Bofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
I hope they do not kill people that go in to food stores as they have no option if they are going to live. This is a example how a state like USA, with a small federal sector, stands without all needed in this situation. And a lot of people fron National Guard is in Iraq...
CurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1003 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
Terribly terribly sad.
What a horrible situation. I am saddened for all of the affected people who don't know how to deal with the stress and the pressures put on them... everyone from the people on the streets to the people in the government. I hope the government of the USA is not as daft and evil as depcited in these articles that they would kill their own people.
Victims of the hurricane - my prayers are with you.
Government of the USA - my prayers are with you.
Checkraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 hours ago) and read 2121 times:
Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 1): I hope they do not kill people that go in to food stores as they have no option if they are going to live. This is a example how a state like USA, with a small federal sector, stands without all needed in this situation. And a lot of people fron National Guard is in Iraq...
They're not there shooting people getting food. They'll be shooting people who have guns, are burning buildings, killing, raping and carjacking.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
Some people are indeed only trying to get food. Fine, I can understand that. But the favorite targets seem to be jewelry and electronics stores. That is plain and simple theft, and those people should be shot.
I just ask the troops to make sure that the guy is carrying a TV set and not cans of food before drilling him.
Vanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
Your a stereotyping ass. I think there is a difference between shooting a random guy on a calm subway train ans shooting a guy in the middle of a destrtoyed city as he holds an AK-47 and roams through the street. your comment are uncalled for. stay out of america's business
Guess those hoodlum assholes better put down those shopping carts full of VCRs, park those Oldsmobiles with the trunks full of beer, and quit shooting at the ambulances trying to evac people from a hospital, and quit taking pot shots at helos trying to save their stupid asses, eh?
Aviationmaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
"Hmmmm..... Didn't the British Cops have the same order.... and look who got shot. An innocent person minding his own business who happened to be cold and was wearing a jacket.
How many innocents are going to be killed in NO because of Bubba Guardsman with a Hunting License?
Innocent until PROVEN Guilty. Not with Bubba Redneck on patrol."
First off, you are comparing apples with oranges here, the mission here is totally different to the ongoing one in the UK. Secondly, get real, you can't just walk up to a guy who is holding up a gun and tell him to put down.
The individuals that deserve to be shot, are the ones that are looting just for their personal gain and not stealing things because they are absolutely necessary for survival, or shooting at helicopters, while these are trying to rescue people, threatening police officers and other rescue personnel, while they are just trying to safe a few lifes.
BHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
A couple days after Andrew, several looters were shot in the leg and ass one night. It was easy to tell the looters as they were out after curfew carrying TVs and other booty. Amazingly enough, looting wasn't much of a problem after that. Unfortunately, things may have progressed too far for such a deterrent to be effective in NO at the moment.
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
We need more Governors with cajones like this and more military leaders like Lt. Gen. Hanore.
My orders would have been simple. If you are carrying a weapon or have anything in your hands that is not yours besides food, you will recieve a bullet wound, courtesy of the United States Army. Not only that, you also get put at the bottom of the treatment list at the nearest hospital. Better hope you don't bleed to death in the process. Its acts like this that actually make people think before doing stupid things like that.
Lets not forget, this is the National Guard, which recieves it's orders directly from the governor unless the President activates them to active service.