Tuesday, September 13, 2005

An account from two survivors of New Orleans

This has gotten a little coverage in the mainstream media, but it hasn't created the re-evaluation of law enforcement's role in the Katrina disaster that we might hope.
Here's the full account from Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky posted on Dharma Forest. (Thanks to C from the link!)

If you put their names into Boogle News, you'll find some of the other articles.

It fits together with the outrageous story linked by my girl at Angermis-management about the police refusing to rescue women who didn't succumb to their sexual harrassment.

I realize there might be a perspective divide on this story. I mean, some of us might still be in the "Police, those are the folks who serve and protect" crowd, whereas the rest of us have been getting this treatment since we've been able to go outside the house. Of course, neither story is utterly true, but one thing is certain--we've got a lot of work before we can be satisfied with the job law enforcement is doing in our communities.

I recommend getting in touch with your local Citizens' Police Review Board. If there isn't one, start one.


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