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"March demands accountability of Gretna police action" (the bridge is back!)

Just when you'd forgotten all about the Gretna Crescent City Connection incident, it comes roaring back in this:

A March to Gretna in protest of the actions of the Gretna police in the aftermath of Katrina and in support of displaced African-Americans from New Orleans, who continue to be denied access to participation and opportunity in the reconstruction process is planned for Monday, November 7...
In the aftermath of Katrina, New Orleans authorities directed people to evacuate the city by crossing the Crescent City Connection Bridge which spans the Mississippi River linking New Orleans to the west bank city of Gretna. It's alleged that if you were black or in the company of blacks, armed Gretna police with guard dogs blocked you from evacuating New Orleans. Reportedly, under orders from Gretna Police Chief Arthur S. Lawson, the bridge was sealed off and evacuees denied safe passage when Gretna police officers fired shots in the direction of the crowds.
The March to Gretna, organized by the Hip Hop Caucus and UP (United Progressives) for Democracy, will commence with a rally at the New Orleans Convention Center. It is expected to attract Howard Dean, Chairman, Democratic National Committee; Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and Congressman John Conyers...
...The Hip Hop Caucus is also calling for a federal investigation of the events by the Justice Department...

Who stands in solidarity with those mentioned above?

The MARCH TO GRETNA is endorsed by Black Leadership Forum, Center for Social Justice, Cities for Progress/Institute for Policy Studies, Clergy & Laity Concerned About Iraq, Code Pink, ColorofChange.org, Common Ground, Community Labor United, Ella Baker Center for Civil Rights, Global Crisis Coalition, Global Exchange, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Healthcare NOW!, Hip Hop Caucus, Independent Progressive Politics Network, League of Pissed Off Voters, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, National Coalition for Black Civic Participation, National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, New Orleans Network, National Organization for Women, No Fear Coalition, People's Alliance for Community Empowerment, People's Hurricane Relief & Reconstruction Oversight Committee People's Institute for Survival & Beyond, Progressive Democrats of America, Project South, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, National Progressive Youth & Student Organization, Quality Education as a Human Right, Rebuild Green, Rebuilding Louisiana Coalition (NOLA), Rebuild Hope NOW, Saving Our Neighborhoods, Southwest Workers Union, TransAfrica Forum, United for Peace & Justice, United Houma Nation of Louisiana, Urban Heart, World Can't Wait.

Oh gawd.

Cynthia McKinney accuses administration of negligent homicide

Here, in all its "liberal" glory, is a question that Cynthia "Jihad" McKinney asked of Michael Chertoff:

"If the Nursing Home owners were charged with negligent homicide, why weren't you all charged?"

Cynthia McKinney has issued the following statement

Almost two weeks of operation without mentioning Cynthia "Jihad Cindy" McKinney finally comes to an end with "White Devils Strike New Orleans":

Other radical black leaders have joined Farrakhan on the ground in exploiting the hurricane's victims and spreading their hateful ideologies. In an official press release, racial separatist Malik Zulu Shabazz, head of the New Black Panther Party, describes New Orleans thus:
---]]] "Wholesale police brutality is being waged against the victims of this natural disaster." The police (sniper units) are using tactics to provoke attacks by Black residents as to substantiate their reasons of opening fire on groups of black males randomly and indiscriminately…According to Shabazz, "this is more of a racist occupation of subjugation rather than a relief effort." [[[---
Shabazz also wondered why Bush didn't accept Fidel Castro's goodwill offer to send Cuban medics to tend Katrina's casualties...
...At least one well-known Democratic Congresswoman shares these conspiratorial sentiments, expressing them in her own familiar, over-the-top cadences. In a floor speech last week, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Dementia, favorably quoted former Black Panther Party member Malik Rahin as an authoritative source of information, reading into the Congressional Record Rahin's allegation that the authorities allowed roving gangs of white vigilantes to roam the streets of New Orleans "unchecked," to the verge of starting a "race riot."
This was, indeed, an underreported phenomenon.
She belittled "the ruthless sybaritic power player elites" running the country, before weeping, "As I saw the African-Americans, mostly African-American families ripped apart, I could only think about slavery, families ripped apart, herded into what looked like concentration camps."

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