“They told us to go to the Walmart nearby or to check out the area but told us to stay out of the areas affected by the storm,” the worker said. "If our boss back at headquarters had not been alerted and didn’t make a push to get us assignments, the people running the show on the ground level would have just kept us sitting in the barracks.”
This is exactly what happened in Andrew and in Katrina. Over and over, the Department of Homeland Security believes its job is harassing people at airports. This needs to stop but neither Presidential candidate in 2012 even mentioned it.
Why do we Americans put up with it?