Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Few People Are Maybe Sure Cops Possibly Might Do The Right Thing In NO This Time

New Orleans leaders confident police won't bolt

"NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than a week ago, at the first hint Gustav could be a threat to New Orleans, police Superintendent Warren Riley issued an unusual order — he gave all the city's 1,485 officers paid time off to get their families to safety.
It was a lesson learned from the bitter experience of Hurricane Katrina, when dozens of officers were roundly criticized for abandoning their posts as their colleagues and the citizens they were sworn to protect were left swamped, scared and at the mercy of lawlessness. Some were called cowards. Several dozen ended up being fired."

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