Never let a good tragedy go to waste.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida wreaking devastation in New Orleans, looters were caught on camera breaking into ATMs, taking cases of beer, emptying a Dollar Store, and more.
On Monday, Brett Adair of Live Storms Media used a drone to catch a group of looters in the act in the St. Claude neighborhood:
Lots of other stores were also hit up:
People’s homes were also targeted:
— Shay O’Connor (@SOCONNORNEWS) August 30, 2021
Sad to see, some looting at Dollar General, at Seven Oaks Blvd, Utah Beach. pic.twitter.com/codmm0S64t
— Anthony McAuley (@AnthonyMcAuley2) August 30, 2021
Remember, according to the AP’s stylebook these are not “looters” but instead “protesters” who “stole.”
Feels like a good time to post AP’s guidance on the word looting: pic.twitter.com/hjxQWbSYAx
— Kimberlee Kruesi (@kkruesi) May 31, 2020
“Some peaceful protesters entered into a store that contained alcoholic beverages and took loaves of bread (hidden in cases of beer) to feed their starving children.”
I remember watching a news report a little while ago (I can’t find it because Google decided to break their site) about a rural fellow stealing some goods from a store during a similar crisis and leaving behind enough money to pay for it.
No doubt that happened here as well!