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Old 12-20-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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NEW ORLEANS - Police used chemical spray and stun devices Thursday as dozens of protesters seeking to halt the demolition of public housing in New Orleans tried to force their way through an iron gate at City Hall.

Some were arrested as officers tried to establish order and an ambulance arrived on the scene. It was unclear whether there were injuries or the ambulance was a precautionary measure.

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Old 12-20-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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NEW ORLEANS - Police used chemical spray and stun devices Thursday as dozens of protesters seeking to halt the demolition of public housing in New Orleans tried to force their way through an iron gate at City Hall.

Some were arrested as officers tried to establish order and an ambulance arrived on the scene. It was unclear whether there were injuries or the ambulance was a precautionary measure.

http://home.peoplepc.com/psp/newssto...07122059926703
And a majority of the NO City Council wants to tear down these 1940s relics in favor of mised-income developments.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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They are voting now for demolition (which is good).
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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And a majority of the NO City Council wants to tear down these 1940s relics in favor of mised-income developments.
I'd like to note that despite the racial divisions on the City Council, the demolitions were UNANIMOUSLY approved.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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The fact that people are going crazy over a government entity demolishing government-provided housing proves how dependant some people are on the government. Shame the cops can't shoot to kill those who attack them just to prove that they mean business.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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The fact that people are going crazy over a government entity demolishing government-provided housing proves how dependant some people are on the government. Shame the cops can't shoot to kill those who attack them just to prove that they mean business.
And here's a dirty secret: I heard a lot of the agitators didn't even live in the projects, or even New Orleans.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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And here's a dirty secret: I heard a lot of the agitators didn't even live in the projects, or even New Orleans.
Really? Where's this proof or is this just hearsay because I heard opposite.


This whole "mixed-income" BS is nothing but a ploy to further shrink the size of New Orleans (it was announced that there won't be 1:1 replacement); thus, further disenfranchising the pre-Katrina makeup of the city.


It's funny that someone brought up government dependency, but yet these new developments planned to replace the projects will still be majority rental properties, so where's the independence in that? Explain how will this provide any further benefit for the people who was living in these projects beyond the superficial rhetoric spewed by the mainstream media. Reminds me of what was told to the Treme residents in 1960's to get I-10 built.


The biggest thing that concerns me is the underlying corruption that's being swept under the rug by the local media. Hardly any of the media channels are even discussing the investigation that was conducted on Alphonso Jackson. But I guess since it affects those folks in the projects, this doesn't matter.

Oh, I really am fond of that comment of how the people should just shoot the savages dead. Very progessive thinking there, reminds me of the good ol' days when the good ol' boys used to beat those lazy, untamed savages with their clubs and hose them down with fire hydrants because they want to stand up for something they believe in. Very 1960's of you. Gotta love good ol' progression.


Gotta love good ol' pretentious undertones.
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:37 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I went down to city hall today during the semi riot. Most of the people protesting were white college aged kids, one of whom I saw getting into a Jetta with a California license plate.

New Orleans does not NEED all the welfare cases it has, it needs a road to education, job training and a limit on government housing assistance. New Orleans needs new corporate offices, it needs to attract middle class professionals to the city. It does not need uneducated poor people who live in projects for 20+ years.
This city is tired of being a welfare state, so if you support that, your time is over.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I'm about tired of the welfare state altogether, as it is in this entire country. I'm tired of people always looking for handouts. It's one thing to be in a dire situation and need assistant, but it's entirely another for anyone to think that everyone else owes them anything, like they're really being held back or oppressed. Explain how so many other people can rise up from the ruins of their childhood or adolesence.
Your life is what you make of it, and if you make nothing of it, expect nothing in return.
And yes, I was watching the news and saw a good many young white college kids making up a lot of the front lines near that gate. (Trouble makers I'd like to think.)
I've spoken my peace.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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I went down to city hall today during the semi riot. Most of the people protesting were white college aged kids, one of whom I saw getting into a Jetta with a California license plate.

New Orleans does not NEED all the welfare cases it has, it needs a road to education, job training and a limit on government housing assistance. New Orleans needs new corporate offices, it needs to attract middle class professionals to the city. It does not need uneducated poor people who live in projects for 20+ years.
This city is tired of being a welfare state, so if you support that, your time is over.
Professional agitators, eh ? Oh, Bill Quigley was the one local in the gang
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