Thursday, December 20, 2007

"We are talking about the season of one of the most famous homeless people of all time" Bill Quigley

Just a few quotes from Bill Quigley (as fast and accurately, as I could write them) from the city council meeting on December 20, 2007 from televised NOLA city council meeting on public housing.

"The police put a chain and lock around the gates at 10 a.m. while we were waiting in line to get in. There were Bishops, and lawyers, and students. We were gated out. The police officers started pepper spraying everyone in the crowd."

"A 22 year old girl was tasered and suffered a seizure ... she was taken to the hospital. Another 20 year old girl was tasered in the chest."

"If you are taking 4500 apartments out of the picture they, (those who lost their homes in public housing) should not suffer for that."

"If we are going to spend 400 thousand per apartment then the people on whose behalf we raise that money should not be worse off."

Public Housing waiting list:

(6000) Katrina public housing waiting list (sorry for lack of accuracy I'm number dyslexic and missed how many thousand)
8000 Section 8 public housing waiting list


Paraphrased:

"Lastly, the season." We are talking about doing this in the season of one of the most famous homeless people of all time."



FROM Democracy Now!
video feed of what happened at Public Housing hearings in New Orleans December 20, 2007


A Planetary Note: This post replaces my previous posting posted at this time and date, due to inaccuracies on my part.

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