posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 01:56 PM
This subject used to bug me as a child, probably around the time I was beginning to see the unfairness in the world. I remember some old disaster
movie where the police were told to shoot looters.
Now I know it's a real event. The rumours are thousands of people were shot just after hurricane Katrina. One that springs to mind is a hungry man
who took a sausage (or was it milk?) from an already broken shop window and he was shot dead. If the stories are correct, the police were out to
shoot looters instead of helping people in distress.
Then there was that sad story of the little girl after the Haiti earthquake who was shot in the head for picking up a couple of ugly useless 6x8 wall
pictures because she thought they were pretty, or maybe 'cos she thought someone would give her a penny for them.
Now there's all these London looters going to jail for longer that you would if you raped or mugged a stranger.
There must be a time when it's okay to loot? Expecially after a catastrophe when you and your kids might be hungry 'cos your fridge has been blown
up, or blown away. You're starving and the smashed up shop across the road has all these beans tins rolling out the front door. Shouldn't that be
okay? Should folk be shot for that?
This question annoys me and I think there should be some rule in the disaster rule book for such an event. I don't want your plasma telly or your
jewellery box. I want water and a pie. We should know when it's okay to loot.
edit on 3-9-2011 by wigit because: (no reason given)