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US Government ‘Abused rights’ of Hurricane Katrina Victims
Posted By admin On April 9, 2010 @ 10:15 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
This Is London 
Friday, April 9, 2010
The US government and states have violated the human rights of victims of Hurricane Katrina, Amnesty International claimed today.
Its report Un-Natural Disaster says housing, health and policing policies have stopped poor communities rebuilding and returning to their homes since the 2005 hurricane, in which about 1,800 people died.
The White House denied the claims and Louisiana and Mississippi officials said they had gone to great lengths to help people recover from Katrina.
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In the US a former New Orleans policeman faces eight years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice over a police cover-up during the hurricane.
Michael Hunter, 33, told federal authorities he saw a fellow officer shoot and kick unarmed, wounded civilians on a bridge in Katrina’s aftermath.
Hunter’s account of the shootings contradicts a police report that said civilians shot at officers on Danziger Bridge before the police opened fire, killing two people and wounding four others.
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