Southern University alum Freddie Pitcher was the first African-American judge in Baton Rouge, winning election to the City Court in 1983. He was also the first African-American elected to the 19th Judicial District Court in 1987. He served as the Chancellor of Southern University Law Center
[Though it has yet to gain traction on a larger scale, a movement within America to implement Sharia law has nonetheless continued to attract support. The brutal Islamic justice system calls for violent retribution for many criminal infractions in compliance with the faith’s code of conduct.] Photo credit: Ben Murray (Flickr)
Activists protest in New York City’s Times Square on July 7, 2016, in response to the recent fatal shootings of two black men by police. Protests and public outcry have grown in the days following the deaths of Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile on July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minn.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies release balloons at a noon vigil organized by municipal court workers in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Wednesday, July 20, 2106. The vigil was held in honor of the recent slain and injured sheriff deputies and police officers who were killed and wounded in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police, sparking nightly protests across the city.