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Video of the Crescent City Connection incident

There's a video of Geraldo Rivera and Shepard Smith begging the local (and perhaps state) authorities to let people get out of New Orleans over the Crescent City Connection. The shoot date is Sep. 2, and it appears both were near the Connection.
Geraldo refers to the Interstate and a WalMart on the other side of the river, and says there are thousands of people there.
Shep refers to a "checkpoint" at the Connection, saying it's the only way out and that "anyone who walks up to it is turned around".
This is much more believable than the NYT or the socialist version, but neither reporter mentions shots being fired, how many police there are, etc.

Blanco orders schoolbuses: on Sep. 2

The following Executive Order (PDF file) is dated Sep 1:

...WHEREAS, there is an immediate need for mass transportation to move citizens to shelters and other safe locations from disaster areas; and
WHEREAS, given the current exigent circumstances, buses are the most reasonable and practical mode of mass transportation to move our citizens to safety;
NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana... do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: Each Superintendent of Education for each school district in Louisiana that remains substantially operational following the passage of Hurricane Katrina shall contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness... and provide an inventory of school buses and bus drivers in their district;
SECTION 2: As determined by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, such buses shall be made available to be used as necessary for the mass transportation of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, accompanying law enforcement personnel, and necessary supplies to and from areas of concern to areas of safety;
SECTION 3: The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is hereby authorized to commandeer and utilize such buses for such purposes;...

UPDATE: The original post said this was ordered on Sep. 1. The actual date this was signed was Sep. 2.

Ray Nagin: the "CIA might take me out"

...Last night [Sep. 2] he told a reporter for the Associated Press: "If the CIA slips me something and next week you don't see me, you'll all know what happened."
Today [Sep. 3] he told interviewers for CNN on a live broadcast he feared the "CIA might take me out."

From this.

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