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FEMA is an interesting branch of the government which apparently has the ability to round up poor, homeless people and institute martial law if necessary.

“You are not allowed to be here,” the guard is quoted as telling the reporter. “Get out right now.” The guard reportedly called police to force the journalist to leave the camp, and even prevented the reporter from giving the interview subject a business card. “You will not give her a business card,” the guard said. “She’s not allowed to have that.”
Later, at another FEMA camp in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, the reporter attempted to talk to camp resident Pansy Ardeneaux through a chain link fence when the same guard halted the interview. “You are not allowed to talk to these people,” the guard told Ardeneaux. “Return to your trailer now.” The reporter said she and an accompanying photographer were “ordered…not to talk to anyone or take pictures.”
Baton Rouge Advocate [1]
FEMA will not allow any of the kitchen facilities in any of the cabins to be used by the occupants due to fire hazards. FEMA will deliver meals to the cabins. The refugees will be given two meals per day by FEMA. They will not be able to cook. In fact, the "host" goes on to explain, some churches had already enquired about whether they could come in on weekends and fix meals for the people staying in their cabin. FEMA won't allow it because there could be a situation where one cabin gets steaks and another gets hot dogs - and... it could cause a riot.
It gets worse.
He then [proceeds] to tell us that some churches had already [i]nquired into whether they could send a van or bus on Sundays to pick up any occupants of their cabins who might be interested in attending church. FEMA will not allow this. The occupants of the camp cannot leave the camp for any reason. If they leave the camp they may never return. They will be issued FEMA identification cards and "a sum of money" and they will remain within the camp for the next 5 months.
Personal account [2]

The incidents related above are entirely true, and the police state policies used by FEMA have been confirmed by several different aid groups. They were not reported nationwide because apparently the difficulties of poor people are not very interesting.

When the single local reporter who confirmed this story contacted FEMA headquarters, she first informed that her concerns were being addressed, and then in true Orwellian fashion, FEMA denied that any such policy had ever been instituted. [3]

"We're responding to your criticism."
James Stark

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