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Shots on the Bridge - Police Violence and Cover-up in the Wake of Katrina-logo

Shots on the Bridge - Police Violence and Cover-up in the Wake of Katrina

Ronnie Greene

Six days after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in New Orleans, New Orleans Police Department officers opened fire on residents crossing the Danziger Bridge. When the shooting stopped, a mentally challenged man and a seventeen-year-old boy were dead, riddled with gunshot wounds. A mother's arm was shot off, her daughter's stomach gouged with a bullet hole, and her husband's head pierced by shrapnel. Her nephew was shot in the neck, jaw, stomach, and hand. All six of the victims, along with two others arrested at the scene, were black and unarmed. Before the blood dried, the shooters and their supervisors had hatched a cover-up. They would plant a gun, invent witnesses, and charge two of their victims with attempted murder. The NOPD hailed all the shooters on the bridge as heroes. Shots on the Bridge explores one of the most dramatic cases of injustice in the last decade. It reveals the fear that gripped the police of a city fallen into anarchy, the circumstances that led desperate survivors to go to the bridge, and the horror that erupted with the gunfire. It dissects the cover-up that nearly buried the truth and the legal maze that, a decade later, leaves the victims still searching for justice.

Six days after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in New Orleans, New Orleans Police Department officers opened fire on residents crossing the Danziger Bridge. When the shooting stopped, a mentally challenged man and a seventeen-year-old boy were dead, riddled with gunshot wounds. A mother's arm was shot off, her daughter's stomach gouged with a bullet hole, and her husband's head pierced by shrapnel. Her nephew was shot in the neck, jaw, stomach, and hand. All six of the victims, along with two others arrested at the scene, were black and unarmed. Before the blood dried, the shooters and their supervisors had hatched a cover-up. They would plant a gun, invent witnesses, and charge two of their victims with attempted murder. The NOPD hailed all the shooters on the bridge as heroes. Shots on the Bridge explores one of the most dramatic cases of injustice in the last decade. It reveals the fear that gripped the police of a city fallen into anarchy, the circumstances that led desperate survivors to go to the bridge, and the horror that erupted with the gunfire. It dissects the cover-up that nearly buried the truth and the legal maze that, a decade later, leaves the victims still searching for justice.
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Six days after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in New Orleans, New Orleans Police Department officers opened fire on residents crossing the Danziger Bridge. When the shooting stopped, a mentally challenged man and a seventeen-year-old boy were dead, riddled with gunshot wounds. A mother's arm was shot off, her daughter's stomach gouged with a bullet hole, and her husband's head pierced by shrapnel. Her nephew was shot in the neck, jaw, stomach, and hand. All six of the victims, along with two others arrested at the scene, were black and unarmed. Before the blood dried, the shooters and their supervisors had hatched a cover-up. They would plant a gun, invent witnesses, and charge two of their victims with attempted murder. The NOPD hailed all the shooters on the bridge as heroes. Shots on the Bridge explores one of the most dramatic cases of injustice in the last decade. It reveals the fear that gripped the police of a city fallen into anarchy, the circumstances that led desperate survivors to go to the bridge, and the horror that erupted with the gunfire. It dissects the cover-up that nearly buried the truth and the legal maze that, a decade later, leaves the victims still searching for justice.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Yen

Length:

9h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

24:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:02:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

37:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:26