Any one who has been fallowing the Venezuela economic collapse is aware of what they have been going through . After reading the article you see the valued things being stolen are food and medicines . Ships that must anchor off coast are doing so as far as they can and shutting of the lights and engine to avoid detection ,even the coast guard there is suspect it seems seeing the police are taking money and bribes . There is no rule of law . Those whom travel mexico and south America already know the corruption of the police force there and it' no surprise they have disintegrated in morals in Venezuela ,but what kind of confidence can an American have on our police and military, that they won't do the same, given the same circumstances? Our military takes on gang members and trains them even more efficient ways to kill . I have read reports of American cops stealing money from drivers (presumibly suspect of drug money) . By the way one should never carry large bundles of cash with them while driving. Courts can be just as corrupt as the police force that support them. Own and operate your own recording devices . Post SHTF recordings may not have value, but up until then I think it's worth it.