Friday, September 02, 2005

Update From New Orleans

New Orleans' sad descent into complete anarchy and lawlessness continues, as reported here and here.

I talked again this evening with my good friend Mark Grant, who is in direct contact with his fiancee's New Orleans-based family. Her family evacuated to points between New Orleans suburbs and Texas.

Mark tells me that most businesses above water have been looted, so the criminals are now systematically ransacking homes looking for anything of value to take. The frustration and anger among evacuated citizens has reached the boiling point, and he continues to fear that the violence will continue to escalate, even among the most civil residents.

His fiancee's aunt and uncle have decided to take matters into their own hands. Using back roads, they penetrated the security wall around New Orleans and returned to their home. There they sit with no electricity or fresh water, but with loaded rifles ready to defend their home.

Let's hope that something...anything...happens to turn the tide toward a more optimistic outcome.


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