Since there's a lot of misinformation (and disinformation) out there right
now here's a factual timeline of the events leading to Katrina's landfall
staring with Friday, August 26...
Meanwhile, back at the ranch:
Having had more than a few encounters with the police in NOLA while
living there, I was surprised, but pleased, to hear of the work they
were doing down there...initially. Then I started reading about the
cops who just up and split, now I'm starting to read accounts from
people that had to deal with them. Unfortunately, these accounts are
more along the lines of what I would have expected from them.
I know it only takes a few bad apples, but these actions are
despicable. When there's ineffective leadership giving direction to
the guy in the street, it turns into, "I have the gun, now shut the
fuck up." I hope these accounts are few and far between - it tarnishes
all of the good work that most of the guys are doing down there.
Aye. And it's _the_police_. Now, I don't actually expect much from them any
more. The kid who came by and took our robbery report was nice. But then, I
drive a fair bit for work and the number of traffic violations they pull is
pretty bad sign. Remember when NYC did the "not a real crime so we aren't in
actual danger" campaign. Giving out tickets for broken windows and tasteless
door knobs. The idea was "stop the small stuff and the big stuff will
vanish." Well, if the cops are doing the small stuff....
SIDE NOTE: I used to go "Wait, I'm not sure what is and isn't OK here."
Well, looking to a cop for a good example isn't an option. Do what the cops
are doing and there could well be a ticket involved.
Sacred oath. The cream of the crop. The best of the litter. The few the
proud the... whoops. Anyway, these are people to hold to a HIGHER standard.
If out in the neighbourhoods there's only a few normal people being bad
apples then the number of cops being bad apples should be FAR SMALLER than
One fears (suspects) that the problem is not an exception but rather
I read an article today telling how they picked 50 of the out of state
firefighters to do the photo op. 1400 ems, fire, hazmat personell were
at a fema meeting where they were told what they would do, which was to
hand out fliers with fema's phone number on it. This whole thing just
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