Treme's New Character Based on A. C.Thompson and his Invistigative Story: Katrina's Hidden Race War

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Tonight's season premiere of Treme, written by David Simon and Anthony Bourdain, featured a new character based on Pro Publica journalist A.C. Thompson. In 2009 Thompson published an investigative story in The Nation on police officers who where ordered to shoot looters. In the wake of Katrina officers not only opened fire killing unarmed civilians in Alger's Point, in several cases they attempted to discard the bodies. Here's A.C. Thompson in a Frontline documentary about the corruption he uncovered in New Orleans.

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