On September 4, 2005 six days after Hurricane Katrina an incident occurred on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans. Six residents who were crossing the bridge in search of food were brutally shot by police officers and two Ronald Madison, and James Brissette, were murdered.
I wrote here Lying ex Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Katrina Shootings about the first link in the chain of lying police officers to admit complicity in the cover up of foul murders in the form of the crime scene investigator lying sack of crap Michael Lohan. Now another of the complicit murdering bastards Officer Michael Hunter has pleaded guilty to furthering the cover up.
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.
As part of his plea, Hunter also acknowledged taking part in a conspiracy with colleagues to conceal the circumstances of what he considered an unjustified shooting. At one point, in a meeting with other officers, a supervisor said "something to the effect of, we don't want this to look like a massacre," the court document says.
Link to story on NOLA.com i got this from
The police shot like dogs in the street your fellow citizens. Even the liberty to draw breath or escape a devastated city in order to find food and water that our government so callously waited a week to deliver was stolen from them.
This is the image that our media showed America and the world of what was happening during Katrina.
I'm waiting for the truth that after Katrina NOLA was a nightmare of extra judicial killings, but we'll wait for that. In the meantime justice for the dead and wounded must be a priority. Oh and as I mentioned in the first story none of the almost 12 officers involved were indicted by state courts after the murders. HAPPY CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH!
I’ve never heard of a police officer receiving the death penalty for killing a citizen, and a quick google yielded no results. I nominate the officers who shot these men down like so many dogs in the street for the distinction.
Update: Tip my brim to commenter blueintheface for supplying this video
Update: Factual correction they were indicted however the indictments were thrown out over taint in the grand jury.