Brickbat: Louisiana—Come for the Food, Stay for the Corruption


Jerry Larpenter

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says he was tired of someone posting anonymously on the Internet accusing him of corruption. So he sent deputies to raid the home of a Houma police officer he suspected of making the posts, seizing computers and cellphones from the home. Larpenter got a judge to sign a warrant because of potential criminal defamation violation.