chapter  13
Looting, Law, and Lawlessness
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I. INTRODUCTION Of the countless images of chaos and turmoil that appeared in the

media and on the Internet in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, two in particular, juxtaposed, stand out. In one of the images, shot by Dave Martin of the Associated Press, a young, dark-skinned man is shown wading through chest-deep waters carrying a full garbage bag and what looks like a case of soda.1 In the second photograph, taken by Chris Graythen of Agence France-Presse, a light-skinned man and woman are shown, also wading through chest-deep water, also dragging goods behind them.2