Former officer gets 8 years for New Orleans bridge shooting

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    Former officer gets 8 years for New Orleans bridge shooting

    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 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.
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    ...only the highly-trained police should have guns

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    8 years, so he will be out in 4. Not bad for MURDER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    8 years, so he will be out in 4. Not bad for multiple MURDERs.
    Here. I fixed it for you.
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    I think he might have a very hard time in prison.
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    Remind me again why calling the cops is a good idea???
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    That's a pretty wide brush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tala View Post
    Remind me again why calling the cops is a good idea???
    I think that was a little too much.
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    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    Humans are flawed, no matter what they are wearing
    Exactly. The problem is that so many people assume that police are infallible. They are not. They do their best, but nobody is perfect.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    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.

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    From what I know is that Officers fired on unarmed civilians that posed no threat,not exactly a Witch hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    From what I know is that Officers fired on unarmed civilians that posed no threat,not exactly a Witch hunt.
    From what I know the entire prosecution, by the feebs no less, was a political witch hunt.
    Guilty or not, they were going to find someone to hang.

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