A friend, Mike Steele, posted this in his LiveJournal Blog. It is a story of two EMS people in New Orleans from the get-go and how they evacuated.
This story, if all true and accurate as portrayed, is aboslutely sickening. I can understand, if not condone, indifference and deliberate ignorance from on-the-spot authorities, but what is described here passes beyond into outright abuse. There is no excuse for this sort of criminal behavior.
The only recourse I can see for myself, at the moment, is to forward this link to my U.S. Senators and demand some accountability.