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March 01, 2010

New Orleans police supervisor admits he helped cover up police murdering civilians

Former police officer pleads guilty to Danziger Bridge shooting cover-up of stunning breadth | - NOLA.com More here.
Admitting a cover-up of shocking breadth, a former New Orleans police supervisor pleaded guilty to a federal obstruction charge on Wednesday, confessing that he participated in a conspiracy to justify the shooting of six unarmed people after Hurricane Katrina that was hatched not long after police stopped firing their weapons. The guilty plea of Lt. Michael Lohman, who retired from the department earlier this month, contains explosive details of the alleged cover-up and ramps up the legal pressure on police officers involved in the shooting and subsequent investigation. It's unclear when Lohman's cooperation with federal authorities began, but he presumably is prepared to testify against the officers he says helped him lie about the circumstances of a shooting he immediately deemed a "bad shoot." Lohman, who pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to obstruct justice, admits he failed to order the collection of evidence or canvassing of witnesses, helped craft police reports riddled with false information, participated in a plan to plant a gun under the bridge and lied to investigators who questioned police actions.

February 25, 2010

Protecting SeaWorld and Orlando's money?

Did trainer slip into killer whale tank or was she pulled in? - CNN.com
A 40-year-old trainer was killed Wednesday by a killer whale at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, officials said. The trainer, Dawn Brancheau, was in the whale holding area about 2 p.m. when she somehow ended up the tank and was fatally injured by the whale, officials said. Accounts on how Brancheau ended up into the tank varied. A witness told CNN affiliate WKMG-TV that the whale approached the glass side of the 35-foot-deep tank at Shamu Stadium, jumped up and grabbed the trainer by the waist, shaking her so violently that her shoe came off. A SeaWorld employee, who asked not to be identified, also described the incident the same way. But Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Brancheau slipped into the tank. "This appears to be an accident," said Jim Solomons.

February 24, 2010

This is the most egregiously ignorant things I have seen in months

This guys entire schtick is based on spouting inflammatory bullshit and claiming it's facts. He's like the Gallagher version of Glenn Beck. For the record- Revolution 101