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    At least five people have reportedly been shot dead by police in the US city of New Orleans, where a massive effort is underway to aid hurricane survivors.

    The incident started when contractors escorted by officers were shot at while crossing a bridge.

    The US government earlier announced it had restored order in New Orleans, six days after Hurricane Katrina brought flood waters and anarchy to the city.

    The government has been accused of acting too slowly to save lives.

    US Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt has said the death toll from Katrina would be in its thousands - the first such acknowledgement by a federal official.

    Map of central New Orleans

    New Orleans Deputy Police Chief WJ Riley said the shooting took place while 14 contractors were crossing the Danziger Bridge under police escort.

    The contractors came under fire from a group of armed thugs and police officers shot back, killing at least five of them.

    None of the contractors was killed.

    Security forces have moved to restore security in New Orleans, following a breakdown of law and order in the wake of Katrina.

    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said troops had secured the city and full relief operations were underway.

    Visiting New Orleans, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said it could take years for the city to recover.

    The US has given the EU and Nato a list of specific emergency aid it needs for the relief operation.

    American officials have asked for blankets, first aid kits, water trucks and food.

    EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said the union was ready to offer whatever assistance it could, while Nato said it too was ready to help.

    'Ugly scene'

    In a series of interviews, Mr Chertoff defended the government's response to the disaster amid allegations that it reacted too slowly.

    He said the magnitude of the hurricane and flood was beyond all expectations, and had "exceeded the foresight of the planners and maybe anybody's foresight".

    As the search for bodies moved to the forefront following rescue operations that have seen thousands evacuated from the city, Mr Chertoff warned of grim days ahead, with house-to-house searches.

    "It is going to be about as ugly a scene as you can imagine," he told Fox News.

    He said that with the additional National Guard and regular troops sent to New Orleans, there was "no question... we've secured the city", following an outbreak of lawlessness that saw looting and reports of murders and rapes.

    In a sign that the Bush administration was moving on to a public relations offensive, Mr Rumsfeld inspected military relief efforts in New Orleans on Sunday, while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice toured Mobile, Alabama, another storm-hit area.

    Mr Rumsfeld described the death and destruction caused by the hurricane as a natural disaster of historic proportions.

    "It will take many, many, many months, and into years, for this area to recover to the circumstances it was in," he told reporters at New Orleans airport.

    City deserted

    Thousands of people have finally been evacuated from the New Orleans Superdome complex, a rallying point for survivors that saw thousands left for days in squalid and dangerous conditions.

    Up to 40 aircraft flew around the clock to move the survivors to safety.

    The BBC's James Coomarasamy in New Orleans says huge swathes of the city remain completely submerged while, in other areas, the streets are deserted.

    He says on the main inter-state highway, convoys of speeding emergency vehicles share space with small groups of people pushing their belongings in shopping trolleys and hoping for a lift to safety.

    More than one million people are said to have been displaced from their homes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Most of them are in Texas, Tennessee, Indiana and Arkansas.
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    "george bush doesnt care about black people"
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    • #3
      Good I am glad they are dead if you shoot at the people that are trying to help you then you deserve to get your ass shot. Maybe more of these wanna be thugs will see this and realize they not to grow the fuck up and realize that the only way to get out of this is to let the government take care of it. No matter what anyone thinks about the government they are the only ones that have enough power to fix this mess.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by KINGB19
        Good I am glad they are dead if you shoot at the people that are trying to help you then you deserve to get your ass shot. Maybe more of these wanna be thugs will see this and realize they not to grow the fuck up and realize that the only way to get out of this is to let the government take care of it. No matter what anyone thinks about the government they are the only ones that have enough power to fix this mess.
        My guess was that was just a cover up reason. Reports from people who are really down they are saying the military are shooting to kill if they try to leave a certain area.

        Fuck Bush.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by KINGB19
          Good I am glad they are dead if you shoot at the people that are trying to help you then you deserve to get your ass shot. Maybe more of these wanna be thugs will see this and realize they not to grow the fuck up and realize that the only way to get out of this is to let the government take care of it. No matter what anyone thinks about the government they are the only ones that have enough power to fix this mess.
          You don't know what the fuck is really going on down there so shut the fuck up and go crawl under your rock.

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          • #6
            It's easy for us to think rationally, we're not there in the middle of it all ...
            Last edited by RiSiNG SoN; 09-04-2005, 07:17 PM.
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            • #7
              ^that isn't going to happen not in a million years no matter what anyone thinks of the government they are not the corrupt sons of bitches that all the conspiracy bull shit talks about. We should be thankful that we have a government that would be in an area of crisis. If we were some other country we wouldn't have any type of relief to help with tragedy. It is ridicolous how many people think they know about what goes on here the truth is all the conspiracy theories are bull shit. We really can't take people's word for it down there since the majority of them are poor undeducated looters. I don't exactly consider that to be a reliable source.

              Originally posted by Payne
              You don't know what the fuck is really going on down there so shut the fuck up and go crawl under your rock.
              I do know that if I was in New Orleans before the Hurricane hit I would of vacated to Palm Springs or Hilton Head South Carolina. lol at telling me to crawl under a rock the people that got shot deserved it anyone who gets shot by police deserve to get shot since police don't go around shooting peolple that don't commit crimes. If you believe that your own government is just shooting people for the hell of it then you are an ignorant fool. We have the best government we will always have the best government and the ethics that we uphold will always be the highest and no dumb ass conspiracy theory will ever prove to be true. Poor people will always blame the government for shit. I am sick and tired of it I wish they would stop showing those people on these all of them black , white, whatever color and just shut up about it sure it is a tragedy sure it sucks but complaining about it isn't going to do a damn thing and every single looter should be shot if you steal I think they should cut your damn hand off because that makes you a vile piece of trash!
              Last edited by KINGB19; 09-04-2005, 07:23 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by KINGB19
                ^that isn't going to happen not in a million years no matter what anyone thinks of the government they are not the corrupt sons of bitches that all the conspiracy bull shit talks about. We should be thankful that we have a government that would be in an area of crisis. If we were some other country we wouldn't have any type of relief to help with tragedy. It is ridicolous how many people think they know about what goes on here the truth is all the conspiracy theories are bull shit. We really can't take people's word for it down there since the majority of them are poor undeducated looters. I don't exactly consider that to be a reliable source.
                Just keep watching your FOX news... every word you hear is the truth.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KINGB19
                  ^that isn't going to happen not in a million years no matter what anyone thinks of the government they are not the corrupt sons of bitches that all the conspiracy bull shit talks about. We should be thankful that we have a government that would be in an area of crisis. If we were some other country we wouldn't have any type of relief to help with tragedy. It is ridicolous how many people think they know about what goes on here the truth is all the conspiracy theories are bull shit. We really can't take people's word for it down there since the majority of them are poor undeducated looters. I don't exactly consider that to be a reliable source.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RiSiNG SoN
                    It's easy for us to think rationally, we're not there in the middle of it all ...
                    agreed.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Payne
                      Just keep watching your FOX news... every word you hear is the truth.
                      lol
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Payne
                        Just keep watching your FOX news... every word you hear is the truth.
                        your a dumb ass I don't watch FOX news I don't support George Bush but I am not one of those uneducated idiots. I understand that this is the best country in the world with the best unemployment rate, superior economy, and the best government bar none. It is not debatable sure the president is not exactly brillant hell he is an idiot but that doesn't mean that the government as a whole is incompetent. There are ton of brillant individuals in our government that are working hard to help those in need. What do they get in return a bunch of poor ass thugs shooting at them. lol at people bashing me I guess that is what happens when a bunch of poor idiots talk to someone who understands how things really are instead of some fantasy about conspiracys and all that bull shit. But if that is what is going to get you by in life then by all means continue your ignorance. I will be sure to speak up and announciate when I order my burger from you.
                        Take each day one step at a time.

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                        • #13
                          Best unemployment rate? i didnt know it was good.

                          Kuwait's currency is worth the most in the world btw. $1 of Kuwaiti money is worth about $3 USD, $4 CAD.

                          Don't believe me? Check.

                          There goes your superior economy arguement. So what was this about not being uneducated idiot? Oh right. And no, you're probably not an actual idiot. You're just an intelligent blind man.

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                          • #14
                            not really^ & people dont deserve 2 die
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Delinquent Fait
                              Best unemployment rate? i didnt know it was good.

                              Kuwait's currency is worth the most in the world btw. $1 of Kuwaiti money is worth about $3 USD, $4 CAD.

                              Don't believe me? Check.

                              There goes your superior economy arguement. So what was this about not being uneducated idiot? Oh right. And no, you're probably not an actual idiot. You're just an intelligent blind man.
                              What does how much your dollar is worth have to do with total economy if you want to look it up you can clearly see that America has the world's biggest economy it's numbers are double the nearest competitor in Japan. And yes we do have the best unemployment rate anything under 5 is good 4 percent is considered perfect unemployment since there is a 4 percent variable rate. Believe me I know all these figures to a T I have read them in numerous reports by very reliable financial sources.
                              Take each day one step at a time.

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