Not long ago we posted this smoove joint from Raekwon called called "86" featuring his R&B artist Altrina Renee who is on his ICEH2O label. The original version appears on Raekwon's latest project entitled 'Lost Jewlry' which served as a mixtape-type of appetizer before he drops his "F.I.L.A." album later this year. Today 'The Chef' blessed the fans with the brand new remix & video for the single featuring one Brooklyn's finest emcees Mr. Anthony Cruz better known to the world as AZ. Raekwon couldn't have chosen a better person to hop on this DJ Thoro produced track with him because AZ is noted for flowing effortlessly over smooth joints like these. Peep the visuals & cop the track below.....
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Five New Orleans police officers indiscriminately shot unarmed residents during the chaos unleashed by Hurricane Katrina and got colleagues to help cover up the crime, prosecutors said Monday.
"Shoot first, and ask questions later," federal prosecutor Bobbi Bernstein said during opening arguments of a high-profile trial of the officers.
"That's how this whole case got started."
Bernstein described a "seemingly endless barrage of gunshots" that left two people dead and four badly wounded and a wide-ranging conspiracy that lasted almost four years.
The deadly 2005 shooting on the Danziger Bridge came to epitomize the city's failure to protect its citizens and exposed deep-rooted corruption in the police department, which critics say remains unaddressed.
"I was a police officer for 23 years," said Anthony Radosti, the vice president of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, a group that has played an unofficial watchdog role.
"And I'm appalled. We cannot have that in a civilized society."
Fear soon followed the deadly floodwaters which swallowed 80 percent of New Orleans and left thousands stranded on their rooftops after Katrina smashed through the city's poorly maintained levees on August 29, 2005.
Reports of widespread looting and armed gangs roaming the city shifted the government's already botched response from humanitarian aid to a military operation.
In the following days, six people -- almost all of them African American -- were killed under suspicious circumstances in incidents involving police. Scores more were injured.
The Danziger Bridge case is the most notorious of at least nine incidents being investigated by federal agents.
Defense attorneys gave a full-throated defense of their clients, depicting them as hero cops.
"These five had one thing in common -- they stayed," declared Paul Fleming, a lawyer representing Robert Faulcon.
He called the officers "proactive," saying, "They go out and get things done. They go out and get the bad guys."
Frank DeSalvo, the attorney who represents Sergeant Kenneth Bowen and has defended many NOPD officer in the past, called the government's case a work of "fiction" and compared it to a John Grisham novel.
DeSalvo and Flemming said that many of the government's witnesses were liars, singling out Michael Hunter, one of the officers who is set to testify against his former colleagues, and Lance Madison, a 20-year FedEx employee with no criminal record who watched his brother die that day.
Bernstein said ample evidence would be provided in the testimony of those caught in the crossfire, video from a nearby television crew and statements of three officers who have already pleaded guilty,
She described the terror experienced by one family, the Bartholomews, cowering behind a barricade as they "continued to feel more bullets rip through their flesh."
Four of the officers facing trial -- Sergeants Robert Gisevius and Bowen and Officers Anthony Villavaso and Faulcon -- were charged in 2007, by then-district attorney Eddie Jordan.
A judge threw out the case, citing prosecutorial misconduct.
The fifth defendant, Sergeant Arthur Kaufman, was not involved in the shooting, but faces charges for participating in the cover-up.
Much of the public supported the officers when they were first charged in 2007 and a crowd of more than a hundred people -- mostly off-duty office
Saturday night the House of Hennessy Remixed private mansion Super Bowl event in Arlington, Texas was blessed by performances from Trina, Ray J and the very talented Marsha Ambrosius, who blew the crowd away. Sounds provided by DJ D-Nice.