Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Lives Lost In The Cleanup of New Orleans

After speaking with someone who has been working in the cleanup of New Orleans I have learned of the true conditions, not of the toxic stew everyone speaks of but the danger and loss of life. There have been several deaths that have not made the news.
One worker was accidentally run over by heavy equipment, another worker was run over by a truck carrying debris. Worst of all a mother and son were killed when a truck turned over and crushed them. CNN and the other news agencies speak of reporters having embedded status and collecting news alongside our troops but no one is reporting of the loss of life after Katrina. Where are the war grizzled journalists in their khaki shirts peering bravely into the camera?

- Chris Mansel

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