When the Titanic went down, everyone aboard- or at least enough to control the others- restrained their animal impulses, and tried to act for the common good. "Women and children first'" and all that....
This tape shows the exact opposite....the complete absence of any social restraint, a victory of the "hooray for me, fie on anyone else" mentality. I notice the jewlery case is empty....now there's a 'life or death' commodity if I ever saw one! And patrollong for looters with a shopping cart- very reassuring when you see the symbols of moral restraint reduced to the level of the rabble!
This sort of thing supports my contention that the area was dysfunctional for some time, and that it didn't take much for a complete breakdown to happen. The pity is, this will in turn make recovery less cmplete, and take much longer, than it should.
In a similar example, we have seen major fires destroy neighborhoods- areas that rebuilt in record time. We also have neighborhoods that burned in 1968, and still haven't recovered. The difference? The rebuilt areas only had to fix fire damage, and not a parasitical mentality as well.
I hurt for the victims of this hurricane- but in many cases like this one, they're only makng their lot much worse. Do you really think merchants will want to rebuild (assuming they can afford to) where their only "storm damage" came through the window with a brick?