Associated Press 9-1-2005: "Storm victims were raped and beaten, fights and fires broke out, corpses lay out in the open, and rescue helicopters and law enforcement officers were shot at as flooded-out New Orleans descended into anarchy Thursday. "This is a desperate SOS," the mayor of New Orelans said. " Click here to read the AP article detailing the worsening conditions.
President Bush asked looters to quit looting and urged Americans not to buy gasoline if they do not need it because of looming shortages. "It's going to be hard to get gasoline to some markets."