Law & Order in New Orleans
A 73-year-old woman was arrested and charged with looting $63 worth of food from a New Orleans deli shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Even though the charge is a fine-only offense, the judge set her bond at $50,000--100 times the maximum fine she could be given if convicted. She is currently being housed in a state-prison with convicted felons. The owner of the store doesn't want her prosecuted, and witnesses indicate that she didn't take anything from the store at all. I guess I should be relieved that the N.O.P.D. didn't take Tom's advice and just shoot her.