Accusations were contained in an unconfirmed report received via email by Jason Robideaux, an attorney from Lafayette.
State Police in Lafayette, Louisiana, have been accussed of hindering attempts by private citizens to rescue people trapped by floodwaters in New Orleans. The accusations were contained in an unconfirmed report received via email by Jason Robideaux, an attorney from Lafayette.
The email was written by a person who claimed to be part of "a group of approximately 1,000 citizens pulling 500 boats" heading into New Orleans to rescue people still stranded in places such as hospitals. The email claimed that the members of the flotilla were ".. experienced boaters, licensed fishermen and hunters, people who have spent their entire adult life and teenage years on the waterways of Louisiana."
The email reports that a Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries (DWF) agent ordered them to turn around and go home.
New Orleans Indymedia
I heard rumors of this, but it's still unconfirmed. Though not unexpected.