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Aug 12, 2010 5:21 PM by Melissa Canone

Man Accused of Shooting at People Pleads Not Guilty

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who federal prosecutors say
fired a shotgun at three black men in a racially-motivated attack
following Hurricane Katrina has pleaded not guilty to all five
counts he faces.
Roland Bourgeois Jr., a 47-year-old white man from Columbia,
Miss., is accused of opening fire on the men as they tried to leave
New Orleans after the 2005 storm.
On Thursday, he was arraigned on a five-count indictment that
claims after the hurricane Bourgeois and others discussed shooting
black people and defending the New Orleans neighborhood where they
lived.

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