Well that didn't take long. The savages are out in force in the wake of the disaster.
Looters ‘swipe’ up the mess in chaos zones
The looting begins: Thieves strike after superstorm forces millions to abandon their homes and businesses
Hurricane Sandy Looting, Fights Plague South Brooklyn (PHOTOS)
Now were I in charge, I'd give any business or home owner the absolute right to use deadly force on their premises to protect life or property during the time of the declared emergency and I'd authorize the police to detain anyone coming out of any store or residence with stuff in their hands and shoot any who resist or try to escape. Those convicted of looting in quick summary hearings would be sentenced to work on chain gangs where they could spend twelve hours a day helping with the clean-up and rebuilding roads washed out by the storm. Now I know that this would upset a whole lot of folks, mainly liberals, looters, and friends and family members of looters, but it seems to be all that a certain segment of our population understands. I'd also permanently bar anyone caught looting from ever getting welfare, EBT, student loans or any other taxpayer money. There's no reason for the rest of us to subsidize animals.
Now once the situation is stabilized and the areas are safe, I'm thinking that there's work a-plenty here doing clean-up, demolition, rebuilding, etc.. It's going to take literal armies of workers quite a while to get everything pulled down, picked up, carted off and/or rebuilt, and while there's that much work available, I'd suggest that in addition to captured looters, every single able-bodied adult who has an EBT card or lives in public housing needs to show up and put in 40 hours a week doing that work, and if they don't perform satisfactorily, their card doesn't get any more money put on it and/or their rent doesn't get paid. Here's a great chance for those people who claim to want to work to get a start in an entry-level job and demonstrate some work skills. Who knows, but a lot of them might just wind up with steady full-time employment after a while and no longer need to live out of your pocket and mine. Heck, some might even do so well for themselves they they become *gasp!* Republicans!
But alas, they won't ever let me run the country, no matter how many times I suggest it. Darn it.