Maybe Mayor Nagin just freaked out and is behaving like a civilized person now. We're all freaked out right about now.
& we will be for quite a while, I imagine. Please, let's try not to make any stupid laws until we're out of reaction mode, okay?
Let it percolate for a while, and discuss it when we're all once again rational. I'm not talking about help or aid, obviously give now and give until it hurts, but about making new laws and new departments and new regulations.