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    Well last night I was watching the 6pm news when they announced the 17th street canal pumps failed as well as another break in the levee. My house is right off St. Charles Ave. and up to 6pm yesterday is was the only part of the city that was dry. Since the pumps failed and the new break St. Charles Ave. would be under 9ft of water in the next 12-15hrs. My brother and I felt if we wanted to save anything we had to leave NOW. We loaded up flashlights, rope, our medical ID's, both our .45 Glocks, 2 shotguns and rode out. En-route we listened to the radio which broad casted all the news about the looters and what not, in hindsight it was a mistake. My mother didn't want us to go by dad who is a Vietnam vet told to be safe and "shoot to kill" if it ever comes to that.

    One the way we had to pass 5-6 checkpoints to allow entry into the city. We stated we were medical personnel who were activated, showed our ID and off we went. On the radio reports were coming in about the officer who was shot in the head, the 2 gunman who opened fired on the NOPD station, and how looters were carjacking cars to get out of the city. This started making my brother nervous and giving seconds thoughts.

    Anyway we get to the city and it looks like a freaking war zone. The best visual I can give is the movie "Blackhawk Down" when all the Somalians are rushing the city. They are people EVERYWHERE, they are pissed off, and all have weapons, 2X4's, Axes, and guns. If this wasn't bad enough we are 2 white boys in a truck in a sea several hundred armed pissed off blacks. There wasn't a white person to be found. I couldn't get over the little 8-10yr old kids with weapons, I ever saw one carry a claw hammer!

    These people were absolutely nuts rammed trucks(stolen I'm sure) in to jewelry stores stealing items, they were tearing apart Wal-Mart carrying out TV's, Playstations, DVD players, etc. One lady was wheeling out an entire rack of merchandise, not sure what it was but sure wasn't clothes for food. They were all laughing and carrying on like it's freaking Christmas.

    We got stuck in traffic when we see the group of guys walking down the street w/ AK-47's, at that point the "pucker factor" kicked in, a couple Glocks and shotguns were no match for that. We haul azz trying to get to Uptown when we see these people chopping down the front door w/ an axe of this $4-5 million dollar mansion on ST. Charles Ave. I was just in total awe because it was so surreal. Making matters worse it's 11pm at night there is no electricity and you really can see anything or anyone until they are right up on you.

    Our plan was to be in and out in 30min, this included putting his Harley on the trailer. It would have taken me 5-10min tops to get my stuff, all I wanted was my pictures from college, my clothes/shoes, and my computer tower. Well he got scared saying we are going to get jumped while putting the bike on the trailer. Keep in mind this is the only area in the city that is dry. So just like rats who move to higher ground these people were doing the same. Word must have gotten out that Uptown was dry so there started to be a large influx of people.

    Needless to say he wanted to go home rather than take our chances. While it was the smart thing to do I was beyond infuriated w/ him because we made it this far. He just kept saying our lives aren't worth it. So we turned around, our next challenge was getting out of the city while not getting jacked. Reports came out that people were jumping in the back of truck holding the drivers at gunpoint. Traffic started to slow so I just nailed it got out as fast as I could.

    Even though he was the voice of reason I'm still pissed. All I have is my life and the clothes on my back. I lost my house(which is now 9ft underwater) ALL my clothes, TV, computer, furniture, and photo albums and videos from childhood and college. What makes this worse is my brother owned the house and I was a tenant and I didn't have renters insurance, hindsight is 20/20.

    I also hope everyone of the Fucking looters get Tetanus, E-Coli and F*(KING drown. I'm serious I really hope the all die for what they were doing to the city, killing people, and destroying homes. Never in my life have I ever seen people act live savages, it was truly sicking.
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    wow...that is crazy.
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    • #3
      Poverty breeds violence.
      Damn these electric sex pants!

      26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

      Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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      • #4
        what's interesting is that this might be the most civil the city has been in decades.
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        • #5
          I was going to post the contents of a voicemail a friend who is a NOPD officer left me. Basiclly the same stuff, but much more graphic. He desrcibed it as "Escape From New York meets Waterworld". He has run out of ammo for his shotgun and now is 'borrowing' from whatever gun store he can find. the cops cannot talk to each other right now, so there are holding just blocks at a time. There is talk of martial law, but the Mayor will not hear of it because he wants to 'keep the city from getting a black eye'. Uh, Mr/ Mayor? Have you watched CNN lately?

          keep in mind how polluted the water is. Also keep in mind that the water is not going anywhere for weeks. Remember this when we are paying for medical attention for these people.

          Lil George should turn the NG loose. Thats aboot all he knows anyway.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dredbyrd@Sep 1 2005, 05:24 PM
            Poverty breeds violence.

            Poor morals breed violence.

            I know plenty of people who were raised in lower income households. They has a rich moral fiber that did not allow them to succumb the savage behavior.
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            • #7
              ...Must...avoid...any smart-assed remarks about similarities between NO and Baghdad...

              Seriously though, one wonders exactly what in the hell the correct action is in this situation. Obviously martial law needs to be enforced, but what else can they do? When dealing with the insane (which obviously these people are) does one exterminate them like they would a pack of rabid dogs? Or does one follow their more human side?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Kev+Sep 1 2005, 04:31 PM-->
                QUOTE(The Kev @ Sep 1 2005, 04:31 PM)

              • #9
                Originally posted by dredbyrd+Sep 1 2005, 05:32 PM-->
                QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Sep 1 2005, 05:32 PM)
                Originally posted by The [email protected] 1 2005, 04:31 PM

              • #10
                Poverty breeds poor morals.

                As do I.
                Damn these electric sex pants!

                26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

                Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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                • #11
                  It is absolutely sickening.
                  When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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                  • #12
                    Stories like this break my heart. If I were down there and had transportation, I would have taken what I could, contacted my nearest relatives to stay with, and never looked back. What will be left after this is over would not be worth going back to anyway.

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                    • #13
                      I agree, but at the same time, I can sympathize w/ people who didn't want to leave their home.

                      And I can sympathize w/ those who want to go back.
                      When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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                      • #14
                        Again, it raises the point, which I think is an important one, and everyone knows I support the war effort and am not a Trig or Kah.

                        What the FUCK is our National Guard doing in Iraq?

                        The NG was NEVER designed to serve active military duty. NEVER.

                        Either fucking get active troops or don't do occupations, GW.
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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by lasvegasreb@Sep 1 2005, 06:16 PM
                          Again, it raises the point, which I think is an important one, and everyone knows I support the war effort and am not a Trig or Kah.

                          What the FUCK is our National Guard doing in Iraq?

                          The NG was NEVER designed to serve active military duty. NEVER.

                          Either fucking get active troops or don't do occupations, GW.
                          I completely agree.....

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