Having my fill of propaganda being disseminated via the cable news, I decided to check out the latest news online... This is what I stumbled upon, from the AP:
Mayor Ray Nagin ordered 1,500 police officers to leave their search-and-rescue mission Wednesday night and return to the streets to stop looting that has turned increasingly hostile as the city plunges deeper into chaos.This is completely insane. At exactly what point did we all descend into this Orwellian nightmare? I thought my tired eyes were playing tricks on me... They have called off 1,500 polices officers from a search and rescue, to protect the goods at Wal-Mart? Fucking Wal-Mart? People, the city is gone. Most of these people were living in poverty before the devastation of the storm. Why is this such a priority? The focus should be on saving lives... Not corporate profits. Shouldn't it?