Robert Jones stood outside an Orleans Parish criminal courtroom one day last month in a dark suit and an ID badge as he huddled with the family of a 26-year-old man who was headed to a place Jones knows well.A judge had just handed the man a five-year prison sentence under a plea deal on illegal gun charges, among other felony counts. The man also was directed to participate in inmate rehabilitation programs.In a dim corner of the cavernous hallway, Jones sought to temper the blow.
His legal debt to society paid in full, Sean Alfortish wants back in the horse racing game.The response from state racing officials: Whoa, Nelly.Alfortish spent 28 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in 2011 to conspiracy to commit various types of fraud, admitting he rigged the elections of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and, as president, spent its funds on personal gifts, travel and other perks.
For nearly two years, Orleans Parish Criminal District Judge Laurie White demanded that an Alabama lawyer face stiff charges for attacking her husband in the courtyard of the couple's French Quarter home one early morning in 2015.A slap on the wrist would not do, White angrily told news media after New Orleans police booked Joshua Stemle on a pair of municipal misdemeanor counts.White, who witnessed the scuffle, wanted a felony conviction for Stemle.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".