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  •  Unwind (4+ / 0-)
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    It took them a long time to unwind exactly what happened.  They had to make sure they had all their ducks in a row before going to trial.  I, for one, am glad they took the time they did to ensure convictions rather than give in to public pressure to go for a conviction right now.  Sometimes Justice takes a while to work herself out properly.  It puts them on much better footing for the inevitable appeals.

    Meet me in Cognito, baby

    by out grrl on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 04:04:00 PM PDT

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    •  I agree, but... (1+ / 0-)
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      As I recall it took a really long time before they even seriously investigated this. Around 3 years, I believe.

      The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places ~Ernest Hemingway
      Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle ~ Anonymous

      by SwedishJewfish on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 04:08:24 PM PDT

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        That is true.  The initial police reports were falsified so it took an outside investigation to sort it all out.  There was a whole bucket of investigations that came down at the same time.  Everything from this to the railway commission.  It seemed like there were resignations and charges every week for a while.  I could never figure out what exactly catalyzed it, but it was like a bomb dropping on the city government and it was way over due.

        This case and one where a man was murdered and beheaded in Algiers involved NOPD.  There was also the bullshit case against the doctors at University Hospital and the whole horror at St. Rita's.  Accountability for Katrina will be unwinding for years.  Hell, there are still buckets of people missing.  They haven't even found all the bodies.

        Meet me in Cognito, baby

        by out grrl on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 04:17:09 PM PDT

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