A brand-new bill was introduced to the Louisiana legislature this week, and if it becomes a law - it would greatly expand the definition of "justifiable homicide."
According to the report from BR Proud, Louisiana law only considers a killing as "justifiable" if it is committed in self-defense, defense of others, if you "reasonably believe" that someone is likely to resort to violence while committing a robbery or burglary, or to stop someone from "unlawfully entering a space where a person inside the space believes deadly force was necessary to prevent them from entering."
A new proposal from Shreveport Representative Danny McCormick would add another, legally justifiable reason to use deadly force in the state of Louisiana: To protect your property.
The wording of this bill brings a little more clarity to what would classify as a justifiable homicide under the proposed law. According to the report, a killing “committed for the purpose of preventing imminent destruction of property or imminent threat of tumultuous and violent conduct during a riot” would be considered legal.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Towns in Louisiana
Louisiana has tons of awesome people and charm. Along with all of the good stuff, we've got some pretty dangerous parts. Below, you'll find the top 10 most dangerous towns in our state based on the likely hood a crime will affect the average citizen living there. Some of these entries are what you'd expect, but others were complete surprises to me. Watch your back as you travel through the Sportsman's Paradise - especially if you happen to pass through these towns.
Every Tier-3 Sex Offender Living in Shreveport-Bossier Right Now
Have you ever wondered if you live near any sex offenders? As a parent of 2, it's something I am constantly worried about. Luckily, law enforcement keeps track of those who have been convicted of a sex crime in order to keep us informed. The folks listed below have been convicted of the highest level of sex crimes. Authorities classify these crimes as Tier-3 sex offenses. Each and every one of these offenders live in Shreveport or Bossier City - and as the law demands, their crimes and addresses been made public. You can search the entire database for the state of Louisiana here.
The 6 Best Ways to Stop Porch Pirates in Shreveport-Bossier
Porch Pirates are scouring the Shreveport-Bossier City area for booty to steal - namely, your unguarded packages waiting on the front porch! Since this crime happens so often in Louisiana, we've got to take things into our own hands. Here are 5 easy ways to make sure your online purchase doesn't get pilfered.