More Cops Indicted in Katrina Killings

This is probably the most under reported story of the year hands down. If they are proven to be guilty give them the firing squad to make them feel what those innocent people who they used as target practice after Hurricane Katrina.

via AOL

July 13) — The Justice Department today plucked more skeletons from the closet of the New Orleans Police Department, indicting six additional officers in the fatal shooting of two unarmed citizens and the wounding of four others in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The indictment is part of the Justice Department’s ongoing effort to expose police officers who either were involved in the Sept. 4, 2005, Danziger Bridge shootings or took part in covering them up. To date, five New Orleans officers have pleaded guilty to covering up the incident.

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Shocker: Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty In Hurricane Katrina Killing Probe: 2 Shot, Killed On Danziger Bridge

This story is such a shocker. After going thru a terrible deadly hurricane and looking for food for survival, that these men would be shot and killed by police. Unbelievable.

via Huff Post

NEW ORLEANS — In Hurricane Katrina’s chaotic aftermath, police shot six people – killing two – as they crossed a bridge in search of food. For years the case was a shocking symbol of the confusion and violence that swept through the flooded city. On Wednesday it became a mark of shame for the police department.

As victims’ relatives watched from the courtroom gallery, a retired lieutenant who supervised the department’s probe of the shootings pleaded guilty to orchestrating a cover-up to conceal that police gunned down unarmed civilians.

Michael Lohman, a 21-year veteran of the force, pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Prosecutors said Lohman and other unidentified officers conspired to fabricate witness statements, falsify reports of the incident and plant a gun in an attempt to make it appear the killings were justified.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said the investigation is continuing and would not say whether higher-ranking officials of the police department might be involved.

Lohman’s plea brought at least some closure to families of victims in the best-known of several violent incidents that raised questions about police conduct immediately after Katrina. The shootings happened on Sept. 4, 2005, six days after the storm smashed levees and flooded 80 percent of the city.

Survivors have said the officers fired at unarmed people who were crossing to get food at a grocery store. The officers claimed they opened fire only after being shot at. Ronald Madison, 40 and mentally disabled, and James Brissette, 19, were killed and four others were wounded.

“We are very, very happy about the progress that the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department have made,” said Romell Madison, Ronald’s brother. “The people of New Orleans should be relieved that there is still justice for everybody here.”

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Lil Wayne & Bow Wow To Appear In Post-Katrina Film

Lil Weezy & Bow Weezy

[jacked from Woohah!]

Bow Wow and Lil Wayne will star alongside Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington in the upcoming New Orleans sports drama Patriots. Film is based on a true story set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A high school basketball coach assembles a team of players who previously attended five different schools and leads them to the state championships…

Contrary to popular belief, Bow Wow will play one of the players, not one of the cheerleaders. Lil Wayne will have more of a “cameo” role. Patriots has already started filming in New Orleans and is set for a Nov. 14th release.

Glover Gets Behind Katrina Survivors Documentary

Source: Breitbart via NY Post

 DANNY Glover produced Sundance\'s Grand Prize-winning/standing ova tion-winning \"Trouble the Water,\" about the survival of a New Orleans rapper and her streetwise husband trapped by Katrina. Actor/producer Danny Glover, whose humanitarian awards include Lifetime Achievement from Amnesty International, is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Danny Glover, busy these days with filming a movie about Haitian revolution leader Toussaint Louverture with funding from controversial Venezeulan president Hugo Chavez, is also working on a documentary film from a couple from New Orleans.The film chronicles their survival of Hurricane Katrina. Cindy Adams reports:

April 18, 2008 — DANNY Glover produced Sundance’s Grand Prize-winning/standing ova tion-winning “Trouble the Water,” about the survival of a New Orleans rapper and her streetwise husband trapped by Katrina. Actor/producer Danny Glover, whose humanitarian awards include Lifetime Achievement from Amnesty International, is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
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Katrina Victims Have to Pay Back Grants

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The Katrina debacle continues to torment the hurricane survivors and stain the tarnished legacy of the Bush administration. It seems that homeowners given grants are being told that they were given too much and have to repay the overages.

The bid invitation said: “The average amount to be collected is estimated to be approximately $35,000 but in some cases may be as high as $100,000 to $150,000.”

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This is totally outrageous due to the fact that it took the government way too long to get aid to these people and now they are adding insult to injury with trying to recoup money from these families who are still not back to normalcy. Tragic indeed.

Full hogwash here..