Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Looters who hit L.A. stores explain what they did: ‘Get my portion!’

A “stimulus” or “bailout” of their own. “Yes, we can,” lol.

By Maya Lau, Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, Matt Hamilton

Los Angeles Times

The young man flanked the shattered entry of a ransacked CVS in Santa Monica, where people had swept the shelves clean of everything from diapers to detergent. The man, who did not cover his face, admitted he was a looter. He did not apologize.

We’ve got no other way of showing people how angry we are,” he said.

Out of the store ran another young man, this one holding a carton of eggs. He grabbed a friend and started scanning the street for targets: police cars. “We’re doing it because we can,” he said.

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