In response to the widespread theft surrounding a food stamp computer glitch last month in his state, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced that participants will have their benefits suspended for a year or more.
Countless looters converged on a number of Walmart stores in the state Oct. 11, leaving with overflowing shopping carts full of merchandise they could not have otherwise purchased with their EBT cards. The issues were nationwide; however, retailers in Springhill and Mansfield, La. remained open to the public despite the fact that their systems were not displaying card balances.