for open head coaching jobs. (The Chargers, Falcons and Texans all got permission from the Panthers to interview him, though they all hired other candidates and Brady ultimately stayed put for a second season under Matt Rhule.) Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin was asked about Ed Orgeron and LSU. Here's what he said. The week that Ed Orgeron made public his intentions to step down as the LSU coach at the end of the … [Read more...] about Carolina Panthers’ Joe Brady was asked about Ed Orgeron and the LSU job. Here’s what he said.
One day after landing the head coach position at Florida, UL coach Billy Napier said he plans to devote his focus this week to Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. Sun Belt Conference championship game against Appalachian State at Cajun Field. “There was no question regarding coaching in the conference championship game,” Napier said. “That was non-negotiable.” Napier said his desire to not disrupt the Ragin’ Cajuns' quest to win a Sun Belt title this week was made clear to Florida’s administration during contract talks. “Anybody who has been around us around here knows that’s the way it should be, and that’s the way we’d want it to be,” he said. “The amount of time I will spend on our team this week will not change.” After Billy Napier’s departure, what kind of coach is UL AD Bryan Maggard looking for? UL’s athletic director Dr. Bryan Maggard said coach Billy Napier will be coaching the No. 21-ranked Ragin’ Cajuns in Saturday’s Sun Belt Confe… … [Read more...] about Billy Napier said he’s fully invested in Cajuns’ cause during Sun Belt title game week
The search for an inmate who escaped from a Jackson prison on Thanksgiving ended Monday afternoon when officers found him with his girlfriend in Bossier City, prison officials said. Acting on a tip, officers arrested 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis at 2:15 p.m. at Home Hood Apartments on simple escape charges, a statement from the prison system said. Cheevis broke out of the Dixon Correctional Institute early Thursday morning and became the focus of an intensive manhunt throughout greater Baton Rouge that expanded to surrounding states Saturday, according to prison officials. Manhunt for escaped prisoner expands from Baton Rouge to surrounding states, officials say Officers booked Cheevis into the Bossier City jail and will bring him back to Dixon Correctional Institute. They say the investigation is ongoing. He is serving 15 years for aggravated second-degree battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. … [Read more...] about Manhunt for escaped prisoner ended Monday in Bossier City, officials said
After 15 inmates in the women's facility at the Federal Correctional Complex Coleman in Florida said they were raped by prison officers, Senator Marco Rubio said he wants answers, the Associated Press reported. The Miami Herald published a report in August detailing the pain of survivors from the facility in Sumter County. They said that they were raped and abused but have yet to see criminal charges filed against the prison personnel responsible. The U.S. government paid millions in a settlement earlier this year to the 15 women who spoke out about the alleged sexual assault at the facility. Six corrections officers at the Coleman facility said they had "sexual contact" with the female inmates, while seven have resigned or retired, AP reported. Rubio told the director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons that he's "deeply concerned" about the lack of protection for the inmates at the prison. He also sent a letter to Michael Carvajal, the director of the federal prisons bureau, … [Read more...] about 15 inmates said they were raped at Florida women’s prison, Sen. Marco Rubio wants answers