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Just ask Shreveport resident Robert Baillio, who got pulled over for having two pro-gun bumper stickers on the back of his truck — and had his gun confiscated.
While the officer who pulled him over says Baillio failed to use his turn signal, the only questions he had for Baillio concerned guns: Whether he had a gun, where the gun was, and if he was a member of the NRA. No requests for a driver’s licence, proof of insurance, or vehicle registration — and no discussion of a turn signal.
Originally posted by hangedman13
Shocking, you just gotta love when this kind of crap happens. Illegal firearms are one thing but to confiscate a lawfully owned firearm... I smell a big lawsuit over that.
On October 24, 2008, Mayor Glover vetoed a pay raise proposal that would have included all law enforcement personnel.  This was the first veto the mayor used during his term. The pay raise, backed by Shreveport City Councilman Bryan Wooley, a Republican, would have cost the city $2 million. The proposal had intended to remedy the city's number of law enforcement personnel that were leaving because of low pay and safety issues. Shreveport has a considerably higher crime rate and pays its police officers less than the regional average. Wooley argued that the proposal was one way to retain more officers, saying: "Officers are leaving at an alarming rate to find better pay somewhere else. Let's keep it in the police department. Let's give the police officers a well deserved-well needed raise and lets make ourselves competitive in the marketplace." Glover responded by saying that the city only loses officers at a rate of 6 percent, which is below the national average of 10 percent.