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Katrina Police Looting Caught On Video

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posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 01:21 PM
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Amazing video shows a reporter from MSNBC visiting a Wal-Mart store during the Katrina aftermath to find some police themselves looting the store. They don't seem to even pay any attention to the looters around them, as the looters ransack the store. One policewoman can be seen herself with a shopping cart full of stuff she has taken.
 



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This is absolutely unbelievable. To think while those police were in there robbing a store, people were outside dying and calling for help. Now this is where I draw the line. IMO, those policewomen should be immediately dismissed, charged with burglary, and any other charges that could be brought against them as a result. Check out the one poilce officer who, when she sees the camera, realizes that she is in deep doggy-doo and puts the item down and starts walking away. BUSTED!

[edit on 6-9-2005 by TrueAmerican]

[edit on 9-9-2005 by asala]




posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 02:34 PM
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I can't watch the video yet, but I do have a question.

Would it be possible that goods are being collected to assist with the aid of others?

(not that stealing is every ok, really, but in a crisis like this the line between right and wrong is so much murkier)



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 09:04 PM
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Would it be possible that goods are being collected to assist with the aid of others?


This could very well be, they were looking through the shoe aisle.
But when the interviewer asked the one lady cop what she was doing, she said she was doing her job, looking for looters. Maybe she meant to say they were looking for loafers and high heel pumps.
They obviously were looking too hard for the looters, there were alot of people taking things that weren't essential to survival. One lady had a cart full of purses for crying outloud. Children were taking bikes and those small motorized vehicles that they can drive around in. Now maybe the latter two items could be used for making their way out of the disaster area, I feel its highly unlikely that that is the case.

So these officers were not doing their jobs and should be reprimanded and possibly discharged from their jobs as law enforcers.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:01 PM
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Pathetic, sickening..
It's not even the stealing..
It's the attitude. They looked like they were just shopping on a regular day.

As mentioned in the opening post.
I wonder if they had a little spare time to help someone in need?



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:06 PM
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Good for them. These officers probably have families and they were taking stuff to help their own. Its all no good anyway, its all a tax write off- what the heck! Take it.
Stealing is wrong, but under this type of duress i say more power to them.
I am very trustworthy but i would have brought a shopping cart with water skis attached to the wheels.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:11 PM
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I seen them walking around but did not see them steel. Did I miss something here on this video?

Dallas



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:13 PM
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Well, DG..
If you're gonna steal, it's probably best not to do it in uniform..
and if you ARE in uniform...You should be doing your job, which is "Protect, and serve"



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:15 PM
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Yes, you are right, Spacedoubt...I would at least have taken off my uniform...



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:17 PM
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It's happening - IMO, it's ecologically responsible scavenging, not looting.

FYI and FYF:





In the past few days, two police officers took their lives with their own weapons and dozens have turned in their badges. ...On top of the burdens of law enforcement, officers have had to forage for food and water and even for places to relieve themselves. ..."Our officers have been urinating and defecating in the basement of Harrah's Casino," Police Superintendent Eddie Compass said last week. "They have been going in stores to feed themselves." ...They also have had to deal with personal losses.
"What's affected most of our officers is they don't know where their wives or kids are. They don't have homes . . . they don't have anything," Riley said.

Two suicides, dozens quitting New Orleans' police




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posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:17 PM
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I saw this. It was day two I believe and looked very bad for the department. Two (maybe three) female police officers filling a cart "shopping." When confronted, one walked away and the camera followed her as she said she was there looking for looters.

Funny she didn't notice the 30+ people looting the store in the background of the video the whole time.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:18 PM
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Other sources of reports of this video:
www.nationalledger.com...

[edit on 6-9-2005 by TrueAmerican]



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:29 PM
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You cant judge these people until you've walked in their shoes. Survival comes with elements of crime.
Its also against the law to indulge in cannivalism, but its done as a form of survival, and those people arent thinking about any laws.



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