Monday, May 16, 2011

Anger Against Landrieu, Serpas and NOPD Continues to Spread

At a forum on crime today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendant Ronal Serpas faced an angry crowd and harsh questions. As reported in today's Times-Picayune, one respondent summed up the feelings in the room by asking, "How in the world can we as a city come together when there is crime in the Police Department itself, and you endorse those lies? That means you're a liar yourself. We're being bamboozled."

Today on WBOK, the city's only Black-owned radio station, callers were united in anger against Serpas and Landrieu, as they have been since the details of the latest corruption scandal were released. The anger also brought out dozens of people to a protest last Thursday outside police department headquarters, sponsored by the organization Community United for Change.

Nola Anarcha, a local blog, also has an angry commentary on the latest scandals, pointing out a legacy of violence and corruption charges against one family of officers, saying, "The Waguespack family name is one synonymous with scandal inside NOPD."

"Why do we continue to give these abusers free coffee, paid 'details,' and other kickbacks in exchange for a reprieve from their terror?" asks Nola Anarcha, providing links to coverage of scandals involving the family:
Would it not be better to get rid of people who use the threat of legalized violence to terrorize our communities, backed by a blind court system unwilling to sanction the indiscretions of it's running dogs, once and for all?
Joseph Waguespack and Henry Glover, and Payroll Fraud
Joe Waguespack Jr. and Jernard Thomas


Anonymous said...

thanks for the shout out.

still wondering if anyone knows who it was that was responsible for shotgun joe's murder?
I really thought it had been a waguespack...

Anonymous said...

that was me. -Nola Anarcha