[FoRK] Why do people loot when the city is dying?

Corinna schultz
Wed Aug 31 10:27:40 PDT 2005


... including the cops...

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001051313

 "The police got all the best stuff. They're crookeder than us," one man
said. Most officers, though, simply stood by powerless against the tide of
law breakers.

One veteran officer said, "It's like this everywhere in the city. This tiny
number of cops can't do anything about this. It's wide open."

Some groups, the reporters wrote, "organized themselves into assembly lines
to more efficiently cart off goods. Inside the store, one woman was stocking
up on make-up. She said she took comfort in watching police load up their
own carts. 'It must be legal,' she said. 'The police are here taking stuff,
too.'"





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