Someone said why dont the store owners give the stuff away. Erm.. they DO. Its covered by insurance and youre not supposed to give the perishables
away, but they do. Seen it all my life having grown up in the deep South. Thats a DUH moment. Problem is, folks dont want the food until a few days
later.. they initially want the electronics, sneakers, BS like that that will do them NO good. Its like this type of person is a tick up from a
savage.. they are incapable of thinking of "what comes next" , arent capable of forethought, and satisfy temporary immediate urges. Welcome to the
Interesting observation.. it was day 3 here after the ice storm and in katrima it was day 3 that it really kicked off. HUrricane Andrew I dont recall
the number of days, but it was shortly after the storm subsided. Same with hurricane Mitch. Rememeber Joplin? Happened then too. When I was younger,
there were smaller hurricanes and storms.. fools were fools. Fools will ALWAYS be fools. Big city or small town.. youll always find that certain
section of people .
One thing that is different these days is the mob mentality, wider variety of illegal weaponry, and the actual occupied home invasions. You didnt see
that when I was younger. Currently, our flash mob problem has been ridiculous and it started a few yrs ago and in good weather
I dont live in a
bad town.. regardless of some ignorant ATSers assumptions when I told this story after it happened. I live in a historic area, in a historic home, and
my neighborhood is gated. The morons come to us.. criminals drive now.. have ya heard? They came upon the local bowling alley in a number of a little
under 300 and the police stood by and watched. It was a huge scandal here.. the paper refused to cover the story. We all watched it and filmed it.
THIS was in June or July and a nice night. Can you imagine if there was a disaster given this mentality, police were already stretched thin.. and the
opportunists and savages come out. The police can do little to nothing about these animals in that instance.. it is more safe to let them loot a store
and take care of the safety of living humans than the goods in a store.
As far as NJ, I posted it the night of the storm.. CBS was already reporting robberies well before the eye hit. I have NO idea why they dont do what
happened in Texas.. shoot to kill and an obligation to protect your neighbor and their property.. in a disaster. Im in Illinois now.. we have
draconian gun ans self defense laws.. yet our street was geared for battle. WHen you later see people with ak47s ( THAT was in the paper.. St Louis
carried that part of the story.. yet not our local news) and nonsense were doing home invasions due to the lights being out for a few days.. its your
only choice. Personally I believe Id prefer to be judged by 12 rather than carried by 6.