posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 09:06 PM
The guy who tackled her looks like NO PD, rather than national guard, army, contract killer, etc.
This would lead me to believe the NOPD was the authority on the ground, at the individual locations. It's my sense that they were the ones deciding
to get these people out of their homes by any means necessary.
These stories sure do scuttle like roaches when you get 'em in the light though! Hoo Boy! Evacuation orders get refused by the army initially, and
of course it was refused by a portion of the citizens, then briefly enforced (apparently) by local PD, presumably at the behest of the regional
disaster management authority, with disasterous results.
Maybe it's a total set-up. Could have been a situation where granny set up the confrontation, and made sure there were sympathetic people with
cameras nearby. Several people, actually. And did anyone notice that the cops didn't stop the guy running with his camera? Is that because there
was a weapon invovled? Or because the whole thing was staged?
I'm very, very curious, because now I'm sensing a bit fo a wag-the-dog scenario in the making. How much of what's going on in NO is fact, and how
much COULD be fiction. Could is the operative word, keep it in mind when reading the next paragraph.
One could stage a scene of police brutality, and one could sell it to the media, and one could not be refuted initially by the authorities who would
be in complete spin control mode, rather than in questioning the authenticity of the source mode. Follow? Is it possible that this scene could have
been staged? Yeah, sure it's possible.
But is it probable? I watched it several times, again, and there's a couple wierd things about the scene. The woman, who looks visibly shocked in
the scene where they're leading her out to the car, looks very odd while she's being filmed with the gun. Why was she holding the thing out? Did
they tell her to go get her guns and hand them over, or was she standing there with the gun in her palm, and several cameras rolling, when the cops
There's an edit before he tackles her, could something have happened there?
The uniform insignia is illegible, can someone sharpen that (I would if I could). Has this been independently verified to actually, in fact, be NOPD?
Are there operations logs for these events? Those could be cross-referenced with the woman's identity, if it were made available.
I don't think this is a fake. It's possible, but even after the last few comments I've made, it doesn't seem probable.
I do really wonder why nobody stopped the camera guys from running... Could the cops not stop them because there was a weapon involved? Maybe it was
departmental video to make sure the evacuations were done properly...
I don't know. Is there any additional factual information surrounding this video? Has anyone had any luck in this department?