Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse in New Orleans
Robbery, rapes, looting, corpses lying in front of the convention center, even shooting at rescue helicopters seeking to evacuate patients from devastated hospitals, it seems that New Orleans is descending into complete anarchy, with no sign of a light at the end of the tunnel. How bad will it get? Can the authorities and the heroic people trying to bring relief to the city make a difference in time to prevent hundreds more deaths?
Here's a sobering thought. Stress people enough, make them desperate enough, and the veneer of civilization falls away far more easily than we would like to admit. Even here in the United States.