Hard Times in the Big Easy
A ghost of Danziger Bridge
High Concept: Only the Good Die Young
Aspect: Old Enough To Know Better. Still Too Young To Care.
A deadly police shooting occurred on the Danziger Bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. On Sunday, September 4, six days after the hurricane, nineteen-year-old James Brissette and forty-year-old Ronald Madison, both African American, were killed in the gunfire, and four other civilians were wounded. All victims were unarmed. Madison, a mentally disabled man, was shot in the back. New Orleans police coordinated in fabricating a cover-up story for their crime, falsely reporting that seven police officers responded to a police dispatch reporting an officer down, and that at least four people were firing weapons at the officers upon their arrival.
James Brissette’s Ghost haunts Danziger Bridge, protecting civilians that cross the bridge. The Supernatural Community knows that Brissette uses his powers to keep guns from working on the bridge.