SWAT Team raid in Algiers, LA
9/9/05 -- Algiers, LA -- Housing project on the outskirts of New Orleans on the border with Jefferson Parish -- Walter Jean-Marie (head up, white shirt, right) and his cousin Reginald Winding, cq both, react cooperatively but with fear as their nearly vacant housing project in Algiers, LA is raided by the New Orleans SWAT Team. The SWAT Team and a special response team from ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) responded to a report from military units in Jefferson Parish of a sniper attack originating from the upper deck of this housing project. Only these two men were found during the sweep, but they were searched and released with a stern order to evacuate their property immediately due to the post-Hurricane Katrina environment of unrest and disorder. National Spokesman for the United States Department of Homeland Security Marc Raimondi said that this raid is typical of operations day in and day out. Law enforcement and military personnel are often having to respond to sniper attacks such as this one. Photo by Dina Rudick, Globe Staff.