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Louisiana councilman proposes ban on colorful ‘Mardi Gras’ like tombs

By Andrew Jones
Friday, December 23, 2011 14:34 EDT
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A councilman in Louisiana is so upset over colorful tombs in one cemetery that he is proposing a band on them entirely.

Alvin Tillman, a council man from the town of Terrebonne, is proposing a law to restrict the color a tomb can be painted, according to the Associated Press. Included in the law would also require the colorful tombs to be repainted as white.

“We want to stop this before it gets out of hand,” Tillman said. “Before you know it you’ll go out there and the cemetery will look like Mardi Gras.”

A public hearing on the law will be held on January 11 after the local Developing and Planning Committee approved of the proposal. If it passes, anyone who breaks the law would be charged a misdemeanor.

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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