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Nagin said he based his statements on reports from police officers and the National Guard, and he said some of the crimes and brutality during the hurricane may not have been reported because people didn't want the media attention.
Nagin further noted, "See, all these things I said did happen, they just weren't reported." When asked how he knew these crimes and brutality occurred if they weren't reported, Nagin responded with hostility, then reverted to the subtle, yet effective, fingers-in-the-ears-nah-nah-nah-nah-I-can't-hear-you defense. The mayor then lost his temper completely, chastised the Congressional committee with a few I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I’s before being sentenced to a ten minute time-out in the corner. The mayor returned from his time-out calm and collected, and urged Congress not to forget to send him...err...New Orleans a lot of money.