Monday, September 05, 2005

Murder and Rape-Fact or Fiction

Gary Younge writes from Baton Rouge Murder and Rape-Fact or Fiction "There were two babies who had their throats slit. The seven-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in the Superdome. And the corpses laid out amid the excrement in the convention centre.

In a week filled with dreadful scenes of desperation and anger from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina some stories stood out.

But as time goes on many remain unsubstantiated and may yet prove to be apocryphal." ...

And see the Times-Picayune article "Mayor says Katrina may have claimed more than 10,000 lives" on From the article: ""Don't step in that blood - it's contaminated," he said. "That one with his arm sticking up in the air, he's an old man." Then he shined the light on the smaller human figure under the white sheet next to the elderly man. "That's a kid," he said. "There's another one in the freezer, a 7-year-old with her throat cut." ...


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