Originally Posted By thompsondd:
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 6:27 p.m. EDT
Nagin's Cops Trained by Farrakhan Deputy
When New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin briefed Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan about damage to the city's levees in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it wasn't the first time the Louisiana Democrat had reached out to the racially polarizing black leader.
In June, the Bayou Buzz reported that Nagin's police department hired Farrakhan deputy Dennis Muhammad to conduct "sensitivity training" sessions for New Orleans' cops after a rise in "anti-police" sentiment in the city.
In an item picked up by the Drudge Report, Police Chief Eddie Compass explained that "members of the Nation of Islam have some type of relationship" with the community and might be able to help ease tensions.
The Muhammed appointment immediately sparked controversy, with New Orleans Police Association spokesman David Benelli telling the Bayou Buzz that his phone had "been ringing off the hook" with complaints from the rank and file.
Chief Compass resigned on Tuesday amidst reports that 249 of his cops had deserted their posts during the Katrina crisis.
Last Friday, Farrakhan revealed that he had a private meeting with Mayor Nagin in the wake of the disaster to discuss Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
It was during that meeting, Farrakhan told a Memphis audience, that "Mayor Nagin told us there was a 25-foot crater under the levee."
"He didn't say there was a bomb," the NOI chief cautioned. "He just said there was a crater."
"I say they blew it," Farrakhan added.
NewsMax's calls to Mayor Nagin's office this week seeking comment on Farrakhan's account have gone unanswered.
Not a new tactic.
Spread conspiracy theories and lies to those who are inclined to believe such garbage because it fits into their already diseased thinking to bring a certain level of support no matter how badly you fouled up, and then never speak it in public to appear respectable to people who still posess their sanity.
It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.