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The prosecution's version of what happened on the Danziger Bridge
examiner.com ^ | 3 Aug 2011 | Kenneth Cooper

Posted on 08/03/2011 8:56:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog

The Danziger Bridge trial is coming to a close. Both sides have finished presenting their closing arguments, and after the judge gives the jury their final instructions today, they’ll start deliberating sometime this afternoon. The prosecution and the defense have spent the last 5 weeks developing two different versions of what happened on the bridge that Sunday morning. Whose version the jury believes will determine whether the five officers on trial end up guilty or not. While the jury deliberates, here’s a look at those two versions, starting with the prosecution’s.

According to the prosecution, this all started on a Sunday morning, September 4th, six days after Hurricane Katrina. Two families, the Madisons (Lance and his mentally retarded brother Ronald) and the Bartholomews (Susan, her husband Leonard III, their two kids Lesha and Leonard IV, their nephew Jose Holmes Jr. and his friend James Brissette) were heading towards the Danziger Bridge. The Madisons were headed back to the Friendly Inn on the Gentilly side of the bridge, while the Bartholomews were headed to Winn-Dixie for medicine and food.

Around this same time, NOPD officer Jennifer Dupree was radioing in a 108 call after a rescue worker posing as a cop and a real NOPD officer ran down the Downman ramp of the I-10 and began chasing four people who were shooting at other rescue workers down by the Industrial Canal. Dupree, who was on the high-rise portion of the I-10 that sits parallel to the Danziger, reported that two officers were down underneath I-10 and needed assistance.

Eleven officers who were about 2 miles away at the Crystal Palace on Chef and Read Blvd heard the call and jumped in a Budget Rental truck then floored it towards the Danziger.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; danziger; donutwatch; katrina; neworleans
Unbelievable. I know this is the prosecuter's version of the event, but you gotta read the whole thing.
1 posted on 08/03/2011 8:56:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

“one of them shot Susan Bartholomew in the ass and blew a whole in Lesha’s calf”

Not exactly top quality journalism here. Again the point is made that a spell checker is not a copy editor.


2 posted on 08/03/2011 9:06:24 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: smokingfrog

Everyone of these guys should get the death penalty. It seems to me they saw Katrina as an opportunity to go “hunting”.


3 posted on 08/03/2011 9:09:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: smokingfrog

Nuts. I really have no desire to visit that place.


4 posted on 08/03/2011 9:17:46 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: PAR35

Really! It almost sounds like they shot someone’s livestock!


5 posted on 08/03/2011 9:19:19 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Terry Mross

Nothing like a natural disaster to show just how corrupt and unprofessional a rotten police force like New Orleans’ was.


6 posted on 08/03/2011 9:26:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: smokingfrog
Unbelievable. I know this is the prosecuter's version of the event, but you gotta read the whole thing.

It is astounding. I haven't read anything so homicidally maniacal since reading about Nazis gunning down Jews in the Polish ghettos.

If these accusations are true, those cops should hang from that bridge until they rot.

7 posted on 08/03/2011 9:39:53 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: smokingfrog

Terrible.


8 posted on 08/03/2011 11:13:25 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: smokingfrog

I realize there were huge concerns about looting. If the Winn-Dixie was open for business, they should have been allowed to go. There was a similar concern on the Crescent City Connection and I believe the police acted properly there (simply not allowing people to cross).


9 posted on 08/04/2011 3:20:51 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: smokingfrog

For years we all have read about how corrupt the New Orleans police dept is.
Police killing police to cover their drug trade.
Police walking through a wal mart taking what , “they needs” after the hurricane.
Shakedowns, bribes, just the norm for a N.O. cop.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 3:40:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I.)
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To: smokingfrog

Yes, it is unbelievable. Why are these cops still walking the streets? They should be taken out.


11 posted on 08/04/2011 4:59:12 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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Just a microcosim of what happened. Police used the flood to rob and plunder.


12 posted on 08/04/2011 5:26:24 AM PDT by rstrahan
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I always wanted to visit New Orleans but after seeing what happened during Katrina, no way!


13 posted on 08/04/2011 6:29:00 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: smokingfrog
What's most troubling is that, maybe 2% of Americans know or care about this.

20 years ago, everybody saw Rodney King. Then Waco, Elian, we were allowed to see and form an opinion. Now, we are so far past the point of being a police state that it's inconvenient if the rabble knows about it. And it's not a GOP/Dem issue. Both sides are total fascists now. You won't see this on Fox News or MSNBC. Better to entertain us with the Budget Show.

If this happened in Iran, it would be on FNC 24/7.

14 posted on 08/04/2011 7:59:32 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: smokingfrog

Appalling. Absolutely appalling.


15 posted on 08/04/2011 8:49:58 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/08/danziger_jury_gives_new_orlean.html

Guilty. But not of murder. Amazing.

But the minimums are long, in one case 60 years.


16 posted on 08/06/2011 4:05:15 AM PDT by samtheman
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