I understand that most of the people who stayed in the city of New Orleans are lower-class, but I really don't understand how you could just sit on your ass for three days while a category five hurricane is bearing down on your city. Its not like a tornado where there was no warning, they had three days of news reports everywhere that this thing was going to devastate the city--no doubt about it, the police were trying to get them to leave, the mayor and local leaders urged people to evacuate. I know a lot of those people don't own a car, who the hell cares?! Even if I was in that city without a car or money, I'd still be trying desparately to leave New Orleans--I'd walk if I had to. You have to believe that a lot of these people knew the danger they were getting themselves into by staying in their neighborhoods below sea level. I really tend to believe that if these people really wanted to leave, they could've, one way or another.
As for the riots in the Superdome, I saw that coming from about a mile away.
I feel bad for them, and we should help them, absolutely, but what in Gods name were they thinking? When I see someone on the news screaming about "We ain't gettin no help from no one!" my only thought is, "You could've helped yourself by trying to get out!"