• The Political Commentator
During a disaster it would be called looting. What would it be called if it happened due simply to economic desperation and a family with hungry mouths to feed?
Looting can occur during a mass population dislocation caused by a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina.
The blackout of 1977 in New York City also created an environment where widespread looting took place although the people never left. This because law enforcement was spread so thin, could not possibly deal with the volume of crime and therefore needed to prioritize.
These were crimes that occurred primarily due to an opportunity presenting itself. Had there been no hurricane or blackout it is probable to assume that there would have been no looting...
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