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Originally posted by jsobecky
So, how long are the Guard supposed to stay there? A month? A year?
They need to do the long term fix, like make the PD a true PD. The Guard can help out in the short term but it's only a bandage approach.
Originally posted by zerotolerance
What that hell hole needs right now is another Category 3-5 hurricane..............problem solved.
[edit on 20-6-2006 by zerotolerance]
Originally posted by niteboy82
ATSGuy, if your dad has been living down here and didn't have any severe destruction to his home, than more that likely he is living in a safer part of the city that was left relatively unscathed by floodwaters.
What you said though, is what bothers me the most in one respect. The motivation out of this is fear, and fear is what can be played upon in so many ways. Let me pose this question, now that I have more information on the subject.
First off, the National Guard are now here. They are here because the police could not curb the recent surge of violent crimes. The police now are going to be put into the neighborhoods where people live, while the Guard are going to be in the uninhabited areas of the city. The police were unable to perform their duties, regardless of reasoning, they were not. So how exactly is this going to be a solution to violent crime when you are sticking the same people that were losing the battle directly into it?
There are many vantages to look at this from, and I have yet to find a truly logical explanation. It is one thing to just say "it's great that they're here." It is quite another to say "they are here for the right reasons." During the election for mayor, the FEMA director for our area was at Nagin's campaign HQ endorsing Nagin for the job! There is a stinky smelly fish somewhere, and it is not left over from the floodwaters, either.
Originally posted by ATSGUY
My dads a taxi driver down there, he goes all over the city.
Also know that the police ditched the city in its time of need, some were even part of the criminal acts that happend down there.
National Guard Arrives in New Orleans
By CAIN BURDEAU , 06.20.2006, 04:37 PM
The 100 or so soldiers will patrol the streets in ravaged neighborhoods left deserted by Katrina, freeing up police officers to concentrate on more heavily populated sections.
"We're just trying to give a hand to the city of New Orleans," said Lt. Melvin Edwards, 32, a member of 239th Military Police Company
I do know, I hadn't left yet when it was going on. Dad's a taxi driver? If he's with United, I may know him.
Originally posted by niteboy82
"They have pull-over authority, they are locked and loaded, and they are authorized to use deadly force," Riley said.
Roadblocks? Why in Heaven's name would there need to be road blocks, I don't really know! I drove the entire city yesterday (Lower 9th to Lakeview) and saw no signs that would require road blocks. This is at the least, far fetched, at the most, a sign of some hidden agenda.