Still more on New Orleans, militia, and arms
When locals fled to the Superdome for shelter, "The people were made to stand for hours .... so they could be searched "for firearms and alcohol."" Source.
With a predictable result. A A local news station reports:
"4:15 P.M. - (AP): Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center....Police Chief Eddie Compass says he sent in 88 officers to quell the situation at the building, but they were quickly beaten back by an angry mob. Compass says, "We have individuals who are getting raped, we have individuals who are getting beaten."