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Originally posted by SimplynooneSo why wasnt the people of NO allowed out ? AFTER the flooding ?
A Louisiana police chief has admitted that he ordered his officers to block a bridge over the Mississippi river and force escaping evacuees back into the chaos and danger of New Orleans. Witnesses said the officers fired their guns above the heads of the terrified people to drive them back and "protect" their own suburbs.
Gretna is a predominantly white suburban town of around 18,000 inhabitants. In the aftermath of Katrina, three quarters of the inhabitants still had electricity and running water. But, Chief Lawson told UPI news agency: "There was no food, water or shelter in Gretna City. We did not have the wherewithal to deal with these people. If we had opened the bridge our city would have looked like New Orleans does now - looted, burned and pillaged."
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Like I said, the majority of people left behind were elderly. and the majority of them had a way out. So they thought there wasn't a reason to leave.Not knowing the state sold them out to developers.