You may remember this as, bad people on the bridge with guns, shooting at police officers, who were forced to respond in kind.
And, if that is how you recall this situation, you can hardly be blamed for being totally wrong.
That was certainly how the media, on their mission to demonize all the blacks in New Orleans at that time told the story. But, their were alternative narratives even then.
And, in what seems to be the case time and time again. The alternative narratives were correct and the main stream, or lame stream media, was wrong. They were however, as always, on message.
Let me bring you up to speed.
Not one, but two cops have admitted wrong doing in the Danziger murders.
-Last month, former police Lt. Michael Lohman pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in connection with the cover-up.
-This month, a second former New Orleans police officer Jeffrey Lehrmann, pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with police shootings of civilians
And this guy works as a special agent for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, comforting thought there, eh?
This is a really good article: A Crack In The Danziger Bridge Cover-Up
read through this one, link provided, it is quite good.
Lieutenant Michael Lohmann, who supervised the police investigation of the so-called Danziger Bridge shooting, pleaded guilty in federal district court in New Orleans to one count of conspiring to obstruct justice.
In the incident seven police officers shot two men to death and seriously wounded four other members of a family. The officers claimed they had come under fire from snipers on the bridge and had shot back in self-defense, offering as proof a handgun (that the police planted) they said they had found beside one of the slain men’s body. But the victims’ families and many other New Orleanians questioned the police account from the day it occurred. The police had arrested Lance Madison and charged him with eight counts of the attempted murder of a police officer. Madison had been walking across the bridge with his 40-year-old brother, Ronald, who was mentally disabled, when the police opened fire.
Ronald Madison was killed, struck by seven bullets. James Brissette, 19, who had been walking with his family at the base of the bridge, in search of a grocery store, was also shot to death by the police.
In 2006 a grand jury called to examine the evidence of the incident declined to indict Lance Madison. Instead, the panel indicted the police officers on charges of attempted murder and murder.
Who says there is no such thing as conspiracies?