Friday Open Thread | Man Who Shot 3 Black Men After Hurricane Katrina Dies After Sentencing

How in the hell did it take this long to convict and sentenced him for a hate crime? Go on to your own place, racist bigot.

Roland Bourgeois Jr. died just days after being sentenced to 10 years in prison for the racist attack in New Orleans.

A white Louisiana man who shot three black men in a racist attack in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has died just days after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Roland Bourgeois Jr., 56, whose legal battle over the 2005 shootings had been dragged out over concerns about his health, likely died last week from natural causes, according to officials, though an investigation remains ongoing, the Plaquemines Parish Coroner’s Office told HuffPost.

“The cause and the manner are still pending,” the office’s chief investigator, Charles Guey, told HuffPost, adding that the autopsy’s full results are expected to take anywhere from four to six weeks.

Bourgeois was taken to a hospital after staff found him unresponsive at the Plaquemines Parish jail, the New Orleans Advocate reported. His death on Feb. 19 came just five days after he was sentenced for federal charges of committing a hate crime and illegal use of a weapon as part of a plea deal.

Bourgeois was charged in 2010 for shooting the men after they entered the Algiers Point neighborhood in New Orleans on Sept. 1, 2005. It was three days after the city’s levees broke, flooding most of the city.

The victims, one of which was gravely wounded in the shooting, were attempting to reach a ferry landing that state and federal agencies had turned into an evacuation site when they were shot by Bourgeois. Charges filed against him noted that Bourgeois had hurled racial epithets before the attack and told one neighbor: “Anything coming up this street darker than a brown paper bag is getting shot.”

His trial’s conclusion was said to resolve the last of the Katrina-era civil rights abuse cases.

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63 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Man Who Shot 3 Black Men After Hurricane Katrina Dies After Sentencing

  1. rikyrah says:

    TCM is showing The Age of Innocence😏
    I have found that you either love it or hate it.
    I love it. Always have.

  2. Joe Biden said that Mike Pence is a “decent guy.”

    Mike Pence is not a decent guy. I’m tired of these people stuck on the same way of thinking. The game has changed. We need new blood. We can’t afford to make nice with the enemy when they’re trying to snap the life out of you. NO!

  3. OMFG! The prosecutor had the evidence that would have cleared him and yet sent him to death row. It’s breath-taking. An innocent man was going to die for nothing.

  4. That stupid ass Candace Owens. Lord have mercy.

    • Ametia says:

      And YET, no forms are sent home with all students to opt out of white-washed history on the regular.

      How does that work, pray tell?

  5. rikyrah says:

    But…the woker-than-thou crowd told us when we tried to bring up the Courts that we were just trying to scare them, and it wouldn’t work.
    Let me say it again:


  6. rachel says:

    Maybe he’d still be alive if he hadn’t been a miserable murdering POS.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Why did it take so long to convict?😠😠

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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