The Looters

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    It's who lives there and they're starving---I'd be right with em if they didn't beat the hell outta me first.
     
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    I think I know where you are going with this. According to the U.S. Census statistics (year 2000), the city of New Orleans was made up of 67% African American and 28% Caucasian.

    http://neworleans.areaconnect.com/statistics.htm

    Based on that, it would be logical to assume that there is a bigger chance of a looter being African American than Caucasian.

    But, if you aren't referring to race, then I apologize.

    You could be referring to the looters being actually from New Orleans, a certain religion, or, according to some reports, being police officers.

    BTW, there is letigimate looting going on. There are police officers who are "looting" first aid equipment, water, etc to give to any survivors they should come up on.

    But there have been reports of police officers loading computers into shopping carts and walking away too.

    And I'm with Dillo, if I lived there, and I had a family starving, I'd be looting too - food, water, etc. Not blue jeans and DVDs.
     
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    And that's only the beginning----there will tons of work to do to clean up and rebuild the area the theoretically only Mexicans are willing to do so maybe by the time it's a ll over it will be Nuevo Orleans. Whatcha think, Wliiam?
     
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    Interesting...

    Bourbon Street - Tequila Street (I'm there!)

    Beignets - Empanadas

    Silky Sullivans - Hussong's (or Cabo Wabo Cantina)

    Hurricanes - Margaritas

    Strip Clubs - Strip Clubs (some things won't change)
     
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    I don't have a problem with the people looting the grocery stores for essentials and food.

    There have been reports of people breaking into jewelry stores and clothing stores. There has been a policeman shot and a report of a looter shooting another looter. Also people broke into Wal-Mart and stole all of the guns. These are the people who should be arrested. Here is a time when people could come together and instead they are showing there worst possible side.
     
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    Food and water, understandable. Electronics and jewelry, not. How depressing to watch.

    I heard a report that people who evacuated were actually trying to break into a hospital in Shreveport, and have already robbed nurses at gunpoint.
     
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    its true the looters share certain traits and because of that conclusions are being made all over the US. Why, after all these years, have certain groups not risen to the challenge to better thenselves?
     
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    because liberals all tell them they can't without government help...basically they aretelling them they are too stupid to pull themselves out of the situation they got themselves it...which is NOT true...they are smart enough, but unfortunately, they have been listening to liberals too long, and it is hard to change your beliefs once they are set. It takes someone with an open mind to listen to the opposing side and actually think about what they are being told, rather than listen to raving loonies saying all conservatives hate blacks, and all they want to do is oppress them, etc.
     
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    Mike Franklin stood on the trolley tracks and watched the daylight crimes go down. "To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he told AP. Said one male looter who claimed to have eight grandchildren to feed: "It's about survival right now."

    New Orleans wasn't the only place looters were active.

    An AP reporter along the beach in Biloxi, Miss., says it "looks like a free-for-all," as looters come running out of souvenir shops, loaded down with
    merchandise.


    I can't believe this man is making excuses for these people. People are either part of the solution or part of the problem. Maybe the reason some people don't improve their situation in life is because their moral compuss just spinnes in circles.
     

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