by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
All five officers were convicted of charges stemming from the cover-up of the shootings. The four who had been charged with civil rights violations in the shootings were convicted on all counts.
However, the jury didn’t find that Brisette or Faulcon’s shootings amounted to murder.
“Prosecutors contended in closing arguments that officers shot unarmed people without justification and without warning, killing two people and wounding four others Sept. 5, 2005, and then embarked on a cover-up involving fabricated witnesses, falsified reports and a planted gun.”
I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this- Katrina was an epic tragedy. Maybe in 20 years we will laugh about how whites fired shots in the air to attract attention and blacks were sniping at rescue helicopters.
How whites were survivalists and blacks were looters.
How the police lost sight of the fundamental creed as expressed by the Coast Guard– “we get paid to go out, not to come home”.