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

Strata R. Chalup strata
Wed Aug 31 12:28:51 PDT 2005


Remember the flak about the fire engine full of loot[0,1] found during the 9/11 
cleanup?  Sigh.

SRC

[0] http://www.reopen911.org/Tarpley_ch_6.pdf
[1] http://www.wtclivinghistory.org/   (a Langweische-bashing site)
Corinna 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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