Bobby Jindal Appoints Head of Hate Group to Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission

Perkins-with-JindalJust when I thought Bobby “Stop Being The Stupid Party” Jindal couldn’t embarrass the State of Louisiana any more than he already has, he went and outdid himself by appointing Tony Perkins to the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission, which is an advisory board for law enforcement throughout the state.

That’s right, Governor Jindal actually added someone who had been suspended from law enforcement in the 1990’s due to failing to report a conspiracy by anti-abortion extremists to his superiors, to the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission. Tony Perkins is currently the head of the Family Research Council, and has made anti-gay statements as shameful as this one:

“The videos are titled ‘It Gets Better.’ They are aimed at persuading kids that although they’ll face struggles and perhaps bullying for ‘coming out’ as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. …It’s disgusting. And it’s part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle.”
— Tony Perkins, FRC fundraising letter, August 2011

Tony Perkins also has past associations with the Council of Conservative Citizens (a White Nationalist organization) and also used David Duke’s mailing list in 1996 for Woody Jenkins’ campaign for US Senate against Mary Landrieu, which he managed.


Now to be fair, he wasn’t appointed to head the commission. There are a number of members of the law enforcement board that he has joined, but none come with a blatant and nationally known public record of bigotry. Here is the complete list of the rest of the members, directly from the Commission’s website:

Sheriff Jeff Wiley, Ascension Parish
Chairman, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle, DeSoto Parish

Mr. Frank Besson, President, Louisiana State Troopers’ Association

Chief Barry Bonner, Sterlington Police Department

Mayor Vern Breland, President, Louisiana Municipal Association

Honorable Henry Brown, Jr., Chief Judge, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal

Constable Reginald Brown, Sr., National Constables Association

Honorable David W. Burton, District Attorney, Beauregard Parish, 36th Judicial District

Honorable Buddy Caldwell, Attorney General, State of Louisiana

Sheriff Mike Cazes, West Baton Rouge Parish

Honorable Paul Connick, District Attorney, Jefferson Parish, 24th Judicial District

Chief Jim Craft, Lafayette Police Department

Sheriff Austin Daniel, West Feliciana Parish

Chief Jacob “Mac” Dickinson, Harahan Police Department

Honorable John F. DeRosier, District Attorney, Calcasieu Parish, 14th Judicial District

Colonel Mike Edmonson, Superintendent, Louisiana State Police

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, East Baton Rouge Parish

Honorable Greg Guidry, Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court

Sheriff William Hilton, Rapides Parish

Honorable Jerry Jones, District Attorney, Morehouse and Ouachita Parishes, 4th Judicial District

Mr. David Kent

Ms. Julie H. Kilborn, State Interim Public Defender

Honorable Nancy Amato Konrad, Juvenile Court Judge, Jefferson Parish

Honorable Robert Kostelka, Senate Judiciary Committee C

Chief Bill Landry (Retired)

Chief Bry Layrisson, Ponchatoula Police Department

Mr. Jimmy LeBlanc, Secretary, Department of Public Safety & Corrections
(Designee: Genie Powers)

Honorable James “Jay” LeMoine, District Attorney, 35th Judicial District

Dr. Mary Livers,  Deputy Secretary, Office of Juvenile Justice

J.P. Lopinto – House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice

Sheriff Tony Mancuso, Calcasieu Parish

Sheriff Willy Martin, St. James Parish

Honorable Rudolph McIntyre, District Court Judge, 5th Judicial District

Honorable James F. McKay, III, Chief Judge, 4th Circuit Court of Appeal

Honorable Hillar C. Moore, III, District Attorney, East Baton Rouge Parish, 19th Judicial District

Sheriff Dwayne Munch, Westwego Police Department

Mr. Chris Nassif, President, Louisiana Union of Police

Sheriff Newell Normand, Jefferson Parish

Mr. Anthony R. “Tony” Perkins

Sheriff Stephen Prator, Caddo Parish

Chief Carlos Stout, Carencro Police Department

Honorable Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal

Mr. John Dale “JD” Thornton, Chief Administrator, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Bud Torres, III,  Pointe Coupee Parish

Sheriff Zane M. “Mike” Tubbs, Morehouse Parish

Honorable J. Reed Walters, District Attorney, LaSalle Parish, 28th Judicial District

Mr. Joseph M. Watson, Executive Director, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement

Honorable Vanessa G. Whipple, Chief Judge, 1st Circuit Court of Appeal

Mr. Patrick Yoes, State President, Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Foundation

Honorable Judge Paul Young, President, Louisiana Juvenile Judges Association


What does almost every single one of these members of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement have in common? They’re almost all current or retired members of law enforcement or the judicial system. So why would Bobby Jindal appoint a former reserve officer who quit over 20 years ago due to misconduct issues to the Commission? There are certainly no logical reasons, and there are far more qualified people to take that spot. Bobby Jindal has not explained himself for this, and we should certainly demand answers for an absolutely ridiculous appointment of an unabashed bigot.

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  • Beverly Haley

    One wonders how many times the Republicans can keep jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

  • Olde_Geek

    They had to have a least one watch dog on the comittee.

  • Diego

    The whole country is witnessing in disbelief the Republican Party slow suicide.

  • Finnsmom1

    Was the Grand Wizard of the KKK busy???

    • fuck republicans

      hahaha or Hitlers offspring

    • LadyeCatte

      I’m inclined to think they’re one and the same. Jindal is just their Clayton Bigsby.

  • Do as I say. Don’t do as I do.

  • D Alexx Miller

    Wow.

  • Eric Vitelli

    Hope a family member comes out.. will he kill them? tough guy
    oh- that’s right– may be that science thingy… x-y .. forget it- hurds thiern heads

  • DoctorButler

    These people seem to think real-life is a joke.

  • strayaway

    Wikipedia has a fair enough article on the Family Research Center which is a conservative Christian lobbying group. It takes positions progressives would abhor like trying to lead young people out of the LGBT lifestyle. The Southern Poverty law Center, probably a hate group in its own right, declared the FRC as a hate group for promoting policies the SPLC disagreed with. That is where the “hate group” label comes from. The FRC has also provided state fusion centers with information warning police that anyone with Ron Paul, Libertarian Party, or Constitution Party bumper stickers should be considered a potential terrorist. Maybe they were right. After all, Edward Snowden once contributed money to Ron Paul before exposing government lies and NSA spying on Americans.

    An incident then occurred bringing the FRC and SPLC together. An LGBT volunteer walked into the office of the FRC and shot an employee. From wikipedia- ” The FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department investigated jointly “to determine motive/intent and whether a hate crime/terrorism nexus exists.” During his FBI interview Corkins was asked how he chose his target. His response was “Southern Poverty Law, lists…uh…anti-gay groups. I found them online”. Obviously, the SPLC did not intend that to happen but there is this irony of who inspired the gun man.

    • Pipercat

      Hey everybody, I need help sweeping up all this straw….

      • strayaway

        Pipercat, Start with reading the wikipedia articles on the Family Research Council and the Southern Poverty law Center. There is no point in posting vacuous posts when instead you could spice up your posts with things like numbers and facts. If my synopsis was incorrect, please specify how so. My take on the FRC is that is that it pushes very un-PC religious agendas and attempts to impose them on everyone as laws. My take on the SPLC is that outside of some good work it does, the SPLC has found a profitable niche providing intellectual brownshirt material and opinions such as the fusion center materials or defining political opponents as hate groups as previously mentioned.

      • Mr Mike

        Just to enlighten you, stray, Wikipedia is not a reliable source for factual information. The Southern Poverty Law Center is anything but a hate group. They label the Family Research Council as a hate group because the FRC promotes hateful rhetoric against groups they disagree with, such as the anti-gay tirade quoted in the article. And about the FRC/SPLC “nexus” you mention, Floyd Corkin was determined to be mentally ill, and if you think the ramblings of a mentally ill man is proof that the SPLC is a hate group then you are mentally ill as well.

      • strayaway

        Mr. Mike, Thank you for coming to Pipercat’s rescue.

        So now Wikipedia is not a reliable source for information although they source their information? I disagree. I think that Wikipedia is generally pretty fair and moderate. We are not talking about Fox News here. Either these events happened or they didn’t.

        I also provided two reasons why I think that the SPLC has started to act like a brownshirt like information source. The SPLC has diluted its credibility by calling President Obama’s opponents hate groups and possible terrorists largely because they disagree. This is reverse McCarthyism that you are supporting here. It is very dangerous when government agencies start telling police forces to look out for e.g. libertarians because they are potential terrorists. What next, will they have to wear armbands to identify themselves or seek refuge in Russia?

        The right has complained that whenever a nutcase does something screwy, Rush gets blamed for inciting them. By your standards, it is, on the other hand, excusable when a left leaning nutcase similarly acts out and even mentions his source of inspiration as being the SPLC. That’s an indefensible double standard.

      • Pipercat

        Try and explain what any of this has to do with the Governor of Louisiana appointing Tony Perkins to the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission.

      • strayaway

        The title of this article begins, “Governor Jindal appoints head of hate group (Tony Perkins) to LA Law Enforcement Agency”. The article also brought the FRC into discussion. As far as I know, the SPLC was the outfit that began calling the FRC a hate group. Given the history between the FRC and the SPLC, I brought up that connection. I must be guilty of associative thinking.

      • Pipercat

        Actually, you are guilty of creating a false equivalency. Had you bothered to read the entire article and followed the factual highway instead of the fallacious thread jacking one, you would have discovered that Mr. Perkins was a Louisiana State Representative from 1996 to 2004. If you look on the list of members of this commission, you would have discovered there is a Mayor and a legislator. With that said, Mr. Perkins is not unique to the commisssion. This may astonish you, and no matter how much I like Manny’s writing, but he’s pissing up a rope on this one. Mr. Perkins may have said controversial things, but that alone does not disqualify him from service.

        The thing that struck me here was the commision itself and its shear size. We are talking about Louisana here and as such, this “commission” seems to be used for political patronage. Here’s the statute establishing the commission:

        LOUISIANA STATUTES AND CODES

        CHC 533 – Duties of the louisiana commission on law enforcement and administration of criminal justice

        Art. 533. Duties of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice

        The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice shall:

        (1)
        Assist local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies in the development of programs, resources, or expertise which promote the detection and prosecution of offenders committing crimes of sexual abuse against children.

        (2) Provide information relative to child sexual abuse, child sexual abuse programs, including programs dealing with prevention, detection, and treatment of sex abuse to various units of state and local government and other interested parties.

        (3)
        Assist units of local government and qualified private nonprofit institutions in identifying sources of funding to begin the operation of coordinated children’s advocacy programs in the state.

        Acts 2003, No. 749, §1.

        Fifty people seems a bit excessive to accomplish this; moreover, why are there no healthcare professionals, social workers, teachers and the like on the commission to fulfill the duties spelled out in the statute? Also, what is the budget, what is the commissioners compensation if any? I guess those questions and the answers need to come the Great State of Louisana, yes?

      • Charles Vincent

        “but he’s pissing up a rope on this one.”

        I’d pay good money to see that lol.

      • Pipercat

        An oldie, but a goodie!

      • Charles Vincent

        it would be more spectacular if the rope was on fire though.

      • Pipercat

        …. and purposeful!

      • Amy Darnell-Fuchs

        I’m confused stray away. You said in your first statement that the FRC has provided state fusion centers with information warning police that anyone with RP, LP or CP bumper stickers should be considered a terrorist. But then you implied the SPLC was doing that. Which is it?

      • strayaway

        Thank you for the correction. I t was indeed the SPLC that provided the information used in state fusion center literature. At least someone did get fired in Missouri for doing that when the Governor got into it.

      • Joe Downey

        So the US NAVY is responsible for the Navy Yard Shooting since the Contractor that they hired was Fruit Loops Crazy ?

    • godlessveteran

      Aren’t Perkins and FRC actively supporting Uganda’s “exterminate the gays” legislation?

      • strayaway

        I never heard of the Ugandan legislation and wouldn’t have known who Perkins was except for this thread. Since Google is my friend I looked it up and the answer seems to be no. A gay group seems to have erroneously made that claim. CBS said Perkins denied it claiming his group neither supported nor opposed such legislation. He said that his organization had lobbied Congress to change some wording in a bill regarding the Ugandan legislation.

      • godlessveteran

        Yeah, changing the wording so the resolution wouldn’t as stringently condemn Uganda’s gay-killing legislation.

      • strayaway

        Imagine what you wish, the option is doing a Google search, but according to CBS, “The Tony Perkins-led FRC said it did lobby on the bill, but not to kill it – rather to change the language it contained and “to remove sweeping and inaccurate assertions that homosexual conduct is internationally recognized as a fundamental human right.”

    • LadyeCatte

      “While activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. … It is a homosexual problem.”
      — FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC website, 2010

      “A little-reported fact is that homosexual and lesbian relationships are far more violent than are traditional married households.”
      — Timothy Dailey, FRC publication, “Homosexual Parenting: Placing Children at Risk,” 2002

      “The videos are titled ‘It Gets Better.’ They are aimed at persuading kids that although they’ll face struggles and perhaps bullying for ‘coming out’ as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. …It’s disgusting. And it’s part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle.”
      — Tony Perkins, FRC fundraising letter, August 2011

      Wikipedia doesn’t mention these. A hate group is any collection of people that get together primarily because of unreasoning, bilious aggression against another group, usually based on racist and/or bigoted views. Hate groups consistently create and further lies about their chosen targets in an effort to spread the hatred outward. Tony Perkins head a HATE GROUP.
      You cannot say the SPLC is such because they don’t need to lie in order to show that their collective cause is just.

      • strayaway

        I suspect that in your opinion, hate groups are people who disagree with you about certain issues. I’m not sure which acts of aggression you refer to. However, it made me think of the prohibitionist ladies of the 1920’s who similarly cited studies about what they considered the evils of alcohol and tried to get people out an alcohol usage lifestyle. They eventually succeeded in passing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the use of alcohol. They were even worse than Tony Perkins if the characterizations of them were correct smashing property and invading taverns. By your definition, they were a more aggressive group than Tony’ Perkin’s organization.

  • Amelia Kameel Ramdial

    There are Indians like Bobby Jindal that believe white is right and are racist toward anyone not white. This is why he appointed this man to keep the status quo running smoothly

  • Dr. Dray

    Republicans for President in 2014…………I highly doubt it.

    • Sam Brosenberg

      Well, considering that 2014 is not a Presidential election year, that would be somewhat impossible.

  • SKV2

    Only four women, and two of them involved in children’s issues?

  • Pipercat

    This commission is nothing but a rewards program used by elected officials for appreciation. Look at the size of it, for crying out loud…

  • openlyblack

    Don’t get it twisted … Piyush “Bobby” Jindal’s “… stop being the stupid party” comment really just meant that “Republicans … stop losing elections”. Being stupid is something that he and his GOP cohorts can’t help.

  • Amy Darnell-Fuchs

    He didn’t report a conspiracy and didn’t get jail time?

    • Robyn Ryan

      anti-women conspiracy. Women aren’t considered human in Louisiana.

  • Joe Downey

    Jindal has to remmeber to the KKK he is also a DARKIE

  • Phil J Malloy

    so… does this mean that obama was in fact part of a hate group when he was at rev wrights church? he actually comitted terrorist acts on american soil. based on your claim that this guy is a leader of a hate group, that at minimum says obamas good friend is a leader of a hate group, and obama is a member of a hate group

    • LadyeCatte

      Idiot.
      Wright screamed his frustrations regarding racial injustice from the pulpit. He may have gone a little too far on occasion, but that’s a damn far cry from actively attempting to force laws that give legal license to treat a group of AMERICAN CITIZENS as less than human, like Russia.

      You’re an absolute moron if you really think Wright’s sermons are anything near as horrid as ass-backwards Neanderthal Perkins and his murderous KKK groups.

  • Father Marshall

    They are so cute together! Do they want to adopt children? Only problem is the kids might be both stupid and hateful.

  • DJD11

    Why was that creep even considered?

  • Stacey Hall

    We are looking to do a big move in 2 years to warmer climates, LA was on the list but I cannot bring myself to contribute my tax dollars to a state that condones and encourages this idiot and his cronies. Such a shame.

  • Susan Benton Emery Satterfield

    Being a non white he should want to be careful. They may burn a cross on his lawn