I'm not the first person to blog on this. Tip of the hat to my cousin Charlie for emailing these images and to <a href="http://beerandrap.com/blog.htm">SergDun</a> who pointed the URL of the photos, I'm sure there are others.
Is there looting going on, yes. Does it cross racial and ethnic lines, you bet. Is some of it related to the fact that aide is not getting there fast enough and people are doing what they have to to survive? Probably.
Is there also looting that is occuring simply because there is an absence of law and order, sure seems that way.
Were the captions on these images intended to be racist? I doubt it, but it is certain to make a lot of people upset while reinforcing some nasty stereotypes. This does not make for fair and balanced journalism, and again it is the citizen journalists who call attention to this at best oversight and at worst blatant case of ignorance.