Oct. 1, 2021

Episode 128 True Crime: Danziger Bridge Shootings - the Murders of James Brisette and Ronald Madison

Last week on Bachelor in Paradise, a tropical storm shut down the beach. This week, Megan tells the story of a shooting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans, Louisiana. The Danziger Bridge Shootings, perpetrated by those tasked to protect and serve, resulted in the murders of James Brisette and Ronald Madison, and the shooting of four other surviving victims. Prepare to get real mad, real quick!

CONTENT WARNING: Child victim, police shooting, police brutality, racism. (Story starts at: 10:16)

We also briefly discuss the Gabby Petito case. For the time being, we will not be covering this case, but we may in the future. There is new information coming in every day, the story may change drastically overnight. Gabby’s family deserves answers and they deserve justice. So do the families of thousands of missing people of color in this country. We also need to keep in mind that American Indigenous women face homicide rates at 10 times the national average.

Links Discussed in this Episode:

NBC News Article on Missing People of Color by Antonio Planas and Wilson Wong

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women- Information and statistics on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit (MMIWG2S)  crisis in North America

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