"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Thursday, September 15, 2005
What was envisioned as a mission of mercy to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina ended in anger and disillusionment for two Lawrence residents.
Instead of handing out food and water to victims in New Orleans, they found themselves under the supervision of no-nonsense, “kind of scary” foremen who had them cleaning up a hurricane-ravaged casino in Biloxi, Miss.
“I felt really bad about working on a casino for rich people when there are people suffering,” Kalila Dalton said.
“I felt like we got scammed pretty good,” Chris Tucker said.
When Dalton and Tucker of Lawrence and others from the Kansas City area said they wanted to leave Biloxi, they were told there was no transportation for them and if they tried to walk away they risked being shot by National Guardsmen enforcing martial law.
Nice 13th Amendment ya got there; it'd be a shame if something happened to it.