|But we can't blame George W. Bush this time!!|
He, of course, can't blame President Barack Obama for the actions of black people if looting occurs after Hurricane Sandy passes through. Though the lesson of Hurricane Katrina has gone down the memory hole, we still have the early reports of the entirely black mayhem that engulfed New Orleans, courtesy of the Internet [Relief workers confront 'urban warfare', CNN, 9-1-2005]:
Violence disrupted relief efforts Thursday in New Orleans as authorities rescued desperate residents still trapped in the flooded city and tried to evacuate thousands of others living among corpses and human waste.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown said his agency was attempting to work "under conditions of urban warfare."
Police snipers were stationed on the roof of their precinct, trying to protect it from armed miscreants roaming seemingly at will.
Much of the lawlessness in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina went through the Big Easy has been forgotten, largely suppressed even. Now, with Hurricane Sandy about to "grease lightnin" much of the northeast, what can one expect from the black population in cities where this storm hits? Well, courtesy of Paul Joseph Watson at Info Wars (currently linked on the Drudge Report), we can expect some black hand jiving [Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter/New York National Guard to “protect against looting”, Info Wars, 10-29-2012]:Officers warned a CNN crew to stay off the streets because of escalating danger, and cautioned others about attempted shootings and rapes by groups of young men.
Scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.
1,175 New York National Guard troops have been mobilized to “provide command and control and logistical support” in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier. According to NBC New York, the troops will also be on hand to “protect against looting.”
They might well be needed given the fact that a deluge of Twitter users are using the website to appeal to others to join them in exploiting the chaos generated by the superstorm to ransack stores.
Given the recent phenomenon of “flash mob robberies,” where groups of people arrange to burgle a store en masse in order to overwhelm security and staff, the tweets should be taken seriously. Last year police warned that flash mob robberies, organized mainly through Twitter, were on the rise.
“Of 129 retailers surveyed by the National Retail Federation, nearly 95 percent said they were victimized by organized criminals in the past year and 85 percent said the problem has worsened over the past three years,” reports Fox News.
Social media and smart phones (allowing instantaneous uploads of pictures/video the Internet) weren't widely used/available during Hurricane Katrina: that was the last natural disaster the established media could control the narrative of, with initial reports of black dysfunction at the Superdome and Convention Center brushed away as "urban legends."
No such luck, with black people uploading their videos directly to WorldStarHipHop (WSHH) for us all to see.