Police asked women to bare breasts in return for rescue

From the Times of London, hardly a rabble-rousing newspaper.

Gerard Scott arrived back in Merseyside today from a holiday in New Orleans with his wife, Sandra, and their young son. He criticised the US authorities for their “horrendous” handling of the crisis, saying he and other guests trapped in a hotel were offered no help for days.

He said American police took photographs of stranded people begging for help, and on one occasion urged women to bare their breasts in return for being rescued.