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prey

1. an animal hunted or captured by another for food
2. bird or beast of prey a bird or animal that preys on others for food
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This gesture toward Oakland's poor black population was reminiscent of the furious reaction of the Oakland Police Department during the earthquake, when black residents trying to help motorists trapped in their cars were automatically identified as preyers. But the looters seems to have been phantoms, just like the arsonists invoked in the fire's aftermath as if in recognition that the class geography of the Bay Area demanded, as a matter of artistic symmetry, the presence of human villains in the business of depriving rich people of their homes.