Thursday, September 15, 2005

'It Was as if All of Us Were Already Pronounced Dead'

The pro-war WaPo put together a report on the conditions at the New Orleans Convention Center, which includes interviews with evacuees:

Near where Cash had hunkered down Monday night, she noticed a little boy having difficulty breathing. She figured he was having an asthma attack or an anxiety attack. She and others nearby spotted a too-seldom-seen police officer. The officer came over, his gun drawn. Cash said she pointed to the young boy. "The officer checked the boy," Cash remembered, "then turned to us and said there was nothing he could do."

The officer vanished. The boy was dead -- a death confirmed by three others interviewed for this article.


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