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NEWS: Police Shoot 8 on New Orleans Bridge

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posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 04:32 PM
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New Orleans Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley says 5 possibly 6 people have been killed on the Danziger Bridge. A total of 8 people were shot. He has also said he has no details on the shooting at this time.
 



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NEW ORLEANS - Police shot eight people carrying guns on a New Orleans bridge Sunday, killing five or six of them, a deputy chief said.


Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley said the shootings took place on the Danziger Bridge, which connects Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.

He said he had no other details.



Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This news is just breaking and details on what took place are very limited at this time.

This sure does not sound good, but I guess it was inevitable that some hold out thugs would be shot before this tragedy ends.

More details as they become available.

[edit on 9/4/2005 by shots]




posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 04:34 PM
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yeah definetly sounds as if it was justified to me...I hate how people always seem to make it the cops fault for doing what's right...this sounds like it might have been an armed gang advancing on police.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by UnMature
yeah definetly sounds as if it was justified to me...I hate how people always seem to make it the cops fault for doing what's right...this sounds like it might have been an armed gang advancing on police.


How can you even say that? We know nothing.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 04:39 PM
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Question:

If you were in New Orleans right now and owned a gun would you not be visibly "carrying" it?


I hope to hell these people were shooting at the cops, or else it was just shooting fish in a barrel.
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Edit: What are the supposed "rules of engagement" in this situation? Shoot first or only return fire? Anybody know?
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[edit on 9/4/2005 by Gools]


TPL

posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 04:47 PM
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Did they return fire?

One would have to assume so at this time.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 04:55 PM
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I bet we hear some real horror stories of violence after this is over. Both from the Superdome and city itself. One guy interviewed said it was like a prison riot. I also hate to say it, but I bet you hear alot of stories of race based crime not unlike the LA Riots a few years back.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:06 PM
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Could have been contractors with guns, just said. Said by the army core eng.

[edit on 4-9-2005 by SpittinCobra]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:07 PM
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Just on FOX they said there's an AP report that these people shot could have been Army Corps of Engineers contractors!!!!


[edit on 9/4/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by UnMature
yeah definetly sounds as if it was justified to me...I hate how people always seem to make it the cops fault for doing what's right...this sounds like it might have been an armed gang advancing on police.


So much for the gang of hudlums, huh? Anything you would like to say?



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:12 PM
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Jesus, yup i just heard that too, their army contractors.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by picard_is_actually_a_grey
Jesus, yup i just heard that too, their army contractors.


They where on thier way to fix the canal.

Its murder, period.

[edit on 4-9-2005 by SpittinCobra]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:14 PM
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This is gonna turn out to be bad. The police are overwhelmed with too much work givin that many have left work. Let's hope for the best.


I guess it took me too long to reply. Man this just plainly sucks.

[edit on 4-9-2005 by I See You]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:16 PM
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I have to wonder did the cops just shoot them out of the blue? I mean I can't imagine a bunch of army contractors turning their guns of the cops when confronted. Somethings seriously going wrong down there.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by picard_is_actually_a_grey
I have to wonder did the cops just shoot them out of the blue? I mean I can't imagine a bunch of army contractors turning their guns of the cops when confronted. Somethings seriously going wrong down there.


The only thing I can think is the cops seen the guns and opend fire, but we dont know.I do know they shouldnt be dead.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:19 PM
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Maybe the Contractors were Black and Armed and the Cops were White and Nervous?



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:20 PM
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Honestly I can't see any sane person going anywhere there unarmed. This news is disturbing on so many levels, like everything coming out of NO these days. Cops shooting at anyone who is justifiably armed for self protection, and news earlier on cnn that they are seizing (yes seizing not securing for transport which would be justifiable) evacuees weapons, paints a bleak picture. Last I checked the second ammendment still applies in the US, maybe I was wrong though.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by Souljah
Maybe the Contractors were Black and Armed and the Cops were White and Nervous?


Do we REALLY need this kind of talk?



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:22 PM
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WRONG...

Now they're saying the people shot were shooting AT the contractors...AP updated story


[edit on 9/4/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:22 PM
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This just in on Fox:

The Army Contractors were 'shot at' by hoodlums. The police shot and killed the guys who shot at the contractors.

Update: The contractors are fine, not hurt.

[edit on 4-9-2005 by SourGrapes]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 05:23 PM
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Originally posted by SpittinCobra

Originally posted by Souljah
Maybe the Contractors were Black and Armed and the Cops were White and Nervous?

Do we REALLY need this kind of talk?

I am sorry, but things are getting out of hand down there, and I would not be surprised by the quick reaction of the police, responding to some Black Men without uniforms, but armed with weapons.



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