Its hard to believe its been almost four years since Katrina hit. Its even harder to believe that its taken almost four years to see some real action regarding the police actions on the night the storm hit:
Nearly four years after the police shootout that took the lives of Ronald Madison and James Brissette on New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge, the FBI raided the offices of the police investigators who had been looking into the deadly incident.
The bureau’s move suggests that the federal government may be serious about seeing police officers prosecuted over the Sept. 4, 2005 shootout, when Madison and Brissette were allegedly killed by police and four others wounded as they crossed a bridge in the midst of the Hurricane Katrina crisis.
It also suggests the FBI may be worried that New Orleans police are trying — or may in the future try — to destroy evidence of what happened that day.
Many Americans watched this unfold that night on their televisions and were in horror. Not just the fact that this was happening in a 21st American city, but the fact that the federal government was AWOL. Its a solid reminder of just how dangerously derelict a Republican administration was.