Wednesday, August 31, 2005

What police presence there is in New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi, isn't slowing down looters

Associated Press:



A police spokesman in New Orleans says a police officer was shot in the head by a looter, but he's expected to recover.

Dozens of looters on historic Canal Street have ripped open steel gates to stores. Some filled plastic garbage cans to carry or float stolen goods.

In Biloxi, looters picked through slot machines of damaged casinos to see if they still have coins inside.

One motel owner says people are just "filling up garbage bags and walking off like they're Santa Claus."

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1 Comments:

At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"like they're Santa Claus"

Uhh, that's backwards I think.

Anyway, it's impossible not to notice the abundance of black folks on much of the footage coming out of the affected areas -- not just the looters. Some of the blacks I encountered during a driving vacation thru parts of the South a couple of years ago seemed right out of the last century, and by that I mean the 19th, not the 20th. This was my impression of them -- their intelligence, vocabulary, and general demeanor.

 

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