What the hell is going on down there? This is America for Christ’s sake.
Dead bodies outside center
Outside the center, people complained that they were evacuated, taken to the convention hall by bus, dropped off and given nothing.
An old man in a chaise lounge lay dead in a grassy median as hungry babies wailed around him. Around the corner, an elderly woman lay dead in her wheelchair, covered with a blanket, and another body lay beside her wrapped in a sheet.
â€œI donâ€™t treat my dog like that,â€ Daniel Edwards said as he pointed at the woman in the wheelchair. â€œI buried my dog.â€
â€œYou can do everything for other countries but you canâ€™t do nothing for your own people,” he said. “You can go overseas with the military but you canâ€™t get them down here.â€
The street outside the center, above the floodwaters, smelled of urine and feces, and was choked with dirty diapers, old bottles and garbage.
Doctors at two desperately crippled hospitals with 360 patients called The Associated Press pleading for rescue, saying they were nearly out of food and power and had been forced to move patients to higher floors to escape looters.
â€œWe have been trying to call the mayorâ€™s office, we have been trying to call the governorâ€™s office. … We have tried to use any inside pressure we can. We are turning to you. Please help us,â€ said Dr. Norman McSwain, chief of trauma surgery at Charity Hospital.
And now FEMA has stopped the rescue effort to focus on and stop looting. FUCK THE LOOTERS. Let them loot… SAVE THE PEOPLE.