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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

Cops Quit, National Guard arrive

Many NO police officers are reportedly handing in their badges, while finally 300 National Guard troops arrive to Louisiana fresh from Iraq. The Governer's reaction: "These troops know how to shoot and kill, and they are more than willing to do so, and I expect they will," she said. War , in essence , has been decalred in NO.


At 9/02/2005 05:45:00 AM, Blogger CMAR II said...

The cops in NO have been stunningly underpaid for a long time. It's like the NO city council expects them to suppliment their pay with graft. With criminals shooting at them, and no place to put criminals if they catch them, I can fully appreciate why cops are walking away.

At 9/02/2005 12:25:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

Well, when your up to your ass in aligators...best to look and act like one and then sneak off.

At 9/02/2005 06:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't she declare Marshall law like the mayor of NO asked her to do? She is in charge here not the Federal government. In a state emergency the chain of command is Gov.,mayor, then the federal government.

At 9/10/2005 08:25:00 AM, Blogger D.C. said...

Anonymous, you got it.
The marriage between bureaucracy and poltics was deadly in this tragedy.


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