is New Orleans.
I overheard a talk show host -- Alex Jones -- about 2 - 3 months ago addressing this issue.
This status explains Nagin's silence is at the crux of this catastrophic event...
"...We have to remember that New Orleans was already a federalized city. In March 2004 an unconstitutional law was passed allowing police officers to conduct searches of homes without warrants. This was why it was selected as the perfect staging ground for this beta test.