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

Lorin Rivers lrivers
Wed Aug 31 11:44:56 PDT 2005

Interestingly, some people say that whites "find" and blacks "loot".

See this flickr page <http://www.flickr.com/photos/firewall/38725768/>

On 8/31/05, Corinna <schultz at harlingen.isd.tenet.edu> wrote:
> ... 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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