Story confirmed by the Liberal Queen herself, The New York Times.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 3 – Reeling from the chaos of this overwhelmed city, at least 200 New Orleans police officers have walked away from their jobs and two have committed suicide, police officials said on Saturday.
Some officers told their superiors they were leaving, police officials said. Others worked for a while and then stopped showing up. Still others, for reasons not always clear, never made it in after the storm.
The absences come during a period of extraordinary stress for the New Orleans Police Department. For nearly a week, many of its 1,500 members have had to work around the clock, trying to cope with flooding, an overwhelming crush of refugees, looters and occasional snipers.
New York’s police and firefighters ran into the World Trade Center and stayed at Ground Zero for weeks. New Orleans Police ran away from their duties and complain they have been working for five days straight.
There are many reasons. Here is one… hands-on leadership under fire versus covering your ass.
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – firstname.lastname@example.org