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

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780807033500
Author(s): Ronnie Greene
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Beacon Press
Dimensions: 157 x 236 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 256

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Named one of the top books of 2015 by 'NewsOne Now,' and named one of the best books of August 2015 by Apple Winner of the 2015 Investigative Reporters and Editors Book Award A harrowing story of blue on black violence, of black lives that seemingly did not matter. On September 4, 2005, six days after Hurricane Katrina s landfall in New Orleans, two groups of people intersected on the Danziger Bridge, a low-rising expanse over the Industrial Canal. One was the police who had stayed behind as Katrina roared near, desperate to maintain control as their city spun into chaos. The other was the residents forced to stay behind with them during the storm and, on that fateful Sunday, searching for the basics of survival: food, medicine, security. They collided that morning in a frenzy of gunfire. When the shooting stopped, a gentle forty-year-old man with the mind of a child lay slumped on the ground, seven bullet wounds in his back, his white shirt turned red. A seventeen-year-old was riddled with gunfire from his heel to his head. A mother s arm was blown off; her daughter s stomach gouged by a bullet. Her husband s head was pierced by shrapnel. Her nephew was shot in the neck, jaw, stomach, and hand. Like all the other victims, he was black and unarmed. Before the blood had dried on the pavement, the shooters, each a member of the New Orleans Police Department, and their supervisors hatched a cover-u Please click here to ask a question
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