Thursday, September 15, 2005

It's A Small World. . . In The Conventions Center

By now everyone knows about how the New Orleans Convention Center was flooded with Hurricane Katrina's survivors. But I had never imagined how horrible conditions had become inside, and how another world had developed on its own.

The Convention Center is not a shelter, but is being used as one. People were told to go there becuase there was no where left to go. And they came, lots of them came. Most were just scared people, happy to be alive, and expecting buses within the day. But among them were the gangs.

Before long there were territories within the Center, and shootings were common place. Derik McKay, a former prison guard now without a prison to guard, took up the job of protecting the innocent from the various gang wars that frequently erupted within the Center.

Days passed, help never came. But it's not as if help wasn't there. Cop cars passed by on an hourly bases, helicopters zoomed overhead, but none stopped for them. Apparently a few brave police officers were inside, but they were hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.

As time wore on the conditions worsened. The pitch black chamber slowly aquired a horible stench as sewage piled up on the slick floor, and dead bodies accumulated against the walls.

Bush declared a National Prayer Day. Ha.

Micheal Brown didn't even know there were people there, he had to be told by an NPR reporter.

Maybe now help will get there? We'll see.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Meggaroo gasped, still in awe of the posts pure goodness...

that's HORRIBLE! at my old school, there was gang crap, but they isolated the 6th graders so we couldn't find out about it.....

8:09 PM  
Blogger Pyro_Shark gasped, still in awe of the posts pure goodness...

Wow, I never imagined that it was THAT bad. Where did you hear that?

6:52 PM  
Blogger Aeger gasped, still in awe of the posts pure goodness...

My main source was NPR.

9:20 AM  

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