Demand justice in post-Katrina shootings

Dec 01 2008

In the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, White vigilantes hunted down Black men who entered Algiers Point, and even tried to expel their Black neighbors. Louisiana’s broken law enforcement agencies have refused to investigate these crimes.

Tell Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the racist shootings, and to demand accountability from Louisiana's dysfunctional criminal justice system.

UPDATE: In July 2010, former New Orleans resident Roland J. Bourgeois Jr. was charged with federal hate crimes for his alleged role in the Algiers Point shootings.

This campaign has concluded.

Areas: Criminal Justice | Gulf Coast | Human Rights