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White man sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Black men after Hurricane Katrina

By Brianna Rhodes - February 16, 2019

Isaac's winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods South Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A white man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday, for shooting three young Black men who were attempting to evacuate after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

He is sentenced almost nine years after his original indictment because he had been found incompetent six times to stand trial in the past, according to the New York Times.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana stated in a news release that Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., 55, shot the men with a shotgun shortly after the hurricane hit New Orleans because they were Black and entered his neighborhood.

One of the men was struck in the neck and back. The other two were hit in the arms, back, and legs.

At the beginning of September, the men were attempting to get to a ferry landing state and federal agencies were using as an evacuation site.

According to court documents, Bourgeois, along with other white male residents who lived close made the decision to prevent people they called “outsiders” from entering Algiers Point neighborhood, Black residents included.

The neighborhood borders the Mississippi River. The white men had the audacity to use fallen trees as barriers and patrolled the streets near their homes, the documents revealed.

While the men tried walked over the barricade of trees to get to the ferry landing, Bourgeois decided to open fire. When they ran away, he bragged saying he “got one”. Bourgeois also used a racial slur, promising that he would kill him.

“Anything coming up this street darker than a brown paper bag is getting shot,” the documents said Bourgeois told a neighbor.

When Bourgeois was originally indicted back in 2010 he claimed that the men were looting, but later he admitted that it wasn’t true and the men weren’t seen as a threat.

After the devastating category 5 storm, there were stories circulated blaming poor black residents and looters for the chaos that ensued. Ever since then, it has been found that were white violence, police killings and cover-ups by the officials contributed to the aftermath.

“Hurricane Katrina was a tragic chapter in the history of our city,” Peter G. Strasser, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, said in a news release. “Hopefully this plea brings some measure of finality to those directly affected by this crime and to this great city that endured so much in the days following this calamity.”

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After the devastating category 5 storm, there were stories circulated blaming poor black residents and looters for the chaos that ensued. Ever since then, it has been found that were white violence, police killings and cover-ups by the officials contributed to the aftermath.


This seems to happen quite often when the facts are finally sorted out...:eek:
 

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For decades there have been programs to encourage girls to get into science, technology, engineering, and math. Why did this asshole just now get mad because one program is for Black girls? :rolleyes:
Ikr? The current political atmosphere has empowered these dumb racists to say whatever is on their minds without fear of reprisal.
 

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Ikr? The current political atmosphere has empowered these dumb racists to say whatever is on their minds without fear of reprisal.

With a president who constantly criticizes minorities and praises and colludes with white supremacists and neo-nazis, anything goes.
 

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Empire sucks. Power is better.

Anyways, wtf did that guy do? :grin2: That's some next level shiz right there.
 

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This is chilling. :scared: If true, he's a psychopath. :scared:

Speaking to GMA’s Robin Roberts, Smollett said, “And I looked up and I saw there was a camera directly on the light post that is in the intersection. So I’m like, ‘there it is!’… And then the detective told me that the camera inside of the casing was facing north, so they didn’t have it, and that was disappointing.”

That detail appears to stick in his craw. Later in the interview, unprompted, he brings it up again: “The camera facing north, how is that my issue?”

If these brothers are telling the truth that the attack was pre-planned, Smollett may have arranged for it to take place in a location where he assumed it would be recorded.

And one can imagine, had there been surveillance footage of the attack, the investigation would have proceeded very, very differently.

Once police had the footage, it would leak. Once cable and network news had the footage, it would loop endlessly. The fact that the two brothers are black wouldn’t matter. CBS Chicago reports that a black face mask was found in their apartment. Smollett told police the attackers wore face masks. With those face masks, the organized left (the media, Democrats, celebrities) were allowed to assume his racist attackers were white.

more at: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/02/18/nolte-looks-like-jussie-smollett-chose-wrong-surveillance-camera-to-capture-attack/
Imagine what it would have done to this country and to the city of Chicago if the attack had been recorded, if an outlet like TMZ had leaked the video, and if the wildly irresponsible race baiters at CNN had broadcast that video over and over and over again — an endless loop of two men assaulting a gay, black man; pouring bleaching on him and tying a noose around his neck.

It would have been just like that other media hoax — “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” — and we all know what that led to: the destruction of a predominantly black neighborhood in the ensuing riots.

The American media are garbage.

Thank heaven the Chicago police are not.
 

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Empire sucks. Power is better.

Anyways, wtf did that guy do? :grin2: That's some next level shiz right there.
Empire doesn't suck, but Power is better.
 
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