Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty of Corruption

Fox News, February 12, 2014

A jury convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday on 20 of 21 federal corruption counts, including bribery, marking a stunning fall for the feisty official who gained a national profile following Hurricane Katrina.

The 57-year-old Democrat, who led his city through the aftermath of the 2005 storm, was found guilty of charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

He will remain free on bond while he awaits sentencing. Each of the charges carries a sentence from three to 20 years, but how long he would serve was unclear and will depend on a pre-sentence investigation and various sentencing guidelines. {snip}

Nagin sat quietly at the defense table after the verdict was read and his wife, Seletha, was being consoled in the front row. Before the verdict, he said outside the New Orleans courtroom: “I’ve been at peace with this for a long time. I’m good.”

Nagin, who left office in 2010 after eight years, was indicted in January 2013 on charges he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of local businessman Frank Fradella.

He also was charged with accepting thousands of dollars in in payoffs from another businessman, Rodney Williams, for his help in securing city contracts.

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The charges against Nagin included one overarching conspiracy count along with six counts of bribery, nine counts of wire fraud, one count of money laundering conspiracy and four counts of filing false tax returns. He was acquitted of one of the bribery counts.

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Nagin’s former technology chief, Greg Meffert, who also is awaiting sentencing after a plea deal, told jurors he helped another businessman, Mark St. Pierre, bribe Nagin with lavish vacation trips. St. Pierre did not testify. He was convicted in the case in 2011.

Nagin said he did not to know his vacation trips to Jamaica and Hawaii were paid for by St. Pierre. He also said he wasn’t told that a family trip to New York was paid for by a movie theater owner who, prosecutors said, received help with a city tax issue after Katrina wiped out the theater.

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  • NeanderthalDNA

    Movin’ on up…to dee sky…

    To a deeelux apartment…in da skyyyyy…

    We movin on up…to dee sky…

    We finely got our fingers in da pie….

    Heck, George Jefferson would have done better than real blacks in charge, I think…

    • So CAL Snowman

      He couldn’t have done much worse.

      • donna csrter

        Why is it that all the black mayors end up in trouble?They are always on the take.Real good rollmodels for black children.

        • So CAL Snowman

          “Why is it that all black mayors end up in trouble?”

          It’s purely genetics. They have no idea how White people run things so they just make up their own rules. They see all of this money just sitting there and figure it’s theirs for the taking. They think that the White man “got rich” because the government gave his people everything. So they think that it’s “their turn” to get rich by being in charge of the money hose.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Magical thinking got them again.

          • John R

            More like the dominate lion takes the lion’s share; the big silverback gorilla tales over all the females. It is just the deal with the lower animals-especially those from Africa. Negroids as well, obviously.

        • Anon

          Your question itself is evidence of strong brain washing and manipulation by the media. The presupposition to your question is that such behavior is not normal or typical of blacks so that it requires an excuse (preferably a politically correct excuse like whitey needs to fork over more money in some way) in order to explain it.
          Turn the question on its head. How common is it for blacks to do evil….rape, robbery, murder assault and just plain old depraved cruelty. How common is it for blacks to steal….to be corrupt…for the strong to use any advantage at all to harm the weak.
          Something to be aware of. The universal response of all blacks in every country of the world when shown films of black children starving or otherwise suffering is to break out into hysterical laughter.
          What does this say about blacks. The fact that it is so universal is strong evidence that it is intrinsic and not environmental (ie there is no such thing as good role models for blacks because they cannot choose to be anything except wicked).
          All these are important questions for white people because it changes completely the 100% failure rate of whites responding to blacks. The question is NOT what can we do to change blacks. You cannot change blacks and they will do great evil no matter what we do.
          The question is how to get rid of blacks. At a minimum, they need to be ethnically cleansed from all white countries. But realistically, genocide is the only reasonable or righteous solution.

        • Troy S

          No different than black reverends or blacks in general.

          • Mergatroyd

            Or black rap stars like Kanye West.

          • Edruezzi

            On Kanye. He solemnly declared at a press conference that he controls the mass media. Even Rupert Murdoch never said that. Kanye’s problem may be a mild form of schizophrenia.

          • mobilebay

            Who’s Kanye?

          • Edruezzi

            Kanye West, the rapper.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Typical adolescent negro megalomania.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            “Kayne’s problem may be a mild form of schitzophrenia.”

            Kayne’s problem is that he’s a complete idiot. There – I fixed it.

        • Edruezzi

          I’ll always remember the footage of Marion Berry fondling a prostitute.

    • TheAntidote

      Lol. Life imitates sitcom.

  • MekongDelta69

    Not a shock – A black mayor accused of corruption.

    Quite a shock – A black mayor actually convicted of a crime.

    • Manaphy

      Kind of makes me wonder if there is any other type of black mayor. So far I haven’t been disproven.

      • Spartacus

        Dark-skins are like crabs, if one of them rises a little, the others just pull him back down .

    • Dave4088

      Really. I’m surprised Obozo didn’t use his pen and his phone to overturn the conviction since he has appointed himself the supreme law giver.

      • Black Swan

        It’s coming, Dave. Holder’s position as AG is coming up soon and Nagin is a perfect candidate.

    • John K

      The question now is how light of a sentence, if any, is he going to get?

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        The feds use federal sentencing guidelines, basically “cookbook sentencing”. Federal judges don’t have to anymore, but they still do, in order to avoid charges of bias, which was the whole original reason for the introduction of guidelines in the first place.

    • John R

      You forget: Of all the black mayors out there, these are just the ones that got convicted. Obviously, they had to convict SOME of them, to satisfy the general public.

  • Geo1metric

    I am shocked I tell you, absolutely shocked!! “He was such a good boy”.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Didn’t do nuffins, and was just about to turn his life around.

    • sbuffalonative

      ‘He ain’t never done nuttin wrong’.

    • APaige

      He will help to keep prison a “Chocolate Pen.”

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    If Nagin gets more than ten years, he will be considered an “escape risk” and thus won’t be camp-eligible. Federal sentences do not normally run consecutively (except for guns, explosives and overfishing Pacific haddock), but they also don’t really run concurrently. I suspect he’ll get more than ten years. I’d say he’s basically screwed.

  • Garrett Brown

    It will eventually be a horrible century for black mayors.

    • Geo1metric

      And White citizens.

  • Puggg

    If he does do a bit in Federal prison, irony would be if the prison floods and they forget to evacuate him.

    They call him a “feisty official.” I didn’t know “feisty” meant dumb bigoted black.

    • So CAL Snowman

      “Feisty” just means he loudly screamed “racism” when White accountants checked the books.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Ah yes, our “Chocolate City” mayor has finally got his “just deserts.” He’ll be trading one chocolate city for another one that’s far more crowded, raucous, and dirty. What happened during and after hurricane Katrina was worse than criminal, it shows how Africans will destroy white nations, then white populations next if we do not take control of our lands, and hence our futures back from the darkies.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Nagin wasn’t really a mayor. He was just some clown who liked playing “dress-up”.

      • Mergatroyd

        Just like Obama and Holder. They’re both empty suits with empty craniums waiting for and then carrying out the orders of their handlers.

    • D.B. Cooper

      It would be nice if the GOP would seize the opportunity, but I’ll remember their silence come election day.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Jenkum production could provide employment for poor unemployed chocolate types…

        Would hate to fall in that vat.

        • Whitetrashgang

          Yes blacks should have there own manufacturing plants and sales and service could be done in India.A true black invention for all to enjoy all the time.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Considering the state of the sewage system in Choco City, seems they already have much of the infrastructure set up, as well as the workers…

            Hey Shitavious, what are you…oh God…Shitavious…ugh…

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            Young Mr. Cook gets a passing mention in this story.

            Proving that “Shitavious” is a real name, not something we made up. Then again, who would think to make up “Shitavious?” It’s too real to be fake.

            herald-review [dot] com/news/local/crime-and-courts/demeco-hill-found-guilty-of-possessing-handgun/article_078ab0e6-9d80-5a07-980f-c577dd3b4c52.html

          • Brian

            Would be a hoot if Shitavious had a twin brother named Shinolavious. Can’t tell ‘em apart!

        • Mergatroyd

          I doubt very many know what Jenkum is, DNA. You’d better put up an explanation, I would but I’m eating breakfast and I want to be long gone from this thread when you do.

          The definition is not family friendly, like this site, not at all, LOL.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            I’m just thinking, Mer, it’s a product blacks are eminently qualified to produce in great quantities. An enterprising White could set up a production process that, depending on “intake” could result in a variety of “outputs” that could be branded, like different fine wines or shall we say, microbrewery flavors…

            The Mickey D, the KFC, Spicey Taco Bell…

    • Black Swan

      He’s going to take a ride on the Hershey Highway for the next few years.

    • crapps

      Amen to that Zap..
      It’s funny, I write the littlest thing derogatory about race
      and I get the mods kind attention . . . . . how do you do it ..?

  • shawnmer

    Journalists, save ink and bandwidth. Only run a story when one ISN’T corrupt.

  • bigone4u

    “…who led his city through the aftermath of the 2005 storm…”
    ___________________________________
    FALSE, inaccurate reporting. He led blacks OUT of the city. He rented a big expensive house in Dallas after Katrina and was AWOL for much of the aftermath. Nagin is a coward. But imagine all the opportunities to make a dishonest buck that presented themselves afterward. Too much temptation for a Negro.

    • benvad

      It’s almost textbook analysis, kind of like Pavlov’s dog, ring the bell and they’ll stick their hands out. It was expected

      • Mergatroyd

        You’re talking about the msm, right?

        I can’t think of a better example of Pavlov’s dogs. Black commits crime: trained for silence and excuse making. White commits crime: automatic front page news for weeks on end.

        • benvad

          I was referring to Bantu idiocy. Automatically accepting bribes without any foresight of the consequences of what will happen, either short time or in long run.

          They’re soo predictable.

    • Black Swan

      Nagin certainly got a pass from the press. He was allowed to blame Bush for ALL of his own shortcomings and the msm lapped it up and reported it while making Nagin out to be some sort of hero.

  • JackKrak

    Remember – if one Republican member of the Bozeman, Montana city council is associated with any kind of corruption, then it’s time to put whole national party on trial and ask hard questions about the nature of such an obviously morally bankrupt political movement. But there is no number of Democratic mayors, especially black ones, that can be caught, tried and convicted of the most bizarre ultra-corruption that will make the media examine what it means to be a Democrat or the curious habit of black mayors to “keep it real” while in office.

    And no offense to Montana…..

    • Dave4088

      The anti-white left demands you judge their misdeeds as isolated, individual acts, but reverts back to scathing collective condemnation when any white person or Republican breaks the law or offends their sensibilities in any way.

      • Mergatroyd

        Same for gun control. One crazed, lone gunman shoots up a theater or school and ALL gun owners and gun stores are held accountable, made to answer and demands made from the left to curtail the 2nd Amendment.

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          Yet whenever we read about an HIV carrier deliberately spreading the disease to multiple, unwitting partners, the silence from the left about placing restrictions on these people is deafening.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            The S.F. Health Dept. allegedly shut down the bath houses, but who knows? I suspect they are still in operation.
            In reference to gays’ spreading the virus via anonymous sex, ever heard of a “glory hole?”
            They were the highlight of the bath houses.
            And gays continue to agitate for the right to donate whole blood.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            I suspect bath houses are going strong in Denver. Visiting my mother a few years back, I saw a late-night TV commercial in which an obvious rectal-ranger advertised what was equally obviously a bath house, for guys with “alternative lifestyles” and in which it cost a crazy amount of money to “rent a locker” for an evening. It was plainly not some sort of health-club that was being offered: an “illness and death club”, instead I should think.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            A TV advert for a s*x club? Whoa. That is pretty racy for TV. Denver must be a swinging town.
            Someone said things have become so loose, there is even a late night TV advert for a kinky vibr***r.
            We have come a long way from I Love Lucy, the Mary Tyler Moore show and their “decency code” mandated twin beds.

        • Brian

          Good news on that front coming out of San Fran, of all places. Court just struck down CA’s prohibitive concealed carry regs.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            By the 9th Circus of all people.

            I have the legal opinion in my hopper. Some time this weekend I’ll write a blog post about it. Just off the bat, and without having read it, I fear that the legal language of the majority opinion gives CA an out, in that they could totally do away with CCW of any sort, may issue or otherwise, and be in compliance with this ruling.

          • Brian

            I look forward to your analysis of it. I’m thinking that either scenario– scrapping the restrictions OR eliminating CCW– is better than what they had til now…the former is an improvement obviously, but the latter also, because it turns up the heat on the pressure cooker and forces a response. I.e. the remaining non-rich/famous whites in Mexifornia can’t even carry a gun to push back against the tide– many might say it’s the last straw and head for the exit, leaving CA to stew in its juices. There could be some upside to that, reminiscent of the medieval head-on-a-pike warning of what not to do elsewhere.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            Okay, I just sped-read the majority opinion, and what they seem to be saying in essence applied practically is that a jurisdiction must either have OC or must-issue CCW or both to comply with 2A. So there is no “out” for San Diego County (where this case came from) or by inference the state.

            If SCOTUS endorses this line of reasoning, which it might have to because there are, as I found out from my speed reading, some contradictory rulings from other appellate level circuits, then it’s going to have some big implications.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Fortunately SCOTUS has already ruled that 2A is an individual right.

  • benvad

    He didn’t know anything? Boo hoo! Time to get locked up Mr. Mayor.

  • Dave4088

    Know matter how corrupt a black politician is, his/her star never truly falls in the black “community”. If Nagin goes to prison and decides to seek some type of office again upon his release, blacks will vote for him by an overwhelming majority assuming the opponent is white.

    • benvad

      No doubt about that.

    • So CAL Snowman

      The crackhead Marion Berry comes to mind.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Ah yes, Mayor “B!tch set me up!”

        A true classic Bantu leader, quite the wordsmith.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Like I always say whenever a black is elected, officials should reserve in his or her name a cell in the local prison.

      • r j p

        How to end black politicians aka thieves, require D&O insurance for elected officials and require it be paid personally:

        Directors and officers liability Insurance (often called D&O) is liability insurance payable to the directors and officers of a company, or to the organization(s) itself, as indemnification (reimbursement) for losses or advancement of defense costs in the event an insured suffers such a loss as a result of a legal action brought for alleged wrongful acts in their capacity as directors and officers. Such coverage can extend to defense costs arising out of criminal and regulatory investigations/trials as well; in fact, often civil and criminal actions are brought against directors/officers simultaneously.

      • Brian

        Reminds me of our former sheriff, who’s now in jail for having his election opponent murdered in his front yard. When keepin’ it real goes wrong.

    • baldowl

      It’s because the black mentality is that they are all always victims. Evidence of guilt of blacks is ignored, if ever recognized at all, by other blacks.

      • Mergatroyd

        It is drummed into them from the moment of birth, from the media, from the schools from black politicians. No other narrative is allowed.

  • DNA Explains It All

    Just keeping it real.

  • dd121

    I couldn’t believe he stayed in office after his part in the Katrina fiasco. Oh wait, that was all Bush’s fault.

    • Michiganman6

      Yep, they had a black mayor and a female govenor and Geroge Bush got all the blame.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Wonder what Kanye West is thinking at present.

        • benvad

          Crickets

        • itdoesnotmatter

          West is capable of thought? I did not know that.

      • dd121

        I did notice that the news media didn’t allot any of the blame to those two when they were the responsible state officials. It’s part of the narrative that the omnipresent federal government is entirely responsible for your well being, and that time they failed (and conveniently it was Bush’s fault).

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          The feds did their part; the National Weather Service tracked Katrina and reported on it continuously. The people who really came up short were the dumb black civilians living in the sixth ward. Apparently their thinking wasn’t sophisticated enough for “Let’s see: I live right on the coast, well below sea level, a big hurricane is heading right this way, and the only thing protecting me is a levee that might or might not hold. I think I’ll pack the car and get out of town for a week.”

          • dd121

            Maybe they thought Nagan’s buses, that wound up under water, were going to spirit them away. The leftist media left the message of personal responsibility out of the narrative.
            “Massa gonna take care of me”. It’s the old plantation mentality alive and well 150 years after slavery.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Nagan reportedly hid out on the top floor of a N.O. hotel, in the luxury suite, of course, until the storm passed over.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            The leftist media ALWAYS leaves the message of personal responsibility out of their narrative. Why should Hurricane Katrina have been any different?

          • itdoesnotmatter

            B, b, bu, bu, but, Mikey, dey say’d they din have no cars, ‘member?

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            This is the United States. Even most illegal aliens have cars – otherwise they’d have to walk drunk instead of driving drunk.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Of course they had cars, Michael. How else could they get to Popeye’s or their crack dealers? God knows they do not have jobs.
            Fact: when Katrina waters receded, the Ninth Ward housing development car parks were full of cars.

      • Black Swan

        The incompetent female governor sided with Nagin.

  • Michiganman6

    I have an idea for a reality show. All the imprisoned Mayors in America…..all in one big cell. Call the show Big Brotha’

    • r j p

      That is a great idea, but it also could be pretty disgusting.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Was Nagin, the “Great Hero of Katrina” convicted by a chocolate jury? And, didn’t he stupidly pass on a plea deal?

    Will Nagin be carted off to prison in one of the school buses he didn’t use to evacuate NO (and then blamed Bush)?

    Inquiring minds would like to know.

    But…

    Hold your applause. Justice won’t be served until Nagin is sentenced, wearing an orange jumpsuit and locked behind bars with William “cold cash” Jackson in a REAL “chocolate city.”

    And even then, there’s always the possibility of minimum sentencing and a presidential pardon — maybe obama already has plans to make Nagin the next AG after Holder departs.

    Meanwhile, don’t drop the soap, Ray.

    • IstvanIN

      That picture is gross. This should be a family friendly site.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yeah, it’s a little cringe worthy

      • Black Swan

        What are you the hall monitor?

        You can go stuff your sanctimonious lecturing.

  • John K

    “The 57-year-old Democrat, who led his city through the aftermath of the 2005 storm….”

    Really? You call that leadership?

    As for being convicted, it was a no-brainer. All black officials commit crime and take bribes.

    • IstvanIN

      Isn’t “feets do you stuff” a form of leadership?

    • Ella

      And the proud New Orleaners voted him back in as mayor to run the beloved Chocolate City after Katrina. That’s right because the Feds did not know he was shifty or crooked.

      • Mergatroyd

        If Marion Barry can be re-elected due to melanin content, so can Ray Nagin. Don’t ever underestimate the intelligence or loyalty of the black voting bloc, all they see is entitlement promises first and then color and Ray Nagin delivered “in spades.”

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    Of course not: plenty more brown idiots where that one came from.

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    I very much doubt that Nagin’s receiving truckloads of granite for his private business was part of accomplishing anything remotely resembling a “needed end” for the public.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Blacks should not be in any positions of power. They do not have the intelligence to handle the great responsibility that comes with great authority. When blacks are placed in positions of power, it goes to their head and they start acting like Zulu war chiefs. They immediately start abusing their authority for personal gain and the satisfaction of their own animalistic instincts, always at the expense of their constituents. This was why blacks were largely excluded from government until after 1964. From 1901 to 1928, there were no blacks in Congress because the typical black is a disgusting savage and living under negro rule is no different from living under the tyranny of savages. After 1964, our rulers abandoned common sense and decided to promote blacks to positions that exceeded their level of competence.

    • Major

      I’m praying he shares a cell with Jesse Jerkson Jr and Kwame Fitzpatrick.

      • Mergatroyd

        Nah, let him share it with that guy known as the “booty bandit.”

        • Erasmus

          you mean the 6’6″ 300 lb. buck?

  • Luca

    Well apparently he didn’t get a chocolate jury.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      He’ll probably complain that there weren’t enough blacks on the jury, when the truth of the matter is that blacks don’t often show up for jury duty when called.

      • Bantu_Education

        Then Holdama will have to increase the pay – that should sort the problem.

  • jambi19

    Something tells me you vote Democrat. Not by you defending this man, but by your complete lack of ethics and warped view of reality.

  • IstvanIN

    You are confusing a politician who moves money from the parks dept. to the roads dept. because he needs the money to buy extra winter salt for the roads, which may be impermissible but necessary and taking bribes.

    • dd121

      He doesn’t need to worry. Obango will probably pardon him. Da hood gotta stick together.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    I’d watch that one. I swear…did Chris Farley’s soul transmigrate to Rob Ford’s bloated body when he OD’d? That guy IS a Chris Farley character come to life…

    • Black Swan

      That same soul went from John Belushi to John Candy to Chris Farley to Philip Seymour Hoffman and has moved on to Rob Ford.

    • itdoesnotmatter

      Speaking of RoFo, his appointed Toronto Housing Authority CEO, Gene Jones, imported from…..ready?
      Detroit, is already under fire. RoFo backs him 100%. The kiss of death, to be sure.
      And here’s Gene!! Surprise, surprise, he is black!

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Boy he looks competent does he not?

        • itdoesnotmatter

          Ummm, er, uh, let me think about that. Is this a trick question, as in vote yes on no?

      • Mergatroyd

        I object far more to this image than the one Bon posted above.

        It’s not appropriate on a family-friendly sight.

        • itdoesnotmatter

          My profuse apologies, Mergatroyd. He does look unseemly, I admit.

  • MBlanc46

    Those who aren’t corrupt are incompetent. Some are both.

  • MBlanc46

    All the free vacations that he “didn’t know” were being paid for by people doing business with the city. That’s real subtlety and sophistication there.

    • IstvanIN

      I always go on vacation with mysteriously appearing airline and train tickets, the hotels never charge and my meals are always free, and I am never suspicious or ask how come!

      • MBlanc46

        You must be a black public official!

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        Where do I sign up?

  • MBlanc46

    “[T]hen, it’s doing what he pleases with his resources.”

    No, he was doing what he pleased with the taxpayers’ resources, and that’s where the laws against bribery come in.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    New Orleans, architecturally and historically, is an incredible city. How many more historically great cities will whites cede to blacks to run into the ground?

    • itdoesnotmatter

      In the Southwest, specifically speaking for California, where I am in residence, mestizos are doing the same thing. Several cites are going bankrupt, thanks to massive squatter invasion.

    • Ella

      It was one of the MOST beautiful cities in the US. I quit touring long before Katrina as the murder and mugging rates skyrocketed. I miss French Creole cuisine and Cajun entertainment. How much tourism has minorities eliminated in the USA local or international?

      • itdoesnotmatter

        So many beautiful things in what was once N.O.
        I loved sitting at a sidewalk cafe, eating beignets with strong coffee. The open market place was great, too.

        • Erasmus

          Look. You can either have a first world country or diversity. You can’t have both.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            That is how it has devolved, sad to say, Erasmus.
            Apparently, tourism is still alive and well in N.O., at least according to the MSM.

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        For some years the German government was telling its citizens to stay out of Florida. Florida was already a “shall issue” CCW state, but the perps figured that tourists wouldn’t have guns with them and that the rental car companies had – in those days – distinctive markings on their vehicles. The (black) perps simply waited outside the airports.

        Parts of the desert southwest are amazingly good for camping, hiking and horseback riding, but the Mexican narcos have made parts of the area simply too dangerous. I read a few years ago – on this site I believe – about some narcos shooing hapless river rafters, just for fun. There was also the fellow shot off his jet ski at a lake in Texas at about the same time.

    • Mergatroyd

      Maybe if more gays move there they can start regentrifying the city and push out the blacks, which is how San Francisco became nice again.

  • Black Swan

    “…gained a national profile following Hurricane Katrina.”

    Yeah, by blaming Bush for his own incompetence. Guess that makes him a hero to the left.

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    I’m sure Nagin was offered a plea deal, and he probably would have received at most two years at a minimum security camp.

    • Black Swan

      Nagin apparently was offered a plea deal but thought he could beat the rap. His own attorney said there was “no case” and besides that, the statue of limitations had expired. I’m sure Nagin was convinced he’d done nothing wrong and was shocked at the conviction.

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor is six months, but on a felony it is either five or seven years (I forget which, and it probably even varies according to jurisdiction).

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Some felonies have no statue of limitations, federal and state alike.

  • negrolocaust

    savage warns of race war. good savage nation tonight. talks about sharpton and farrakhan etc it is on youtube. farrakhanjust threatened white genocide savage plays the clips.

  • WR_the_realist

    Those black mayors like to keep it real.

  • ViktorNN

    It would be interesting to see if black elected officials have a disproportionately high rate of corruption compared to other groups. Is there something about blacks which determines that they will tend to rule themselves via kleptocracies and warlord states?

    • Earl Turner

      “if”?

    • Bantu_Education

      I suppose you would also find it “interesting” to know whether the sun always rises in the east?

  • Erasmus

    Here’s a thought: Show us an honest black politician. That will require some real investigative journalism.

    • jane johnson

      Allen West, but he was voted out of office in 2012. Wonder why.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        When Florida did Congressional redistricting in 2011, they obviously drew a Republican friendly map, as the state legislature and Governor are all Republicans, but in doing so, they happened to put Allen West in a far less friendly district with a lot of the kind of people that really turn out to vote Democrat during Presidential election years. It had nothing to do with any personal vendetta against him.

  • John R

    Hey, it’s the African genes, the one head Negro demands all the spoils. You cannot expect to change thousands of years of programmed evolution in a generation. Should be expected.

    • MooTieFighter

      I do expect it, unfortunately, so many others do not. They are our “dreamers”, and they are out to destroy us “realist”. They will also take down America with their dreams.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Ahhh, intense feelings of Schadenfreude well up and consume me.
    This man has long escaped retribution for his negligence. I say, it is about time.

    • Brian

      Another good German word: Backpfeifengesicht (a face in need of punching). Nagin had this quality in spades.

      • itdoesnotmatter

        Good word, Backpfeifengesicht .
        Hamburger X-husband and I use it to describe a face we find repulsive.

  • Mergatroyd

    A jury convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday on 20 of 21 federal corruption counts

    I’ll bet he thought Holder and Obama were going to protect him, and I’m surprised they didn’t. He must have pissed one of them off.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      The feds aren’t going to worry about small fry like city mayors, state governors and junior congressmen; they throw those guys to the wolves every time.

  • Mergatroyd

    In Nagin’s case it was all about the pigmentation (“New Orleans is going to be a chocolate city!”). He thought he could get away with what he did because he thought he was above the law and a magic negro like Obama.

    Nagin was a crook and cheat and it’s good to know he was caught, (hopefully) will be punished for his misdeeds, that there is a system of justice left and that he was not above it.

    No sympathy for this anti-white, racist idiot.

    • Brian

      When do we get Vanilla City?

  • Who Me?

    He didn’t know that accepting bribes, free trips and etc, etc, etc, was against the law, or didn’t even know he did it… Well, of course he’s telling the absolute truth, He didn’t know. Yeah, they really are that dumb!

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Rod Blagojevich said after his arrest “When did that get to be illegal”, and this was a guy with a law degree who had worked as a Cook County prosecutor! At sentencing after his retrial (the first resulted in a hung jury) he wasted the court’s time telling everyone about his comb. I also thus think it’s safe to say, “Yes, these guys really are THAT stupid.”

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Just another dumb Gollum who made the mistake of thinking the law doesn’t apply to him. It never ceases to amaze me how attorneys who of all people should know better STILL break the law and are thunderstruck when they are arrested and jailed for it.

        • Brian

          Is that de Blasio’s wife pictured there?

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Who’s de Blasio?

          • Brian

            The terrible, newly-elected mayor of New York City, who’s married to a terrible, militant black lesbian.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            I see, well then the picture is a true likeness of both of them wouldn’t you say?

          • Brian

            Like Smeagol, I wouldn’t put it past her to kill her brother to get a shiny object she wants.

  • r j p

    Like Ray Nagin never hit the glass pipe…..

  • mobilebay

    Hey, he’s a true politician….didn’t know nothing about nothing. Guess Santa paid for all those vacations.

  • r j p

    Term limits for every elected individual? One term in one role.

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    Hard to say. If indictments were issued back in the day, those indictments remain valid. If they killed anyone during the heist, they’re screwed that way, too, as there is no statute of limitations on a murder.

  • CelestiaQuesta

    He’ll finally have that Chocolate City he dreamed about. I’d like to see his behind ruby red as his fellow chocos take turns on him while incarcerated for the rest of his life.