Dead = 1,577
The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Katrina was officially raised to 1,577. No outrage, no headline news stories, and no response. 1,577 of our neighbors, friends and family members are gone, and most of America cares only for the search for Jimmy Hoffa or bogus border issues. Where are the criminal charges against those engineers responsible for the design and construction of the floodwalls? Where is the money and planning and engineering to make sure that the levee system is redesigned so this does not happen again? Where are the civil suits against the responsible engineering design firms? Where are the 6,000 National Guard troops that could be working on rebuilding New Orleans infrastructure instead of standing in an empty desert? And more imporantly, where are the responsible journalists that should be pressing these important questions?