Report from Louisiana: Senseless Violence

Posted: May 2, 2022 by Pat Austin in Uncategorized
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Landry Anglin

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – Less than twenty-four hours ago, a thirteen-year-old girl was at her grandparent’s home in an affluent neighborhood in Shreveport. She was texting with friends about the LEAP test at school today and perhaps thinking about Mother’s Day next week. She was likely looking forward to summer just a few weeks away and perhaps had plans for a family vacation.

This morning her parents are planning her funeral.

At some point yesterday afternoon, a group of thugs decided to have a rolling gun battle down one of the main thoroughfares of town, shooting hundreds of bullets as they raced through neighborhoods. Home security cameras captured the sounds and hopefully the cars.

One of the bullets hit Landry Anglin as she stood in her grandparent’s house. She did not survive.

I didn’t know this child, but it doesn’t matter; this kind of violence simply must stop. It is happening all over the country. Shreveport now has twenty-one homicides this year; for a city our size, that’s far above average and just one is too many. We have a shooting every single day in this city. Every. Day. Some survive; some don’t.

What is the answer to this violence?

There are a lot of opinions about that. Personally, I’m looking at the District Attorney’s office who can’t seem to keep these criminals in jail. People joke about our catch and release judicial system here, but it’s no joke. Last week five criminals walked out of the courtroom, walked away from murder charges, because the Soros-backed District Attorney couldn’t close the deal. “No bill,” the grand jury said.

The rap sheets for these people who get arrested are ridiculous; repeat offenders times ten. Charge after charge after charge. The charges are reduced, dropped, or not enough evidence to convict. This is happening all over the country where Soros proteges are in place:

Since at least 2015, Mr. Soros has plowed millions of dollars each election cycle to support progressive district attorneys across the country. All of his candidates support reducing the prison population and directing criminals to diversion/rehabilitation programs outside of the criminal justice system.

Mr. Soros’s political donations have largely propelled his candidates to victory – as there’s no major donor on the Republican side to counter his massive local cash infusions. For example, in 2015, Mr. Soros gave more than $930,000 to James Stewart, the current Caddo Parish District Attorney in Shreveport, Louisiana, a donation more than 22 times the local median household income. Republican candidates simply haven’t been able to compete.

And an innocent teenager loses her life.

Her classmates at the middle school are showing up for classes today, testing set aside for now, and teachers are trying to find answers for them. Her parents are planning her funeral and how will her grandparents ever get over this? Ever be able to walk through the room where their granddaughter fell to the floor?

The suspects are still at large.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport and at Medium; she is the author of Cane River Bohemia: Cammie Henry and her Circle at Melrose Plantation. Follow her on Instagram @patbecker25 and Twitter @paustin110.

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