Sue Lincoln

Reporter

Sue Lincoln is a veteran reporter in the political arena. Her radio experience began in the early ’80s, in “the other L-A” — Los Angeles.

Since her transplantation to Louisiana 25 years ago, she has covered the state, the capital, and its colorful cast of characters for Louisiana Radio Network, LPB and the Southern Education Desk.

Now she’s focusing her experience and expertise on producing WRKF’s Capitol Access.

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Many only know the state’s capital city at the “best of times”, such as during legislative sessions or LSU football season. But since the Alton Sterling shooting, the world is seeing Baton Rouge at the “worst of times”.

“Baton Rouge is a classic ‘Tale of Two Cities’,” says Southern University political science professor Albert Samuels, and , he adds that race is the primary factor creating that duality.

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Together Baton Rouge, the multi-faith community group started over 6 years ago, met Tuesday to begin the work of healing the racial divide which has been torn open again by the shooting death of Alton Sterling one week before.

“Each one of us has had a different experience of this last week,” University Presbyterian Church pastor Patty Snyder told the gathering of more than 300 participants.

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“I’m announcing my decision to recuse my office from the determination of criminal responsibility in the death of Alton Sterling,” East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore announced Monday.

The decision is due to his long-standing working relationship with the parents of Baton Rouge police officer Blane Salamoni, alleged to have fired the fatal shots one week ago.

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With chants of “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”  and “Black Lives Matter!”, protest marches and rallies in the wake of the Alton Sterling shooting continued in Louisiana’s capital city Sunday.

“Right now we are hurt, enraged, and beyond ready for a change. We need to take these strong feelings and turn it into motivation,” one teen-aged speaker at a rally on the Capitol steps said, earning cheers and applause from the crowd of several thousand.

When hurricanes or tornadoes hit, FEMA, the Salvation Army, and others step in to help. When a fire destroys a family home, the local Red Cross chapter often provides assistance. But who helps families devastated by shootings, like Alton Sterling’s?


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