Nagin must be smokin’ da crack rock

Let’s review the evidence:

1. He’s going to let people back into Algiers
2. There’s a 6pm to 8am curfew
3. They can only travel within their own ZIP code
4. There’s limited police and fire protection

He must be crazy or stoned or both to think that after allowing people back in he can then enforce the curfew and the ZIP code restriction. Granted, we’re working harder than ever since 9/11 to turn this country into the kind of Amerika Soviet leaders could love, but even now it remains un-American to restrict travel the way he’s suggesting, not to mention that it’s probably very illegal to do so. Civil authorities can close entire areas of the city if they are unsafe. But when they open them back up to the general population, they’re open. At that point, there’s no longer any reasonable justification for geographically restricting travel within reopened areas.

The curfew is more restrictive than dusk to dawn. How practical is that when there is so much work to be done? Algiers is dry. Let people back in so that they can get on with the cleanup and restoration of their property and businesses without delay.

And if there is limited police and fire protection, enforcing all of this is going to be impossible. At least, fair enforcement will be impossible. What this does is effectively make everyone who returns a criminal while handing what law enforcement there is the motive and opportunity to selectively give some people a hard time while they pretend not see other people behaving exactly the same way. You might as well write the court filing for the NAACP yourself, just like the one you should have written for the NRA when police were illegally confiscating weapons.

3 Comments so far

  1. blake haney (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 12:55 am
  2. john (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 6:34 pm

    Hea,Nagen was over in Dallas Texas buying a home with no income.when the storm hit,According to him,the city couldnt make its payroll,When are they going to arrest that dirtbag..Maby he will just suck on a gun barrel.while talking to some CNN reporter .that would be news..


  3. RENEE (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 9:31 am

    i just so happen to run aacross this page, and i only have one true comment “New ORLEANS and PROUD
    to CALL IT HOME!!!!!” tHIS WILL BE A BETTER CITY FOR ALL THAT WILL RETURN HOME I CAN SEE IT, AND FEEL IT.THE SPRIT OF NEW ORLREANS THE MUSIC THE FOOD, THE PEOPLE, THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE NEW ORLEANS AND THERE NEVER WILL BE. PLEASE LETS NOT MAKE BR THE NEW NEW ORLEANS.



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