There's a lot in post-Katrina Louisiana that probably deserves the attention of grand juries - political and corporate corruption being high on the list. (At CorpWatch we're about to release the report I've been working on for the last 7 months on that very issue - stay tuned.)
Instead, though, Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti is busy going after a well-respected doctor for allegedly euthanizing patients at Memorial Medical Center. He was not instantly praised as a hero, which I imagine surprised him. It is a sexy story, and I'm certain he thought he'd be celebrated. He didn't think that even the general public might find it hard to believe that a dedicated doctor - one of the only ones not to save their own skins by leaving ahead of or immediately following the storm - would risk her life and work 24/7 in a flooded, electricity-free building full of sick and dying people, just to fulfill her secret lifelong ambition to be a serial killer.
Now the ACLU of Louisiana would like to know why Foti will not release the results of his investigation into the "Gretna Bridge incident," wherein law enforcement allegedly closed the Crescent City connection on August 31, 2005, immediately following the levee breaches, when mostly black residents of New Orleans parish were trying to escape into the largely white Jefferson Parish. Police reportedly turned people back - almost assuredly signing virtual death warrants for many of them.
The incident was discussed in Geneva, Switzerland at ameeting of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which is itself curious as to whether it qualified as a violation of internationmal human rights. But Foti has yet to get around to it.