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Notes on Looting and Looters: Some Perspectives
by T. Static    Portland Indy Media
Entered into the database on Friday, September 02nd, 2005 @ 10:21:59 MST


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Unidentified Hurricane Looters in New Orleans
Crime: Looting food, diapers, clothes, consumer items
Punishment: Summary execution during martial law

Neil Bush
Crime: Looted US taxpayers of at least $1.6 billion as head of the Silverado Banking, Savings & Loan Association in 1988 during the S&L meltdown
Punishment: Get out of jail free. Currently runs a major education software company with money from a lucrative contract with Floridas governors office.

Ken Lay
Crime: With the help of other Enron executives, looted at least $1.5 billion from California rolling blackout crisis of 2001
Punishment: Get out of jail free. Live with family in mansions in Long Island and Colorado.

Crime: Looted at least $8.8 billion in US tax dollars and $1.9 billion of Iraqi money during the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation (this money is officially declared missing)
Punishment: Whistleblowers silenced. Awarded more no-bid contracts from the Bush Administration.