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An 18-month investigation shows a disturbing picture of the Big Easy in the days after Hurricane Katrina crashed into New Orleans, when the city fractured along racial fault lines as its government collapsed. This video details the stories of some of the vigilantes and some of the victims lined up along those fault lines.

Reporter: A.C. Thompson
Produced by Hidden Driver and The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute

A.C. Thompson's reporting on New Orleans was supported by the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, ProPublica, the Center for Investigative Reporting and New America Media.