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Police kill at least 5 in New Orleans

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Gunmen open fire on contractors; no workers reported killed

NEW ORLEANS - Police shot and killed at least five people Sunday after gunmen opened fire on a group of contractors traveling across a bridge on their way to make repairs, authorities said.

Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley said police shot at eight people carrying guns, killing five or six.

Fourteen contractors were traveling across the Danziger Bridge under police escort when they came under fire, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers.

They were on their way to launch barges into Lake Pontchartrain to help plug the breech in the 17th Street Canal, Hall said.

None of the contractors was injured, Mike Rogers, a disaster relief coordinator with the Army Corps of Engineers, told reporters in Baton Rouge.

The bridge spans a canal connecting Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.

No other details were immediately available.

This breaking story will be updated.

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This is the reason for sending in guns and troops.... ya think?... This has been going on since early last week... no wonder aid workers didn't want to just mosey on in there..... hmm.gif

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lp21why

Why are people trying to hurt those who help them?

I would feel a lot more sympathy for the people of this disaster if this kind of stuff didn't happen (thats not saying I don't feel a great amount for the people who aren't trying to shoot anyone in site).

So far I read somewhere (probably on UM) that theres been 7 murders and 12 rapes in the Superdone alone!

When will people realise that they are causing more suffering by doing this no.gif

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joc

All I can say is that I'm glad no one else got shot and I'm glad the police killed the perpetrators. thumbsup.gif

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girty1600

Truly sick. People have been shooting at helicopters all week.

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Thanato

What do you expect, its turned into a lawless third world city. Im accualy suprries they havnt shot down one of them choppers yet.

~Thanato

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AztecInca

I read an article down here in a major newspaper which had an interview with one of the people who had sought shelter in the superdome. She said that"In the world 98/% of people are good yet in there 98%percent were evil",

The nightmare so many are going through is just unimaginable!

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StalingradK

How to you shoot down a helicopter with a pistol and shotgun? blink.gif

Maybe if you hit a gas tank or something?

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starlitkate
How to you shoot down a helicopter with a pistol and shotgun? blink.gif

Maybe if you hit a gas tank or something?

827422[/snapback]

grin2.gif Very true!! thumbsup.gif

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Nxt2Hvn

Think outside the box.... most of those helicopters are open to where someone could get hit by a bullet

Glad to know people like you take it so lightly rolleyes.gif ..

"It's just a shot gun.. there's nothing to worry about" ... Geesh! hmm.gif

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girty1600

The fact that people would shoot at the helicopters in the first place really disturbs me.

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caffene

swallowing the news again?

i dont beleave any of these stories, the media is on a frenzy about trying to make black people look as worse as it can, and making white people look like heros

trully sickening.

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thebarman
i dont beleave any of these stories, the media is on a frenzy about trying to make black people look as worse as it can, and making white people look like heros

trully sickening.

827624[/snapback]

What a rediculous statement, where in the story does it say anything about the colour of those on either side?....

....exactly, it doesn't.

The situation is sickening alright, but it's got nothing to do with the Media.

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thebarman

Edit: Double post...

...mmm, that's never happend before blink.gif

Edited by thebarman

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hex_girl

I agree it is sickening and disturbing, it makes me angry. Shooting helicopter's who try to drop supplies and food. Rape , no way no.gif .

At the same time these people have been through a lot, losing basically everything. They need help, it isn't coming fast enough. They feel like why is everyone just sitting there doing nothing. They feel in this situation it's survival of the fittest, hence the looting. After such a trauma, these victims aren't going to be thinking rationally. They probably feel like they are lost, like they are going to die, and I do believe that in some cases that these people that are raping, it is release they see no other options, they are angry, and as horrible as it is it's helping them cope. Sex it does something to help the mental state depression, anxiety, etc..., they have done studies on that.

Perhaps, in addition to the volunteers they do ask for like medical volunteers they should be asking for psychiatrists to go as well.

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Tia

Child molestation has also been mentioned in the superdome. There's no excuse for any of the awful things that have and are still happening down there.

Reports of all these crimes were coming through within days of the hurricane. no.gif

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coldwhitelight
and I do believe that in some cases that these people that are raping, it is release they see no other options, they are angry, and as horrible as it is it's helping them cope. Sex it does something to help the mental state depression, anxiety, etc..., they have done studies on that.

That is the most thoughtless post I ever read. I don't care what happened in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina it dose not give anyone the right to rape someone else. There is no excuse for rape.

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joc
How to you shoot down a helicopter with a pistol and shotgun?

Maybe if you hit a gas tank or something?

Many of these thugs are armed with high powered scoped rifles...they looted Walmart and other places that carry such weapons...

...and these are low flying helicopters OPEN as has been mentioned already...

just my two cents tongue.gif

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Nxt2Hvn

Actually I just re-read my post and they were....

Fourteen contractors were traveling across the Danziger Bridge under police escort when they came under fire, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers.

So doesn't matter about a helicopter anyway thumbsup.gif

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The Caspian Hare
swallowing the news again?

i dont beleave any of these stories, the media is on a frenzy about trying to make black people look as worse as it can, and making white people look like heros

trully sickening.

827624[/snapback]

The story didn't mention anyone's color. You made an assumption that the perps were black and the contractors/police were white. Get off your high horse, because the only racist here is you.

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caffene

i dint assume anything, my point is that the media are trying to make black people look like savages and white people look like heros. shooting helicopters and shooting rescue workes? all that is made up, come on u guys are talking about these situations like if u were there and saw people shooting at cops.

like i said, racism shows its ugly head again in america and exposes the fundemetals of this country.

sickening.

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joc
like i said, racism shows its ugly head again in america and exposes the fundemetals of this country.

Racism is showing its ugly head...albeit only in posts like yours! disgust.gif

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__Kratos__

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ohmy.gif No way... a black cop! wink2.gif

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Who really cares what color the people shot were? They were armed and not being good little citizens.

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Faeden

Have a listen to this great radio station, its good to see people in the UK have finally realised what a idiot Bush is, and are now openly telling it how it is, have a listen but don’t bother if your pro Bush as your just be annoyed.

Talk Radio

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Dan'O

Is that all you can do faeden? Use this tragic event to spread your dissent and hatred? Highjacking threads to spread your BS is disgusting. You are a true scumbag.

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Faeden

Oh look Dano’s real nature is coming out yay, I have never called another member a scumbag, you again prove my point.

I don't like Bush, and nor does the rest of the world, deal with it rolleyes.gif

Edited by Faeden

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