Update: 'We Surround Them' viewing party pops up in Hub City
A viewing party for Friday’s launch of Fox News host Glenn Beck’s "We Surround Them" movement has been set up in Lafayette. The gathering was announced and spread via email by Carol Ross, who is active in local Republican politics. The viewing party will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday in the Grill Room at the Petroleum Club. The announcement for the gathering was distributed at 8:19 p.m. Thursday, roughly eight and a half hours after The Independent blogged on the "We Surround Them" phenomenon. To see our original blog, go here.
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.