Who Are the Real Looters?

Who Are the Real Looters?

The television reporter on the scene was incredulous. A looter, unconcerned with television cameras, police, or the stares of fellow neighborhood residents, walked by, arms laden with stolen property. The reporter raced after, trying to shove her microphone in the looter’s face: “Why are you doing this?” The looter shrugged. “Don’t you feel guilty?” the reported pleaded. “No,” the looter said matter-of-factly, and walked off.

Another looter came by, also laden with someone else’s property. “Why are you doing this?” This time the looter turned to the reporter and gloated, “Because it’s free!”

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