District Judge Glenn Everett has denied a restraining
order request filed by Redflex speed van operator Christina Silvetti against
local private eye Stephanie Ware. Everett made the ruling at a hearing
yesterday, tossing out a temporary restraining order Silvetti had obtained
against Ware. The hearing follows an incident last month where Silvetti claimed
Ware almost ran her off the road and then began following her. Silvetti called
911 and police arrived to interview both Ware and eye witnesses. Ware, who
hosts a radio talk show on KVOL, has been a vocal critic of the city’s Redflex
SafeSpeed program and has a pending lawsuit claiming the program is
unconstitutional. Click here to watch KATC’s on the scene coverage following
Silvetti’s 911 call.
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.