I GAURANTEE that was a cockup. We are talking about America here..if it moves, shoot it. American fire discipline is TERRIBLE!
As I said in another thread, the Masonic-controlled American police are natural agent provocateurs. Their morale is terrible, and they are trained to be racist and trigger happy, especially when dealing with poor minorities.
It is entirely possible that they deliberately antagonized and incited the local street gang elements before looting and abandoning the city themselves.
Just like the stories on other threads about them refusing to pick up the stranded women unless they displayed their breasts and the MSN video showing them looting WalMart along with the general populace.
This kind of behavior incites a general contempt for authority and encourages lawlessness. And it is so intrinsically American.