And Paul Purpura has been there covering the trial for NOLA Media Group. Here is a snippet from his story on John Young taking the stand:
Jefferson Parish President John Young spent an hour on the witness stand Friday in the Hurricane Katrina flood trial, distancing himself from his predecessor, Aaron Broussard, and vowing that drainage pump operators will never leave the parish on his watch. “I disagreed with it then. I disagree with it now,” Young testified…
To me the question is how will a jury view all the testimony they’ve heard to date. With all the contradictions between the testimony of the elected officials opn who knew what, where and when I think the jury will either:
- Take it out of Aaron Broussard’s hide, which in turn would give me a nice warm fuzzy feeling.
- Tune all the testimony out and punt.
My guess is they will take it out of Broussard’s hide but let’s not count our chickens just yet. Mantime Jeff Adelson over at the Advocate also wrote an account of Young’s testimony yesterday:
Here are links to several other updates posted by Paul Purpura to NOLA.com over the last few days:
I’m afraid Mr. Broussard knew mainly how to cash in on his elected position to line his own pockets. I base observation upon my review of his files that he unwisely kept at the Yenni Building and to which the Young Administration granted Slabbed New Media access in 2012 along with his subsequent admissions of being a felonious piece of crap. The misery inflicted by Broussard on his fellow citizens in 2005 is gonna take more Hail Mary’s to wash away than the man has time left to say ’em all folks.