As the core subject topic of this blog involves financial issues and the related legalities our audience here on Slabbed tends to be very well heeled and geographically diverse. I am gratified a fair number of you guys are reading the posts we’re doing on local issues such as the sack of sh!t politicians that run Jefferson Parish among others. One subject that we have not blogged much on but that we are following is the Danziger Bridge Shootings of unarmed Hurricane victims by NOPD in the early days after Katrina. Those interested in learning a bit more can click here for a great account of the events to this point as Judge Sarah Vance accepted the guilty plea of a 3rd officer involved in the cover-up to the crime. Here is a snippet:
Hunter, 33, said a New Orleans police sergeant fired an assault rifle at wounded civilians at close range after other officers stopped shooting and after it was clear that the police were not taking fire. He also says he saw another officer in a car fire a shotgun at a fleeing man’s back, although the man did nothing suggesting he was a threat to police. That man, 40-year-old Ronald Madison, who was severely mentally disabled, died of his wounds.
All told there are at least 8 such post Katrina incidents under federal investigation.