Oh, but y'all are going to love this....this fool happens to be the Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish just east of New Orleans, which suffered a lot of the brunt of Hurricane Katrina last year. You would think that he would have too much on his mind for tending to his own needs to worry about the suffering in New Orleans proper...but noooooooooooo; he has to riff to the New Orleans media (in this case, TV station WDSU) on the threat of "trash" and "thugs" invading his fair parish.
Just listen to this clip, and tell me that David Duke still doesn't have any pull here in Louisiana.
(From WDSU-TV via Crooks and Liars, also check out Pam Spaulding's blog.)
I especially liked the "Chee Wees" and "dreadlocks" smack, along with the threat of "a visit from one of my deputies"...,funny, don't most NO gangstas wear do rags these days???
I guess that Sheriff Strain would much prefer all the "trash" to be left in NOLA to be washed away clean by the next storm, ehhh??
He better have more than a few Black deputies, because if he doesn't, I will make my journeys down I-10 or I-12 eastbound as brief as possible. Such bigotry already killed Black folk before (see the Gretna/Jefferson Parish police blocking the Crescent City Connection from Black evacuees attempting to escape Camp Abu Gumbo (aka the Superdome) during the height of Katrina); I'd rather not be a casualty now.
It doesn't ever stop, does it???
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