Friday, February 26, 2010

Guilty plea details conspiracy against Katrina hurricane victims

New Orleans Police Lt. Michael Lohman admitted that he was involved in a major conspiracy to justify shooting six unarmed people who were looking for food on a bridge (not in a store mind you) in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

While television cameras and news broadcasters followed police stories about armed thugs roaming the city, it was found later, like the story unfolding today, that many people who were discovered wandering the streets were there to look for the things they needed to survive. It was a time, described by some of the storm's victims, of chaos and great tragedy. Will today's story begin to undo what one writer declares was exaggeration of the news in order to sell stories in a time when the real truth wasn't known?
-Digital Journal