Danziger Bridge Case Goes to the Jury
In closing arguments yesterday, both the prosecution and defense teams asked the jury to consider the Danziger Bridge shootings in light of Hurricane Katrina.
"They thought because of Katrina no one was watching. They thought they could do what they wanted to do and there wouldn't be any consequences. It never occurred to them that they were shooting two good families," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore Carter.
"This is a day like no other. It is a time of disorder, chaos and lawlessness. That doesn't mean the rules change, but the perception changes," said defense attorney Paul Fleming.
Read more about yesterday's closing arguments from our partners at the Times-Picayune.