Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with five others working on Oliver Stone's latest film W, were arrested in Shreveport during the early hours of Saturday morning. The Shreveport Times reports that 10 police officers responded to a fight at the Stray Cat bar. Brolin and five of his co-horts were charged with the interfering with police. Eric Felland, a 29-year-old lighting technician, was charged with entering and remaining, resisting arrest and public intoxication.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.