Looters smile and wave at cameras in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

http://twitter.com/#!/pamampil/status/399128009258450944

Of all the places slammed by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda  in the Philippines, none was hit harder than Tacloban City. Terrible photos show that many people died, and it looks like some of the survivors are in for a long haul. Meanwhile, scores of Tacloban residents are cheerfully stealing goods from retail outlets, according to a local news outlet and numerous eyewitnesses. Video of the scene at Gaisano mall taken by ABS-CBN can be seen here (at about 4:00 in).

http://twitter.com/#!/AngeliPV/status/399121179136368641
http://twitter.com/#!/BalitaNgayon/status/399130279912435712

It is one thing for someone who is starving to steal food. It is quite another for cheerful people to haul away suitcases and a freezer used to store ice cream cones:

http://twitter.com/#!/AngeliPV/status/399121179136368641
http://twitter.com/#!/arniedelusong/status/399143241179594752

Many, however, say the looting is morally acceptable — or at least falls into an ethical gray area:

http://twitter.com/#!/errolgatumbato/status/399137610708549633
http://twitter.com/#!/RJSuyat/status/399123854330568704
http://twitter.com/#!/leeyahgrl/status/399133929031995392

She’s not sad about the typhoon or the looting or those who died. She’s sad about the people condemning the looting. Wow.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/09/anarchy-in-tacloban-city-not-far-from-dead-bodies-looters-smile-and-wave-at-cameras/

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