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:( Im guessing that many of these "people" are not going to leave as long as they can do as they wish. Their hell is just beginning. Starvation, disease and violence will be their reward.

Dennis
 

Rob_Davis

On the scanner I just heard LSP dispatch officers to Childrens Hospital. The place is under attack again and shots have been fired.
 

Rob_Davis

The director of Acadian Ambulance, which covers most of the state of Louisiana on both land, sea, and air, was just interviewed on CNN. He has suspended all operations because crews have been attacked and ambulances and boats overturned.

All New Orleans EMS ambulances are traveling with law enforcement escorts.
 
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And where could some of those stolen guns be ending up?

1:08 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.
From WWLTV.com -- http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/WWLBLOG...OG.ac3fcea.html
 

Anonymous

And where could some of those stolen guns be ending up?
Hope my friend is alright....he was helping to deliver fuel for the efforts to the gretna area tonight.
 

Guest

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.
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.

This whole recovery and aftermath was doomed from the start in my eyes just based on who'd be affected and what the country all ready thinks of them to begin with. I see all these offers from people willing to house refugees etc. but honestly I have a hard time seeing it'll work. Think some middle class family in the suburbs of Atlanta will take in a family of 3 who (while not criminals) will be rough around the edges so to speak due to all the drawbacks that come w/being poor not to mention who may have a different views on life, religion, politics (I mean have to have conversation during those few months at the house) b/c of their demograhic? Please...I have a better chance of getting a date w/a hot girl next Fri (out of town this weekend :) ) and if you know me then you know that's nearly impossible.
 

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.

Part of me is outraged. However, part of me can understand. After the horrific tales of armed gangs terrorizing the scared, starving, and essentially defenseless people that are trapped; my family and I will never return.

The President needs to send in the regular army and these thugs need to be treated as enemy combatants.
 

Nysee

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.
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"
 

Nysee

The President needs to send in the regular army and these thugs need to be treated as enemy combatants
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.

I'm sure you have heard but the lafayette school system is enrolling displaced children and it a nice place. maybe you might like to live there if you do decide not to go back to NO. I visit there often and really like it and thier officals are being more friendly than mine it seems.

I'm sorry for your losses in NO also. My heart goes out to the good people there.
 

Aaron

From http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,168112,00.html

"Tempers also were starting to flare. Police said a man in Hattiesburg, Miss., fatally shot his sister in the head over a bag of ice. Dozens of carjackings were reported, including a nursing home bus and a truck carrying medical supplies for a hospital. Some police officers said they had been shot at."

"Even as stopping the looting became a top priority, Tenet HealthCare Corp. asked authorities late Wednesday to help evacuate a fully functioning hospital in Gretna after a supply truck carrying food, water and medical supplies was held up at gunpoint."

I hate to see this but it's starting to look like freaking Iraq down there! Yes it's a TOUGH situation and people are desperate but I've never heard of relief effort being stymied by acts of terror in our own country. How do you even help some people under such conditions? Unbelievable.

Aaron
 

Will Tinder

Like I posted earlier... I think its seriously time to, for an hour or so, send in some Apache gunships. Clear out the garbage so people who really need help can get it!
 
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.
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?

I know, it's probably not. But this whole situation is surreal.

I'm slowly losing my confidence in humanity.
 

Mike Johnson

This is stupid -- giving all future looters, rapers and arsonists the idea that they can do what they want without any fear what-so-ever.

Now they are shooting at the rescue people.

Bring in the gunships now!

Mike
 

Will Tinder

Reports now on Fox News that snipers are "holding hostage" 50-100 firefighters and their families in St. Bernard's Parish. No idea where, the Fox people don't know yet either, and I haven't seen it on any other news channels, so take this report with a grain of salt.
 
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So just because the owner is rich

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.

Tim
and the stuff may be insured, stealing is now ok?

Doing what one must to obtain food and drinking water is understandable. Needed clothing (i.e. - A pair of shoes, A shirt, etc)
Heck I might admire the wherewithall of someone who goes for a BOAT in a flooded town
But those looting jewelry or electronics or robbing others of their essentials are fit only to be shot and used to help plug the levees
 
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