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September 21, 1989 | MARITA HERNANDEZ and RICHARD E. MEYER, Times Staff Writers
President Bush ordered more than 1,000 military police, federal marshals and FBI agents to St. Croix on Wednesday as the Coast Guard began evacuating residents and tourists terrorized by violence on the streets and looting in stores and homes shattered by Hurricane Hugo. In a wave of lawlessness that spread across the island, eyewitnesses reported looting by men and women, children and the elderly, even police and National Guardsmen. Armed gangs were reported roaming the streets.
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September 21, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Officials in Washington painted a grim portrait Wednesday of the chaos in the U.S. Virgin Islands that led President Bush to authorize the use of federal troops, FBI agents and U.S. marshals to restore order. While Hurricane Hugo's destruction of communications links left details of the disorders unclear, one Interior Department official reported that every store on St. Croix appeared to have been looted.
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September 21, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Officials in Washington painted a grim portrait Wednesday of the chaos in the U.S. Virgin Islands that led President Bush to authorize the use of federal troops, FBI agents and U.S. marshals to restore order. While Hurricane Hugo's destruction of communications links left details of the disorders unclear, one Interior Department official reported that every store on St. Croix appeared to have been looted.
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September 21, 1989 | MARITA HERNANDEZ and RICHARD E. MEYER, Times Staff Writers
President Bush ordered more than 1,000 military police, federal marshals and FBI agents to St. Croix on Wednesday as the Coast Guard began evacuating residents and tourists terrorized by violence on the streets and looting in stores and homes shattered by Hurricane Hugo. In a wave of lawlessness that spread across the island, eyewitnesses reported looting by men and women, children and the elderly, even police and National Guardsmen. Armed gangs were reported roaming the streets.
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