Grim Truths Being Revealed in The Big Easy  

vengeur 41M
565 posts
9/16/2005 6:24 pm

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Grim Truths Being Revealed in The Big Easy

I am sad to say I saw something like this almost from the onset.

It has been over two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, and while it is good to hear about the death toll has been lower than initially projected, there are media stories about how that many of the bodies being recovered from the receding floodwaters down in New Orleans have BULLET WOUNDS to indicate the primary cause of death, not drowning! Whether anybody wants to cast blame upon George Bush or not, the facts will show that rescue efforts in New Orleans were hampered when relief workers came under attack by the city's criminal element, who apparently made looting the stores selling guns and ammunition their FIRST course of action. There were also a few media reports that numerous street gangs in the Big Easy refused to evacuate so as not to leave their precious drugs and weapons caches behind.

Even before Hurricane Katrina, the murder rate in the Big Easy was ten times the national average, largely due to the city's rampant criminal gang problem. A great many of American media outlets downplayed this connection between New Orleans' outsized criminal element and delays in rescue efforts.

The London Times, however, painted a bleak picture of the challenges faced by local police as they tried to restore order.

"One New Orleans police officer wept as he described seeing bodies riddled with bullets, and the top of one man's head shot off. He said some looters were armed with AK-47 rifles, and compared the situation with Somalia, with police outnumbered and outgunned by gangs in trucks. . .

"An effort to remove patients and staff from Charity Hospital, in the city centre, was suspended after it came under sniper fire . . .

"It's a war-zone, and they're not treating it like one," he said, referring to the federal government . . .

"Gunmen continued to fire on troops and rescue helicopters, and police officials said that many officers had stopped reporting for duty, cutting manpower by 20 per cent."

vengeur 41M
836 posts
9/16/2005 8:21 pm


It's sad indeed, but what I have just heard about was that criminal gangs from OUTSIDE the city of New Orleans actually ventured there with their SUV's, boats, and guns in order to stake their claim in a vicious battle with the Big Easy's native gangsters for the choicest looting areas. The city of New Orleans was a deadly free-fire zone after sundown for at least five days straight.

saddletrampsk 54F

9/26/2005 9:57 am

Glad to be Canadian with stricter gun laws..oops..did i say this out

vengeur 41M
836 posts
9/26/2005 5:05 pm


Stricter gun laws would not have mattered. By definition, outlaws adhere to no law which would deter their activities. Such is the folly of the entire premise of gun laws.

In New Orleans, being that the criminals LOOTED the guns and ammunition in the first place, what would make you think that some gun law or another would've prevented them from obtaining guns and ultimately shooting at whomever or whatever they chose?

Guns are sold in Canada. This is what Michael Moore points out in his factually-challenged film which masquerades itself as a documentary, "Bowling For Columbine". So, when a gang of determined canuck criminals see an opportunity to loot a Canadian store which sells guns, in a situation akin to the lawlessness that occurred in New Orleans, I doubt that anyone in this gang will then remark to the others, "We ought to forget looting these guns, you's illegal, eh?"

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