How'd all this get started?

The mayhem began when this article (seen here in Google's cache, as the original article appears to have drifted into oblivion) appeared on numerous news sites on August 30, 2005.

The caption the Associated Press photo taken by Dave Martin reads,

"A looter carries a bucket of beer out of a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, as floodwaters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Monday."

09/22/2005 04:44:59 PM