First Reports Are Always Wrong
Interesting Post called Katrina: Folklore vs. Fact
I can't believe anyone actually bought this one:
Folklore: Katrina cannibalism. "Black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive."
Another rumor that I've been hearing is that Los Angeles affiliated gangs (Bloods and Crips) shipped in looters all the way from California that stripped the city bare. Supposedly they specifically targeted all the jewelry stores. I guess they needed some "bling".
I call bullshit on that.
I'm guessing that most of the jewelry store owners probably evacuated their wares or at least locked them up in fairly robust safes. So unless the gangs brought demolitions specialists with them, they probably weren't getting at any jewelry.
Plus, how did they get in? A pimped-out hovercraft?
There is an old adage in the military: "First reports are always wrong."
I'm just sad that people were so inclined to believe the worst about their fellow countrymen. That's the real cannibalism in this disaster.