Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Martyrs of the NYPD Are Turning.

HT: The Jawa Report.

According to this Al-Pazeera story the number of NOLA police who deserted their posts post-Katrina was not as bad as I speculated (and certainly not as bad as some had speculated), but it was still pretty bad.

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans police chief says 249 officers — nearly 15 percent of the force — could face a special tribunal because they left their posts without permission during Hurricane Katrina and the storm's chaotic aftermath.
Source: Yahoo News AP - N.O. Police Say 249 Officers Left Posts

Those people are the first responders and a significant portion of the first responders did not respond. This is what the defenders of President Bush (of which I am one) have been saying, those responsible for the immediate management of the disaster did not manage their disasters well and made an awful situation worse than what it should have been.

BTW, some may point out my previous post about the MSM which Al-Pazeera is a card carrying member, however at this time I am confident the numbers are accurate. Like I said earlier estimates up to a 2/3rds desertion rate were incredible, recall I took a shot at the 20% level which while high is pretty close.