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In regards to the Femapark posting/question (for folks covering the anniversary of Katrina) – welp – â€œtheyâ€ arenâ€™t arresting reporters at the gates anymore…….
Thanks to one very intrepid journalist, Sandy Davis of â€œThe Advocateâ€ in Baton Rouge LA – FEMA has rescinded itâ€™s no press policy on trailer parks:
I asked Sandy if this new rule of FEMAâ€™s was state or maybe parish specific – she said nope, her understanding is that itâ€™s statewide……
So I trekked to the â€œnotoriousâ€ Baker LA park yesterday to check it out, and the guards were so hospitable I almost expected them to fetch me a cold drink – as a matter of fact, we had no problems whatsoever.
If the above link doesnâ€™t work: www.2theadvocate.com and do a site search for Sandy Davis, she wrote a number of other articles leading up to the policy change.
(â€œTheyâ€ are, however, still fussing about traffic violations…..a friend of mine was pulled over for speeding in Jefferson Parish. Next thing you know his vehicle was towed away (for some kind of minor insurance issue). No kidding. And, the cop wouldnâ€™t give him a ride – he was left stranded on the side of the highway! Uh gulp and thereâ€™s more….he has Jefferson Parish cop friends but that didnâ€™t even help! I donâ€™t speed in Louisiana, period.)