(CNSNews.com) - The havoc wreaked by Hurricane Katrina was compounded Tuesday and Wednesday by throngs of looters breaking into stores and making off with anything and everything they could get their hands on -- and not just food for survival.
Press reports said police made little attempt to stop the swarms of looters, who vastly outnumbered them, as the looters filled trucks, shopping carts, and bins with clothing, electronics, jewelry and anything else there for the taking.
A weary Gov. Kathleen Blanco told NBC's Today show Wednesday morning, "We don't like looters one bit," but she said her priority is the "essentials," such as plugging the burst levees. Water is still rising in the city.
"We are asking for more military presence in the city to try to control the situation a bit better, but I just keep wondering: Where are these people going with all these material goods? I just can't even ...