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.


Jim Lippard said...

Elements of this account have now made the New York Times, the Arizona Republic, and elsewhere:

Jim Lippard said...

Key aspects of this account have now been confirmed from law enforcement officers involved:

Jim Lippard said...

CNN has now picked up the story.

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