Just Talkin’ Lagniappe for Sept. 11-12, 2021

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Hats off to the NCHS Chiefs for giving us the first victory at Turpin Stadium this year. They did so last night (Thursday) with a 41-14 victory over Peabody. Let’s hope they have begun a winning streak this weekend for our other local teams.

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Motel 6

Speaking of football, the Dallas-Tampa Bay game, also Thursday, was a real barnburner. JT’s just sorry he couldn’t stay awake to see it all. Tom Brady on offense and Devin White (Springhill lad) on defense, led the defending Super Bowl champs to a two point win over the Cowboys.

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Several weeks ago JT suggested a movement should be underway to fly the Louisiana flag to show our pride. Well….maybe that was not such a good idea after all. The recent “blind eye” that our Louisiana State Police have been turning for decades has apparently come back to haunt them. Video evidence of some nasty actions on the part of our state’s supposedly “elite” law enforcement group has been disgusting…to say the least. For years, New Orleans Police have taken the rap for “bad behavior” but no more.

Apparently body camera and car video footage showing bad action by officers were getting misplaced or disappearing. For the record, not all State Police officers are the same. Unfortunately, they all get drug under the bus because of the actions of others. Gov. John Bel Edwards needs to put this issue near the top of his agenda. Just like hurricane damage repair and Covid, this problem should be a priority. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. As someone told JT, on another issue, “You’re either part of the solution, or part of the problem.”

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Not sure what the arrangements are for the City Council meeting on Monday night. Maybe they should hold it at the Events Center because JT knows there are a lot of people wanting to attend because of the planned housing development on St. Maurice Lane. The development would be behind two schools and a recreation park. At any event, traffic on Second Street should be busy around Council meeting time.