Friday, September 02, 2005

Escape From New Orleans

New Orleans has descended into anarchy reminiscent of John Carpenter's "Escape From New York."
Chaos and gunfire hampered efforts to evacuate the Superdome, and, Superintendent P. Edward Compass III of the New Orleans Police Department said, armed thugs have taken control of the secondary makeshift shelter at the convention center. Superintendent Compass said that the thugs repelled eight squads of 11 officers each he had sent to secure the place and that rapes and assaults were occurring unimpeded in the neighboring streets as criminals "preyed upon" passers-by, including stranded tourists.
My only thought right now is "Can it get any worse?" And my answer, "Of course it can."