Officers Facing Multiple Life Sentences For Killing Unarmed Civilians
by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
The police officers involved in the fatal shooting on Danziger Bridge after Katrina have been found guilty on a combined 25 counts of civil rights violations. Just six days after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, police shot and killed two men — James Brissette, 17, and Ronald Madison, 40 — leaving 4 others wounded. Those injured and killed were family members simply seeking safety from the flooding. According to reports, they were unarmed and not presenting a threat. Madison is said to have been mentally ill.