Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Paramedics in New Orleans

Here's an interesting first-hand account of trying to get out of New Orleans from a couple of socialist paramedics from San Francisco who were attending a conference. This account is critical of both the federal and local responses, but praises spontaneous individual order that kept being stifled by the officials.

3 comments:

Jim Lippard said...

Elements of this account have now made the New York Times, the Arizona Republic, and elsewhere:
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0910katrina-flee10.html

Jim Lippard said...

Key aspects of this account have now been confirmed from law enforcement officers involved:
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article311784.ece

Jim Lippard said...

CNN has now picked up the story.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/13/katrina.bridge/index.html

Apparently Gretna had evacuated, and Gretna law enforcement viewed themselves as protecting the unoccupied property of its citizens from potential looting.