"FORMER U.S. SENATOR MAX CLELAND: Yeah. [laughter]
Hazardous duty. But I think New Orleans has a real challenge on its hands,
not just in recovering from the disaster, the natural disaster, but what has
happened to the police department there and what has happened in the wake
of lawlessness breaking out after the hurricane came through. I understand
that about half of the New Orleans Police Department evaporated as the hurricane
came through; that about 25% of that police department went on a rampage and
And then, of course, in the Charity Hospital there, the trauma center a few
days after the hurricane went through, a number of bodies wound up
there, assassinated with bullets in the back of their head. Those corpses
are over in a warehouse now, and nobody's really seen them but the pathologist
who told a friend of mine, who told me.
So we have a massive cover-up here, I think, that has to
be investigated independently. That's why the Attorney General of Louisiana
has now called for what I think is needed, and that is an independent investigation
of exactly what – of exactly what's needed.
MAHER: [overlapping] So this guy on the [police brutality]
tape got – this guy on the tape got off easy, is what you're saying.
CLELAND: In a strange, perverse way, yeah. Because a lot
more has gone on than what you saw here on the tape.