What has happened there is terrible. We went there for my brothers wedding, held in the French Quarter, and had a blast. Past meets present, a party town with art and history on every corner. It is so heartbreaking to see.
However this post is not to recap the storm, or call those who refused to leave idiots (which they are) but to discuss looting, more specifically my solution. It is called, Shoot To Kill.
They are in a State of Emergency, at some points there are several feet of water still in the streets. And people are still running into the local Walmart for TVs, DVDs, sneakers and stereos. I can understand people running in to grab water, diapers, canned foodstuff. Officials should organize pack lines and empty stores of those things and distribute; clothes, meds, blankets, fishing poles, etc. When I see people walking out with jewelry, TVs, dresses, video games I go blind with rage. These people should be stopped.
1. Empty stores of needed supplies an distribute
2. Stop anyone taking unnecessary items and TAG them. Take orange spray paint and cover their head and back with it.
3. Next time an orange person is stopped looting, take them out front and shoot them.
4. Leave body as reminder.
Today the Governor of Louisiana has asked for a Day of Prayer. I will say a prayer for the people of the Gulf Coast and the suffering they have and will suffer for a long time. I will also pray that these looters will come to their senses and stop what they are doing, one Police Officer is already shot and in serious condition. When it comes down to us or them, the us (police) usually come out on top and what we do not need right now in this time of need is a time of greed.