property rights, once again

Remember how in New Orleans the feuderal authorities and their partially private armed security teams had to be there – not only to protect private property but also to protect those still in the city against themselves? Especially the reports about rapes in the super dome and mass killing amongst these “underpriviliged groups”.

It is only now, when nobody really follows the news, that we get reports like this:


Following days of internationally reported killings, rapes and gang violence inside the Dome, the doctor from FEMA – Beron doesn’t remember his name – came prepared for a grisly scene: He brought a refrigerated 18-wheeler and three doctors to process bodies.

“I’ve got a report of 200 bodies in the Dome,” Beron recalls the doctor saying.

The real total was six, Beron said.

Of those, four died of natural causes, one overdosed and another jumped to his death in an apparent suicide, said Beron, who personally oversaw the turning over of bodies from a Dome freezer, where they lay atop melting bags of ice. State health department officials in charge of body recovery put the official death count at the Dome at 10, but Beron said the other four bodies were found in the street near the Dome, not inside it. Both sources said no one had been killed inside.

At the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, just four bodies were recovered, despites reports of corpses piled inside the building. Only one of the dead appeared to have been slain, said health and law enforcement officials.

Now how could that be? How did all those bodies disappear? Or was the whole point of making those left in New Orelans look as “mob-alike” as possible – exactly so one could legitimate the use of physical power – not to protect them from oneanother, but in order to uphold the right for property which is oh so sacred under capitalism? I makes me sick just to think about. What a sick system for such a beautiful planet!

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