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Originally posted by Rise and Fall
And here's what I don't understand.
This is from The Guardian, and it's written about like it is common knowledge.
"Williams only left his apartment after the authorities took the decision to flood his district in an apparent attempt to sluice out some of the water that had submerged a neighbouring district. Like hundreds of others he had heard the news of the decision to flood his district on the radio. The authorities had given people in the district until 5pm on Tuesday to get out - after that they would open the floodgates.
'The police were in boats watching us. They were just laughing at us. Five of them to a boat, not trying to help nobody. Helicopters were riding by just looking at us. They weren't helping. We were pulling people on bits of wood, and the National Guard would come driving by in their empty military trucks.'
As the repeated promises of buses failed to materialise, people in the shelters started stealing cars. 'How do you expect people to act right when they're starving to death?' asked Williams. 'There were bodies all over. We were just throwing them out the front. They (the authorities) are blaming it on the people, making it look like it was the people's fault, but it's really their fault because they're not giving us what we need to survive. So now people are going and getting guns in order to fight back, in order to survive cos they don't want to help us.'
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
What if, after all is said and done, we end up with a New Orleans without those low-lying, impoverished areas being rebuilt, and without all of those displaced citizens being allowed to return to their city?
originally posted by St. Udio
By Jove ! I think Icarus Rising sees the Big Picture !
Originally posted by Alicia1K
I choose not to belive that they did any of that to intentionally kill people or even let them die
bring something good out of something bad! negative spreads negative....THERE IS HOPE...