| O-T Lounge|| "Militarization of the Police" discussion - jbgleason on 8/19/14 at 11:45 am|
So I have been following the St. Louis thread and any number of people have been decrying the "militarization" of police. This on top of that comment appearing regularly in every other police thread.
I am legitimately confused about what this means in the minds of people who say it.
The most c...
| O-T Lounge|| Time Out Lounge rezoning rejected! - jbgleason on 8/18/14 at 8:22 pm|
South Downs Civic Association and St. Aloyius Church raised a fuss and the City won't be reasoning the building off Perkins. Such BS.
[quote]The buzzer went off for the Time Out Lounge on Monday after the city-parish Planning Commission denied a rezoning request that would have allowed the longt...
| O-T Lounge|| SPIN OFF - What would happen if there were no OT posting rules? - jbgleason on 8/12/14 at 1:24 pm|
What if Chicken just turned the OT into a free for all zone?
Thoughts on this....
| O-T Lounge|| Sons of Guns "star" arrested for child molestation - jbgleason on 8/11/14 at 12:04 pm|
Ruh-Roh. FWIW, this guy has had issues with ATF in the past and actually can't get a Federal Firearms License for his business which is why the other gunsmith on the show is his "partner" now. That being said, nothing like this has come up before.
[quote]A Baton Rouge gun dealer who rose to nat...
| O-T Lounge|| NAACP to sue over School Board election - jbgleason on 8/7/14 at 12:30 pm|
So they decided to reduce the number of School Board seats in the next election from 11 to 9 to save some money. Great idea. The School Board can't seem to get much done anyway and less government is good.
[quote]The School Board approved a new nine-member plan by a narrow 6-5 vo...
| O-T Lounge|| Latest Uber thread - Safe Ride Fee? - jbgleason on 7/13/14 at 2:15 pm|
What is the $1 Safe Rides Fee that is being added to every fare?
Is this going to BRPD to offset lost DWI revenue?...
| O-T Lounge|| Duke Univ suing The Duke - WTF? - jbgleason on 7/9/14 at 1:29 pm|
This is some bull shite right here. As if anyone is going to confuse the two. I bet all the parents paying tens of thousands in tuition are really happy the money is going to a team of lawyers for this purpose.
Actor John Wayne's heirs are dueling with Duke University over the family's right to ma...
| O-T Lounge|| Self-Serve Beer Stations - OT Heaven? - jbgleason on 7/8/14 at 9:04 am|
Self-serve beer stations are up and running in Target Field, so Minnesota Twins fans and those who attend the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities next week can decide what they want and even how much they want of it.
| O-T Lounge|| Uber - Baton Rouge - up and running? - jbgleason on 7/4/14 at 7:53 am|
So, on the heels of the massive constitutional Internet slap fight regarding no refusal checkpoints, I ask the question...
Does anyone know if Uber is up and running in Baton Rouge?
Last I saw, the City Council passed the ordinance allowing for it and someone posted that they had been to orien...
| O-T Lounge|| PSA - Supreme Court says no to warrantless cell phone searches - jbgleason on 6/25/14 at 3:08 pm|
Know your rights.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Searches of Cell Phones Require a Warrant
By: Kevin F. Boyle, General Counsel
International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO
In Riley v. California, decided on June 25th 2014, the Court came down strongly in favor of requiring a warrant ...
| O-T Lounge|| Another Uber thread - Uber in the hood? - jbgleason on 6/24/14 at 3:27 pm|
Anyone familiar with the Uber App from the drivers perspective? Do the drivers get to "choose" which riders they pick up? If so, is this going to result in drivers refusing to pick up riders in bad parts of town?
If that is the case, which I am thinking it is, is it only a matter of time before N...
| O-T Lounge|| DWI Checkpoint story - what say the OT? EDIT IN OP - jbgleason on 6/14/14 at 8:28 am|
Friends 18 year old daughter (No pics damnit! Read the story) gets home last night and relates the following.
Coming back to house near campus and gets stopped at BRPD run DWI checkpoint. Pulls up and first question is: "Where are you coming from?" She replies: "Houston." Next question: "Why do ...
| O-T Lounge|| Beer and a Movie - our Legislators finally get one right - jbgleason on 5/30/14 at 5:27 pm|
This has booze and my continued displeasure with LA politicians, hence the OT.
A bill that could allow more movie theaters in Louisiana to sell alcohol squeaked through to final legislative passage Friday.
In a 53-49 vote, the Louisiana House gave Senate Bill 654 exactly the ...
| Tiger Rant|| Who was the girl singing "God Bless America"? - jbgleason on 5/25/14 at 5:32 pm|
She killed it. Anyone know who that was?...
| O-T Lounge|| Man dies after asking friend to shoot him in ballistic vest - jbgleason on 5/25/14 at 9:01 am|
This has got to be at the top of the redneck Darwin awards.
[quote]The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a woman has been charged after a man died when a bullet missed the protective vest he was wearing when he asked a friend to shoot him.
Anderson County deputies said they received a call...
| O-T Lounge|| FL woman has neighbors trailer destroyed - jbgleason on 5/9/14 at 3:08 pm|
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Authorities say a northeast Florida woman who didn't like her neighbors had their mobile home demolished.
According to an arrest report, Ana Maria Moreta Folch of St. Augustine told a heavy equipment operator that she owned the trailer and wanted it and its septic tank dest...
| O-T Lounge|| PSA - Possession of Alcohol in Vehicle - jbgleason on 5/4/14 at 2:50 pm|
While reading the Advocate I noticed the use of Possession of Alcohol in a Vehicle in lieu of the usual Open Container as a charge in several recent DWI's. A check of the Statute revealed that, besides the obvious open beer in the cup holder, an "open container" can be defined as:
(3)(a) "Open a...
| O-T Lounge|| Teacher chokes cop during arrest - OT Gold (bonus WYHI, legit?) - jbgleason on 4/29/14 at 12:33 pm|
If they had only shot a dog, this would have been the ultimate OT police thread.
[u][i][b]Female special education teacher, two city workers busted for allegedly choking cop outside bar[/b] [/i] [/u]
| O-T Lounge|| OT Builders - Brick work contractor in BTR - jbgleason on 4/19/14 at 7:53 am|
Need someone that does brick work to build a wall and add onto existing walls. It's a sizable job. Anyone have a good recommendation in Baton Rouge?
BTW, I have done some masonry work when I built a kitchen and I can tell you that DIY is not an option. It takes me a couple of minutes to get one ...
| O-T Lounge|| BTR Driver Spinoff - leaving a gap at light - jbgleason on 4/18/14 at 4:53 pm|
Been wondering about this for a while. Seems like a good time given the other thread.
WTH is up with drivers in Baton Rouge that leave a car length gap between them and the next vehicle at stop lights? I travel for work and I literally only see this here in town.
It wouldn't be such a big d...
| O-T Lounge|| Teacher / Student fight - Superintendent has to crawfish - jbgleason on 4/7/14 at 3:12 pm|
So here's a good one for the ever ending OT debate on the modern classroom.
INITIAL REPORT - SUPERINTENDENT BACKS STUDENT
A Santa Monica High School teacher has been placed on leave following a fight with a student Friday morning. The school district is giving few details of the incident, but ...
| O-T Lounge|| OT cop haters unite - Brawl at NYPD/FDNY hockey game - jbgleason on 4/7/14 at 8:33 am|
No dogs were killed.
A bench-clearing brawl broke out during an annual charity hockey game between teams from the New York Police Department and Fire Department of New York on Sunday at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.
MyFoxNY.com reported that the incident began during the second period, a...
| O-T Lounge|| Don the tinfoil - Military drone crashes in PA - jbgleason on 4/4/14 at 2:26 pm|
Don the tinfoil hats and spin up the black choppers. In all seriousness, they swear they won't operate these things inside the US and then...they do it anyway. You want to train? Fly it over one of the umpteen bazillion military bases I pay taxes to maintain.
Pennsylvania authorities are inv...
| O-T Lounge|| Gretna Speed Camera photo ticket? Anyone had one? - jbgleason on 3/27/14 at 2:22 pm|
So one of my company registered cars was apparently clocked at 10 over on the Westbank Expressway in Gretna. This comes to me via a photo ticket and they have obscured the portion of the photo that would show the driver. I don't know who was driving that vehicle that day as it is a pool vehicle.
| O-T Lounge|| No charges for Baker teacher per Prosecutor - jbgleason on 3/21/14 at 2:54 pm|
I know this went several pages when she got arrested. Now the Prosecutor has determined that no crime occurred. Too bad this lady had to get cuffed, stuffed, booked and is out her bond money. Crappy deal.
| O-T Lounge|| Spinosa loses again on Rouzan zoning - jbgleason on 3/19/14 at 2:58 pm|
I know some people on the board have been following this. Seems that the Appellate Court denied the motion to reconsider their prior decision. Leaving Spinosa with the options of going to the state Supreme Court or going back to the EBR Zoning Commission for new zoning approval.
I am still inte...
| O-T Lounge|| SPIN OFF - EBR schools out of control - #FREE***** - jbgleason on 3/14/14 at 9:10 am|
Given the Teacher Arrested thread running, I had to drop this story on the OT. Spoke to a friend who teaches at one of the EBR schools yesterday and was told this. Not giving specific details to protect their identity.
A kid was arrested for being in possession of a quantity of Marijuana. They...
| O-T Lounge|| The ultimate Police "do as I say, not as I do" - jbgleason on 3/13/14 at 11:29 am|
Sometimes stories just seem to be made for the OT...
[quote]DADE CITY, Fla. – Records show that a retired police captain who reportedly shot a man in a movie theater because he was texting had sent a text message to his own son moments before the incident.
According to records released Thursd...
| O-T Lounge|| Spin Off - Web Bday - What was the first thing you saw? - jbgleason on 3/12/14 at 8:57 am|
What was the first thing you ever saw on the internet? Can you remember?
I was a kid and with my dad at his friend's house. This guy was a rich business owner and always had the latest and greatest gadget. It was an old-school computer with a dial-up connection. I think it was the type of modem ...
| O-T Lounge|| Nancy Grace / George Zimmerman / GUNS! - This has it all... - jbgleason on 2/25/14 at 9:13 am|
I couldn't have made a better video for the OT. This CNN video has Nancy Grace arguing with a conservative guest about George Z and his possession of firearms. If you didn't hate her before, watch this and you will.