Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Rats are leaving the Sinking Ship

New Orleans police chief P. Edwin Compass has fallen on his sword (so to speak).

This is not as much a case of rats leaving a sinking ship as Mayor Nagin throwing the baggage overboard to keep it afloat. Chief Compass and his band of Keystone Kops have become a liability in the wake of Katrina, and like all good politicians Nagin knows the value of a scapegoat.

He also might be keeping an eye to the inevitable civil rights lawsuits that will be filed in the wake of New Orlean's illegal gun confiscation order. In the court order that was issued last week, the good Mayor claimed he didn't know about the order and didn't authorize it. Compass will end up taking the fall in court.

(h/t SayUncle)


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