St. Landry DA's Race
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Eunice, LA

#1 Jul 28, 2014
Latest poll taken from over the weekend is showing Ellis Daigle with 74% of the vote in Eunice and leading Earl Taylor 67-33% parish wide. Looks like the change that has long been needed is finally coming!
jeeps

Eunice, LA

#2 Jul 28, 2014
This does not suprise me one bit. figured it would be a larger gap. Earl taylor is already almost 80 years old. time for him to retire and enjoy the rest of his life any way.
YES

Eunice, LA

#3 Jul 29, 2014
they should have a retirement age for that spot. not like any lawyers are 80 years old still practicing,,, he deffff shouldnt be in charge of the whole parish at that age!!
Heat

Eunice, LA

#4 Jul 31, 2014
I agree. The parish is too large with far too many people and responsibility for a man of that age and low mobility to be able to continue the job for another 6 years. More importantly, he knows there is no way possible he could ever run again. A person sitting in office with with full knowlege that he will not have to run a campaign again opens the door for far far too much MORE corruption at the da's office.
Robert

Eunice, LA

#5 Aug 1, 2014
I was at the Ellis Daigle fundraiser last night at the northwest. There were so many people there that the support was overwhelming. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz's speech made the picture in St. Landry Parish all too clear. Earl Taylor refuses to work with the sheriffs dept. How can a sheriff's department make a difference when so many people that are arrested are not prosecuted because earl's office will only prosecute if a confidential informants name and face is shown to the criminal? The idea is ludicrous. That's only asking for more crime to happen for payback. The hidden video should be more than enough. The life on the streets cares more about hurting anyone that is not about living their way of life. Even the st landry clerk of court is with Ellis due to earl Taylor refusing to work with him. Senator Elbert Guillory was there also and spoke and is also a major supporter of Ellis. State representative Mickey Guillory was also there supporting Ellis. More than 40 members of st landry law enforcement were there supporting Ellis. That's what we need people!! A da and police force working together, not refusing to speak to one another or returning phone calls. St Landry is doomed if Ellis Daigle is not elected. Please go out and vote in November if you hope to continue living in st landry parish people. Otherwise it will only be a matter of time before you are a victim of a crime committed by someone with a rap sheet a mile long that was released through da diversion by earl because he traded his drug money for his freedom. I'd rather our parish be broke yet safe than have criminals being released for paying off the da through da diversion!
Jeff

Eunice, LA

#6 Aug 1, 2014
That's so very right. Bobby Guidroz has two sons that are state troopers that work in narcotics. Even they have said that the state police will not come into st. landry parish because of the wasted time and resources when they do due to no cases ever being prosecuted. I agree with them that it's a waste of time when that's the case. That's why when you are in st. landry you will rarely ever see state troopers. but once you leave the parish they are everywhere. thats no coincidence. they are combatting crime where they know their work is for a purpose!! It's pathetic to even think that this is going on. Ask Captain vizena about how many times her daily arrest report has the same names over and over again! She knows all too well. No wonder cops leave the parish to work at other agencies. No one wants to work at a job where their work is so unappreciated that the da doesnt even prosecute it. I bet if you looked hard enough, those people in the da's office have major ties to drugs in this parish. then it would make the most sense.
Ben

Covington, LA

#7 Aug 3, 2014
Earl Taylor is horrible. Barry Soileau is going around town pleading for people to vote for earl so he can keep his job. Scared much? Do a better job and you wouldn't have that problem!!
Mitch

Eunice, LA

#8 Aug 5, 2014
Ellis Daigle will be the next District Attorney of St. Landry Parish. The parish will be so much better thank the the lord
Suzanne

Eunice, LA

#9 Aug 6, 2014
I attended the Jason Meche fundraiser in Arnaudville a couple of weeks ago. As I walked in I overheard Earl Taylor being asked to leave the premises. Apparently he was doing things he was specifically asked not to do while he was there. The man cannot even respect instructions at events that are not for him. No other official gets along with him in the parish. It's reasons like this and what some of the others have said that he no longer has my vote. Enough is enough of his crap!!!
Facts

Lafayette, LA

#10 Aug 8, 2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE DAILY WORLD: written and submitted by Frank P. Trosclair, Jr.- First Assistant District Attorney, Opelousas
DA: SUSPECT IN COLD-CASE CRIME GAMED THE COURT SYSTEM
I'm writing to clarify the facts surrounding a recent article that appeared in the Daily World, regarding the district court's dismissal of a case against Calvin Catalon Jr., who is accused of kidnapping. Our district attorney, Earl Taylor, strongly disagrees with the court's decision to dismiss the case against Catalon.
Catalon was arrested in 2009 on a cold-case crime that happened in 2005.
A few months after Catalon's 2009 arrest, the district attorney secured an indictment against him, he was brought to court in December of that year, and the case was set for trial in June 2010.
Over the objection of the district attorney, then-Judge Ellis Daigle granted Catalon 11 continuances, and allowed Catalon to change attorneys at least five times.
Now Catalon claims that he was denied a speedy trial. Catalon, an accused kidnapper, should not benefit from the delays he caused, delays that the presiding judge in the case allowed, over the district attorney's objection.
Although Catalon is currently incarcerated, we will continue our fight to assure that he is held to answer for the charges in this particular case. We believe that a higher court, if need be, the Louisiana Supreme Court, will agree that Catalon cannot be allowed to manipulate the system to his benefit
Lazy

Eunice, LA

#11 Aug 8, 2014
I thought this was hilarious, yet sooooo damn true!! if you ever would like to speak to earl taylor, do NOT go to the justice building. you can find him at prejean's where the tax payers pay for his "House Account" which is used daily, or you can find him practicing with his flute band. Don't ask me what they are doing with the flutes.

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NotFacts

Eunice, LA

#12 Aug 8, 2014
Facts wrote:
LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE DAILY WORLD: written and submitted by Frank P. Trosclair, Jr.- First Assistant District Attorney, Opelousas
DA: SUSPECT IN COLD-CASE CRIME GAMED THE COURT SYSTEM
I'm writing to clarify the facts surrounding a recent article that appeared in the Daily World, regarding the district court's dismissal of a case against Calvin Catalon Jr., who is accused of kidnapping. Our district attorney, Earl Taylor, strongly disagrees with the court's decision to dismiss the case against Catalon.
Catalon was arrested in 2009 on a cold-case crime that happened in 2005.
A few months after Catalon's 2009 arrest, the district attorney secured an indictment against him, he was brought to court in December of that year, and the case was set for trial in June 2010.
Over the objection of the district attorney, then-Judge Ellis Daigle granted Catalon 11 continuances, and allowed Catalon to change attorneys at least five times.
Now Catalon claims that he was denied a speedy trial. Catalon, an accused kidnapper, should not benefit from the delays he caused, delays that the presiding judge in the case allowed, over the district attorney's objection.
Although Catalon is currently incarcerated, we will continue our fight to assure that he is held to answer for the charges in this particular case. We believe that a higher court, if need be, the Louisiana Supreme Court, will agree that Catalon cannot be allowed to manipulate the system to his benefit
When an assistant district attorney is standing in the courtroom with no defendant (Because Earl didn't get him transported to court)--(ONLY the DA can have a prisoner transported to court) and there is no defense attorney in the courtroom (bc why go when Earl didn't do his job and get your client transported to court), and this ADA decides to say "defense motion to continue and We, the state, object to it" that's not the judge's fault. a Judge can't have a trial with only an asst da there and no defendant. And frank trosclair saying the da's office objected is bs too. you can't make a motion for the defense just because they aren't there and then object to it. go read judge edwards' opinion. The proof is in the pudding. Earl and his office dropped the ball, and now a man that robbed a woman at gunpoint (Armed robbery) and then brought her to her bank and hogtied her and left her after she couldn't open the vault (Kidnapper) who would have been looking at life in prison, can no longer be charged in the parish and is free to go because of the SLP Da's office being run the way it is. Now go check those facts and tell me I'm wrong. Good day!
The truth

Hammond, LA

#13 Aug 8, 2014
NotFacts wrote:
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When an assistant district attorney is standing in the courtroom with no defendant (Because Earl didn't get him transported to court)--(ONLY the DA can have a prisoner transported to court) and there is no defense attorney in the courtroom (bc why go when Earl didn't do his job and get your client transported to court), and this ADA decides to say "defense motion to continue and We, the state, object to it" that's not the judge's fault. a Judge can't have a trial with only an asst da there and no defendant. And frank trosclair saying the da's office objected is bs too. you can't make a motion for the defense just because they aren't there and then object to it. go read judge edwards' opinion. The proof is in the pudding. Earl and his office dropped the ball, and now a man that robbed a woman at gunpoint (Armed robbery) and then brought her to her bank and hogtied her and left her after she couldn't open the vault (Kidnapper) who would have been looking at life in prison, can no longer be charged in the parish and is free to go because of the SLP Da's office being run the way it is. Now go check those facts and tell me I'm wrong. Good day!
So you mean to tell me that Earl dropped the ball 11 times. That's hard to believe
Ben

Covington, LA

#14 Aug 10, 2014
Earl has dropped the ball thousands of times. Go look at the number of dismissals and cases that just weren't prosecuted this year alone. Not only does earl drop the ball, earl's not even on the same field as the ball!!
JagerMyster

Church Point, LA

#15 Aug 10, 2014
all politicians are scum and are ruining this country. May they all die a painful death.
Jack

United States

#16 Aug 11, 2014
Earl looks like captain crunch
TheTruth

Eunice, LA

#17 Aug 11, 2014
In a recent letter to the editor in the Daily World, First Assistant District Attorney Frank Trosclair suggested that then-Judge Ellis Daigle, should not have granted continuances in the case of State v. Catalon, Docket No. 09-K-0637-B; and therefore, it is his fault and not the fault of the DA’s office for the dismissal of charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Louisiana Constitution Article 5, Section 26(B) and Louisiana Revised Statute, 16, section (1)(B) provide that the DA, i.e. Earl Taylor,“...shall have full charge of every criminal prosecution in his district.” These constitutional and statutory provisions mandate that the DA, Earl Taylor in the Catalon Case, determines who will be prosecuted, where and when he will be prosecuted.

The law also requires that the defendant and his attorney must be present for trial and since the defendant was in jail elsewhere, it was the DA’s responsibility to file the proper paperwork to get the defendant there. In his Written Reasons for dismissing the charges, this is what Judge Edwards said:

“The defendant himself was physically unable to appear before this Court, but the State was now able to secure his presence by legal process. The State then had the ‘affirmative duty’ which requires the taking of ‘appropriate steps.’ Thus, the prosecutor had until February 1, 2013, to secure the Def-Catalon’s presence before this Court and commence trial. When Def-Catalon was incarcerated in the neighboring parish, these appropriate steps were straightforward. The prosecutor need only file a Writ of habeas corpus ad prosequendum, requesting service on the warden of LPCC to produce Def-Catalon before the Court in St. Landry for each proceeding leading up to the trial in this case.”

The assistant District Attorney acknowledged this duty on February 1, 2011, and ensured the Court that the State would take the appropriate step when she stated:“The State will do the writ. I’m responsible for it.” Because the State took no steps of any kind between February 1, 2011, when it assured the Court it would file the appropriate writ, and October 3, 2011, the date Mr. Stanford informed the Court of Def-Catalon’s change in custodial location to Texas, it can receive no benefit from its own negligence.”

The record of this case will show that time and time again Judge Ellis Daigle admonished the DA’s office “to get him here” referring to the defendant Catalon.

It’s time for D.A. Earl Taylor’s office to “man up” and admit that it made a terrible mistake that will once again result in a victim not receiving the justice she deserves. It is also time for Mr. Taylor to acknowledge the backlog of some 6,000 plus other felony cases.

Frank McGee, retired district judge

Division B, St. Landry Parish
Boom

Eunice, LA

#18 Aug 12, 2014
Judge McGee sure shut up Earl's hens trying to back up the letter written by earl and signed by trosclair where it shows even more of the ignorance of the district attorney's office.
LOL

Eunice, LA

#19 Aug 12, 2014
LOL

Eunice, LA

#20 Aug 12, 2014

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