Law Enforcment Essay

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 I’ve decided to do my paper on the reckless society of the New Orleans hurricane Katrina. On the morning of August 29, 2005 hurricane Katrina struck the United States. The storm itself did a great deal of damage, but the aftermath was catastrophic. Hurricane Katrina was known as a total disaster zone and people were getting absolutely desperate. Tens of thousands of people who needed food, water and shelter broke into the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center complex thinking to find help, but they found nothing there but chaos.
 Some people tried to walk over the Crescent City Connector Bridge to the nearby suburb of Gretna, but police officers with shotguns forced them to turn back. Many believed that it was man’s fault. It was said that God was absent for two weeks. Also many people took ...view middle of the document...

Officers were told to do what they have to do to take back the city-Marshall law, some even walked off the job because they couldn’t carry out orders. It took too long to get the basic necessities. There was no gas no nothing.
After hurricane Katrina on Wednesday September 14, over 4,000 sites claimed to offer help to Katrina victims, the FBI believes up to 60% are likely bogus. People sent spam mail saying things like “Please donate to Hurricane Relief Efforts. We have seen the horrible destruction this past week that was caused by natural causes. Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. If you’d like to help we encourage you to make a generous donation to the American Red Cross. Thank You for your compassion.” It’s fake, but it sounds genuine so people donated to a fake person and they used that money for their own selfish reasons.
Scammers were posing as officials from government agencies, banks, insurance companies, credit card companies. These scammers are claiming they will help victims in some way. However, the goal of these scams is to steal bank, credit card, and other personal information in order to steal money and sometimes commit identity theft.
There is an Illinois woman who tried to collect federal benefits by claiming she watched her two daughters drown in the rising New Orleans waters. In fact, prosecutors say, the children did not exist. "It's outrageous what they are doing to American citizens who are giving their hard-earned money to help people who desperately need their help," said Mary Elcano, the general counsel for the American Red Cross. "There's no question in my mind that these are the lowest of the low”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/04/02/more-than-600-accused-hurricane-katrina-fraud.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/HurricaneKatrina/story?id=1106006
https://www.fbi.gov/news/katrina

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