February 14, 2008
Your Turn: Welcome To New Orleans
People in New Orleans are not just angry but also horribly embarrassed by this Times Picayune photo — featuring Mayor Nagin and the police chief — illustrating a recent city purchase of SWAT and riot equipment. Compounding the reaction, Nagin used the occasion to welcome the NBA All Star Game to New Orleans this weekend. I should also mention, the photo was taken on the floor of the Superdome. The armored vehicle in the background was part of the buy.
Your thoughts, lamentations, weapon tutorials?
(image: Eliot Kamenitz, The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. February 12, 2008. nola.com)