On Sept. 28, 2008, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, then a presidential candidate, shared on television that she had been approached by a New Orleans mother who said that her son, working for the National Guard, had participated in the gruesome task of disposing of 5,000 bodies of people who had each been executed with one bullet to the back of the head.
McKinney speculated that they were prisoners, executed by “the Prison-Industrial Complex.”
McKinney claimed that the Red Cross was aware of the massacre. The National Guardsman who broke the story said he was obliged to sign a silence agreement with the government. Apparently, other witnesses of the bodies have also been afraid to come forward.
Most recently, McKinney was aboard the Mavi Marmara, the first ship of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla to be attacked by Israeli defence forces.
You can see in this video the response of Brit Hume of Fox News to McKinney’s report. McKinney has a “new story to tell,” Hume says, a response which I interpret as a mild putdown.
Different is the response of New Orleans News Channel 6, WDSU, who reported on the massacre of ten blacks in Algiers Point, after which the white killers sat on a porch and celebrated, news of which had not been picked up by other than local media for three years after the deaths occurred.
Were 5,000 prisoners killed in the aftermath of Katrina? Did white vigilantes murder numerous blacks during that time?
I’ve watched videos on the crimes of the New Orleans Police Department after Katrina but I was unaware of the murders that McKinney revealed or the vigilante crimes.