A couple of would be looters were stopped in their tracks during Hurricane Harvey. These men were trying to take advantage of the abandoned homes that take place during a massive storm, however they must not have realized that they were still in Texas. Both men were found dead from gunshot wounds to the head and homeowners were not pleased to find them in their houses. One man died instantly while the other incident caused the robber to be rushed to the hospital.
Reports of theft and violence are not rare during a hurricane. Police reports from Houston have already begun to show that numerous thefts have occurred across the city with Hurricane Harvey taking place. Hurricane Katrina was also a devastating time for a Gulf City as New Orleans was overcome with devastation and looting. Many in the Houston area have listened to the advice of Republican Governor Abbott who told the residents to evacuate. However, thousands chose to listen to the the Mayor of Houston who chose to use the hurricane as an excuse to make things political.
Unlike these two men, others in the Houston area have not suffered the same fate as they have begun to boast their crimes across social media. Twitter and Facebook accounts have become lush with photographs of thieves and trespassers sitting in homes they claim not to be theirs. Such crimes displayed so adamantly and publicly are not only insulting to the homeowners, but to those who respect and uphold the laws.
Crimes on social media are deeply disturbing as public eyes are sometimes subjected to inhumane exposures such as when the mentally challenged young white adult was captured, tortured, and broadcast across Facebook Live. One can only hope that such foolishness will be met with swift justice once the police are able to catch up with the crimes.
Governor Abbott has done a lot to spread the message about the devastation that Harvey could bestow on Texas. He has sent out warnings and made public speeches about how critical it is that Texans work together and try to make it through the storm. Democratic Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner told citizens not to evacuate during a crucial time in order to combat the effective Texas Governor. Sylvester put thousands of lives at stake to make some political statement about not listening to Trump supporters in order to gain some favor with his Democrat overlords.
The reports of looting continue to grow as Hurricane Harvey carries on. Many in Houston are left without homes or belongings as the deadly storm has ripped across the Southeast of Texas. Many are trying to rally support for the port city as big names like Kevin Hart have donated funds and called out others over social media to help too. People should be skeptical of relief funds as scammers have begun to exploit these tragedies to steal from would be donors.
Democratic leadership across the country is beginning to deteriorate as leftist Mayors, Judges, activists, Governors, and bureaucrats continue to bog themselves down with controversy after controversy. Congressmen and Senators have not seemed to have a good day when it comes to their scandals since before Trump took office. Senators like Chuck Schumer are continuously being exposed as corrupt hypocrites while DNC leaders are being subpoenaed and indicted by the FBI. Leaders like Turner will continue to fail their people until they are voted out of office because they are not concerned with the people, they are concerned about their power.
Despite these homeowners taking it upon themselves to defend their homes, many are not able to defend their evacuated homes. These separate incidents happened withing a few hours of one another but according to many, Houston has yet to see the worst of the incidents. However, many have stepped up to the plate to do whatever they can for a fellow American in need. An organization from Louisiana called the Cajun Navy have formed a caravan to get to Houston and help rescue groups and deliver supplies on their small fishing boats.
Governor Abbott and Trump seem hopeful that they will be able to throw both state and federal resources to help and rebuild in any way, Democrats need to stop resisting or get out of the way.