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View Diary: Intentional withholding of aid? : the evidence (w/ poll) [updated with lots of links] (310 comments)

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    Sheriff Stephen Simpson of Loudon County, Virginia stated on Friday, that 29 deputies and volunteers from his department were already on their way to New Orleans, at the request of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff, but were forced to turn around on Thursday when the were refused entry by the Louisiana State Police and the Federal Government.

    The 29 officers and volunteers were prepared to shelter and feed themselves, in addition to providing additional manpower, specialized disaster response training and water rescue craft.

    Unfortunately for the people of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, due to the breakdown of federal and local communications, 29 highly-trained, highly-motivated law enforcement volunteers are unable to lend a helping hand.

    A voice of objective reason in the partisan din of the U.S. National Security community.

    by mustang dvs on Sat Sep 03, 2005 at 12:07:36 PM PDT

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