Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Police go on trial over Katrina killings

Relatives demand justice as police go on trial over Katrina killings. By Paul Harris in New Orleans March 4, 2007

Ronald Madison stayed on in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina - he could not bear to leave behind the family dogs, a beloved pair of dachshunds called Bobbi and Sushi. It cost him his life.

Madison, 40, who had the mental age of a child, was shot by police one morrning on Danziger Bridge. James Brisette, 19, was also killed, and four others, including two women, seriously injured. All were black. None had committed a crime.

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