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

Bill Humphries bill
Wed Aug 31 11:44:45 PDT 2005


On Aug 31, 2005, at 11:38 AM, kelley at inkworkswell.com wrote:


> Misinformation has caused people to drown in
> a storm surge trying to protect their property from potential  
> looting. It
> has caused innocent victims and family members to be killed or  
> injured by
> firearms. Important sociological and victimization theories do not  
> change
> persons are still more likely to be injured by an intimate partner  
> (48%),
> family member (32%), than by a stranger (20%).
>

Thanks for forwarding that piece. It's useful info in light of all  
the "non-white people loot the corpse of New Orleans" crap from the  
media.

-- whump




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