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Posted: 9/4/2005 1:06:54 PM EDT
Fox just reported that 8 people carrying rifles on a bridge were shot by police, killing 6. No info what they were doing.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:47:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 2:47:57 PM EDT by Special-K]
Now I'm hearing that they were armed contractors doing engineering work. And that none of them were killed.

-K
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:48:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 2:52:15 PM EDT by Kacer]
Yeah, from the bit MSNBC had, sounds like it may WELL have been "the good guys" shooting OTHER "good guys"

I hope no one was killed. That would suck. This is all I could find.

Police Shoot at Armed Group of People in New Orleans
Cindy Clyne
Sunday, September 04, 2005 5:54 PM

There's been bloodshed in New Orleans.

The City's Deputy Police Chief says officers shot eight people carrying guns on a New Orleans bridge Sunday. W.J. Riley says five or six of the armed people are dead.

Riley didn't go into much detail, but he says the shootings took place on a bridge which connects Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:50:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:53:45 PM EDT
IBTDP!
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:53:56 PM EDT
So when they FINALLY decide to shoot they shoot the wrong guys
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:54:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By choad33:
So when they FINALLY decide to shoot they shoot the wrong guys



Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:55:39 PM EDT
Ibtl.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:56:10 PM EDT
What happened to target acquisition and rules of engagement?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:58:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 3:00:56 PM EDT by Not_so_Clever]
Well, another "what if" scenario comes true...

I guess now they are breaking out the ninja gear.

The Interdictor

"Law enforcement have absolutely lost their minds. Some guy wearing khaki fatigues and black vests which say Police on them have their faces covered in black ski masks and are touting M4-A1s with front hand grips -- like they're some kind of Delta Force operators waiting to hit the tire house. They're guarding the four corners around the Bell South building for crying out loud. And what, they need secret identities? Come on. You can just tell some of these guys have never gotten out before. Now's their big chance to play Army."

Please remember the guy posting this is ex-military (SF?)
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:59:28 PM EDT
Maybe not, here's something else I found:

New Orleans police shoot gunmen
04/09/2005 - 23:21:59

Police shot eight people carrying guns on a New Orleans bridge today, killing five or six, a deputy chief said.

A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said the victims were trying to shoot 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 today, New Orleans Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley said police shot at eight people, killing five or six.

The shootings took place on the Danziger Bridge, which spans a canal connecting Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.

No other details were immediately available.

breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=154760848&p=y5476y554
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:03:01 PM EDT
Then again...

New Orleans: Police kill army contractors
05/09/2005 00:10 - (SA)

www.news24.com/News24/World/Hurricane_Katrina/0,,2-10-1942_1765151,00.html

Probably is gonna take a while to sort all this out....
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:03:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:40:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bad_Aim:
What happened to target acquisition and rules of engagement?



Police shot eight people carrying guns on a New Orleans bridge today, killing five or six, a deputy chief said.

A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said the victims were trying to shoot contractors on their way to repair a canal.

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You mean like knowing what you are talking about before posting an opinion?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:55:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 3:55:15 PM EDT by tc6969]
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