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LAW AND DISORDER – AFTER KATRINA

Feds Find ‘Systemic Violations of Civil Rights’ by New Orleans

Police Department

Alex Brandon/New Orleans Times-Picayune

ATF Special Response Team and the NOPD SWAT team search the Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Sept. 5, 2005.

by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica

The U.S. Department of Justice released a 158-page report today on the New Orleans Police Department, identifying a host of deep systemic problems, including a pattern of discriminatory policing, the routine use of “unnecessary and unreasonable” force, and a chronic failure to discipline officers involved in misconduct. (mais…)

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GUANTANAMO – The Detention Dilemma

Administration Prepares to Defy Efforts to Limit Obama’s

Options for Guantanamo

by Dafna Linzer
ProPublica

.President Barack Obama looks out the window in the Blue Room of the White House on Nov. 3, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Update (4:25 p.m.): This story has been updated to reflect our latest reporting with the addition of a third sentence in the second paragraph.

Obama administration officials say they plan to reject Congressional efforts to limit the president’s options on Guantanamo, setting the stage for a confrontation between the president and the new Congress on an issue that has been politically divisive since Inauguration Day. (mais…)

LAW AND DISORDER – POST KATRINA

In Post-Katrina Killing, NOPD Cop Testifies Why He Shot

Man, Another Explains Why He Burned the Body

ProPublica

The burnt car in which the remains of Henry Glover were found.

by Sabrina Shankman, ProPublica

In the ongoing trial of five police officers charged with killing a New Orleans man in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, two of those charged have taken the stand in their own defense. (mais…)

LAW AND DISORDER

Testimony in Post-Katrina Shooting by Police Offers New

Details on Alleged Cover-up

ProPublica

by Sabrina Shankman, ProPublica
The prosecution called its final witnesses in the trial of five current and former police officers charged in the post-Katrina killing and cover-up of a New Orleans man. A cousin of Henry Glover — the 31-year-old New Orleans man who was killed on Sept. 2, 2005, just days after the storm hit the region — testified that she repeatedly went to the police with details about Glover’s shooting but was ignored. And a police sergeant testified on Monday that she wrote a report raising questions about the shooting, only to have the report rewritten. (mais…)

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