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Police and fire officials have been begging federal authorities for assistance and criticizing a lack of federal response for several days.
"We need help," said Charles Parent, the superintendent of the Fire Department. Mr. Parent again appealed in an interview on Saturday for replacement fire trucks and radio equipment from federal authorities. And Mr. Compass again appealed for more federal help.
"When I have officers committing suicide," Mr. Compass said, "I think we've reached a point when I don't know what more it's going to take to get the attention of those in control of the response."
Originally posted by dgtempe
Its not that they cant take it-
Originally posted by curme
I had read about the cops leaving before the gunfights and looting, so I don't know if you can blame the crimminals. I'd just blame Katrina, and the officers.