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4th-Sep-2005 06:24 pm
NOLA Cops Shoot, Kill Aid Workers
NEW ORLEANS - Police shot eight people carrying guns on a New Orleans bridge Sunday, killing five or six, a deputy chief said. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said the victims were contractors on their way to repair a canal. The contractors were walking across a bridge on their way to launch barges into Lake Pontchartrain to fix the 17th Street Canal, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Corps.

Earlier Sunday, New Orleans Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley said police shot at eight people, killing five or six.
CNN refutes this, saying "AP: Army Corps of Engineers says its contractors were not killed by police, but gunmen who fired at them were killed. More soon."
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4th-Sep-2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
i highly recommend not to believe any news item the first time you hear it during a situation such as this. wait until you hear it confirmed from a second, reputable source.

it doesn't do anyone any good to get upset about false reports. there is enough real shit to go around.
4th-Sep-2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
5th-Sep-2005 01:45 am (UTC)
Here is the version I found saying cops protected contractors from looters - 4 dead, 1 critical:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050905/ts_nm/katrina_dc
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