From WWLTV.com -- http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/WWLBLOG...OG.ac3fcea.html1:08 A.M. - AP: Late Wednesday, Tenet Healthcare Corp. asked Louisiana State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard to help evacuate one of its hospitals in Gretna after a supply truck carrying food, water, medical supplies and pharmaceuticals was held up by gunmen.
\"We have to close it down because we can no longer ensure the safety of our patients or our staff in that hospital,\" Tenet spokesman Steven Campanini said of the 203-bed Meadowcrest Hospital.
He said there were about 350 employees and between 125 to 150 patients inside the hospital, which is not flooded and is functioning.
Yep cruel indeed. I have no problem w/leaving those w/guns trying to kill or maim behind to rot but you can't just decide not to go in to rescue people b/c you'd end up leaving a lot of innocent people in that hell. Not fair. We as a country are supposed to be above this and so Christian like. Not supposed to look at all the same based on actions of a few. I think most people aren't seperating those doing bad from those who aren't based on certain, well one, obvious factor. And it's no surprise the stupid media is helping fuel this fire. Show the looting enough and people think every black person in the city is going wild and crazy there or in Baton Rouge. Notice they didn't give the #'s looting in Baton Rouge but just that looting was going on. 10 or 100 it doesn't matter but media will make it seem like 1000s.Originally posted by Anonymous
[I heard that today and many here are saying perhaps these people should just be left, cruel I know but why are you gonna shoot at rescue people.
Sorry I was not more clear, the reports I saw and that people were discussing were people on a roof and shooting at a gaurdsmen trying to rescue them. They were saying if they were the gaurdsmen thay would just be like "ok I'm skipping you"Yep cruel indeed. I have no problem w/leaving those w/guns trying to kill or maim behind to rot but you can't just decide not to go in to rescue people b/c you'd end up leaving a lot of innocent people in that hell.
My mayor (baton rouge) is now complaing these "thugs" are in shelters in our city and causing some problems and he is asking the red cross to not open new ones but I belive he unfairly classifying people though people here are worried about it. A lot of people did not go the shelters and just are wandering around.The President needs to send in the regular army and these thugs need to be treated as enemy combatants
Was she carrying a stack of DVDs lifted from a looted Wal-Mart like the woman cop in one of the press photos that's been going around?Originally posted by Anonymous
I fled from New Orleans on Sunday before the storm hit to a hotel in Lafeyette. Earlier today in the lobbey I saw a NEW ORLEANS POLICE OFFICER checking in. She had driven her police car all the way up here and was telling the check-in clerk she had had enough and quit.
and the stuff may be insured, stealing is now ok?As long as corporate stores are looted and and not residential houses or mom & pop places, it's hard for me to get upset. Many of the corporate entities and their owners are far better off than these people. I guess that's the socialist in me. Though if I was governor I would certainly not condone any looting, period.
On the other hand, I am pretty sure tonight will be a really dark time for New Orleans, as the inevitable burglaries, larcenies, assaults, et cetera take place. I've been trying to find a really absorbing article on this that I read in 2003 regarding the anarchy following Hurricane Andrew, but came up empty on Google. Based on what happened in Andrew, tonight is absolutely going to suck in New Orleans -- a deep darkness of many different facets.