Category Archives: Katrina

“These Are Law-Abiding Citizens Who Did Everything They Were Told to Do”

One of the most shameful things about the destruction of New Orleans was the attempt to blame the victims.
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The Levee Broke

For me, the moment I discovered that the New Orleans levees had catastrophically failed is one of those moments that I will never forget. The night before (Aug. 29th), I went to bed a little after midnight, thinking that New Orleans had survived the worst of Katrina, and that the city’s luck had held.
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“How Can the Rest of America Sleep At Night Knowing That This Is Here?”

That’s what the cast of the British reality TV show Top Gear asked while visiting New Orleans one year after Katrina.
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