Yes, there’s white looting here in Iowa. One woman was arrested in Cedar Rapids for trying to take bottles of alcohol out of a flooded bar.
posted on 06/23/2008 12:36:29 PM PDT
If crime were about being poor, then EVERYBODY would have been looting in the Depression years. It is about culture; a sub-culture that teaches that The Man has stolen things from you, so it is OK to steal things back.
As a Great American, Willie Cunningham, points out...it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with bankrupt culture. Once, black music gave us R&B, Gospel, Blues and Rock. Today, if you asked someone to give you an example of "black music" they would probably say "Rap". You do the math.
posted on 06/23/2008 1:01:19 PM PDT
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I live about 60 miles from CR, right on the Mississippi. Throughout all of this flooding, the only looting that I heard about was that bar-fly boosting booze from that tavern. I know that there were quite a few reporters around looking for looters/oppressed minorities/suffering children/citizens demanding government help as well as other sorts of VICTIMS but they couldn't find any so they more or less packed up shop and got the hell out of Dodge.
All areas of America are not the same. The people in this part of the country don't spend a bunch of time waiting around for the government to come in and do what we can do ourselves. I'm not saying that looting could never be a problem in these types of situations or that the government may never be needed, but it's just not the first thing that comes to mind when a "tragedy" strikes.
posted on 06/23/2008 1:52:43 PM PDT
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Just the opposite in Mason City. Friends and neighbors were helping each other clear their stuff out. No looting, no murders, even with no water for almost four days.
posted on 06/23/2008 5:52:01 PM PDT
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