A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Riley da Crawdad

Nawlin's Police Chief Warren Riley is doing some serious backpedaling. We call that crawdaddin' down here in Louisiana. You know, when the crawdad goes to damned far, he got ta back his ass up quick.........On June 2, 2006, Chief Riley stated publicly his officers were poised to again confiscate legally owned firearms if another hurricane hit the Big Easy.

It seems someone with sense pointed out to Mr. Riley that his tail might land in the slammer for giving a repeat performance in New Orleans. He might even be made an example of in federal and state court. Then the crawdadding began. Riley now asserts in the next emergency, his officers will detain people on the street in possession of firearms, but they will not confiscate the weapons unless the person has a criminal record, is mentally ill, or unable to prove they own the weapon. "They have a right to carry the guns, but they have to prove it is theirs," said Riley.

Wrong answer Riley. What the hell ever happened to the concept of innocent until proven guilty? That idea still applies in New Orleans, eventhough some officers apparently don't think so. Citizens do not have to prove ownership of their property. Law officers are, however, tasked with proving they committed a crime if they arrest a citizen. Are these simple concepts of law and order too damned much for a Chief of Police to comprehend?

How in the Sam Hill are officers going to perform instant background checks in the next disaster? Most folks seem to recall communications being destroyed in the last hurricane. Does Chief Riley believe they will survive the next?

Does Chief Riley plan to bestow some special super power on his officers to assist them in determining the mental competency of people walking the streets? Does he expect gun owners to laminate bills of sale and then zip tie them to their triggerguards in case of an emergency?

No, Mr. Riley doesn't expect all that, he just suddenly found out how very wrong his ideas and plans were. He's backing up quick before his ass gets caught. Crawdadding.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess he don't be innerested in signin' this agreement then?

7:40 AM  
Blogger Sterno said...

People freaked out when Riley said that originally, but I knew that it would fly like a ton of shit-bricks. If they tried to do something like that again, they'll be alot of shot cops.

The people of New Orleans had a tough choice to make in the last mayorial election. I think they choose wisely. I also think that Nagin is going to dump Riley the first chance he gets.

I still think that it was Eddie Compass who authorized the gun confiscations in the first place and that Nagin had nothing to do with it. I think he covered it up after the fact to try and keep New Orleans from getting yet another black eye.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Orleans P.D makes the L.A and NY cops look like a granny knittng group. NOPD is one othe sleaziest, dirtiest, outfits out there. When the SHTF next time and you see NOPD on the street, avoid them at all costs.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous cleanhead said...

This nitwit and his boss pinhead, Nagin, should both be serving jail time for their performance during last summer's crisis. I guess New Orleans gets about what they deserve for re-electing Naginski.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Cybrludite said...

Cleanhead,

Believe it or not, but the other guy in the run-off was worse. The Republicans stepped on their own dangly-bits by running two serious canidates in the primary, splitting their votes. Imagine that Marion Barry had been somewhat effective as a reformer despite the crack cocaine thing, and that he was in a run-off against Hillary Clinton... Landreau was a chip off of the same block that started this city going downhill. (That'd be his father, Moon Landreau)

8:24 AM  

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