Friday, August 05, 2011

Danziger Trial Ends

5 NOPD officers guilty in post-Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings, cover-up

Danziger victims James Brissette and Ronald Madison

Justice. Not for Lance Madison's brother: Police chased down Ronald and Lance Madison, who had been walking toward the Gentilly side of the bridge, a ways ahead of the Bartholomew family. Hearing the gunfire, the Madisons began to run. Ronald Madison, 40, was injured. Eventually, Faulcon killed him with a shotgun blast to the back as he ran away.

Lance Madison, who was unhurt, was arrested and accused of firing a weapon at police.

I can understand that they weren't convicted of murder, but the fact that these cops acted like they did is - in my opinion - unexcusable. But at least they were convicted on other charges.

To refresh your memory on what went down on September 4, 2005, click here.

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