Choice cuts from Acadiana's news media for Monday, March 24, 2014:
Rearing its ugly, masked head
At least one card carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan still exists in St. Landry Parish, reports KATC TV 3.
Over the weekend, according to the report, Eunice residents discovered a strange package on their front lawns. The package, which witnesses say was delivered by a white Dodge pickup truck bearing a Saints sticker, consisted of a “Neighborhood Watch!!!” flyer stuffed with several rocks inside plastic bags, alerting residents to the well-being of the hate group.
“The law abiding citizens of your community can sleep in peace knowing the klan is awake,” reads the flyer.
Eunice Deputy Chief Varden Guillory tells KATC that the department received a number of complaints about the flyers, and an investigation is under way.
The fliers appear to be an attempt at recruitment, but what’s strange, according to the report, is that the majority of targeted homes belonged to black residents.
Green Army takes its fight to the basin
In his quest to end the industrial abuses of our state, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who now heads the Green Army, has joined forces with the fishermen of the Atchafalaya basin.
At a meeting recently in Catahoula, Honoré was joined by members of Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association West and the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, which for years have fought the oil and gas industry over its creation of illegal levees and blocking of natural waterways, according to this report by Teche News.
During the meeting, Honoré singled out St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier, asking whether he was prepared to sue the industry over its failure to give parish residents a fair cut of oil and gas royalties.
Cormier, however, dodged the question, and instead compared Honoré to one of the leaders of LCPA-W, saying "I gotta say, though, [Gen. Honoré], is Jody Meche on steroids."