National Guard to pull out of New Orleans
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"NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three and a half years after ...
February 28th, 2009 02:31 PM
National Guard to pull out of New Orleans
National Guard to pull out of New Orleans, 3½ years after Hurricane Katrina -- Newsday.com
"NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, the National Guard is pulling the last of its troops out of New Orleans this weekend, leaving behind a city still desperate and dangerous. Residents long distrustful of the city's police force are worried they will have to fend for themselves.
"I don't know if crime will go up after these guys leave. But I know a lot more of us will be packing our own pieces now to make sure we're protected," said Calvin Stewart, owner of a restaurant and store........"
Sounds like a few have a clue and are ready to take responsability for thier own protection. Also looks like trust in thier police force is still an issue too.......
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February 28th, 2009 03:00 PM
One would have to be a fool to go anywhere in N.O. without a gun.
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February 28th, 2009 04:14 PM
N.G. in N.O..
did'nt know the N.G. was still in new orleans.
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February 28th, 2009 05:44 PM
They have to go train to walk down the street of some other city in America.
You know, for civil unrest and all.
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February 28th, 2009 08:35 PM
You're telling me that the Louisiana National Guard has been mobilized in New Orleans for three-and-a-half years? I had no idea. Man would I be one pissed weekend warrior if that happened. I wonder what the casualty rates were?
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March 1st, 2009 12:23 AM
Holy Cow... they've been there ALL this time ???
March 1st, 2009 02:04 PM
Yep. I was surprised when I moved down here, but they have.
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March 1st, 2009 03:07 PM
I wonder how much three years of N.G. mobilization has cost the taxpayer.
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March 1st, 2009 03:13 PM
Wow unbelievable. 3.5 years.
March 1st, 2009 04:40 PM
I think NO should ask if you are armed before you enter the city if you say no, they should have loaner guns you can borrow,It's the neighbourly thing to do
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March 2nd, 2009 05:03 AM
I grew up in N.O., spent most of my life there ,and love that place. There is nowhere on Earth I'd rather be. However, it is a very dangerous place. Like someone posted above.
"One would have to be a fool to go anywhere in N.O. without a gun."
If the N.G. had been used properly, N.O. would be down about 25k in population,but it would be a much nicer place.
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