09/01/2005: The downside of the Second Amendment....
Even as stopping the looting became a top priority, Tenet HealthCare Corp. asked authorities late Wednesday to help evacuate a fully functioning hospital in Gretna after a supply truck carrying food, water and medical supplies was held up at gunpoint.Though, isn't "armed individuals with weapons", um, redundant? Or is it possible to be armed without having a weapon (of some sort)?
"There are physical threats to safety from roving bands of armed individuals with weapons who are threatening the safety of the hospital," said spokesman Steven Campanini. He estimated there were about 350 employees in the hospital and between 125 to 150 patients.
Len on 09.01.05 @ 07:03 AM CST