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September 02, 2005

Chaos in Louisiana

Members of British Columbia's Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team (USAR), on the ground in Louisiana, say their work cannot be carried out until law and order are restored (via Free Will who comments).

"It's far too dangerous for even the state troopers and police to wander out," said USAR member Brian Inglis in a statement Thursday on his team website.

"It's absolutely crazy, the devastation is unreal -- the gunfire, the shooting, the looting is like something you see in a movie."

Update: Here is an important caveat to my views on looting. The difference between "looting" and "finding" may often have more to do with racism than with the particular act in question.

Update: Snopes comments on the "looting" and "finding" images.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 2, 2005 08:41 AM

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