Five Years ago during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina White residents of the Algiers are decided to defend themselves by going hunting for Negros. Unfortunately the people they shot, wounding many and killing a few, weren't looters, they were their neighbors.
And they say there's no "Racism" in America any more. That Lynchings - the specific crime that gave birth to the NAACP - are the thing of the past? Apparently not.
From The Nation (via Crooks and Liars)
Some of the gunmen prowling Algiers Point were out to wage a race war, says one woman whose uncle and two cousins joined the cause. A former New Orleanian, this source spoke to me anonymously because she fears her relatives could be prosecuted for their crimes. "My uncle was very excited that it was a free-for-all--white against black--that he could participate in," says the woman. "For him, the opportunity to hunt black people was a joy."
"They didn't want any of the 'ghetto niggers' coming over" from the east side of the river, she says, adding that her relatives viewed African-Americans who wandered into Algiers Point as "fair game." One of her cousins, a young man in his 20s, sent an e-mail to her and several other family members describing his adventures with the militia. He had attached a photo in which he posed next to an African-American man who'd been fatally shot. The tone of the e-mail, she says, was "gleeful"--her cousin was happy that "they were shooting niggers."
Gleeful? Yes, gleeful. Giddy even, at the idea of "Open Nigger Season". For years, the Bush years, this story has just languished, not addressed and not responded to - but now all of that has changed.
A former New Orleans resident was charged Thursday with federal hate crimes for his alleged role in a racially motivated shooting of three black men in the days after Hurricane Katrina.
Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., 47, is accused of plotting to defend his Algiers Point neighborhood "from outsiders" including African-Americans, constructing barricades on public streets and using racial epithets to describe black people, according to the five-count indictment.
At one point, Bourgeois allegedly said, "Anything coming up this street darker than a paper bag is getting shot."
The indictment charges Bourgeois with doing just that when three black males walked through the neighborhood toward a makeshift Coast Guard evacuation center on Sept. 1. Bourgeois fired a shotgun at the trio, felling Donnell Herrington and wounding Herrington's two companions near the corner of Pelican Avenue and Vallette Street, according to the indictment.
Later, Bourgeois plucked Herrington's bloodied baseball cap from the ground and proudly displayed it to others, boasting that he "got one" and had shot a "looter, " according to a witness.
Justice delayed still will not bring those who lost their lives during this dark time back to their loved ones, but it may give others some pause.
At least it may until Faux News channel and Megyn Kelly get ahold of this and attempt, a usual, to try and spin it into "Obama favoring Black's against White's defending themselves from invasion..."
And I'm sure the Tea Party will be backing this move by the Justice Department the very second they pull their head out of Andrew Breitbart and Kenneth Gladney's Butt Crack.
Just like this fellow who went out of his way to express his "Appreciation" to the NAACP for pointing out that some, a few, in the Tea Party just might be a tad bigotted (Warning: Not even close to Safe For Work)
Caller: You want to kill our babies? Fuck you Niggers! The street will run red with your blood!
One guess what News Station this guys probably listens too? Think they've bothered to mention that Black people have Guns too?