from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who loots, who steals during a general disturbance such as a riot or natural disaster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plunderer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who loots; a plunderer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
JIM PRUETT, GUN SHOP OWNER: This is called a looter shooter.
She does not believe that one human being has a right to appropriate the fruit of the labor of another human being regardless of the use the appropriator (she aptly calls looter) intends to make of it.
When I discuss the fact that a photo of a Black man wading through post-Katrina waters with a bag is called a looter by national media, and an exactly the same photo of a White man doing the same thing is called foraging to stay alive, am I being racist?
JIM PRUETT, GUN SHOP OWNER, HOUSTON TALK SHOW HOST: This is called a looter shooter.
They might as well have had 'looter' tattooed on their foreheads.
(If only because the violently horrific racism of the whole situation was so impossible to avoid hour after hour on our TV screens, belying the "looter" lies of the commentary.)
No sane person should classify someone who takes food from indefinitely closed stores in a desperate, starving city as a "looter," but thats just what the media did over and over again.
I fear for the news when the first "looter" is shot dead by some overenthusiastic recruit brought in to enforce military law.
In the photo showing a person of color who had done this, the caption called them a 'looter', in the photo showing a white person who had done this, the caption read something along the lines that they had "'found' food from a grocery store".
a par with the looter was the adventurer, whose chief object of life seemed to be to tell of the battles he had assisted in winning.