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Posted: 6/4/2008 9:07:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 9:07:37 AM EST by BKC1869]
Sounds like he was unhappy about having to give up his free housing.

By BECKY BOHRER (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
June 04, 2008 11:59 AM EDT


NEW ORLEANS - Police fatally shot the mentally ill occupant of a federally supplied trailer early Wednesday, ending a nearly 10-hour standoff in one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

Federal Emergency Management Agency workers alerted police Tuesday afternoon after a man with a handgun ordered them to leave the trailer in an overgrown, weedy lot in the affluent Lakeview neighborhood after an inspection, authorities said.

The man, who police have not identified, locked himself inside a partly gutted two-story brick house next to the trailer. Police got in downstairs, but the man shot at them twice, causing no injuries, officials said. Authorities shot the man around 2 a.m. after he pointed a handgun at officers who tried to arrest him, police said. The man later died at a hospital.

The FEMA inspection was a first step toward reclaiming the trailer. The federal agency has been pushing to get residents out of trailers across the Gulf Coast, in part because possibly dangerous levels of the chemical formaldehyde have been found in many of them.

The man's brother told police that he was mentally ill and had been untreated for years, according to a statement from Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman.

FEMA spokesman James McIntyre said the agency cannot release any specifics about the case. The officers involved in the shooting have been reassigned to administrative duties during the investigation, Flot said.

Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:12:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:15:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By BKC1869:
NEW ORLEANS - Police fatally shot the occupant of a federally supplied trailer after he pointed a handgun at officers early Wednesday, ending a nearly 10-hour standoff in one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.


Edited to de-liberalize lead sentence.


Thank you


BenWa
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:15:04 AM EST
Good shoot.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:15:36 AM EST
Retards with guns, fack that.
Good hit for the LEO's. Should have put him out of his misery.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:36:45 AM EST
Another leech bites the dust.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:44:51 AM EST
sounds like he suffered a permanent dose of treatment.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 10:09:07 AM EST
Sounds like the family knew the guy was mental.How did he get a gun?
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 10:24:52 AM EST
WTF, why do they start this acrticle with "police shoot and kill mentally ill" bla bla bla

TELL the truth, police shot and killed a crazy asshat that was threatening to kill people and shot at them!!!

Just another "tragic" story dealing with the poor poor victims of Katrina...
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:06:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By BKC1869:
NEW ORLEANS - Police fatally shot the occupant of a TAXPAYER supplied trailer after he pointed a handgun at officers early Wednesday, ending a nearly 10-hour standoff in one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.


Edited to de-liberalize lead sentence.


More deliberalization.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:08:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
Sounds like the family knew the guy was mental.How did he get a gun?


Yeah, I thought that all the guns were stolen by the police after the hurricane. that's what a lot of guys say here.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:08:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By PaDanby:

Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
Sounds like the family knew the guy was mental.How did he get a gun?

Yeah, I thought that all the guns were stolen by the police after the hurricane. that's what a lot of guys say here.

You still chasing windmills?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:15:15 AM EST
Why the fuck is someone STILL living in a FEMA trailer?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:22:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By DLoken:
Why the fuck is someone STILL living in a FEMA trailer?

But the media tells Illegals Katrina Victims are hard working people who want to improve their lifes and aren't criminals like we mak them out to be
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:24:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By DLoken:
Why the fuck is someone STILL living in a FEMA trailer?


1. Free rent.

2. FEMA trailers are air conditioned.

3. For many FEMA trailer dwellers, the trailer is better housing than what they had prior to the storm.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:51:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By PaDanby:

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By BKC1869:
NEW ORLEANS - Some dumbass got shot.


Edited to de-liberalize lead sentence.


More deliberalization.


Done.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:42:26 AM EST
This guys house is in a nice area, from what i hear the family knew he was a couple marbles short but let him get a job as a security guard where they issued him a weapon. They were trying to move him out of the trailer which was one deemed unsafe.

unlike most people here the family took responsibility and didn't blame the police for doing what they had to...

www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/06/man_in_standoff_is_shot_dead_b.html
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:57:25 AM EST
"Bat shit crazy guy, after spending spending entire life leaching off the system, get schwacked by cops after threatening them with a illegally possessed firearm."

OK, I'm really trying to find a downside, here.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 7:47:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Meta4:

Originally Posted By PaDanby:

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By BKC1869:
NEW ORLEANS - Some dumbass got shot.


Edited to de-liberalize lead sentence.


More deliberalization.


Done.


I like that edit. Too bad all newspapers could not be written that way.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:59:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
"Bat shit crazy guy, after spending spending entire life leaching off the system, get schwacked by cops after threatening them with a illegally possessed firearm."

OK, I'm really trying to find a downside, here.


You are very wrong. This guy was from a good, solid, middle-class background. He graduated from one of the better private high schools in the area and had a college degree. The FEMA trailer was in his front yard (in one of the nicest areas of town) so he could live there while rebuilding his house. His family says they THINK he had mental problems, but they could simply be saying that because HE BELIEVED IN GUN OWNERSHIP BY PRIVATE CITIZENS andthey didn't. His gun was legally owned as he had never been judged mentally incompetent. He held a job as an armed security guard.

What happened to start this guy's demise was that 2 FEMA people went to tell him they were taking the trailer back. The guy was open carrying a 38 special in a holster and in the course of conversing with the FEMA folks, he rested his hand on his hip near his gun. The FEMA folks panicked and called the cops for a "man with gun" call. The cops arrival freaked the guy out and he barricaded himself inside the still-ruined house and called his lawyer. He kept asking what law he had violated, but neither the lawyer nor the cops could give an answer. After awhile, the cops decided they'd waited long enough and they charged the house. That's when the guy fired at them, they responded and killed him.

Nobody looks good in this - not the guy, not FEMA and not the NOPD, who get another knock on them for still not knowing how to handle a mental case.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:04:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By XD-GEM:

Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
"Bat shit crazy guy, after spending spending entire life leaching off the system, get schwacked by cops after threatening them with a illegally possessed firearm."

OK, I'm really trying to find a downside, here.


You are very wrong. This guy was from a good, solid, middle-class background. He graduated from one of the better private high schools in the area and had a college degree. The FEMA trailer was in his front yard (in one of the nicest areas of town) so he could live there while rebuilding his house. His family says they THINK he had mental problems, but they could simply be saying that because HE BELIEVED IN GUN OWNERSHIP BY PRIVATE CITIZENS andthey didn't. His gun was legally owned as he had never been judged mentally incompetent. He held a job as an armed security guard.

What happened to start this guy's demise was that 2 FEMA people went to tell him they were taking the trailer back. The guy was open carrying a 38 special in a holster and in the course of conversing with the FEMA folks, he rested his hand on his hip near his gun. The FEMA folks panicked and called the cops for a "man with gun" call. The cops arrival freaked the guy out and he barricaded himself inside the still-ruined house and called his lawyer. He kept asking what law he had violated, but neither the lawyer nor the cops could give an answer. After awhile, the cops decided they'd waited long enough and they charged the house. That's when the guy fired at them, they responded and killed him.

Nobody looks good in this - not the guy, not FEMA and not the NOPD, who get another knock on them for still not knowing how to handle a mental case.


So what you're saying is....... there's two sides to every story?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:11:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Myke:

Originally Posted By XD-GEM:

Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
"Bat shit crazy guy, after spending spending entire life leaching off the system, get schwacked by cops after threatening them with a illegally possessed firearm."

OK, I'm really trying to find a downside, here.


You are very wrong. This guy was from a good, solid, middle-class background. He graduated from one of the better private high schools in the area and had a college degree. The FEMA trailer was in his front yard (in one of the nicest areas of town) so he could live there while rebuilding his house. His family says they THINK he had mental problems, but they could simply be saying that because HE BELIEVED IN GUN OWNERSHIP BY PRIVATE CITIZENS andthey didn't. His gun was legally owned as he had never been judged mentally incompetent. He held a job as an armed security guard.

What happened to start this guy's demise was that 2 FEMA people went to tell him they were taking the trailer back. The guy was open carrying a 38 special in a holster and in the course of conversing with the FEMA folks, he rested his hand on his hip near his gun. The FEMA folks panicked and called the cops for a "man with gun" call. The cops arrival freaked the guy out and he barricaded himself inside the still-ruined house and called his lawyer. He kept asking what law he had violated, but neither the lawyer nor the cops could give an answer. After awhile, the cops decided they'd waited long enough and they charged the house. That's when the guy fired at them, they responded and killed him.

Nobody looks good in this - not the guy, not FEMA and not the NOPD, who get another knock on them for still not knowing how to handle a mental case.


So what you're saying is....... there's two sides to every story?


At least. And I'm not sure I've got everything about this story yet. I know there are some NOPD on this board, and it would be good to hear what, if anything, they may know about this.

What set me to posting was the automatic assumption that someone in a FEMA trailer was the same as Lootie. This is the neighborhood where my grandmother lived for 64 years, until her death in 2002. Lots of folks are still in temporary housing because of delays in insurance payments and the inability to get a decent contractor (there are lots of contractors, but they're all busy - 80% of the houses here were damaged).
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