Gretna City Council Backs Closing Of The Bridge

Little over a week after this mostly white suburb became a symbol of callousness for using armed officers to seal one of the last escape routes from N

Little over a week after this mostly white suburb became a symbol of callousness for using armed officers to seal one of the last escape routes from New Orleans — trapping thousands of mostly black evacuees in the flooded city — the Gretna City Council passed a resolution supporting the police chief's move-- New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin said Thursday that Gretna officials "will have to live" with their decision. "We allowed people to cross ... because they were dying in the convention center," Nagin said. "We made a decision to protect people…. They made a decision to protect property."...read on"

Is this what you would call compassionate conservatism?


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