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Looting Begins in New Orleans
NOLA.com ^ | 30 August 2005 | ALLEN G. BREED

Posted on 08/30/2005 10:14:57 AM PDT by aomagrat

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With much of the city emptied by Hurricane Katrina, some opportunists took advantage of the situation by looting stores.

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Denise Bollinger, a tourist from Philadelphia, stood outside and snapped pictures in amazement.

"It's downtown Baghdad," the housewife said. "It's insane. I've wanted to come here for 10 years. I thought this was a sophisticated city. I guess not."

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Around the corner on Canal Street, the main thoroughfare in the central business district, people sloshed headlong through hip-deep water as looters ripped open the steel gates on the front of several clothing and jewelry stores.

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Looters filled industrial-sized garbage cans with clothing and jewelry and floated them down the street on bits of plywood and insulation as National Guard lumbered by.

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"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: hurricanekatrina; katrina; looting; neworleans; take; thieves; thirdworld; thugs; urbanbarbarians
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"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said.

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1 posted on 08/30/2005 10:14:57 AM PDT by aomagrat
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To: aomagrat

[[To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said.]]

Get back at society for what? I was just watching it on Fox News. The homies are stealing everything that isn't nailed down.


2 posted on 08/30/2005 10:17:42 AM PDT by JarheadFromFlorida
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To: aomagrat
When people are away the thieves come out and play...
3 posted on 08/30/2005 10:17:59 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: aomagrat

shoot them ...


4 posted on 08/30/2005 10:18:23 AM PDT by tarzantheapeman (Turn on the lights and expose the DNC-MSM!)
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To: aomagrat

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5844419.html?tag=nl.e589

Above URL has listing for several web pages with hurricane damage.



5 posted on 08/30/2005 10:18:33 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." AYN RAND)
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To: aomagrat

Where are they going to take it?


6 posted on 08/30/2005 10:19:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: tarzantheapeman

Looters get shot....ACLU comes in and starts defending the looters....


7 posted on 08/30/2005 10:19:41 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: aomagrat
"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed lazy all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society lie, cheat and steal as usual," he said.
9 posted on 08/30/2005 10:19:56 AM PDT by Rokurota (.)
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To: aomagrat

Pawn shops will be extremely busy when this dries out.


10 posted on 08/30/2005 10:20:06 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: aomagrat

Denise Bollinger, a tourist from Philadelphia, stood outside and snapped pictures in amazement.

"It's downtown Baghdad," the housewife said. "It's insane. I've wanted to come here for 10 years. I thought this was a sophisticated city. I guess not."

compared to philadelphia, it is a sophisticated city. thats even with the looting!


11 posted on 08/30/2005 10:21:26 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: aomagrat
"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said.

Excuse me while I reload...

12 posted on 08/30/2005 10:21:35 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: aomagrat

As a friend of mine put it after a visit to New Orleans it's the only city that turned its ghetto into a tourist attraction.


13 posted on 08/30/2005 10:22:07 AM PDT by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: Dallas59

shhot them too ...


14 posted on 08/30/2005 10:22:09 AM PDT by tarzantheapeman (Turn on the lights and expose the DNC-MSM!)
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To: Dallas59

The thieves stayed for a reason. They risked their lives to be able to be in a position to loot before citizens returned.


15 posted on 08/30/2005 10:22:27 AM PDT by Melinda in TN
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To: aomagrat
Why is a 'TOURIST' at the center of this article? What the Hell is a tourist doing down there already?
16 posted on 08/30/2005 10:22:29 AM PDT by digger48
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"I thought this was a sophisticated city"

She should see some of the Mardi Gras floats.


18 posted on 08/30/2005 10:23:18 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: aomagrat

"'To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society,' he said."

The welfare, school lunch programs, AFDC, WIC, food stamps, SSI, Medicaid, midnight basketball, and government subsidized housing made me do it.


19 posted on 08/30/2005 10:23:51 AM PDT by reelfoot
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To: Tacis

I did not see one white person looting the stores they showed on TV. All that I saw were black. We will all pay for this. Sad thing is the owners of the stores were very likely black.


20 posted on 08/30/2005 10:24:12 AM PDT by Sterco
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To: aomagrat
Looters filled industrial-sized garbage cans with clothing and jewelry and floated them down the street on bits of plywood and insulation as National Guard lumbered by

Aren't looters supposed to be shot?
21 posted on 08/30/2005 10:24:14 AM PDT by English Nationalist
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To: philsfan24

Unfortunately, it seems that every single city in this country would have looters who take advantage of a massive tragedy. This Denise Bollinger shouldn't be looking at it so naively.


22 posted on 08/30/2005 10:24:18 AM PDT by baseballfanjm
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To: guitarnick40

Now we know why rev. al was speeding.


23 posted on 08/30/2005 10:24:22 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Melinda in TN

Diamond rings and 32 inch televisions aren't going to feed anybody...


24 posted on 08/30/2005 10:24:57 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: aomagrat
"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said

These are the same people that will riot and burn down their own neighborhoods, then shoot at the fire trucks when they arrive to put out the fires.

25 posted on 08/30/2005 10:25:00 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: aomagrat; All

Earlier it was being reported that Marshall Law was enacted in NO, but I haven't seen anything lately. Has it? And if not, why not??


26 posted on 08/30/2005 10:25:28 AM PDT by Millee (Earth First! We'll log the other planets later!)
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To: aomagrat

Where are those heavily-armed Korean shopkeepers when you need them??


27 posted on 08/30/2005 10:25:30 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: AppyPappy
Where are they going to take it?

I just hope the official emphasis remains on search, rescue, and evacuation, rather then property. Much of this junk will have to be written off anyway. The city looks like a total loss.
28 posted on 08/30/2005 10:25:34 AM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: aomagrat
CENTRAL CITY: People walk away with bags of clothing from Coleman's Retail Store and furniture from Universal Furniture on Earhart Boulevard during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Kathy Anderson/Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/hurricane/photos/

Katrina looting (Times-Picayune)

29 posted on 08/30/2005 10:26:09 AM PDT by dennisw (***)
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To: aomagrat
I thought this was a sophisticated city.

One smell of Lake Ponchetrain should have nixed that notion!

30 posted on 08/30/2005 10:26:33 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its only funny till someone gets hurt, Then its HILARIOUS.)
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To: JarheadFromFlorida
Get back at society for what?

For being oppressed all of their lives, man...whatever that means.

31 posted on 08/30/2005 10:28:02 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Arise! Sir Loin of Beef...)
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To: Tacis
"negatively depicting our noble African-American citizens and the news of looting will suddenly disappear."

You got that right.....

And these are the people first in line when good ole FEMA starts to dole out our money.
FEMA can't wait, with open checkbook.

32 posted on 08/30/2005 10:28:12 AM PDT by mickie
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To: Dallas59
Diamond rings and 32 inch televisions aren't going to feed anybody...

Stupid is, as stupid does.

A looter with a brain would be snatching up bottled water and canned foods.

33 posted on 08/30/2005 10:28:46 AM PDT by Critter (America, home of the whipped.)
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To: dennisw
A dream come true for some folks, eh?

Sickening.

34 posted on 08/30/2005 10:30:04 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Arise! Sir Loin of Beef...)
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To: aomagrat

I hope the police and National Guard are using hollow points.


35 posted on 08/30/2005 10:30:26 AM PDT by fish hawk (I am only one, but I am not the only one.)
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To: aomagrat
"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said.

Dang! That statement sounds like the DU thread!

DUmmie FUnnies looting thread

36 posted on 08/30/2005 10:31:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: dennisw

Can we Shoot to kill please to end this behavior?


37 posted on 08/30/2005 10:31:30 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: dennisw

That's really inspiring me to make disaster relief donations.


38 posted on 08/30/2005 10:31:34 AM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: aomagrat

Our society teaches that the 'have-nots' are entitled to the property of the 'haves'. It all started with Robin Hood.


39 posted on 08/30/2005 10:31:58 AM PDT by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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This is why I decided some time ago that I never wanted to go back to New Orleans. It's a dirty city full of vice and panhandlers. Last time we were there, it was about three months after Mardis Gras and they still hadn't taken down the bleachers or cleaned up the streets. filthy place. I'm glad the damage wasn't any worse but it's an armpit.


40 posted on 08/30/2005 10:32:06 AM PDT by Mercat (God loves us where He finds us.)
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To: dennisw

IF the MSM applies the same standards to NO as they are to Bagdah, they will expect ther city to be rebuilt by Halloween, and all US aid workers pulled out..


41 posted on 08/30/2005 10:33:26 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: aomagrat

The culmination of a liberal education..........


42 posted on 08/30/2005 10:33:32 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: Millee

First off, it's "martial law". Second, martial law has NOT been declared for NO - just dusk to dawn curfew. Lastly, the police and Nat'l Guard have more important issues than looter to deal with right now.


43 posted on 08/30/2005 10:34:39 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: aomagrat

Bookmark


44 posted on 08/30/2005 10:34:54 AM PDT by Black Tooth
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"compared to philadelphia, it is a sophisticated city. thats even with the looting!"

Aw, cum'on folks....Gary, Ind. and Detroit City and ----aw forget it....

45 posted on 08/30/2005 10:34:57 AM PDT by litehaus
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To: aomagrat
"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society," he said.

The world is becoming more and more of an Ayn Rand novel.

46 posted on 08/30/2005 10:36:01 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("As a Muslim of course I am a terrorist"--Sheikh Omar Brooks, quoted in the London Times 8/7/05)
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To: aomagrat

Hard to post the comments that come to mind, and avoid a timeout for being excessively rude. Your signal sez it all.


47 posted on 08/30/2005 10:36:51 AM PDT by Bean Counter
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The local politicos have looted the city for decades; now the boyz n girlz in the hood are finishing off the job. I wonder if they're clever enough to get their booty (and their booties) out of the rising lake that used to be Nawlins?

Even Vic and Nat'ly coulda seen this comin'...

48 posted on 08/30/2005 10:37:06 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Critter
A looter with a brain would be snatching up bottled water and canned foods.

We watched footage this morning of a grocery store being looted. They were thinking that, too.

49 posted on 08/30/2005 10:37:46 AM PDT by conservative cat
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To: aomagrat

Every picture tells a story, don't it?

And these pictures speak volumes, they should be shot. Urban terrorist thugs, too stupid to evacuate, too ig'nint to know right from wrong, and born without morals.


50 posted on 08/30/2005 10:37:53 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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