ray heads

I took these pictures of then New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in 2007 at the citizen rally against crime at City Hall. Thousands of us were there. What do you think Ray was thinking? Turns out we have some idea where his head was that day:

In fact, as thousands of New Orleanians marched on City Hall in January 2007 to demand safer streets amid a wave of murders, Nagin was emailing Michael Singer, the owner of Singer Kitchens, to try to negotiate a business arrangement.

A “business arrangement” that got him indicated; such arrangements led to 21 counts of corruption.

I see he’s all about  justice now–tweeting a quote by MLK–it’s too bad he wasn’t in the justice game back in 2007 when we were demanding it.

More here.

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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