: Duke fans could barely contain themselves after beating their dreaded rival North Carolina. When they got home, they started
burning campus benches and mud wrestling in the middle of the quad. We have a hard time calling a bunch of snot-nosed kids whose parents pay $46,000 a
year for college "rioters," they weren't scavenging for food after a great Earthquake.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2006:
The University of Minnesota won the hockey national championship in ‘06, and their fans proceeded to turn
Minneapolis into a replica of Baghdad by looting, burning and mooning innocent motorists. Once again, there's no disputing that hockey fans are the
cream of the crop when it comes to sports riots, *snip*
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, 2002
: The Maryland Terrapins won the 2002 NCAA basketball championship against Duke and, low and behold, a riot
ensued. About 3,000 people marched up Route 1, looting and setting fires along the way.
New York Blackout, 1997
: Resulted in massive rioting and looting throughout the city of New York.
Rodney King riots, 1992
: Widespread looting occurred in Los Angeles, California. Some store owners guarded their stores with personal
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
: There was massive looting by some people desperate for food, with police being accused of joining in in some cases.
Many were in search of food and water that were not available to them through any other means, as well as non-essential items
American Civil War, the New York Draft Riots (July 13–17, 1863)
: It began as protests against President Abraham Lincoln's Enrollment Act of
Conscription drafting men to fight in the ongoing war. Considered by some to be the worst civil unrest in American history, the riots included 50,000
participants and lasted several days, claiming hundreds of lives and destroying millions of dollars in property. The violent demonstration could not
be contained by the civil police force, and required the intervention of regiments of the New York State Militia, who marched back to New York from
the battlefield of Gettysburg, to restore civil order
A FEW NON-HAITIAN NOTABLES BELOW
Iraq goes buck wild
: After the United States occupied Iraq, the absence of Iraqi police and the reluctance of the US to act as a police force
enabled looters to raid homes and businesses, especially in Baghdad, most notably the Iraqi National Museum. During the looting, many hospitals were
stripped of nearly all supplies. Most notably the Iraqi National Museum was pillaged in which many curators had stored important artifacts in the
vaults of Iraq's central bank. Looting also occurred on a grand scale at a number of archaeological sites across Iraq. Sites were allegedly being
destroyed and objects removed numbering in the tens or hundreds of thousands.
Following the death of Valentinian III in 455
, the Vandals invaded and extensively looted the city of Rome.
During the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997–98
, looting occurred in many parts of Indonesia.
After the fall of Constantinople in 1204
, the crusaders looted the city and transferred its richness to Italy.
After half a year of besieging the Protestant city during the Thirty Years War, the Roman Catholic troops of Imperial Field Marschal Johann Tserclaes,
Count of Tilly committed the Sack of Magdeburg in 1631. Within the two to three days of pillaging, rape, and murder, Magdeburg's civilian population
was reduced from 30,000 down to 5,000
During World War II
, both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan engaged in massive and systematic looting of valuables worth tens of billions of
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