Wednesday, July 14, 2010

But Enough With The Bad Stuff...Time For Some Uplifting News

New Orleans police officers plead not guilty to post-Katrina shootings

Three New Orleans Police Department officers pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges they shot civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and conspired to cover up their actions, the Times-Picayune reported.
Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, Sgt. Robert Gisevius and Officer Anthony Villavaso appeared in court in jumpsuits and leg shackles.

Okay let's pause for a moment to savor the thought of being there and witnessing that. Some fled like rats deserting a sinking ship, some joined in the looting, some beat little old lady's to the ground in order to steal their firearms, and some outright killed the same folks they swore to protect. Good to see the slowly turning wheels of justice still have some rubber.

Former New Orleans Police Department officer Robert Faulcon, who was also charged, was arrested in Texas Tuesday but did not appear in court Wednesday morning.
The four officers allegedly opened fire on two groups of unarmed people on the Danziger Bridge on Sept. 4, 2005, killing two people and injuring four others.

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