Judge Says Government Responsible For Hurricane Katrina
Justice has been served to a group of Hurricane Katrina victims, $719,000 of it to be exact.
Judge R. Duval declared that the government, via negligence on the part of the Army Corp of Engineers, is directly responsible for many of the issues that people encountered after the winds settled.
“For more than 40 years the corps had known that a crucial levee protecting suburban St. Bernard Parish and the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood would be compromised by deterioration of the channel. The corps had a myriad of ways to address the problem but failed to do so.”
This ruling should give the other victims waiting for justice a green light. Now they have the power to open up the flood gates on the government.