Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Crime Doesn't Stop With High Water

So there is looting in New Orleans? Crime in the streets? You're kidding, right?

With all the so-called news coverage of the Katrina disaster, I haven't heard one person mention that the Big Easy has, for many years, been one of the most violent, crime-ridden ciites in the United States, with a corrupt police department, to boot.

So how can it be any surprise that theives and thugs didn't go on vacation? Of course these people would take advantage of the misfortune of others; that's what loser's do, they live off the weak and the troubled.

All of this talk of looting must be looked at though that prism. One must ask the question, how much crime would there have been on an average day in New Orleans?