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Qtec
08-30-2010, 06:44 AM
Remember all those stories about black gangs roaming the streets?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The West Bank area of the city was spared any flooding, but in the days and weeks after the storm, it was littered with fallen trees and, according to witnesses, with the bodies of several black men — none of whom appeared to have drowned.

“I done seen bodies lay in the streets for weeks,” said Malik Rahim, who lives around the corner from Mr. Bell and came to his aid. “I’m not talking about the flooded Ninth Ward, I’m talking about dry Algiers. I watched them become bloated and torn apart by dogs. And they all had bullet wounds.

“We’ve been screaming it from the top of our lungs since those first days, but nobody wanted to listen.”

Mr. Bell said that he went to the police not long after the confrontation with the two gun-wielding white men but no report or action was taken. It was not until last year when he was interviewed by a federal grand jury looking into civil rights violations in post-Katrina New Orleans that people seemed to pay attention, he said.

Some of the most serious accusations surfaced after investigations by The Times-Picayune and the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, which spotlighted much of the police violence and racially motivated violence around Algiers Point.

One case is that of a former Algiers resident, Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., who is white and was accused of being part of one of the vigilante groups. He was recently indicted by the federal government on civil rights charges in the shooting of three black men who were trying to leave the city. According to the indictment, Mr. Bourgeois, who now lives in Mississippi, warned one neighbor that <u>“anything coming up this street darker than a brown paper bag is getting shot.”</u>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>The highest-profile case involving the police is the Danziger Bridge shooting in eastern New Orleans, where six days after Katrina, a group of police officers wielding assault rifles and automatic weapons fired on a group of unarmed civilians, wounding a family of four and killing two, including a teenager and a mentally disabled man. The man, Ronald Madison, 40, was shot in the back with a shotgun and then stomped and kicked as he lay dying, according to court papers. </span></div></div>

read it (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/us/27racial.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=all)


Q

LWW
08-31-2010, 02:46 AM
So you finally get it ... the old skool media exaggerated Katrina to wound a rep POTUS.

Congratulations. That combined with stretch's epiphany that the unborn deserve protection has made my day.

LWW

Qtec
08-31-2010, 03:31 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So you finally get it ... the old skool media exaggerated Katrina to wound a rep POTUS.


LWW </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The highest-profile case involving the police is the Danziger Bridge shooting in eastern New Orleans, where six days after Katrina, a group of police officers wielding assault rifles and automatic weapons fired on a group of unarmed civilians, wounding a family of four and killing two, including a teenager and a mentally disabled man. The man, Ronald Madison, 40, was shot in the back with a shotgun and then stomped and kicked as he lay dying, according to court papers. </div></div>

Is this an exaggeration or a fact?

The stories that black gangs were roaming the city and it was anarchy was made up as a cover story by those whites intent on killing blacks.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">According to the indictment, Mr. Bourgeois, who now lives in Mississippi, warned one neighbor that “anything coming up this street darker than a brown paper bag is getting shot.” </div></div>

Friendly, don't you think?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the old skool media exaggerated Katrina to wound a rep POTUS. </div></div>

This just another manifestation of your own paranoia. Bush and Fema[ "great job Brownie" ]FKD up big time. Bush owns Katrina.

Q

LWW
08-31-2010, 03:51 AM
Here's a Tim Wakefield heater, belt high and right down the center of the plate for you ... who was reporting this news that you now lament?

LWW

Sev
08-31-2010, 07:48 AM
So how about Mississippi???
Why are we still discussing the 9th ward????

eg8r
08-31-2010, 08:15 AM
And for months you said FEMA was doing nothing!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r

LWW
09-01-2010, 01:59 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So how about Mississippi???
Why are we still discussing the 9th ward????

</div></div>

Because they weren't trained to be helpless wards of the state plantation massah?

LWW

Gayle in MD
09-01-2010, 06:31 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So you finally get it ... the old skool media exaggerated Katrina to wound a rep POTUS.


LWW </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The highest-profile case involving the police is the Danziger Bridge shooting in eastern New Orleans, where six days after Katrina, a group of police officers wielding assault rifles and automatic weapons fired on a group of unarmed civilians, wounding a family of four and killing two, including a teenager and a mentally disabled man. The man, Ronald Madison, 40, was shot in the back with a shotgun and then stomped and kicked as he lay dying, according to court papers. </div></div>

Is this an exaggeration or a fact?

The stories that black gangs were roaming the city and it was anarchy was made up as a cover story by those whites intent on killing blacks.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">According to the indictment, Mr. Bourgeois, who now lives in Mississippi, warned one neighbor that “anything coming up this street darker than a brown paper bag is getting shot.” </div></div>

Friendly, don't you think?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the old skool media exaggerated Katrina to wound a rep POTUS. </div></div>

This just another manifestation of your own paranoia. Bush and Fema[ "great job Brownie" ]FKD up big time. Bush owns Katrina.

Q </div></div>

He owns Iraq, as well, both national disasters which made America a country of shame.

G.

Sev
09-01-2010, 06:43 AM
Actually mother nature owns the disasters.

And the incompetence of the governor of the state on Louisiana as well as Mayor Nagan created the response debacle.

Please note Mississippi seems to have dealt with the destruction far better than Louisiana.

Perhaps this has something to due with differences in core value beliefs of the citizens of each state.

pooltchr
09-01-2010, 06:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Perhaps this has something to due with differences in core value beliefs of the citizens of each state. </div></div>


Or, that of their leadership!

Steve

LWW
09-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Your answer was not Bush and has been deemed invalid by our resident agitprop.

LWW