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Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding
    #4599514 - 08/30/05 05:32 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Aug. 30, 2005, 1:37PM

Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS ? With much of the city flooded by Hurricane Katrina, looters floated garbage cans filled with clothing and jewelry down the street in a dash to grab what they could.

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In some cases, looting today took place in full view of police and National Guard troops.

At a Walgreen's drug store in the French Quarter, people were running out with grocery baskets and coolers full of soft drinks, chips and diapers.

When police finally showed up, a young boy stood in the door screaming, "86! 86!" ? the radio code for police ? and the crowd scattered.

Denise Bollinger, a tourist from Philadelphia, stood outside and snapped pictures in amazement.

"It's downtown Baghdad," the housewife said. "It's insane. I've wanted to come here for 10 years. I thought this was a sophisticated city. I guess not."

Around the corner on Canal Street, the main thoroughfare in the central business district, people sloshed headlong through hip-deep water as looters ripped open the steel gates on the front of several clothing and jewelry stores.

One man, who had about 10 pairs of jeans draped over his left arm, was asked if he was salvaging things from his store.

"No," the man shouted, "that's EVERYBODY'S store."

Looters filled industrial-sized garbage cans with clothing and jewelry and floated them down the street on bits of plywood and insulation as National Guard lumbered by.

Mike Franklin stood on the trolley tracks and watched the spectacle unfold.

"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said.

A man walked down Canal Street with a pallet of food on his head. His wife, who refused to give her name, insisted they weren't stealing from the nearby Winn-Dixie supermarket. "It's about survival right now," she said as she held a plastic bag full of purloined items. "We got to feed our children. I've got eight grandchildren to feed."

At a drug store on Canal Street just outside the French Quarter, two police officers with pump shotguns stood guard as workers from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel across the street loaded large laundry bins full of medications, snack foods and bottled water.

"This is for the sick," Officer Jeff Jacob said. "We can commandeer whatever we see fit, whatever is necessary to maintain law."

Another office, D.J. Butler, told the crowd standing around that they would be out of the way as soon as they got the necessities.

"I'm not saying you're welcome to it," the officer said. "This is the situation we're in. We have to make the best of it."

The looting was taking place in full view of passing National Guard trucks and police cruisers.

One man with an armload of clothes even asked a policeman, "can I borrow your car?"

Some in the crowd splashed into the waist-deep water like giddy children at the beach.


http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3331427


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4599516 - 08/30/05 05:33 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said.


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4599529 - 08/30/05 05:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

That's funny.


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4599530 - 08/30/05 05:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

One man with an armload of clothes even asked a policeman, "can I borrow your car?"

Poor Walgreens. Were any homes looted? I thought it was incredible when there were reports people who evacuated their homes around Ground Zero on 9/11 were looted.


Edited by bukkake (08/30/05 05:46 PM)


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4599562 - 08/30/05 05:42 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

what a joke.

people have no shame.


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4600006 - 08/30/05 07:23 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

lol


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: afoaf]
    #4600026 - 08/30/05 07:28 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Some people have no shame. Some others do


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: zappaisgod]
    #4600078 - 08/30/05 07:39 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Some people have no shame. Some others do




If I was a businessman in New Orleans and a looter came into my store they would have had their head blown off.


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4600107 - 08/30/05 07:46 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

meh, poor people get stuff and the stores just collect insurance money...i would have tried to get into the pharmacy and get all the vicoden and shit i could. then sold it to make some money back from the fucking drug companies.


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #4600111 - 08/30/05 07:47 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

As unethical and terrible as it sounds, I've always wanted the chance to loot.  :blush:


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: Redstorm]
    #4600140 - 08/30/05 07:52 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

its payback...id like to loot two industries oil and pharmacuetical. both use govt ties to seriously rip off and fuck normal folks. stealing gas and pharmies.


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #4600192 - 08/30/05 08:02 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It's payback??? Like your entitled to....what again? Say what? You really should subsist off the crayfish you can grab. "Fuck you, I don't want to sell you any drugs no matter what you're willing to pay." And I don't have to. Crawl the wall and scratch all night. It'll be fun to watch. Better than Xbox.


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #4600210 - 08/30/05 08:06 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

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meh, poor people get stuff and the stores just collect insurance money...i would have tried to get into the pharmacy and get all the vicoden and shit i could. then sold it to make some money back from the fucking drug companies.






is this you kott???



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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: zappaisgod]
    #4600214 - 08/30/05 08:06 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

i think im entitled to have a govt who doesnt get in bed with drug companies to make more money off the poor. for no other reason than to line the pockets of coporate fat cats. look at canada, they have reasonably priced drugs, because their govt isnt as corrupt :wink:


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4600222 - 08/30/05 08:07 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

no thats a homeless guy stealing beer....goods to see he has his survival in mind :lol: :rolleyes:


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4600228 - 08/30/05 08:09 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Quote:

KingOftheThing said:
meh, poor people get stuff and the stores just collect insurance money...i would have tried to get into the pharmacy and get all the vicoden and shit i could. then sold it to make some money back from the fucking drug companies.






is this you kott???





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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: Redstorm]
    #4600234 - 08/30/05 08:11 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

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As unethical and terrible as it sounds, I've always wanted the chance to loot.  :blush:




Go ahead and try and loot my place of business.  I guarantee you that when you came in and saw my Desert Eagle .50 caliber handgun pointed at your head, your Irratible Bowel Syndrome just might act up a little.

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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4600366 - 08/30/05 08:42 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

*irritable :wink:


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4600372 - 08/30/05 08:43 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I was in Hurricane Andrew in 1992. People went on a absolute rampage looting, people were looting grocery stores stealing electronics chips, anything of value, People were even getting their houses broken into in hopes people could steal anything of value, I heard gunshots every night and people were having shootouts with looters about everyday including the national guard. They declared marshall law and it was absolute chaos ive never seen anything like it in my life.


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Re: Looters take advantage of New Orleans' flooding [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4600391 - 08/30/05 08:47 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

As out of character as this may seem, the people who are taking food from grocery stores should probably be allowed. Not because insurance will pay or because the owners of the stores are capitalist profiteers but because it will just go bad anyway and they need it now. TVs, on the other hand, are another matter.
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