The Riverwalk may be on fire (shopping mall at the river at end of CBD/Quarter). Everytime we talk to the police, we hear about sniper fire at the fire scenes. I cannot confirm that there is any. This is all hearsay, but it’s coming from the police. The police we talk to, while consistent about claiming there is sniper fire, are conflicted about whether it’s police sniper fire trying to take out arsonists or criminal sniper fire trying to take out police and fire rescue teams. Again, this is rumor for now, but we’re hearing a lot of this rumor.
Now this is something that requires tact, and I do not have much experience with reporting, but I think the world needs to know how overwhelmed the police are out here: I have reports from 3 different police sources that 2 police officers have committed suicide. Out of respect for their families, I will not name them or go into detail. Truly tragic how bad things are. I sincerely hope I did the right thing in reporting this. —interdictor —News [NOLA Aftermath Blogger] (Interdictor)
Why every citizen should take a journalism course. You never know when suddenly you’ll have an eyewitness view on events that will be debated by politicians and historians and what-have-yous for years. Via PhDaisy.