This will make you want to scream:
I am stunned by an interview I conducted with New Orleans Detective Lawrence Dupree. He told me they were trying to rescue people with a helicopter and the people were so poor they were afraid it would cost too much to get a ride and they had no money for a “ticket.” Dupree was shaken telling us the story. He just couldn’t believe these people were afraid they’d be charged for a rescue.
Under-educated, uninformed, chronically abused by a corrupt local government and police force, and ignored by everyone else- those are the people whose bodies we are largely going to be dragging out of houses once the flood waters recede.