Sheriff gets profane over why it took so long to arrest Joe McKnight’s alleged killer


Ronald Gasser, the man suspected of killing former NFL and college football star Joe McKnight, was arrested on Monday and charged with manslaughter. 

After Gasser allegedly fired three shots in a road rage incident in New Orleans on Thursday, authorities released the 54-year-old without charges on Friday night, citing Louisiana’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which states that a person is justified in using deadly force in certain situations.

Gasser’s release led to protests from NAACP representatives and an outcry on social media, as people criticized the slow-moving justice system. At a press conference on Tuesday, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand defended his department’s investigation and scolded those who doubted it.  Read more…

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Man who allegedly admitted to killing football star Joe McKnight released without charges


The man who admits to killing Joe McKnight — a former high school and USC football star who was shot Thursday — was released without charges on Friday. 

Ronald Gasser, 54, admitted to shooting McKnight three times at an intersection in the New Orleans Area around 3 p.m. on Thursday, authorities said at a press conference Friday.

McKnight’s killing is being labeled a “road rage” incident. 

Because of the circumstances — a white man shooting a black man and going free, for now — many on social media responded with outrage.  Read more…

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