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Sad but unfortunately predictable. For some this is an their excuse to "get theirs". Perhaps if they actually made an effort in life they wouldn't feel the need to steal.
Just to clarify though not applicable to the looting scenarios above.
Disaster victims who are out of food and who then take that food such as canned, jarred, pouched, goods etc. are not looters because once such items like canned goods and other food items come in contact with contaminated flood waters - those goods cannot ever be restocked onto store shelves and resold to consumers.
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Low life knuckcledraggers.
Hopefully the police will show little mercy to those scum perpetrating such attrocities.
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I consider looting to be stealing items not needed for survival. Canned goods, yes...flat screen TV's...no.
I'm sure we can all argue semantics and the letter of the law but we all know stealing tv's, cell phones, clothes etc. is looting.
I agree with Jeanlouise. You don't need a flat screen to survive.
nothing wrong with stealing food during a crisis, if you are hungry.
hell, folks should give it away.
There will be plenty of charities plus the feds providing meals to those in need. The Red Cross and Salvation Army always step up. Despite all of the political rhetoric no one goes hungry in this country after a natural disaster. That's part of what makes us a great country - helping those who need help.
Well, this is definatly a SHTF event, and the looting started when the lights went out..... if not before. These punks have, and will continue, to take advantage of the situation for their own gain. We're not going to hear most of the stories in the news. Shoot, the atrocities that occured during Katrina haven't really been talked about. From what I gather though the Northeast is handling this better than N.O. handled Katrina....... maybe we actually learned a few things???
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