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Post time 2010-12-23 07:39:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by timbatu at 2010-12-23 07:01
To #20, when we talk about racism, we do not intend to harm racist whites like you. Our intention is to bring unity and peace to the world.


I don't think that blueskies, the subhuman freak, understands that.
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Post time 2011-6-29 07:13:05 |Display all floors

Police face trial over Katrina shooting

Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:53PM


Hurricane Katrina one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.
Five US policemen have gone on trial after being charged over a fatal shooting during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina back in 2005.


Former officer Robert Faulcon, Sgt Robert Gisevius, Sgt Kenneth Bowen and Officer Anthony Villavaso were in court on Monday as their trial began for allegedly killing two men and wounding four others without any justification.

On September 4, 2005, Ronald Madison, 40, and 17-year-old James Brissett were both shot dead by the police at Danziger Bridge, less than a week after Katrina made landfall.

Prosecutors believe the police decided to "shoot first and ask questions later" and then tried to cover up the crimes, according to the state-run BBC.

Prosecutor Bobbi Bernstein said police plotted to plant a gun, fabricate witnesses and falsify reports to cover up what they had done. Retired Sgt Arthur Kaufman is charged with the alleged cover-up.

Defense lawyers argued that the city was in chaos and the men should be viewed as heroes.

“They stayed. They stayed and they did their jobs under these horrible, horrible circumstances [...] And they did the best they could,” one of the lawyers told the court.

Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest natural disaster as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.

At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest US hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.

Total property damage was estimated at USD 81 billion, nearly triple the damage wrought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
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Post time 2011-7-12 07:17:23 |Display all floors

Katrina cops admit cover-up after shooting the innocent

Published: 06 July, 2011, 23:19

Officers stand on trial for covering-up a one-sided shoot out following Hurricane Katrina.

In the ongoing investigation of police brutality and misconduct during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, the latest person to take the stand against New Orleans officers says he was kicked, punched and beaten after cops opened fire on him.

Leonard Bartholomew IV was 14 years old during the natural disaster, and he said that he was trying to cross New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge when a box truck tore past him and someone began shooting from inside.

Former 7th District Officer Kevin Bryan says he asked fellow cop Ignatius Hills why he was shooting at Bartholomew and asked him "What the f--- are you doing?"

"I was trying to shoot that little n------," responded Hills, says Bryan.

The two officers raced after the teenager, eventually trapping him on the ground. Bryan says he “slapped him with an open hand” in “the heat of the moment,” but then felt horrible over the incident.

Attorneys representing the defense are arguing that hysteria and trauma that came as a result of Katrina caused officers to work under conditions they weren’t use to and that mistakes were made as a result.

One of those mistakes that afternoon on the Danziger took the arm off of Bartholomew’s mother, who was shot while trying to take refuge. Two unarmed men were also slain in the ordeal, including a teenager and a mentally-disabled man.

"I should have been shot too. It wasn't right that everybody else had to go through all that pain and I was all right," Bartholomew told jurors. “Everybody had to go through all of this pain and I was just walking around… I felt like it just wasn't right." Though he wasn’t hit by bullets, he was unexplainably apprehended and taken to a New Orleans jail cell. When he was released later in the day, he was miles from home and was unsure of his family’s whereabouts — or condition.

It ended up taking Bartholomew ten days before he was able to connect with anyone in his family.

Officer Hill has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony, and has testified that he unjustly shot Bartholomew and participated in a police cover-up of the whole ordeal.

Bryan says that, on the crime scene, he asked to see the reports from his fellow officers but was rebuffed by Hills.

"I thought it was some shady stuff," Bryan says. "For him not to show me a report…it was shocking."

A dozen New Orleans police officers responded to the scene that afternoon. Five officers have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy and six others facing 24 counts each, including depriving citizens of civil rights, using a weapon in committing a crime and obstruction of justice.
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Post time 2011-7-13 07:30:20 |Display all floors

Ex-cop admits role in Katrina shootings

Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:7AM


Victims of the Katrina disaster in 2005 try to inform rescue workers of their plight (File photo).
A former US detective has admitted to his involvement in a plot to cover up police shootings of civilians in the chaotic days following the 2005 Hurricane Katrina that hit the country's southern states.


The police official, Jeffrey Lehrmann, who has appeared as a witness in the government's trial of five officers implicated in the shootings, disclosed on Monday that he helped distort reports, trump up testimony, and use a gun as false evidence to vindicate illegal police actions in the case, The Associated Press reported.

Shootings of unarmed, disaster-stricken residents by US police officers were reported on a bridge in the major city of New Orleans on September 4, 2005, killing two and injuring four others.

One of the victims, shot dead with seven bullets, was reportedly suffering from mental problems.

Five current and former American police officers are on trial for their involvement in the cover-up of malfeasance perpetrated by the local law-enforcement in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, which left nearly 2,000 residents dead and tens of thousands more, mostly poor families, stranded and left homeless.

One of the deadliest natural catastrophes in the history of the United States, Hurricane Katrina also inflicted an estimated property damage of $81 billion.

The then government of President George W. Bush was widely criticized for its terrible management of the Katrina disaster, which took a heavy toll on mostly poor African American residents of New Orleans.

Many African American families have been forced to leave their homes and their city, unable to secure promised federal aid to rebuild their homes. Instead, wealthy outsiders and major developers have been allowed to manipulate the disaster situation to cheaply purchase ruined land and homes for investment.

Many lawyers and rights activists have warned against the epidemic of systematic police brutality in the United States, which is usually practiced under the pretext of “war on crime” or “war on drugs” and has particularly affected ethnic minorities, such as African Americans, Latinos and Asians in the country.


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Paul Harris:
As a former Probation Officer I've seen too many coverups in law enforcement. Until this code of loyalty is broken we will unfortunately face these type of situations again and again.Paul Harris Author, "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina"
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Post time 2011-8-7 23:06:38 |Display all floors

5 US officers guilty of Katrina killings

Sat Aug 6, 2011 10:22AM GMT


A report from the US Justice Department states that New Orleans police officers have often used deadly force without justification, repeatedly made unconstitutional arrests and engaged in racial profiling.
Five US police officers have been convicted of civil rights violations for the fatal shootings of two civilians during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in the city of New Orleans.


On Friday, four US police officers were found guilty of shooting dead two civilians, with a fifth person being convicted of covering up the killings, back in 2005, AFP reported.

A US federal jury convicted the police officers of civil rights violations for killing a teenager and a mentally disabled man, and wounding four others who were in search of food and help in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Prosecutors say the officers had overstepped their obligations by shooting at random, as well as for having staged a cover-up that included a planted gun, fabricated witnesses and falsified reports.

The five American officers were convicted of all 25 counts and face life imprisonment.

A report from the US Justice Department states that New Orleans police officers have often used deadly force without justification, repeatedly made unconstitutional arrests and engaged in racial profiling.

Hurricane Katrina in the United States left nearly 2,000 New Orleans residents dead and tens of thousands more, mostly poor families, stranded and homeless, with an estimated property damage of USD 81 billion.

Under former US President George W. Bush, the then administration was widely criticized for its terrible management of the Katrina disaster.

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Coltrane T.:
If you can see how the US government is aggressive and selfish, you can get a good idea of the bullies in the US police farce.


Peter Jennings:
I think the sniffling little so-called commander in chief at the time should bear this responsibility. After all he was the one to delay any aid getting to the people of New Orleans. But nothing will happen there as you cannot try a monkey even if it does wear a suit and speaks some english. Also five officers are just the tip of the iceberg according to the locals. Life is cheap in the US.


American Girl:
This was one of the saddest events in American history and the fault is that of George W. Bush- criminal mass murderer of the century.
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Post time 2011-8-8 00:21:41 |Display all floors

Include you in the list dear Blue



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Post time 2011-8-8 00:29:53 |Display all floors
Racism is very bad. During the flood in New Orleans it became a lawless place.

Lots of crime happened, looting, murder, rapes, committed by all kind of people and all kind of races.

It is another and not lesser crime when the OP is trying to spread hatred among races.

The intend of the OP is not to mend, but to hurt and to incite hate.

Nothing to see here, move on, people.

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