Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Ignorance Abounds...

SEATTLE INDYMEDIA - Mayor Nagin told ABC news that citizen refugees who were attempting to walk out of New Orleans in search of aid were stopped at the Jefferson Parish line by police with attack dogs and machine guns. The chief law enforcement officer of Jefferson Parish is Sheriff Harry Lee, who is notorious for his views on racial profiling by his officers. He once said his men would stop blacks in 'rinky dink' cars in white neighborhoods at night.

Nagin explained that he suggested the mostly black people at the convention center try walking out because there were no supplies in the city to relive their suffering, and no buses for their evacuation.


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