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

Russell Turpin deafbox
Wed Aug 31 16:36:40 PDT 2005

>A CNN reporter said yesterday that what he saw was more indicative of 
>people looking for food and other essentials than looting. He saw a lot
>of people handing off what they "looted" (food, water and blankets) to 
>others waiting in a line.

It deserves pointing out that keeping people
whole and healthy, using what is available, is
legal and legitimate behavior. Looting is
distinctively different, when people take
advantage of an emergency for material gain.

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