Iâ€™m glad that the owners of St. Ritaâ€™s Nursing Home near New Orleans, where 34 residents died awaiting evacuation, have been charged with negligent homicide. So should some other nursing-home operators and businesses who were entrusted to care for vulnerable citizens, yet didnâ€™t. An estimated 70 percent of the New Orleans areaâ€™s nursing homes were not evacuated, The New York Times reported, even though they are required by law to have detailed evacuation plans and signed evacuation contracts with private transportation companies. Throw the book at them.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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