Skip to comments.Crime Problem At FEMA Paid Motel
Posted on 01/24/2006 9:04:11 PM PST by caryatid
It's at least the 26th time so far this year, that Lake Charles Police respond to a call at Lakeview Motel where FEMA pays to house people displaced from the hurricanes; people like Stacy Arceneaux and her mother Charlotte Broussard. The frightened women who live here have this notice on the door: "Identify yourself, do not disturb, gun in room."
Arceneaux says, "I will shoot you if I do not know who you are, period. If you look at my family wrong, I will shoot you."
"I'm expecting a bullet to come right through the walls. There's a bullet right here through this window. They tape it up. There have been drug deals out in the front, knocking on our doors and our walls all night long, cussin' us out, threaten our lives. If you all find us dead, you know who did it," said Broussard.
Stacy's daughter Ashley & her small son come here too, to visit and bring good and supplies. But after several weeks the women are beside themselves. "They're going to kill us," says Broussard. "When I come outside it's, 'I'm gonna kill you *itch and shoot you. I walked to management office a while ago and that's how the police department wound up here and made another bust, right next door to us," says Ashley.
"This is what I run around with in my room (shows .45 caliber pistol) and I've got a .17 caliber sitting up there. That's what we're living with. When my child comes to visit me I've got to walk outside and meet here with a .17 gun," explains Stacy. "What's wrong with this picture? There's a problem with this. (shows .17 caliber pistol.) This is what I have to greet my child outside with so she don't get messed with by crackheads. I got a grandbaby. I can't even see my family. No, I'm not living this way. I can't take anymore. I'm worried about my mother. I can't go to work, I can't get a job. I can't do anything. I can't leave her in this. I can't leave my mama in this mess."
"There's a condom laying out, a used condom laying outside my door that's from next door because they're trading sex off for drugs. And they're screaming obscenities in the parking lot on how, 'if you do this to me for a rock," says Stacy.
"I was a taxpayer, paid taxes and worked in this parish, Calcasieu parish, for 40 something years. I want to know what's going to be done. We need a safe place to live," says Broussard.
Stacy says, "I need a decent room for me and my mother to stay that feels safe. That's what I need right now."
Lakeview owner Jay Patel admits they have a problem with crime and have hired security. He says they are working hard to get rid of trouble makers and make it a safe place to stay.
A spokesman for FEMA says applicants can switch hotels as long as they call and get an authorization code. Lake Charles Police say they met with FEMA concerning conditions at Lakeview. We'll have more on this story.
Easy. Give 'em all more FEMA debit cards.
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.17 cal? Isn't that a pellet gun? That isn't going to do her much good.
I'll correct myself. Several folks do make a .17 Cal.
I still wouldn't want to stake my life on one.
What do you expect? The majority of the "refugees" are criminals.. DUH, Yeah I said it.
.17 is not stopping power. Stick with the .45
Not that Houston didn't have any problems before but it is now rampant as evidenced by this in today's news......... "The attack began around 4:30pm on January 19. Police say they picked up the girl as she was walking to her grandmother's house near Wheeler and Dowling in southeast Houston. They forced her into a car at gunpoint and drove her to an unknown location. The suspects repeatedly sexually assaulted her. The teen was released in the area of Catalina and Gulf Meadows on January 20. The suspects are described as black males in their late 20s who spoke with Louisiana accents. The vehicle was a 1993-1995 dark green Ford Taurus with dark tint on the rear windows.
Police say if you recognize these men you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or HPD Juvenile Sex Crimes at 713-731-5498.
Pegged that one just right.
These people are just sitting on their fat, food stamp bloated behinds continuing to "let" the producers and taxpayers of the nation provide them with free housing months after people in places hit much harder by Katrina than 'Nawlins have been busy rebuilding their lives.
C'mon there Hillary. These are folks from YOUR plantation.
I'll correct myself. Several folks do make a .17 Cal.Wow, there are actually two pistol rounds ( .17 HMR and .17 Aguila) in this caliber. Takes a strange mind to think of necking down a 22 rimfire round. Good news is that in some rifles in .17 Aguila can use standard hicap 10/22 magazines.
I still wouldn't want to stake my life on one.
I am aware of .177 rifle cartridges, but I'm unaware of any pistols chambered for such rounds. Are there any "real" pistols chambered for a .177 cartridge?
More info can be found on our old friend Varmint Als website.
Here's a pic also from Varmint Als site:
Here's another one for comparison to a .22 LR and a couple of wildcat .22 cals.
I simply cannot imagine living in this situation. After one day of being in fear of my life, I'd be gone. I don't know what I'd do, or where I would go, but I'd darn well figure it out.
It surprises me that so many people lack any kind of...I don't know if it's survival instinct, or a type of ambition maybe?
How much of the powder in one of those cartridges will burn before the bullet exits the barrel on something like that mini-revolver? I appreciate that the HMR is a decent rifle round, but would think a .22LR or even .22 short would be more effective in a mini-revolver of a given overall length (the shorter rounds could have longer barrels). I guess I shouldn't be surprised that someone (NAA?) makes a mini-revolver in .177 but I don't see any reason to buy or own such a weapon.
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