...only the highly-trained police should have guns
This is a discussion on Former officer gets 8 years for New Orleans bridge shooting within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/01...ooting/?hpt=T2 A former New Orleans police officer was sentenced to 8 years in prison Wednesday in connection with a police-involved shooting on the Danziger Bridge ...
A former New Orleans police officer was sentenced to 8 years in prison Wednesday in connection with a police-involved shooting on the Danziger Bridge that left two civilians dead and four wounded shortly after Hurricane Katrina.
Michael Hunter pleaded guilty in April in federal court to charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and concealing a known crime. He was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison and three years of supervised release.
Hunter and other officers drove to the Danziger Bridge on Sept. 4, 2005, in response to a radio call that said officers on the nearby I-10 bridge had come under fire, the Department of Justice said in a press release.
Hunter admitted that officers on the east side of the Danziger Bridge fired at people even though they did not appear to have any weapons, according to the DOJ.
Hunter also admitted to firing repeatedly at people who were running away over the bridge even though they did not appear to have weapons or pose a threat to officers as they ran up the bridge.
We're all in favor of reducing violent crime. It's just that pro-gunners have a method that is proven effective. Anti-gunners don't.
John Moses Browning day is January 24th, 2011
8 years, so he will be out in 4. Not bad for MURDER.
I think he might have a very hard time in prison.
"The Second Amendment: America's Original Homeland Security"
Remind me again why calling the cops is a good idea???
I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them. -- John Wayne as John B. Books in "The Shootist"
That's a pretty wide brush.
"I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".
Humans are flawed, no matter what they are wearing
I guess it's some measure of justice, in some small way.
One thing to consider when matters like this pop up. One bad apple doesn't have to spoil the bunch. Culling these folks out of our law enforcement agencies is a little easier said than done.
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"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
Yeahhhh . . we learned a lot from 'Katrina' about what can happen to all people when civil order breaks down.
Looks like some are being held accountable for their actions.
"It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end"____Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519
I may be in the minority here, but I believe this was a politically motivated "Withch Hunt" much like the wrongful prosecution of those LAPD Officers in the Rodney King incident.
Of course I'm basing my opinions on what little I know about the various agencies involved.