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July 12, 2009

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from she things

she things originated with a seed text which was then subject to three
mathematical transformations; these constituted the final text. the seed
text was erased.

the following text is a partial reconstruction of the seed text, created
by eliminating all repetition. the first part is a variation of the seed
text, more or less paralleling the original; the second part consists of
strings missing the letter 't' (the trigger for the program string divi-
sion in a second program), and again repetition is eliminated. the second
part corresponds to the second part of she things, and only those strings
which don't appear under other guise in the first part are included. thus
both texts are expansions and contractions - the first attending to the
natural inclination to separate words, and the second according to a
sifting based on 't.'

there are issues of hermeneutics, intention and body, delineated in the
following; on one hand there are applied matheses across a presumed orig-
inary moment, and on the other, that moment disappears behind an event
horizon that retains information but obliterates any final rendering. (
(i recognize that 'event horizon' is stretching a metaphor here; i think
of this as a filling out of a broken diegesis which is necessarily
thwarted by formal operations.)

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saying things i never imagined or invented. grasped my legs with hers and
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flew all ceremony directions, incomplete, worlds remained hours, years,
lived millennia. gluttony worlds, couldn't escape them, they were
everywhere. lifeforms boiled brewed stacked vibrations. vibrated frequency
their rotations, unbalanced, but always else, an intensity that varied
periodically slowly, punctuated by gamma-ray bursts from inconceivably
early universe. on single-string instrument played gluon, quark
double-stop time, danced naked: black hole has hairs, shaved quick about
it. triple-step convulsed protons neutrons, late energy. tell you more
can't; mouth is stopped within her, her there's little left murmur, much
less think

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:36 -0400
From: moderator@PORTSIDE.ORG
Subject: New Evidence Surfaces in Post-Katrina Crimes

New Evidence Surfaces in Post-Katrina Crimes
By A.C. Thompson
The Nation
July 11, 2009

 	The original story in this investigation was
 	first published by The Nation on Thursday, Dec.
 	18, 2008. It also appeared as the cover story of
 	the Jan. 5, 2009 edition of The Nation magazine.

Television news reports are casting new light on the
violence that flourished in New Orleans in the anarchic
days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The reports--broadcast Thursday by WTAE TV in Pittsburgh
and WDSU in New Orleans--focus on two unsolved crimes:
the near-fatal shooting of Donnell Herrington, who was
allegedly attacked by a group of white vigilantes in the
Algiers Point neighborhood, and the murder of Henry
Glover, whose charred remains were discovered on a
Mississippi River levee. Both victims are African

At the center of the news reports is a disturbing and
grisly amateur video shot by a pair of private
investigators in September 2005 and obtained recently by
WTAE journalist Jim Parsons. (Full disclosure: This
reporter was interviewed for the WTAE and WDSU stories.)

The private detectives, Mike Orsini and Istvan Balogh,
are Pennsylvanians who traveled to New Orleans to
volunteer in the wake of the storm. Orsini is a former
police officer, while Balogh is an ex-corrections
officer. They spent nearly two weeks camped out in
Algiers Point, a middle class, largely white enclave
nestled on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

On the video, a former Algiers Point resident talks
calmly about shooting people. That man, Paul Gleeson
claimed that he and his fellow gunmen shot 38 people and
said that the victims were looters. Asked if any of the
shooting victims died, Gleeson replied, "Who cares? I
don't (expletive) know. Who cares? What does it
(expletive) matter?" The Algiers Point shootings, which
have prompted an intensifying civil rights probe by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, were exposed late last
year in stories published by The Nation and ProPublica.
While the neighborhood gunmen say that they were simply
defending the community against thieves, other witnesses
say that the group targeted black men and spewed racial

Orsini and Balogh say that they saw as many as five
corpses lying around the neighborhood, which did not
flood and suffered only minor wind damage. Orsini told
WTAE, "Nobody took care of these bodies, and these were
all individuals who had been shot." The men videotaped
one of the corpses, which was lying beneath a sheet of
corrugated metal.

Orsini and Balogh have turned over their video over to
the FBI. In an off-camera interview with WTAE, Gleeson's
ex-wife, Nicole Geraci said that she didn't believe
Gleeson was capable of murder. Just how credible
Gleeson's claims are may be difficult to determine:
Gleeson, an Irish citizen, was deported several years

Another Algiers Point local, Cathy Carmack, told WTAE
that the Algiers Point gunmen instructed her to not talk
about the violence: "They told me to keep my (expletive)
mouth shut and I'd be afraid. I mean, I don't want them
coming after me."

The statements of Gleeson and Carmack further suggest
that Herrington, who was shot on Sept. 2, 2005, while
walking through Algiers Point, was the victim of an
organized group. Herrington, who at the time was
employed as an armored car driver, was on his way to an
evacuation zone established by rescue agencies when he
was attacked. He says that his assailants opened fire on
him for no reason, and yelled, "Get that nigger!"

The video footage gathered by Orsini and Balogh also
contains evidence of the slaying of Glover, a 31-year-
old father of four who died after being shot in early
September 2005.

The footage shows Glover's scorched remains--bone
shards, ashes and a skull--as they lay inside an
incinerated car on a Mississippi River levee.

Witnesses have linked the death to the New Orleans
Police Department. Glover was shot by an unknown
assailant near a shopping mall on the west bank of the
Mississippi River. After the shooting, he was rescued by
a stranger, William Tanner, who loaded the wounded man
into his car and drove to a nearby elementary school
where police officers had set up a command post. Tanner
hoped that the officers could aid Glover or rush him to
the nearest hospital.

Instead, according to Tanner and another witness,
Glover's brother Edward King, police personnel at the
school failed to offer the bleeding man any medical
assistance, allowing him to die in the back seat of
Tanner's white Chevrolet Malibu. Police then seized the
car and Glover's lifeless body, the witnesses say.

Glover's burnt remains were later discovered in Tanner's
incinerated Chevy, which was dumped on a levee not far
from an NOPD station. The New Orleans Times-Picayune
reported in June that federal agents are examining the
possibility that NOPD officers were actually involved in
shooting Glover; a federal grand jury has been hearing
testimony on the matter for several weeks.

While Orsini and Balogh's video is grainy and shaky, it
clearly shows a large hole in Glover's skull, which,
according to forensic pathologists, could be evidence of
violence--a gunshot or other physical trauma--or a
product of the intense heat to which the body was
subjected to. The video is significant in part because
it appears that Glover's skull never made it to the
temporary autopsy lab in St. Gabriel, La., where his
body fragments were examined in October 2005. There's no
mention of it in the autopsy report, and Dr. Kevin
Whaley, a forensic pathologist who examined Glover's
remains, said that he didn't recall seeing a skull. "We
probably only had 15 percent of him," Whaley told us
last year.

And that raises more ugly questions: Did somebody steal
the skull in an attempt to hide evidence of a crime? Or
did someone take it as a souvenir of Katrina?

 	A.C. Thompson's reporting on New Orleans was
 	directed and underwritten by the Investigative
 	Fund at The Nation Institute. ProPublica
 	provided additional support, as did the Center
 	for Investigative Reporting and New America


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