[QUOTE]The physical devastation caused by hurricane Katrina has painfully revealed the moral devastation of our times that has led to mass looting in New Orleans, assaults on people in shelters, the raping of girls, and shots being fired at helicopters that are trying to rescue people.
Forty years ago, an electric grid failure plunged New York and other northeastern cities into a long blackout. But law and order prevailed. Ordinary citizens went to intersections to direct traffic. People helped each other. After the blackout was over, this experience left many people with an upbeat spirit about their fellow human beings.
Another blackout in New York, years later, was much uglier. And what has been happening now in New Orleans is uglier still. Is there a trend here?[/QUOTE]
Out of curiousity; why do have such a tough time believing these things never happened? It's not like it's the first time....
Granted- there will be exagerations and stories made up on BOTH sides of the aisle....[/QUOTE]
Comeback, I do not doubt that some of the reports happened. Just not in the exaggerated fashion that is being reported.
Just take this Bailey idiot. Yes, he was arrested for allegedly firing on a military helicoptor.
Take note of the date, for crying out loud, Bailey was arrested on the 5th. The link you post even states that "The agents were in the neighborhood to investigate neighbors' complaints of gunfire and heard shots from an apartment window as a helicopter flew over. "
The big hoopla of the rescue choppers being fired upon were dated on Sept. 1st. [url]http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/9/1/92837.shtml[/url]
The FAA disputed this on the 1st. [url]http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1087205[/url]
As did Homeland Security [url]http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?content=4779[/url]
So yeah, maybe this punk did fire on rescue choppers, but it would be more of a copycat case, this is not the reported case that originally caused all the ire.