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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Everybody Was So Quick To Believe The Worst T-P Orleans Parish Breaking News Weblog - Rumors of deaths greatly exaggerated

Widely reported attacks false or unsubstantiated

6 bodies found at Dome; 4 at Convention Center
: "While the Convention Center saw plenty of mischief, including massive looting and isolated gunfire, and many inside cowered in fear, the hordes of evacuees for the most part did not resort to violence, as legend has it.

'Everything was embellished, everything was exaggerated,' said Deputy Police Superintendent Warren Riley. 'If one guy said he saw six bodies, then another guy the same six, and another guy saw them - then that became 18.' "


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