It’s been six years since Hurricane Katrina struck American shores and some semblance of justice is finally coming out of the state initiated violence that took place immediately after the hurricane passed:
Five former New Orleans police officers who shot six unarmed civilians, two fatally, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have been jailed.
The prison terms range from six to 65 years for the shootings on the Danziger Bridge in September 2005.
Four of the officers were found guilty of firearms offences and the fifth was jailed for helping the cover-up.
The officers planted a gun and fabricated witnesses and false reports to make the shootings appear justified.
Robert Faulcon, 48, received the longest sentence of 65 years; Kenneth Bowen, 38, and Robert Gisevius, 39, received 40 years each; and Anthony Villavaso, 35, was sentenced to 38 years in prison.
It’s not surprising to see agents of the largest criminal syndicate in the United States not only murdering unarmed civilians, but also attempting to cover up their misdeed. The aftermath of Katrina showed us what the state really means when they say they’re “helping” people. First they diarm the populace and then they commit criminal acts against the disarmed populace. This court ruling is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the misdeeds performed by the states after Katrina and, unfortunately, is likely the only semblance of justice that will come from that disaster.