Sunday, September 04, 2005

Can it get much worse?

Police kill army contractors The army corps of engineers says the five or six people shot dead by police in New Orleans were contractors on their way to repair a canal.
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I'm not sure why this is showing up first in the South African media, but I'll wager it's not a hoax. No, I'm afraid it's not a hoax. Here's another link, this one from ABC news.
Update
The story circling the blogiverse is: AP rushed to report the wrong story. Someone was shooting at the contractors; the police fired back, killing five of the shooters; none of the contractors was shot. Here's the alternate story. Hopefully by tomorrow, we'll have some sense of the facts. P.S.: Thanks, Kate, for shouting out my bleached anus story. Personally, I think bleached assholes are a fine metaphor for the flock of ignorant Americans content with The Way Things Are. (Wasn't that in Babe -- "the way things are is the way things are"? And if a pig didn't buy that logic, why should we? Ah, right. Babe was a smart pig.) D.

6 Comments:

Blogger Jacob said...

terrible stuff. im positive the government hates black people. stupid government.

9/04/2005 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Couldn't have said it better, Jacob. Now I'm heading over to your blog to read more about Ovaltine. Much more pleasant than thinking about this stuff ;o)

9/04/2005 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

damn. I have to keep ranting. . . .http://abcnews.go.com/US/HurricaneKatrina/story?id=1094262&page=1

9/04/2005 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Laird said...

Doug:

The AP reports that 14 contractors and a police escort came under fire as they crossed the bridge. The police allegedly returned fire and killed 5 or 6 "gunmen".

I hope the truth comes out at some point...

9/04/2005 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Thanks, Laird. I'll check that out. It's a strange story, certainly.

9/04/2005 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger Bernita said...

Hey, it's like a cult.
Some people will want to believe it, no matter what.
Somehow, given the situation, I can't see a bunch of contractors wandering around without an escort.

9/05/2005 07:09:00 AM  

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