September 11, 2005 · Lessig
This American Life‘s episode this week, “After the Flood,” is an extraordinary collection of stories from New Orleans. Most extraordinary among the lot was the clear picture it gave of the work by some bit of government down there to forbid people from leaving the city. The story is told by a group of paramedics at a convention in New Orleans; it is about the force used to keep them (and others) from leaving.
However outrageous not being prepared was, however insane was the delay in reaction, this, imho, is the worst. Listen.