New Orleans police convicted in post-Katrina shootings
The shootings happened on Danziger Bridge six days after much of New Orleans went underwater when Hurricane Katrina hit.
August 5th, 2011
01:49 PM ET

New Orleans police convicted in post-Katrina shootings

Five current or former police officers were found guilty Friday of deprivation of rights and other civil rights violations tied to fatal shootings on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said.

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  1. Ms. Banasy

    Good!
    Well done!

    August 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mr. banasy

    Is that right? So they were found guilty. Hmmmm

    August 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Scuba

    Good. I still think they should have gotten 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. The few bad ones ruin it for the good cops.

    August 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. bobcat2u

    Now put them out on that same bridge, unarmed of course, and let the citizens take some shots at them.

    August 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Ms. Banasy

    You WISH you were Mr. Banasy!
    He's a very happy camper.
    He, too, is thrilled that these cops were found guilty.

    @bobcat2u:
    Great idea!
    And, hello.

    August 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Well......

    ***************************************************************************Good! I hope these trigger happy cops will stop and think before they pull the trigger. I think people are getting tired of the lame excuses "I thought my life was in danger." or "I thought I saw something shinny." or "I thought he (she) was going for a gun." I will still argue that any cop with his weapon drawn and ready to fire can out shoot anyone who suddenly reveals a weapon. In other words: Don't shoot until you see the weapon. And at that they don't have to shoot to kill all the time. I just hope this doesn't scare off the good cops. **********************************************

    August 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. fernace

    I'm so glad to hear this! Justice for the little guy at last!!

    August 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. gung hoe

    Hope the judge throws the book at them they deserve it

    August 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Uh...

    ...people who use ********to differentiate their posts from others fell inadequate about themselves.

    August 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. sherriw

    And justice will prevail..........:-(

    August 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Ms. Banasy

    Not to be a smart ass, but again, glad it's not FL.

    August 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Name*Ann-Belinda Honablezh

    I am glad that it did not take years like the KKK murders of the 50s through the 70s. Justice was good. And. Very swift.

    August 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Anon

    Throw them under the bridge.

    August 6, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. TERROR ALERT

    REAL SHOOTING IN UTOYA or NORWEGIAN "AFTERLIFE" $$ FLASH MOB !!? stateofterror.blogspot.com/ or stateofterror.wordpress.com/ REAL TEARS OR TEAR GAS AND PURE THEATER ON FACES OF MANIACS !!? OSLO POLICE or COMMUNIST/LIBERAL CRIMINALS WHO WERE PREPARING FOR ACT OF TERROR AGAINST NORWAY AND EUROPE ALMOST HALF DECADE(collecting proofs and photos) AHEAD !!? WILL THERE BE APOCALYPSE NOW(Abomination) OR TOTAL RESISTANCE(civil war) !!? No doubt about bombing in Oslo, but what about shooting in Utoya !!!?

    ARIZONA = UTOYA and STOLTENBERG = BREIVIK (90 minutes vs 30 and for government vehicles or police even 20 minutes the most) !!!

    August 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. raven

    Wha the??

    August 7, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse | Reply

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