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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Christopher Patlan
DeKendrix Warner was splashing around in the waist-high waters of the Red River with his cousins and friends, trying to escape the oppressive Louisiana heat, when he stepped off a slippery ledge _ and was plunged into water 25-feet deep.
By then, all the teens were struggling, he said.
"Everything happened so fast. It was like a wreck," said Patlan, who is white and Hispanic and took swimming lessons as a youngster.