What Was The Most Popular Item Looted In New Orleans Besides Water And Medicines?
By Darryl Mason
Everything in the shops in the flood zones will be destroyed, the goods can't be resold, by law. Everything goes into landfill, particularly now 'disease' is rising from the floodwaters.
But never mind all that.
If you google "New Orleans Looting photos" and have a good look through some of the sites, look at a few dozen photos, what do you see?
There's one guy with a big screen TV.
There's a guy with a case of beer.
There's a woman with an armload of jeans.
But what do you see again and again?
Zoom in, see those big parcels in the arms of all those black people? What do you think is in those brightly coloured, plastic wrapped packages?
Again and again it's the same thing, probably the most popular looted item in New Orleans.
Yes, disposable nappies.
It's enough to break your heart...