posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 06:26 PM
I was in New Orleans during Katrina (i lived there) and I have a question about the government's right to detain people in a situation such as
Basically long story short, me and my room mate at the time were attempting to leave the city four days after the storm. There was as far as we knew
only one main bridge going out of the city. This bridge was basically blocked off by military personnel holding fully automatic weapons and standing
in front of armored vehicles. We were fully capable and prepared to walk however far to get to some form of safety. We really just wanted to extract
ourselves from the increasingly violent and dangerous situation.
Instead we were told at gun point that we had to return to the city, and thus were effectively detained in New Orleans. Had we resisted, and tried to
leave, we would have been arrested or shot.
Did anyone have the right to tell us we were unable to leave the city? If not, what rights of mine were violated?
Thanks in advance!