Saturday, September 10, 2005

FEMA Contractors Arrested For Looting.

I saw this story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and thought it deserved a reprint:

Three FEMA Contractors Arrested for Looting in Plaquemines Parish.
Fri Sep 09th 2005, 11:07 AM ET

Three Texas truck drivers under contract with the federal government to bring in storm relief supplies for Plaquemines Parish have been arrested for allegedly looting toys, dolls, women’s lingerie and other merchandise from a Belle Chasse Family Dollar store, authorities said.

Since the relief effort began, drivers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency had been allowed to take drinks, personal grooming supplies and other small items from the Family Dollar store at 7902 Louisiana 23. But the three suspects went much further, loading the cabs of their trucks with toys such as Barbie dolls, kitchen appliances, telephones, answering machines, waste paper baskets and other goods.

A police official said, “When we arrested them, they had enough stolen stuff to fill five grocery carts full of property.”


Anonymous G.Jackson said...

In New Orleans, the enforcers shot to kill at the masses searching desperately for food and water. Now these petty fools for FEMA will most likely get a mere slap on the wrist. I could be wrong, but I'd bet I'm not.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

i bet you aren't either jackson. I heard a rumor that Bush aid Karen Huges likened the "looters" to the 9/11 hijackers. Is this sick or what? I'm going to work on tracking this down later today (Monday) and if it turns out to be crediable, then I'll give you guys the scoop on it.

2:13 AM  

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