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$100K Equip Stolen From Katrina Memorial

From the DNC's Associated Press:

Equipment Stolen From Katrina Memorial

(AP) NEW ORLEANS Thieves hauled off $100,000 worth of heavy equipment that was being used to help build a Lower Ninth Ward memorial to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

A Bobcat excavator and a Bobcat T300 Skid Steer Loader, both of which require trailers or flatbed trucks to transport, were removed from the site sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, construction company officials said.

In the neighborhood that remains nearly pitch black at night almost a year after the levees failed, the equipment didn't last three days at the site.

"This takes a lot of guts," said Bill Petty, senior vice president of Walton Construction Co. and a 26-year veteran of the construction business. "I've never seen it happen like this in my entire career." …

It's a pretty fitting monument, if you ask me.

Has anybody checked Malik Rahim's backyard?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 21st, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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