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On Hurricane Katrina's Eighth Anniversary New Orleans Residents Continue Rebuilding

On Hurricane Katrina’s Eighth Anniversary New Orleans Residents Continue Rebuilding

by Von Diaz on August 29 2013, 3:03PM

New Orleans appears to be on the rebound and residents who chose to stay or have returned are working hard to revitalize the city.

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We're One Natural Disaster Away From Another Recession

We’re One Natural Disaster Away From Another Recession

by Imara Jones on August 28 2012, 10:01AM

Our economy is still gravely fragile, and people of color will weather the worst of the storm.

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New Orleans: All Four Danziger Bridge Cops Sentenced to 40-65 Years

New Orleans: All Four Danziger Bridge Cops Sentenced to 40-65 Years

by Jorge Rivas on April 5 2012, 11:04AM

On Wednesday the Justice Department announced five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for the shootings of unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Danziger Bridge Cover-Up Cop's Sentencing Delayed

Danziger Bridge Cover-Up Cop’s Sentencing Delayed

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2010, 10:19AM

Former NOPD officer Jeffrey Lehrmann faces three years in prison for helping cover up the deadly post-Katrina shooting.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Did New Orleans Authorize NOPD To Shoot

Did New Orleans Authorize NOPD To Shoot “Looters” After Katrina?

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2010, 12:30PM

New reports allege police brass called martial law to “take back the city and shoot looters.”

Topics: Criminal Justice

In Post-Katrina Shooting, Charges Say Cops Meant To Kill Glover

In Post-Katrina Shooting, Charges Say Cops Meant To Kill Glover

by Julianne Hing on August 11 2010, 12:48PM

Four other officers also accused in the cover-up.

Topics: Criminal Justice

New Orleans Cops Plead Not Guilty in Danziger Bridge Shooting

New Orleans Cops Plead Not Guilty in Danziger Bridge Shooting

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2010, 3:00PM

The Justice Department has charged a growing list officers in the post-Katrina violence and subsequent coverup.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Six More New Orleans Cops Charged in Post-Katrina Shooting

Six More New Orleans Cops Charged in Post-Katrina Shooting

by Julianne Hing on July 13 2010, 7:33PM

Federal charges just keep coming in the Danzinger Bridge shootings.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Cops Call Oil Spill Workers Immigrant Gangsters

Cops Call Oil Spill Workers Immigrant Gangsters

by Brentin Mock on June 9 2010, 12:00PM

A sheriff has set up checkpoints and called federal agents to BP’s cleanup sites because he says “illegal aliens” are building “criminal enterprises”—just like they did after Katrina.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill, Immigration

Feds Charge Fifth New Orleans Cop in Post-Katrina Violence

by Julianne Hing on May 25 2010, 3:39PM

The Department of Justice has charged Ignatius Hills, a fifth New Orleans police officer involved in Danziger Bridge incident, with trying to cover up the actual turn of events that led to the deaths of two men days after Hurricane…

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Life After Katrina in 2010: Human Rights on the Gulf Coast

by Michelle Chen on April 11 2010, 6:45AM

“I am tired of living like this. They were not even listening to my crying. They think it’s a joke but it’s really not.” —DeBorah W., hurricane survivor and resident of New Orleans, describing her struggle to find a new…

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Cop Pleads Guilty in Katrina Shootings

by Jamilah King on February 25 2010, 3:22PM

New Orleans Police Chief Warren Riley on Danziger Cover-Up Remember those brutal police shootings of unarmed civilians following Hurricane Katrina? A cop just pleaded guilty to orchestrating a cover-up: Lt. Michael Lohman’s guilty plea on Wednesday signals a huge break…

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By The Numbers: Katrina Families Still Wait For Justice

by Terry Keleher on September 1 2009, 10:35AM

In observance of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Bill Quigley at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Davida Finger, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans, have compiled the “Katrina Pain Index – 2009.” Here’s just a sample…

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Katrina Anniversary Approaching, Not Much has Changed

by Jorge Rivas on August 18 2009, 1:51PM

This coming Sunday, August 23rd, will mark the fourth year anniversary that Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas. We’re likely to hear uplifting stories about how far New Orleans has come in the coming weeks, but the reality is that…

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Katrina Anniversary Visit by President Barack Obama Appears Unlikely

by Jorge Rivas on August 11 2009, 10:48AM

The Times-Picayune is reporting President Obama making an appearance in New Orleans on the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina “appears unlikely.” The White House has declined to comment whether President Obama will visit New Orleans. But the paper says…

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Shrunken hopes in urban America

by Michelle Chen on April 23 2009, 9:27PM

The recession is trampling communities around the country, but some cities are trying to get ahead of the curve by shrinking their own footprint. Declining cities like Flint, Michigan’s famously depressed auto-factory town, are deconstructing themselves to preserve what’s…

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Post-deluge: taking stock of New Orleans

by Michelle Chen on February 25 2009, 6:21AM

Fat Tuesday ushered in the perennial human-interest media showcase on New Orleans. And judging from news reports on the festivities, you’d think the Big Easy were well on the road to recovery, experiencing something of a resurgence, even amid…

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Katrina’s Hidden Race War

by Daisy Hernandez on February 5 2009, 3:56PM

I just finished reading “Katrina’s Hidden Race War” by AC Thompson and am stunned. Over 18 months, Thompson investigated shootings by whites in Algiers Point during the days after Hurricane Katrina struck. He describes finding at least 11 Black people…

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Campbell Brown Cuts Through Bush’s Bull on Katrina

by Jonathan Adams on January 14 2009, 9:08AM

H/T Jack and Jill Politics Embedded video from CNN Video George W. Bush, in his final press conference, stubbornly defends the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. He argues that the rescuing people from roofs in New Orleans was sufficient enough….

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Post-Katrina, New Orleans Rates Highest in Crime

by Jonathan Adams on November 25 2008, 2:16PM

From CNN: A controversial ranking of U.S. cities’ crime rates indicates New Orleans, Louisiana, has the worst crime rate, while a New York exurb has the lowest. A New Orleans resident talks to police after returning home to find his…

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