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From the WDSU News:
12:15 p.m.: Looting Continues Throughout City
At a Walgreen's drug store in the French Quarter this morning, people were running out with grocery baskets and coolers full of soft drinks, chips and diapers. When police finally showed up, a young boy stood at the door and shouted a warning, and the crowd scattered.

A tourist from Philadelphia compared the scene to "downtown Baghdad."

Nearby, looters ripped open the steel gates from the front of stores on Canal Street. They filled industrial-sized garbage cans with clothing and jewelry and floated them down the street on bits of plywood and insulation. -- Associated Press

And hasn't this guy been on vacation for, oh, a month already ? I guess he works in one of those Old Europe countries with the socialized condoms and 32-hour work weeks:
11:50 a.m.: President Bush Cutting Vacation Short
President George W. Bush is cutting his vacation short and returning to Washington to monitor recovery efforts.

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brian_berlin
Aug. 30th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
being trapped with nothing and getting food and drink etc is one thing. And they should pay up, leave IOUs or something.

looting jewelry, etc... that's just sad
fairy
Aug. 31st, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
I've heard they're breaking into abandoned houses too. It's sickening.
rpkrajewski
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, although if it's inside New Orleans, I've decided that since the whole place is filling up with water, it really doesn't matter anymore. Already, there are people in the Superdome who've had to go without food because there isn't any.
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