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New Orleans is hit by looting in wake
of Hurricane Ida—including ATM
thieves caught in the act by a drone—as
city faces at least three
weeks without electricity or air conditioning

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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/30/2021 6:57:22 PM

Louisiana has been hit by looting in the wake of Hurricane Ida—amid fears crime could spiral in New Orleans and other cities after energy suppliers warned that power will be out for around three weeks as utility crews work to restore more than 2,000 miles of downed energy lines across the state. A group of men were caught by a drone camera trying to rob an ATM machine in the scorched remains of a market in the New Orleans neighborhood of St. Claude. In another incident, witnesses used their cell phone to record several people looting a store in New Orleans East. Looters often take advantage of disasters


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Marzon 8/30/2021 7:01:35 PM (No. 898618)
Biden and crew are thrilled this hurricane happened. Another crisis to knock Afghanistan off the front pages.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon 8/30/2021 7:08:08 PM (No. 898625)
If Bidet was a Republican the Left would be screaming about how he fired up the HAARP to cause the hurricane in a bid to get his other multilayered disasters off the front pages.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: itsonlyme 8/30/2021 7:08:43 PM (No. 898627)
Whoo dat? Dat you Tyrone? U badd dawg
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Reply 4 - Posted by: leonardo 8/30/2021 7:10:28 PM (No. 898628)
Whatever happened to “Looters will be SHOT.”? Realize of course that this threat could conceivably be applied to those in American government as well. Wouldn’t THAT be refreshing! Government looting easily goes into the TRILLIONS of dollars. It’s not THEIR money, it WAS YOURS. Those in government generally regard you as a SUCKER. PT Barnum said it best: “There’s one born every minute.” It’s a BIG Club. Nothing will change until you become quite tired of being a member. Start with saying “NO” to your “betters.”
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/30/2021 7:14:12 PM (No. 898630)
Mayor Latoya the Destroya at her best. Totally Bidenesque leadership at its best. Defund the police, expect total lawlessness in a disaster (don't mean the Biden Administration, mean Ida).
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/30/2021 7:29:46 PM (No. 898649)
Another opportunity for Bolshevik Biden and his band of America haters to hurt and humiliate America even further. They would leave New Orleans in ruins if they could. Leave it unrepaired as a testament to climate change? Environmental restrictions get in the way? Keep those oil refineries offline!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/30/2021 7:49:54 PM (No. 898668)
Didn't take long for the Dindus to crawl out of their sewer. Maybe we can get a new video of the Heineken Man carting off some beers.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Suzi 8/30/2021 7:50:37 PM (No. 898670)
Wait a darn tootin' minute! Do those looters have their vaccine passport? Last I checked you needed on in NOLA.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 8/30/2021 8:16:29 PM (No. 898707)
Get the Nat Guard in there stat!!! To go door-to-door to confiscate legally owned firearms like they did during Katrina.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 8/30/2021 8:21:24 PM (No. 898710)
...anyone seen Heineken man?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 8/30/2021 8:36:12 PM (No. 898722)
Well, Kamala did say to start your Christmas shopping early.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Catherine 8/30/2021 9:07:57 PM (No. 898769)
And this is the main reason some people do not leave their homes when they know a hurricane is coming. It happens every time.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/30/2021 9:22:58 PM (No. 898784)
Not "looting"........ 'affirmative shopping."
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Reply 14 - Posted by: red1066 8/30/2021 9:46:22 PM (No. 898794)
It's what people in New Orleans do. Remember after Katrina, they shipped thousands of former residents of New Orleans to other cities. Many were relocated to Houston. Houston's crime rate immediately increased with the influx of all the welfare people from New Orleans.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 8/30/2021 9:54:06 PM (No. 898801)
Is this supposed to be unexpected?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: hershey 8/30/2021 10:03:30 PM (No. 898809)
Wasn't New Orleans built below sea level? Seems like I read that some place...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rytwng 8/30/2021 10:06:07 PM (No. 898812)
They're BLM shoppers.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared 8/30/2021 10:15:27 PM (No. 898819)
It's why people don't evacuate. If we could depend on law and order (a quaint old idea) people would leave.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Newtsche 8/30/2021 11:23:22 PM (No. 898853)
Reparations #dealwithit
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Reply 20 - Posted by: PChristopher 8/31/2021 12:42:48 AM (No. 898899)
Looting by the indigenous personnel? Who would have thought?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: AmericaYes 8/31/2021 8:53:39 AM (No. 899099)
Heck of a job, Joey
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2021 12:12:02 PM (No. 899399)
Not originally built below sea level, #16, but over time it has apparently sunk. Much of New Orleans is below sea level and has been for a long time. Even in the 60s or earlier, they built huge pumps to pump rainfall out of the city, over the levees because it can't drain by gravity like any normal city. Water won't run uphill, even in NOLA.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JimBob 9/1/2021 1:47:54 AM (No. 900222)
I live about an hour's drive east of New Orleans, so I have been there many times, but I do not live there. The original part of New Orleans, the French Quarter, is above sea level..... and did not flood during hurricane Katrina. As one travels north, away from the Mississippi river and towards Lake Pontchartrain, the ground level gradually drops until it is something like 15 to 16 feet below mean sea level. link: I read once that the system of pumps that remove the water have a combined flow approximately equal to the flow of the Ohio river. My understanding is that as the city expanded, they built levees to keep the water out, and it evolved over the years until today the city extends north up to the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Adding to this, is (again, as I understand it) the whole area that the city is on, is subsiding. My understanding is that the levees, reworked after hurricane Katrina, held up and the city did not flood. However, the main electrical lines (I read seven different main lines) into the city were destroyed....I saw a photo of a large- and I am talking a couple hundred foot tall- steel tower crumpled and lying on it's side. My understanding is that this was one of the towers that supported a main feeder line that came in across the Mississippi river. Regarding the looting..... well, that's Urban Thug Culture in action.
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