Remember the footage and pictures from Hurricane Katrina?
The aftermath was nuts; insane looting began almost immediately, as the entire city of New Orleans and the surrounding area entered a lawless, survival of the fittest period for quite some time.
Not all of it was the opportunistic kind of looting, as some folks were simply trying to survive, but there were plenty of instances were it wasn’t food and water being carried off, but big-screen TVs and computers.
With Hurricane Harvey, the looting thankfully hasn’t reached Katrina levels.
There are lots of reasons why, but one of those is certainly the Texas-style justice that people understand would be carried out if they tried to shamelessly use the disaster to steal stuff.
In other words, Texas ain’t Louisiana.
As reported at Breitbart, law enforcement has their hands full keeping the peace in the aftermath of Harvey.
But one way to mitigate criminality is to frankly let would-be looters know that if they’re intent on stealing, their lives will be on the line.
Sheriff Troy Nehls of Fort Bend County, Texas, an old-fashioned lawman, has issued a warning to those thinking about stealing in the midst of tragedy.
Sheriff Troy Nehls: “We support the 2nd Amendment… I would caution those that want to come & prey on our people here in Fort Bend County.” pic.twitter.com/AW9L1x3cOI
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 2, 2017
He reminded thieves that his residents are locked and loaded, ready to protect their property and dispense justice if threatened.
Fox News asked Nehls if he had witnessed looting in the aftermath of Harvey, and he said he did “hear of looting around the greater Houston area.”
He specifically mentioned Harris County, too, but he stressed that his county is a completely different situation:
“As far as Fort Bend County, we haven’t [had looting].
I made a comment the other day that we support the Second Amendment here in Fort Bend County and there are many of us that are armed.
I would caution those that want to come and prey on our people here in Fort Bend County, that are suffering so much right now, you may want to stay out of Fort Bend County, because you could leave this county in a bag.”
Sheriff Nehls added: “We support the 2nd Amendment… I would caution those that want to come & prey on our people here in Fort Bend County.“
Fort Bend County is located to the southwest of Houston and Harris County and continues to experience rising flood waters from the Brazos River.
Many homes and businesses in the county are still underwater, but they have some peace of mind knowing that their neighbors and local authorities are all looking out for one another.
It’s the Texas way to help one another.
That, and the very public knowledge of residents’ healthy respect for the Second Amendment has made the aftermath of Harvey vastly different than Katrina.