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Ronnie Greene is the Washington enterprise editor at Reuters. Previously, he edited a 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation for the Center for Public Integrity. Greene spent much of his career at the Miami Herald, and he is author of Night Fire: Big Oil, Poison Air, and Margie Richard's Fight visa mer to Save Her Town. visa färre

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Ronnie Greene is a veteran investigative reporter, who, over the years, has worked at the Center for Public Integrity, the Associated Press, and the Miami Herald. He is currently in the DC bureau of Reuters as Washington enterprise editor. He is the author of Shots on the Bridge, a narrative of the police shootings of unarmed innocents on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina; and Night Fire, an exposé of Shell Oil's toxic waste pollution of the African American district of Norco, LA, a company town. He lives near Washington, DC.

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Six days after Hurricaine Katrina devastated New Orleans two families were making their way across the Danzinger bridge to find food and shelter. A Budget truck screeched to a halt and the men inside opened fire on the people resulting in two deaths and many injuries. The men were NOPD officers and were reporting to an 'officer down' call. In the hours and days after the officers and their superiors fabricate a story to cover up their wrong doing which resulted in the arrests of some of the innocent family members.

This is such a heart wrenching account of the Danzinger Bridge shootings and cover-up. The shootings were done by men trying to help the citizens of New Orleans during a time of devestation and overwhelming adversity. Instead they tried to cover up their lack of following police procedure and staggering violence by framing innocent people.It took years of the families and their lawyers to finally get justice served.

This was a good book, The author was well informed about the events. The book got a little dry with the legal descriptions toward the end.
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cal8769 | 40 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2017 |
Six days after Hurricaine Katrina devastated New Orleans two families were making their way across the Danzinger bridge to find food and shelter. A Budget truck screeched to a halt and the men inside opened fire on the people resulting in two deaths and many injuries. The men were NOPD officers and were reporting to an 'officer down' call. In the hours and days after the officers and their superiors fabricate a story to cover up their wrong doing which resulted in the arrests of some of the innocent family members.

This is such a heart wrenching account of the Danzinger Bridge shootings and cover-up. The shootings were done by men trying to help the citizens of New Orleans during a time of devestation and overwhelming adversity. Instead they tried to cover up their lack of following police procedure and staggering violence by framing innocent people.It took years of the families and their lawyers to finally get justice served.

This was a good book, The author was well informed about the events. The book got a little dry with the legal descriptions toward the end.
… (mer)
 
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cal8769 | 40 andra recensioner | Dec 7, 2016 |
As if the devastation of Katrina wasn't enough the aftermath, what happened on the Danziger Bridge and the cover up is even more tragic. You ask yourself "How could this happen?" This book tells of the corruption in law enforcement in New Orleans not only in the police department but also in the courts.

Was justice ever served? Some will say yes, some will say no, but whatever the outcome this book is a must read.

I received this from LibraryThing Early Reviewer for an honest review.… (mer)
 
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Draak | 40 andra recensioner | Dec 2, 2016 |
I received this book as part of the Early Reviewers program. This is the story of events that occurred during Hurricane Katrina that left two unarmed people dead and four others seriously wounded all at the hands of police officers. This is a story of race, corruption, and pure evil behavior by those hired to protect all citizens. This story was very heartbreaking and still lives families without justice. I can honestly say that although this is a fascinating, heart wrenching story it was difficult to follow along with due to the introduction of so many characters. However, the basis beyond the story and the telling of the cover up that was involved was very interesting.… (mer)
 
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debristow | 40 andra recensioner | Nov 10, 2016 |

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