Michelle Malkin blogged Remember all those rapes and murders that supposedly took place in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? By and large, according to a new report, they didn't happen. (Original report at NOLA. com)
According to Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan, "authorities have only confirmed four murders in the entire city in the aftermath of Katrina — making it a typical week in a city that anticipated more than 200 homicides this year." Officials now say there were only six deaths inside the Superdome. Of those, "four died of natural causes, one overdosed and another jumped to his death in an apparent suicide." No murders.
This is not exactly consistent with Louisiana National Guard Col. Thomas Beron saying there were 200 bodies.At the Convention Center, four bodies have been recovered. Only one of the four deaths appears to have resulted from murder. An earlier report said that none of the reported rapes in the Superdome and the Convention Center have been substantiated.
John Hinderaker at Power Line says It's time to investigate the press