Thursday, September 08, 2005

Shocking Official Behavior in NOLA

There was a highly disturbing account of local official behavior in the aftermath of Katrina by two California EMS workers who were in NOLA for a convention.

It answers the question Shepherd Smith asked about why people weren't allowed to cross the freeway to Gretna, which I had suspected at the time.

Snopes doesn't appear to be carrying it, and I was going to snope it myself, but found through Pandagon that Making Light had already snoped it. Please read Making Light's post.

I'll simply add that Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky do exist, are paramedics from California, members of Paramedic Chapter, SEIU Local 790, as these two minutes, dated 05/26/05 and 07/14/05 of the SF Fire Commission meetings attest. There's plenty of corroboration for much of their account, thus no reason to think they're lying about parts, such as having their supplies stolen at gunpoint by a Gretna sheriff.

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