In short, St. Tammany will attempt to block oil drilling, the revenues from which fund 15 percent of Louisiana’s state budget.

One wonders whether Governor Bobby Jindal will consider calling the state legislature back into session to debate adjustments to Louisiana’s budget, perhaps to strip 15 percent of St. Tammany’s state funds for roads, schools, state police, and the like.

‘[Orleans Parish Prison guard Tyrell] Sutherland’s criminal conduct jeopardized the safety of his fellow Sheriff’s deputies and the inmates he was entrusted to protect,’ U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release. ‘We will not tolerate this type of misconduct that undermines public trust in our law enforcement community.’

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...