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Police Juror's Protest Comments Angers Black Community


Update: Clampit Apologizes Over Comments Furor

District B Ouachita Parish Police Juror Jack Clampit issued an apology one day after he was heavily criticized by a delegation of African-American men over his comments about looting during protests following the death of George Floyd. The world has seen disturbing videos of Floyd dying at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer while Floyd pleading for his life, was restrained on the ground. Clampit in a statement Tuesday (June 2) said that he “apologize for a comment that he “didn’t proof read”, and that it “came out wrong...

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