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Bossier Young Marines Class Begins Training

The latest group of young people to enter the Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines program began their training this week. The 41 recruits make up the 30th Young Marine class since the program began in 2002.

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Landrieu: Department of Justice Is Overreaching In Bossier Sheriff’s Fund Fight

Louisiana's Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu recently filed the Freedom To Pray Act in response to the Department of Justice's actions to withhold funding from the Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines program.

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Sen. Vitter Talks Bossier Sheriff, Landrieu’s Senate Seat and Political Aspirations

Senator David Vitter told KEEL Morning News this morning that he is fully behind Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington in getting federal funding back to his office's youth programs and behind Congressman Bill Cassidy for Senator Mary Landrieu's seat.

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Gov. Jindal Speaks at Bossier City’s ‘In God We Trust’ Rally, Says US Government Is Assaulting Religious Freedoms [VIDEO]

During today's In God We Trust rally in Bossier City, Governor Bobby Jindal didn't hide his disapproval with the Justice Department reportedly pulling funding from the Bossier Parish Young Marines after Sheriff Julian Whittington refused to remove religious language from the program.

Jindal slammed Washington, claiming it was intruding on the religious freedoms of Louisianans.

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Bossier Sheriff's Office Photo by Lt. Bill Davis
Bossier Sheriff's Office Photo by Lt. Bill Davis
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More Finger-Pointing Over Bossier Sheriff Youth Programs Funding

Whose fault is it the Bossier Sheriff's Office does not have federal funding for its youth programs?  Well, it depends on who you ask.

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Photo by Lt. Bill Davis, Bossier Sheriff’s Office
Photo by Lt. Bill Davis, Bossier Sheriff’s Office
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Feds: We Never Defunded Bossier Sheriff’s Programs

The Department of Justice is saying that they are not to blame for the Bossier Sheriff's Office loss of federal funding.

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Bossier “In God We Trust” Rally Planned

A big Fourth of July rally is being held in Bossier City Thursday afternoon. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is inviting the public to come to the Sheriff's Substation on Viking Drive from one until four Thursday and sign a pledge showing your support for the "In God We Trust" campaign.

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See the ‘Inherently Religious Activities’ That Cost the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Federal Funding for Young Marines Program

Lots of attention has been brought to the Bossier Sheriff's Office after the federal government stopped funding the Young Marine's program for religious reasons. Want to see what exactly got the funding revoked?

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Bossier Sheriff's Deputies July 2 /Lt. Bill Davis, Bossier Sheriff's Office
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Fourth of July: Celebrate Bossier-Shreveport Heroes

America celebrates her Independence Wednesday, and along with the barbecues and the picnics we remember the fortune of freedom. Local civic leaders are marking the day as one of the most important holidays Americans observe.

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Bossier Parish Sheriff's photo by Lt. Bill Davis
Bossier Parish Sheriff's photo by Lt. Bill Davis
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Young Marines Program to Graduate

Graduation day is right around the corner for a special group of young people.

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