Monday, September 05, 2005

Quick AM followup to that last story

If you trust the New York Times, AP really did misreport the story on the first release. The police didn't kill any of the Army contractors: The convoy, which included officials from the Army Corps of Engineers and was being escorted by a group of police officers on an anti-looting detail, was crossing the Danziger Bridge, 10 miles northeast of the French Quarter, when the shots were fired.

W. J. Riley, the assistant superintendent of police in New Orleans, said a gunfight ensued between the police and a group of six men.

"All our officers said the assailants all had guns," Mr. Riley said. Later, he said all the assailants were "neighborhood thugs."

"Five of the subjects were shot," he said. "Two were killed, three were wounded." The sixth gunman was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but none of the gunmen were identified.

Okay, that's it for the news. Not even 8 AM and, thanks to Kate's link to this story about Americans not holding Boosh accountable, I'm already depressed.

Back to creating funny business.



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