Conversation: A.C. Thompson and Jacques Morial on Post-Katrina Police Violence

Conversation: A.C. Thompson and Jacques Morial on Post-Katrina Police Violence

Conversation: A.C. Thompson and Jacques Morial on Post-Katrina Police Violence

In the anarchic days after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police department were responsible for much of the deadly violence.

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Violence abounded in the anarchic days right after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans five years ago, and new evidence continues to come out indicating that the New Orleans police department was responsible for much of it. Investigative reporter A.C. Thompson covered "Katrina’s Hidden Race War" for The Nation and helped bring attention to—and accountability for—the crimes committed by officers in the days after the storm.

Thompson continues to cover this beat as a reporter with ProPublica, and he joins The Nation on Grit TV to report on the ongoing investigations uncovering, little by little, just what happened after the hurricane. Jacques Morial, co-director of the Louisiana Justice Institute, also joins the conversation via phone.

The Nation on GRIT TV is a weekly video collaboration between The Nation and GRIT TV with Laura Flanders. Watch for Monday briefings, Wednesday commentaries, weekend conversations and more at TheNation.com. For full half-hour episodes of The Nation on GRIT TV, or local television air times visit www.grittv.org.

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