September 10, 2005

Why didn't the people left in New Orleans just walk out?

Because they couldn't, reports UPI.

Police from surrounding jurisdictions shut down several access points to one of the only ways out of New Orleans last week, effectively trapping victims of Hurricane Katrina in the flooded and devastated city.

The story of paranoia and casual racism on the part of communities adjoining New Orleans gets worse from there. And there are more details here.

Via Making Light.

Posted by Magpie at September 10, 2005 11:29 AM | US News | Technorati links |