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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Friday, September 02, 2005

Anarchy

The Horrifying situation in the Superdome, is getting more horrifying: New Orleans descended into anarchy Thursday, as corpses lay abandoned in street medians, fights and fires broke out and storm survivors battled for seats on the buses that would carry them away from the chaos. The tired and hungry seethed, saying they had been forsaken. "This is a desperate SOS," mayor Ray Nagin said. [...] "I'm not sure I'm going to get out of here alive," said tourist Larry Mitzel of Saskatoon, Canada, who handed a reporter his business card in case he goes missing. "I'm scared of riots. I'm scared of the locals. We might get caught in the crossfire." [...] "We have individuals who are getting raped, we have individuals who are getting beaten," Compass said. "Tourists are walking in that direction and they are getting preyed upon." [...] At least seven bodies were scattered outside the convention center, a makeshift staging area for those rescued from rooftops, attics and highways. The sidewalks were packed with people without food, water or medical care, and with no sign of law enforcement. An old man in a chaise lounge lay dead in a grassy median as hungry babies wailed around him. Around the corner, an elderly woman lay dead in her wheelchair, covered up by a blanket, and another body lay beside her wrapped in a sheet. [...] "You can do everything for other countries, but you can't do nothing for your own people," he added. "You can go overseas with the military, but you can't get them down here." No comment!

3 Comments:

At 9/02/2005 04:52:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

NO comment

 
At 9/02/2005 12:27:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

People have no patience anymore...

Instant gradification..raised on it.

 
At 9/02/2005 06:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city of NO has one fo the largest per capita murder rates in America. Unfortuantely the Governor also evacuated 2 prisons by just opening the doors. I wish the Governer had declared marshall law. That would've meant a shot to kill order and maybe the police could've kept order until the NG got there.

 

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