November 7, 2012

Why No Looting & Chaos After Sandy in NYC?

Katy Waldman, Slate

AP Photo

On Thursday, three days after Hurricane Sandy swept across the Eastern Seaboard, darkening power grids, flooding neighborhoods, and killing at least 74 people, former Star Trek actor and social-media dynamo George Takei posted a lovely photo to his Facebook timeline. It showed two power strips draped over the gratework of a fence, phone cords tendrilling from each one. A sign said, “We have power. Please feel free to charge your phone!”

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TAGGED: Disasters, New York City, Hurricane Sandy, Prosocial Behavior