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#121 D'Monix

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 11:17 PM

New Orleans Police shot and killed at least five of eight men who had opened fire on a crew of repair contractors, the crew was crossing a bridge on their way to a repair site.  No reports of any of the contractors or police being hit in the exchange.

New Orleans Police Kill Five Gunmen

#122 Cait


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Posted 04 September 2005 - 11:26 PM

eloisel, on Sep 3 2005, 10:19 AM, said:

I don't know about that.  I remember hearing Wednesday or Thursday that a truck of supplies to a hospital was hijacked.  I don't think it is just looters but a spread of violence by gangs and individuals looting, hijacking, and shooting at rescue people.  When was the policeman shot in the head?  An unarmed aid worker wouldn't fare very well in such conditions and would more than likely lose valuable emergency assets as well as their life or wind up needing to be rescued.


Then they should have had armed escorts. That's the solution.  

The solution certainly isn't to withhold aide because of a couple of goons.  Anyone who presents this theory is basically saying that some renegades kept the federal government at bay and 'they' [the government] didn't know what to do.  Right?

That's absurd.  

We apparently can get aide into foreign countries under similar circumstances [insurgency/rebel action/combat conditions] and yet we turn back when a few shots are fired, and wait.. until what??  They all just die and solve the problem that way?

Edited by Cait, 04 September 2005 - 11:27 PM.

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