They should have MADE them get on those buses and evacuate. It is a certain percentage that is looting and shooting, but they are ruining rescue efforts for everyone else.
My husband heard from other doctors that people are saying part of this was "planned" - they stayed back for the exact reason of wanting to loot and get us much as they could out of this. A new flat screen, etc.
I'm not being prejudiced; I just know they're different, different culture and many are in poverty. I don't blame them for trying to get food and water.
It just seems that New Orleans should know their culture and should have anticipated this. Can you legally make them evacuate? I don't know.
We now have a little Baghdad in Louisiana - good thing the Guard is there.