Chinook Shaman


Did New Orleans residents shoot at rescue helicopters in the first week after Hurricane Katrina? Knight Ridder has conducted a thorough review of the contradictory evidence, coming up with this:

[M]ore than a month later, representatives from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and Louisiana Air National Guard say they have yet to confirm a single incident of gunfire at helicopters.

As I'll mention in a column tomorrow, this is exactly what I found last week. Plus, K-R comes up with loads of additional data, including a breakdown of the original rumor's origins. Whole complicated thing worth a read.