Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagen have been charged with negligent homicide. More than 600 people have died because they were not evacuated out of Southern Louisiana.
"The pathetic thing in this case was that they were asked if they wanted to move them and they did not," said Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti. "They were warned repeatedly that this storm was coming. In effect, their inaction resulted in the deaths of these people."
The attorney for Blanco and Nagen said they were innocent. He said “They waited for the evacuation order from the President, but it never came.” When asked if it was the Governor and Mayor responsibility to give the evacuation order he said, “What!? Are you out of you mind? They’re just a Governor and Mayor.”
Both were released on $50,000 bail and will continue to show up for photo ops and bad mouth the President. Governor Blanco has lashed out saying, “The federal Government is taking too long to recover the dead. When I failed to give the evacuation order in time, I figured that the Federal Government would at least work fast to clean up my mess.”
After writing this I realized that I might have got the story confused, but like most news; it’s close enough.
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