September 26th, 2005


Katrina body count

In Superdome [nola].

Does it mean all the other bodies had been removed already? Or never been there? Or what?

Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan said authorities had confirmed only four murders in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina - making it a typical week in a city that anticipated more than 200 homicides this year. Jordan expressed outrage at reports from many national media outlets that suffering flood victims had turned into mobs of unchecked savages.
Not what I would call a typical week, definitely.

Update. Now this is funny:
"Some of these guys look like thugs, with pants hanging down around their asses," he said. "But they were working their asses off [...]"
I guess it's just easier with pants that way.

Update. Folklore vs. Fact [gatewaypundit].