Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Katrina Hero

Jerry Hughes was talking about something I had missed on his Accent Radio Network program today. Since Katrina struck I have seen lots of finger pointing and blame passing articles. I had never heard of Mr. Jabbar Gibson until I heard Jerry's program today. It has been reported that Mr. Gibson who had never driven a buss stole one and used it to pick up storm victims. He then drove his buss load of passengers to the Astrodome in Huston, Texas. In my eyes Mr. Gibson is a true hero, one that should be remembered for years to come for the action he took to save lives. You will find several more links here, some tell that Mr. Gibson may be facing criminal charges for his action. Others show photos of parked busses that Mr. Gibson's action proves could and should have been put to use. I pray that Mr. Gibson is not hauled into court for doing something that the state, local and federal governments were not getting done. If he is I hope his passengers and good people all across this country will come to his aid. God Bless Mr. Jabbar Gibson.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


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3:08 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

I understand your point, but he should be at least charged for theft. The charges could be dropped later, but he did commit a crime, regardless of his intentions. He is a hero, and I am sure that no charges will ever truly be brought against him.

The fact is, New Orleans needed leaders like Mr. Gibson, who took charge to help people. In my mind, the Big Easy was shown to be the Big Sleazy.

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

Unless he stole from a private person, Gibson should not face charges. A school bus is public property. In an emergency situation, this public property was appropriated for a public purpose. No crime was committed. Would someone like to tell me what a 'renegade refugee' is? I'm sorry if the bureaucrats want to get their noses bent out of joint if we the People don't want to sit on our hands and wait for them to get their sad little act together, but that is no excuse to declare this man a criminal.

This man should be mayor. In spite of his apparent lack of education, he demonstrates leadership skills unseen in our governments these days.

The government cannot produce an injured party. This was public property used in an emergency situation to a public benefit. The taxpayers paid for this bus. Taxpayers rode out on it. The city will get it back. In an emergency, public resources are used to benefit the public. That is what was done here.

The government's response to this whole thing is just pig-headed. Now they're talking about sending the military into hurricane zones to force people to evacuate. This is not what we the people are calling for. We are calling for effective, after the fact triage.

In my opinion, any government official or enforcer who lays hands on Mr. Gibson should be arrested themselves and sent to prison for five years for deliberate actions taken contrary to the public good -- which these 'so-called' public officials are allegedly bound to protect.

5:44 PM  
Blogger maccusgermanis said...

Jabbar Gibson was the defaulted to authority of the day. When the mayor and governor had meltdowns, this young man justly appropriated, as ROS points out, what was already public property. I do not earnestly expect any prosecution. So further consideration of the possible charges is useless but also funny. For such entertainment, consider that any prosecution would hinge upon the vacant authorities realizing that the bus was gone. Which is unlikely when one considers the report I've heard (sorry can't at this time recall source) that such authorities forgot to implement the long standing plan to use such buses in evacuation. In a city known for misappropriation of money, I doubt that the bus is much missed.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I remember this story. You're righ. He's a hero, one of the many to come out of this disaster.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Definite hero.

I totally have to disagree with Craig. I'm not even sure where he's coming from.

If New Orleans is the Big Sleazy, then it's because of Bush.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

How about Joel Osteen is he a hero to you? I mean after Hurricane Harvey?

3:18 AM  

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