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National Guard headed to NOLA

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Driver 8, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Member

    I hadn't seen anything posted on this, and I know JD has much more important things on his mind:

    In an extraordinary move usually reserved for the immediate crisis after natural disasters, a detachment of at least 100 Louisiana National Guard soldiers and 60 state troopers will be deployed to New Orleans today in an effort to quell the steadily rising tide of bloodshed in the city, a wave of violence that culminated Saturday with the shocking murder of five youths in Central City.

    The deployment comes just months after the Guard pulled out its last post-Hurricane Katrina units out of the city and follows requests from law enforcement officials, Mayor Ray Nagin and the City Council, who are growing alarmed as statistics indicate the murder rate in recent weeks has shot above the city’s pre-storm pace.

    Nagin and the council said Monday they are also likely to re-establish soon a juvenile curfew——a measure that was credited with helping to curb the city’s top-in-the-nation murder rate in the mid-1990s.


    The killings have accelerated since the beginning of April, with 36 of this year’s 53 murders taking place in the last 12 weeks, police figures show. Even is the current population is 220,000 residents, a generous figure according to most experts, the 12-week total represents 16 murders per 100,000 residents, more than the 15.1 killings per 100,000 residents in the same period last year.

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Look, everything is just fine in New Orleans. Bush told us so. And the NFL agrees, because the Saints are going back. So nothing bad happened in the Superdome, because it's ready for the NFL in September.

    Everything is just fine. A little water, is all. Everyone's happy.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Fed funds? . . . no more than we have to . . . the money has to go to Halli . . . er . . . the War.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    They wanted Nagin to mayor of Chocolate City, they got it.Now deal with it and leave the rest of the country the fuck alone.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Two t-shirts I saw in several different shops as I strolled down Bourbon Street last night

    FEMA Evacuation Plan:


    Not Our Problem, Dude
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