Apologies for getting to this a bit late:
Also blogging on this:
- Womanist Musings
- Jack and Jill Politics
- All About Race
- Vivir Latino
- Think Progress
- Slant Truth
- First Draft
- Prometheus 6
(Special thanks to Sylvia/M for link assistance)
Related: Rep. John Conyers responds:
“I am deeply disturbed by the reported incidents in Algiers Point, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina,” said Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, and chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
Algiers Point residents, Conyers continued, “allegedly shot randomly at African Americans who had fled to the area escaping the effects of the storm. Several injuries and deaths were reported. I am particularly concerned about accounts that local police fueled, rather than extinguished, the violence.”
Also see Color of Change, which has started a campaign asking “Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate” the attacks.