Originally Posted by ochre
That's what I have been trying to say basically. Honestly, when so many lives have been lost and continue to be at stake, why be worried about material loss? Its not like there are dry jail cells easily accessible, and if there were, I'd rather see them used for the people that are to infirm to move out of the region.
You know, people are so fond of saying that disaster brings out the best in people. This is just evidence that it also brings out the worst. The actions of the police really reveal some of our society's priorities and values. And it's not pretty.