Friday, September 02, 2005

Much of looting was for necessities

Outside a looted Rite-Aid drugstore, some people were anxious to show they needed what they were taking. A gray-haired man who would not give his name pulled up his T-shirt to show a surgery scar and explained that he needs pads for incontinence.

"I'm a Christian. I feel bad going in there," he said.

Earl Baker carried toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant. "Look, I'm only getting necessities," he said. "All of this is personal hygiene. I ain't getting nothing to get drunk or high with."
New Orleans in Anarchy

The real shame is in a city left without resources for 5 days a big deal is made of the looting. Read below and see how the hyper criminalization in New Orleans prevented some from feeding people in the convention center.

This is the Bush police state. Thanks, guys.


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