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Posted: 9/10/2005 6:18:57 PM EDT
Band of neighbors survived Hurricane Katrina, then fought off looters.

NEW ORLEANS -- The Algiers Point militia put away its weapons Friday as Army soldiers patrolled the historic neighborhood across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter.

But the band of neighbors who survived Hurricane Katrina and then fought off looters has not disarmed.

"Pit Bull Will Attack. We Are Here and Have Gun and Will Shoot," said the sign on Alexandra Boza's front porch. Actually, said the woman behind the sign, "I have two pistols."

"I'm a part of the militia," Boza said. "We were taking the law into our own hands, but I didn't kill anyone."

She did quietly open her front door and fire a warning shot one night when she heard a loud group of young men approaching her house.

About a week later, she said, she finally saw a New Orleans police officer on her street and told him she had guns.

"He told me, 'Honey, I don't blame you,' " she said.

The several dozen people who did not evacuate from Algiers Point said that for days after the storm, they did not see any police officers or soldiers but did see gangs of intruders.

So they set up what might be the ultimate neighborhood watch.

At night, the balcony of a beautifully restored Victorian house built in 1871 served as a lookout point.

"I had the right flank," Vinnie Pervel said. Sitting in a white rocking chair on the balcony, his neighbor, Gareth Stubbs, protected the left flank.

They were armed with an arsenal gathered from the neighborhood: a shotgun, pistols, a flare gun and a Vietnam-era AK-47.

They were backed up by Gregg Harris, who lives in the house with Pervel, and Pervel's 74-year-old mother, Jennie, who lives across Pelican Street from her son and is known in Algiers Point as "Miss P."

Many nights, Miss P. had a .38-caliber pistol in one hand and rosary beads in the other.

"Mom was a trouper," Pervel said.

The threat was real.

On the day after Katrina blew through, Pervel was carjacked a couple of blocks from his house. A past president of the Algiers Point Association homeowners group, Pervel was going to houses that had been evacuated and turning off the gas to prevent fires.

A guy with a mallet "hit me in the back of the head," Pervel said. "He said, 'We want your keys.' I said, 'Here, take them.' "

Inside the white Ford van were a portable generator, tools and other hurricane supplies. A hurt and frustrated Pervel threw pliers at the van as it drove off and broke a back window.

Another afternoon, a gunfight broke out on the streets as armed neighbors and armed intruders exchanged fire.

"About 25 rounds were fired," Harris said.

Blood was later found on the street from a wounded intruder.

Not far away, Oakwood Center mall was seriously damaged in a fire caused by vandals.

"We were really afraid of fires. These old houses are so close together that if one was set afire, the whole street would all go up," Harris said. "We lived in terror for a week."

Their house is filled with antique furniture, and there's a well-kept garden and patio in back.

"We've been restoring this house for 20 years," Harris said.

There are gas lamps on the columned porch that stayed on during the storm and its aftermath. The militia rigged car headlights and a car battery on porches of nearby houses. Then they put empty cans beneath trees that had fallen across both ends of the block.

When someone approached in the darkness, "you could hear the cans rattle.

Then we would hit the switch at the battery and light up the street," Pervel said. "We would yell, 'We're going to count three, and if you don't identify yourself, we're going to start shooting.' "

They could hear people fleeing and never fired a shot.

During the days, the hurricane holdouts patrolled the streets protecting their houses and the ones of evacuees.

"I was packing," Robert Johns said. "A .22 magnum with hollow points and an 8 mm Mauser from World War II with armor-piercing shells."

Despite their efforts, some deserted houses in the neighborhood were broken into and looted, Pervel said.

Now the Algiers Point militia has defiantly declared it will not heed any orders for mandatory evacuation. The relatively elevated neighborhood area is across the Mississippi River from the city's worst flooded areas and has running water, gas and phone service.

"They say they're going to drag us kicking and screaming from our houses. For what? To take us to concentration camps where we'll be raped and killed," Ramona Parker said. "This is supposed to be America. We're honest citizens. We're not troublemakers. We pay our taxes."

"It would be cruel for the city to make us evacuate after what we've been through," Pervel said.

The roof was damaged on her house, and the rains left "water up to my ankles," Boza said. So she moved into her mother's home nearby.

She said she still has 42 bullets to expend before she'll be forcibly evacuated.

"Then I hope the men they send to pull me out are 6 feet 2 inches and really cute," she said. "I'll be struggling and flirting at the same time."

http://www.statesman.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/news_342278fe0324917e000f.html
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:39:09 PM EDT
These people are an inspiration.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:52:22 PM EDT
Perfect! A normal, logical, news story about average people using their own resourse's and taking care of each other, while not being afraid to protect themselves.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:56:11 PM EDT
Self-reliant Americans, the way it should be. I hope they arent punished for it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:08:34 PM EDT
God Bless Them All!

myit
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:15:29 PM EDT
This needs to be emailed to EVERY ONE we have in our address books. Great stuff.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:17:11 PM EDT
They need to be sent to the nearest re-education camp....
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:18:28 PM EDT
Til the jbt's burn down their houses in an attempt to "help" them "survive".
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:19:31 PM EDT
Good for them!!! I just hope Algiers Point doesn't become another Waco.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:21:34 PM EDT
This brings a tear to my eye.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:23:20 PM EDT
This is the 2nd amendment at its best. This is what it was written for. This shows when it really comes down to it the only person you can count on is yourself and your gun for protection. If used right this could help us with picking up supporters of the 2nd amendment. But, as you and I know that will not happen it will be turned around saying people used their guns wrong and broke laws at a time of need.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:26:22 PM EDT
I cannot express how I feel about this.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:27:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I cannot express how I feel about this.



Uh... good or bad?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:29:50 PM EDT
Outstanding!!!!

We need to get them a ammo drop.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:29:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Self-reliant Americans, the way it should be. I hope they arent punished for it.



*cynic*
Can't have that. If no one needs the .gov, then there would be no legit reason for .gov to exist, and all the .gov people would have to find other jobs.
*cynic*
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:33:07 PM EDT
Funny how some folks quickly revert to survival mode as if by instinct and others perish waiting and hoping for help.

Is this a form of evolution? Mammals without an instinct for survival ? Governmental influence perhaps?

HS1
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:34:18 PM EDT
Good on 'em. Too bad the rest of New Orleans is being disarmed by imported cops.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:36:44 PM EDT
nice story, hope it gets out there
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:39:46 PM EDT
So...when do the JBTs come in to "rescue" them?...
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:52:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:
Outstanding!!!!

We need to get them a ammo drop.



Ammoman, has generously donated a pallet of ".22 magnum hollow points" and "8mm Mauser armor-piercing shells" to the relief effort.



Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:57:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bear3351:
These people are an inspiration.




+1

HH
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:58:27 PM EDT

Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:01:56 PM EDT
Amen!

I love hearing about non-sheeple
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:02:38 PM EDT
That's the way it is SUPPOSED to work.

No JBT's needed.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:08:02 PM EDT
My kind of people. Sharing the article with people who need the inspiration.

And the anti-gunners say the "militia" is the national guard. These people know their rights!

That 8mm mauser armor-piercing will leave a mark, I am sure.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:08:27 PM EDT


Excellent.

I hope they don't get "rescued."

Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:09:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:

Originally Posted By R-32:
Outstanding!!!!

We need to get them a ammo drop.



Ammoman, has generously donated a pallet of ".22 magnum hollow points" and "8mm Mauser armor-piercing shells" to the relief effort.






I hear the captianpooby is going to jump it in!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:21:51 PM EDT
That's inspirational.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:24:20 PM EDT
BRAVO! REAL AMERICAN HEROS TAKING CARE OF THEIR OWN!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:28:37 PM EDT
Only one wounded to bad they were not better shots. Dead bodies stacked on the neutral ground would be good looter deterence.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:22:00 PM EDT
Why aren't we hearing more about incidents like this??? F'en, POS, puppet MEDIA!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:30:18 PM EDT
And THAT is what real Americans do.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:30:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By urbankaos04:
Why aren't we hearing more about incidents like this??? F'en, POS, puppet MEDIA!


Im guessing there is a at least a handfull more but you will only see it conservative blogs and such
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:34:08 PM EDT
Algiers Point militia, I salute you

salute
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:00:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
Algiers Point militia, I salute you

salute hr
God bless you all!!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:17:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 10:17:45 PM EDT by shooter0311]
That's the best article I've read all week

God Bless the Algiers Point militia
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:17:17 PM EDT
tappity tap
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:11:31 AM EDT
Wander if they are still armed?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:35:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 8:36:48 AM EDT by thedoctors308]
Good on 'em
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:41:09 AM EDT
tag to see wgat happens...
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:43:22 AM EDT
send in the CHP to tackle their grandmothers.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:55:08 AM EDT
salute
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:13:12 AM EDT
Oops!
My bad,
I should of checked out all of the GD page befor posting this same story.
We good?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:25:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nightowl7:

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
Algiers Point militia, I salute you

salute

God bless you all!!!



+1


Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:26:13 AM EDT
The guy that was carjacked did not own any guns. what he did was to get in touch with the people who left to ask if he can borrow their firearms while they were gone. He wrote and taped on the gun where he got it to return back to the persons that they borrowed from. I bet after this storm stuff is over he will become a gun owner then.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:30:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BadCompany:
Band of neighbors survived Hurricane Katrina, then fought off looters.

NEW ORLEANS -- The Algiers Point militia put away its weapons Friday as Army soldiers patrolled the historic neighborhood across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter.

But the band of neighbors who survived Hurricane Katrina and then fought off looters has not disarmed.

"Pit Bull Will Attack. We Are Here and Have Gun and Will Shoot," said the sign on Alexandra Boza's front porch. Actually, said the woman behind the sign, "I have two pistols."

"I'm a part of the militia," Boza said. "We were taking the law into our own hands, but I didn't kill anyone."

She did quietly open her front door and fire a warning shot one night when she heard a loud group of young men approaching her house.

About a week later, she said, she finally saw a New Orleans police officer on her street and told him she had guns.

"He told me, 'Honey, I don't blame you,' " she said.

The several dozen people who did not evacuate from Algiers Point said that for days after the storm, they did not see any police officers or soldiers but did see gangs of intruders.

So they set up what might be the ultimate neighborhood watch.

At night, the balcony of a beautifully restored Victorian house built in 1871 served as a lookout point.

"I had the right flank," Vinnie Pervel said. Sitting in a white rocking chair on the balcony, his neighbor, Gareth Stubbs, protected the left flank.

They were armed with an arsenal gathered from the neighborhood: a shotgun, pistols, a flare gun and a Vietnam-era AK-47.

They were backed up by Gregg Harris, who lives in the house with Pervel, and Pervel's 74-year-old mother, Jennie, who lives across Pelican Street from her son and is known in Algiers Point as "Miss P."

Many nights, Miss P. had a .38-caliber pistol in one hand and rosary beads in the other.

"Mom was a trouper," Pervel said.

The threat was real.

On the day after Katrina blew through, Pervel was carjacked a couple of blocks from his house. A past president of the Algiers Point Association homeowners group, Pervel was going to houses that had been evacuated and turning off the gas to prevent fires.

A guy with a mallet "hit me in the back of the head," Pervel said. "He said, 'We want your keys.' I said, 'Here, take them.' "

Inside the white Ford van were a portable generator, tools and other hurricane supplies. A hurt and frustrated Pervel threw pliers at the van as it drove off and broke a back window.

Another afternoon, a gunfight broke out on the streets as armed neighbors and armed intruders exchanged fire.

"About 25 rounds were fired," Harris said.

Blood was later found on the street from a wounded intruder.

Not far away, Oakwood Center mall was seriously damaged in a fire caused by vandals.

"We were really afraid of fires. These old houses are so close together that if one was set afire, the whole street would all go up," Harris said. "We lived in terror for a week."

Their house is filled with antique furniture, and there's a well-kept garden and patio in back.

"We've been restoring this house for 20 years," Harris said.

There are gas lamps on the columned porch that stayed on during the storm and its aftermath. The militia rigged car headlights and a car battery on porches of nearby houses. Then they put empty cans beneath trees that had fallen across both ends of the block.

When someone approached in the darkness, "you could hear the cans rattle.

Then we would hit the switch at the battery and light up the street," Pervel said. "We would yell, 'We're going to count three, and if you don't identify yourself, we're going to start shooting.' "

They could hear people fleeing and never fired a shot.

During the days, the hurricane holdouts patrolled the streets protecting their houses and the ones of evacuees.

"I was packing," Robert Johns said. "A .22 magnum with hollow points and an 8 mm Mauser from World War II with armor-piercing shells."

Despite their efforts, some deserted houses in the neighborhood were broken into and looted, Pervel said.

Now the Algiers Point militia has defiantly declared it will not heed any orders for mandatory evacuation. The relatively elevated neighborhood area is across the Mississippi River from the city's worst flooded areas and has running water, gas and phone service.

"They say they're going to drag us kicking and screaming from our houses. For what? To take us to concentration camps where we'll be raped and killed," Ramona Parker said. "This is supposed to be America. We're honest citizens. We're not troublemakers. We pay our taxes."

"It would be cruel for the city to make us evacuate after what we've been through," Pervel said.

The roof was damaged on her house, and the rains left "water up to my ankles," Boza said. So she moved into her mother's home nearby.

She said she still has 42 bullets to expend before she'll be forcibly evacuated.

"Then I hope the men they send to pull me out are 6 feet 2 inches and really cute," she said. "I'll be struggling and flirting at the same time."

http://www.statesman.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/news_342278fe0324917e000f.html



Out-fucking-standing.
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