posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 11:25 PM
Looting is wrong but what was posted here by Kang was trying to show how the actual locals were working together to try and "fix" the mess and help
the businesses and also their neighbors...seems that point pretty much got missed.
Too broad of a brush being used here too. The protesters and the looters are 2 different factions. The protesters couldn't be in 2 places at
once...hence, "some one else" was responsible for the most part. Opportunists that took advantage of the whole mess for one thing. There is no proof
that all looters were even locals that cared about the boy that got shot. The protesters obviously did. Why would they ruin their own demonstration to
that extent and like I said...how could they be in 2 places at once. They are getting blamed for a little too much. A few bottles got thrown...ever
hear of instigators/provocateurs and the like. I think every protest crowd gets infiltrated just like militia groups do. Then there are always a few
jerks that just like to stir the pot and ruin things for everyone else...psychos.
As for Katrina, I live here in Louisiana and I witnessed first hand how many lies can be put forth, bad reporting and so on...lots of hype. In
reality, the most looting was done by the local corrupt police force in the area down there. There were arrests made relevant to their crimes. Many
took new cars from lots and stowed them away. They were found to have all kinds of merchandise hidden around and not at the station. It was a big
scandal down here. You can probably even still google about it. I'm telling the truth on this. Most of the other looting was families in need of food
and clean water and toilet paper and such. I will never understand why authorities stopped folks from helping and made them turn around and go back
home. They also blocked the one bridge where the poor victims could have used to leave the area...and locked many more in that stadium and would not
let them leave for days.
People from all over the state road down there and were turned back with their goods and not allowed to help those poor folks even though they had
pickups and cars loaded with supplies that were needed. The "merc" presence down there that looked like the National Guard did nothing to help those
folks except take their guns and keep them. Most people would take supplies for their kids under those circumstances. FEMA and other help was so slow
in coming and others were told not to help...people had no choice. Sure, a few took advantage of the situation but not as many as people think.
I was shocked when I heard of how many good ole boy sheriffs and cops were arrested for looting. People that don't know what happened down
there...well, they have no idea how bad it was. No help, the "mercs" didn't even pass out bottled water...they just harassed folks, took guns and
even shot a few people dead. Ya'll just have no idea. I saw and heard and witnessed plenty. Lotsa phoney stories about rapes and murders...that never
happened. What did happen is that many poor people were left with no help for several days. No electric, water, sewage...no supplies and meds and
such, no food and diapers for their kids. That's what they were taking mostly. So, folks that don't know shouldn't jump on the bandwagon relevant
to Katrina...that is pure mean spirited and cold hearted. The circumstances were VERY different there. When folks finally could help, I saw Sean Penn
get in that filthy water and help people get into boats and such.
Sorry for the rant Kang. Great OP. I always love what you have to say. You have a decent heart/soul/spirit!