posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 10:17 AM
Hello ATS. I found this article on WWLtv's website. It's a local (New Orleans) news station. Here's a snippet from the article :
"The U.S. government and Gulf Coast states have consistently violated the human rights of hurricane victims since Hurricane Katrina killed about
1,800 people and caused widespread devastation after striking in August 2005, Amnesty International said Friday.
The report, entitled "Un-Natural Disaster," said the treatment of hurricane victims and government actions in housing, health care and policing have
prevented poor minority communities from rebuilding and returning to their homes on the Gulf Coast. "
While I am glad to see that money for victims has finally been cleared from the governments red tape, it's still hard to comprehend why some ares of
NOLA and surrounding communities have completely rebuilt on there own while others have remained almost exactly as they were after Katrina hit. I live
about 30 miles from New Orleans and go there a lot. Some places like the 9th ward and Chalmette, a close suburb of New Orleans still have body counts
painted on homes, which are still gutted....some haven't even been gutted yet! Locals from this area are more than annoyed as to why Slidell,
Mandeville, Covington, Metairie, Kenner, Harahan, a lot of NOLA, and a whole bunch of other towns directly outside of New Orleans have all managed to
come back and rebuild but these select areas have done nothing to help themselves in the last 5 years! I don't want this thread to turn in to a
racial hate game, so let's try and keep it civil. What are y'alls opinions on this. I'd love to hear what the rest of the country thinks about
Katrina and the rebuilding of Southeast LA and Mississippi.