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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 11:35 AM
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Katrina's Hidden Race War
Edited on Tue Dec-30-08 11:38 AM by TOJ
Hartmann just interviewed the author. Excellent read

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090105/thompson?rel=hp_c...

Nathan Roper, another vigilante, says he was unhappy that outsiders were disturbing his corner of New Orleans and that he was annoyed by the National Guard's decision to use the Algiers Point ferry landing as an evacuation zone. "I'm telling you, it was forty, fifty people at a time getting off these boats," says Roper, who is in his 50s and works for ServiceMaster, a house-cleaning company. The storm victims were "hoodlums from the Lower Ninth Ward and that part of the city," he says. "I'm not a prejudiced individual, but you just know the outlaws who are up to no good. You can see it in their eyes."

The militia, according to Roper, was armed with "handguns, rifles shotguns"; he personally carried "a .38 in my waistband" and a "little Uzi." "There was a few people who got shot around here," Roper, a slim man with a weathered face, tells me. "I know of at least three people who got shot. I know one was dead 'cause he was on the side of the road."


http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090105/thompson?rel=hp_c...
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 11:52 AM
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1. If it was a "Race War", then why are the mayor and sheriff both African Americans covering it up
by not investigating?
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Paranoid Pessimist Donating Member (432 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 12:05 PM
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2. For the same reason some slaves helped the masters control the others n/t
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 12:51 PM
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5. Are you claiming the mayor and sheriff are tools of the masters? What a pathetic joke you make. n/t
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 12:12 PM
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3. I am unsure what your point is
The evacuation team made blacks leave through white neighborhoods where the locals were heavily armed, calling the evacuees "niggers", and shooting everything that moved. And nothing is being done about it. During the radio segment it was said that the chances of anyone being successfully prosecuted are next to 0.

Read through the article.
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 12:50 PM
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4. I read the article and my question re mayor and sheriff are valid. n/t
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 04:41 PM
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6. So, if, for instance, Kenneth Blackwell was in charge of purging black voters
from the OH rolls, this would make it not a racial issue?
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 04:56 PM
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7. Your OP used the headline "Race War" and that must mean Mayor Nagin & Sheriff Gusman are
conspirators so I ask for proof they are involved.

I care not what any other mayors/sheriffs may have done, only the two involved in NOLA.
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