Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal: Executive Director of National Judicial Conduct and Disability, who led discussions on a zoom press conference of Thursday, February 25, 2021 entailing a filing by Louisiana United International to the United Nation’s Rapporteur alleging torture in Louisiana prisons being perpetrated upon imprisoned candidate for the U. S. 5th Congressional District Errol Victor, Sr.
On Thursday, February 18, 2021, officials with Louisiana United International, a prisoner advocacy group founded by Belinda Parker-Brown and headquartered in Slidell, Louisiana, filed a complaint with the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur asserting that a Republican candidate for the U. S. 5th Congressional District in Louisiana, Errol Victor, Sr., an inmate being held in a Louisiana prison, is being subjected to torture.
The link in the preceding paragraph provides the full background of Victor’s plight, and we’ve covered several features entailing him. Also, on February 9, 2021, Mandeville attorney Claiborne W. Brown filed this Motion to Quash Indictment entailing Victor asserting that Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has failed to retry Victor since his conviction was set aside by the U. S. Supreme Court based upon that conviction being “unconstitutional” as deemed by the court since it arose from a 10-2 verdict. The Motion asserts that Landry has failed to timely retry Victor, thus violating his right to a quick and speedy trial.
On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Louisiana United International held a zoom press conference to discuss the United Nations filing. We at Sound Off Louisiana were invited, and we attended online and videotaped the press conference.
We’re going to begin by providing a short video clip transpiring near the very end of the press conference in which Victor’s 87-year-old mother openly asks where the local media are and why they’re not anywhere near as prominent now as they were in covering Victor’s trial. Let’s take a look at that video first:
Errol Victor’s mother, who is 87 years old, openly questions why local media coverage of her son Victor’s current plight is nonexistent when it was so dominant during his trial for murder.
We viewed the entire zoom press conference, and we found it to be very professionally done. Subscribers can only decide for themselves whether they wish to watch it, but we don’t believe you’ll regret having done so if you do watch it.
When Sound Off Louisiana’s founder, Robert Burns, founded the blog, he adopted the slogan, “Providing Louisiana Citizens, from VIPs to the ‘little guy,’ a chance to sound off regarding Louisiana government issues of concern to them.” That’s exactly what Victor’s supporters have done, and one of the biggest reasons Burns founded Sound Off Louisiana was the fact that so many Louisiana citizens simply could not obtain a media outlet to “sound off” on such issues that concern them.
Having disclosed that, it’s our pleasure to provide today’s (February 25, 2021) Louisiana United International Press conference in its entirety, and here it is:
Press conference of Louisiana United International of Thursday, February 25, 2021 entailing the filing of a complaint with the United Nation’s Rapporteur alleging torture in Louisiana prisons entailing U. S. 5th Congressional District candidate Errol Victor, Sr.
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