New Orleans detective pleads guilty to major coverup of police shootings in aftermath of Katrina.
Among other things, Lohman has admitted involvement in planting a handgun at the scene, drafting fake police reports, and lying to federal agents as part of a conspiracy to cover up the truth about a shooting incident in which six unarmed civilians were shot by New Orleans' police
With news of Lohman's guilty plea announcement coming amid a renewed DOJ push to investigate allegations of police abuse in New Orleans, some are wondering who'll be next in front of a jury
. (Via TPM
Intrigues at the White House: Andrew Card
, Bush's longtime chief of staff -- the guy who briefly interrupted the President's reading of The Pet Goat
one rough morning in 2001 and took heat for the Katrina and Dubai debacles -- is out
, replaced by budget director "Yosh" Bolten, the one-time founder of a club called "Bikers for Bush."
Meanwhile, is Rove rolling over for Patrick Fitzgerald
, and if so, what's the angle
"France can take Treme. The king of Jordan can take the Lower Ninth Ward." Ray Nagin seeks international assistance after a certain superpower
comes up short
. [via Humid City