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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

New Orleans spent levee funding to create jobs

Blog scoops NBC on New Orleans Levee Board spending here. Airport, fountain, casino and fiber-optics, but none can hold back water.

(Thanks to Instapundit for links)

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Blogger Frederic Christie said...

You may like this:

"A brief story, finally: I spoke at length yesterday with a white, 26-year-old New Orleans evacuee named Tony. Tony was a cook in a French Quarter restaurant. He was just off a Greyhound bus and trying to get his wits about him in DeKalb, Illinois. Tony verified reports of inner-city poor being turned back by force from higher/dryer/richer/whiter ground.

He also told me something that struck me as rather remarkable. He said he saw New Orleans police ripping off Red Cross facilities and trucks. “The cops are the biggest gang in New Orleans.” So there’s another angle on armed force and looting. It’s a first-person account from a single evacuee and I will not pretend that I can verify. Still, here is another “human interest” angle that might merit more investigative pursuit."

Wed Sep 14, 10:30:00 PM PDT  

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