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Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)
New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL

Posted on 10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Edited on 10/31/2012 4:23:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.

Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.

Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport. “This morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets],” said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach. “Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick.” Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers...


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
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And so, it begins. Photo courtesy New York Post ("Free running shoes for the taking, everybody!!")
1 posted on 10/31/2012 4:20:28 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

A disaster always brings out the worst of human nature. People begin looting and stealing!

This is what happens when societal norms rapidly break down.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 4:22:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The shot gun remedy should have been very evident. The first load of No. 8 bird shot across the legs with a second of buck shot in case the first was not pursuasive enough.


3 posted on 10/31/2012 4:27:07 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The Rats surface.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 4:27:07 AM PDT by bunster
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Why wasn’t President on the ground there during the hurricane? BECAUSE HE DOESN’T LIKE NEW YORKERS!!! HE WANTED THEM TO DIE!!!!


5 posted on 10/31/2012 4:28:11 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: goldstategop

Not so here in Japan after a natural disaster 100x that of Hurricane Sandy, just 19 months ago here: 19,000 killed, 500+ of them children, 230,000 vehicles destroyed, 45,000 building destroyed and $300Billion in damages. Hardly a loaf a bread touched, nor a box of cup ramen noodles.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 4:28:38 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

These people (look who I am calling people) should be shot on the spot period!


7 posted on 10/31/2012 4:28:55 AM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

My, my....I guess the TV networks have more fun standing in the water and reporting old news than telling storm victims that marauders are out stealing from the victims. Disgusting.

In Houston after Hurricane Ike, looters were told they would be shot on sight by order of Gov. Perry. There was no looting.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 4:28:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The Obama-butt kissing media in Florida isn’t reporting any of this...they are ONLY reporting how WONDERFUL Obama is doing.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 4:29:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: AmericanInTokyo

A lttle 2nd amendment, castle doctrine, throw in some stand your ground laws and this problem goes away pretty quickly.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 4:30:07 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

True, that. Watch for this story to be covered up. CNN, BSNBC, etc. won’t be out there filming this crazyness. Not six days before election day for you know now. It might take courageous citizen reporters risking their lives to get this on tape and to the alternative media.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 4:32:08 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Get a load of this: one of the Miami TV stations is reporting that “Bloomberg and Obama AGREED that a visit to the city by BO wasn’t optimal....

Of course, the REALITY is that Bloomberg told Obama to stay away.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 4:33:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: AmericanInTokyo

13 posted on 10/31/2012 4:33:20 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Their liberal congress critters have been looting for decades without having to dress up in anything but prevaricating platitudes. What's a little substance stripped off the side?
14 posted on 10/31/2012 4:34:02 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Oops. There I go politicizing again.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Well, when you disarm the citizens you can kind of expect this kind of BS.

Remember the Korean merchants during the R King Olympics?

After pleas for help were either ignored or denied, they took matters in their own hands.
Don’t think they really shot (killed) all that many BUT once they armed themselves etc the ‘revelers’ found other UNARMED targets.

When the animals leave the confines of their own neighborhoods is when the ‘bloodbaths’ will start, but when they get that stupid, the rest of the sheeples will be ‘dumbed’ down enough to do nothing.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 4:37:00 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "even a garden gnome casts a long shadow at sunset".)
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To: Candor7
The shot gun remedy should have been very evident.

There are no shortage of guns in that area. A lot of cops call that area home.

16 posted on 10/31/2012 4:37:48 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Why aren’t armed citizens blowing away the looters?

Oh, it’s liberal New York. Never mind.

Hey, you stealing the lamp. Don’t forget the shade. Want a beer to drink on the drive home?


17 posted on 10/31/2012 4:38:53 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Police arrested more than a dozen looters...

Looters should be shot dead apon discovery. Period.
18 posted on 10/31/2012 4:39:41 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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Sorry, at the top of this article I posted a photo of looting in one area of New York. It turns out it was copyrighted for this publication, so FR Mod rightly pulled it. Let me describe said photo anyways (which won't break the rules):

Water is about knee deep. Sidewalk is strewn with trash and debris. An NYPD cop car is parked just inside the right side of the picture. One very overweight woman of African-American heritage, is gingerly walking away with a brand new pair of white running sneakers out of the box in her hand, looking back with perhaps a slight level of trepidation toward the police cruiser, but still making off with the shoes which are now "hers". Probably no NYC cops were on site at that time of the photo.

19 posted on 10/31/2012 4:40:11 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: Doogle

Now I wonder what political persuasion all the rioters endorse...


20 posted on 10/31/2012 4:40:21 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Candor7
The shot gun remedy should have been very evident.

Guns are evil in NYC. Just ask the majority of the NYC electorate who keep voting for anti-gun fanatics. Self devense and defense of your property are serious crimes in NY and self defence with a gun is probably the worst crime you can commit there - just ask Bernard Goetz.

21 posted on 10/31/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Bull Moose Party??


23 posted on 10/31/2012 4:43:22 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Probably no NYC cops were on site at that time of the photo.

They were probably doing a bit of "collecting evidence" themselves.

24 posted on 10/31/2012 4:44:00 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: goldstategop
A disaster always brings out the worst of human nature. People begin looting and stealing!

What happened to "A disaster always brings out the best of human nature?" In actuality it brings out the best and the worst.

25 posted on 10/31/2012 4:45:31 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Jail to the Chief!!)
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To: bunster

Obama’s people.


26 posted on 10/31/2012 4:46:12 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Jail to the Chief!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Have you been having a lot of Romney/Ryan signs being stolen in your neighborhood? We have where we are in Miami. Interesting that the ones stolen have been at houses near a local elementary school. Houses with signs farther away have not by and large had a problem (And I don’t think it’s the kids doing it.)


27 posted on 10/31/2012 4:48:13 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: AmericanInTokyo

We are proactively dealing with the situation as I speak. I have just signed an Executive Order to ban all full size candy bars within the entire New York Metropolitan areas. My emergency staff is also looking at the dangers imposed by so-called "Fun Size" candy bars. These are the "Saturday Night Specials" of candy bars, and while smaller, they inevitably lead to hard candy.

28 posted on 10/31/2012 4:48:13 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: goldstategop

Next you will hear from the politicians with a clear answer and solution for this problem..............confiscate all guns from law abiding citizens so it will make it easier for the criminals


29 posted on 10/31/2012 4:49:26 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Not so here in Japan after a natural disaster 100x that of Hurricane Sandy

You don't have a welfare class there who have a bone deep sense of entitlement - that is they feel entitled to other peoples' goods and money as supported by our government. These looters were just cutting out the middle man.

30 posted on 10/31/2012 4:49:40 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

They’re beginning the prep to get the country to ask how we can have elections when a very populous part of the country is in chaos. Rush has pointed out that the POTUS can’t do anything about it Constitutionally. The only thing he could do is.....declare martial law, which puts the Constitution on hold, if I understand correctly. The looting would add another dimension to try to justify the martial law that some of us were suggesting 3 years ago could be the game plan if Obama thought he wouldn’t win a re-election.

At that time we were also asking how the military would go if they were asked to fire upon and suppress patriotic America in a martial law situation. This is where Obama’s Benghazi screw-up may end up hurting Obama a LOT - because after Tyrone Woods’ heroism and Obama throwing out the military’s whole foundational premise that we “leave no man behind”, I would not want to be Obama asking the US military to “have his back” now, over, above, and against the Constitution.

The mechanics are all in place for the scheme to work. But I have a feeling that if Obama tries to run this machine he’s going to find a lot of cogs that are too bent out of shape to go along with it.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 4:50:32 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

interesting take


33 posted on 10/31/2012 4:54:00 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: goldstategop

“A disaster always brings out the worst of human nature.”

...don’t lump me or anyone I know or associate with into this “human nature” BS. “Sub human nature” is more like it. From what I can see it’s a whole army of “Obama phone” miscreants.


34 posted on 10/31/2012 4:56:16 AM PDT by albie
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To: SkyPilot

I wonder if Obama will use his recently enacted doctrine of food and materials confiscation in a disaster scenario, redistribution in effect.

All eyes are on Obama and what he says and does, millions wish for him to be a leader and even more millions wish for him to just STFU and stay out of the way of real leaders and heroes.


35 posted on 10/31/2012 4:57:59 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: goldstategop
A disaster always brings out the worst of human nature. People begin looting and stealing!

Maybe it was just Democrat early voting.

36 posted on 10/31/2012 4:58:04 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Bull Moose Party??

Close. First and third words are correct.

37 posted on 10/31/2012 5:01:07 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (I am not going to vote for Romney..... I already have.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

This isn’t “looting” as the term is normally understood - gangs of disorganized scavengers smashing into stores and emptying them. These are small crews of seasoned stickup men taking advantage of stretched police resources. Some of these crews are even dressing as police and fire.


38 posted on 10/31/2012 5:03:34 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: ronnie raygun

I have a clear solution...

Looters will be shot dead and their bodies hung from trees and light poles as a reminder to the disgusting vermin that their moral decay will cost them everything, should they choose to exercise their morally corrupt behavior.

Anyone willing to steal things from people during this time of crisis should be wiped off the earth. Few things disgust me more. Having been through two major disasters like this, the last thing you want to worry about is Lootie and Friends digging through your stuff looking for freebies.


39 posted on 10/31/2012 5:03:41 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Start spreading the news
I’m leaving today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York...


40 posted on 10/31/2012 5:04:33 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: waxer1
These people (look who I am calling people) should be shot on the spot period!

Sanity left the country a long time ago.

41 posted on 10/31/2012 5:05:45 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Rudy’s gone....... The progressive rules. He’s not Christian


42 posted on 10/31/2012 5:07:44 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: wideawake

You are right, these are not merely looters, these folks can actually be defined as terrorists in a manner since they are using means and ways far beyond the normal definition of looting.

I can just imagine vigilantes having firefights with armed faked firemen or utility workers, surely primetime cinema drama even thinking of the situation.

Talk about nightmares.


43 posted on 10/31/2012 5:09:23 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Here in Louisiana, the governor issued a soot to kill order after Katrina.


44 posted on 10/31/2012 5:11:25 AM PDT by auntyfemenist (Where is a grassy knoll when you need one?)
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To: butterdezillion
"But I have a feeling that if Obama tries to run this machine he’s going to find a lot of cogs that are too bent out of shape to go along with it."

No need to suspend the constitution or impose martial law. Fabian he is. "Early voting" was permitted, and nobody said a word. So now, Obama will simply issue an executive order permitting "late voting," and his coupe d'etat will be complete.
45 posted on 10/31/2012 5:11:49 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You know how to keep looters out of your store?

Leave one hanging at the front door.


46 posted on 10/31/2012 5:12:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: waxer1

“We will not tolerate these scumbags looting. We will arrest them on sight,” said a police source.

“Arrest them on site....” I thouyght the rule was “...Looters will be shot on site ...”


47 posted on 10/31/2012 5:13:30 AM PDT by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Sanity left the country a long time ago.

Sanity left the country northeast a long time ago - in the late 1800s near as I can tell, and the last vestiges left in 1920.

48 posted on 10/31/2012 5:16:32 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: old and tired
There are no shortage of guns in that area. A lot of cops call that area home.

Oh, the NY "some are more equal than others" crowd...

49 posted on 10/31/2012 5:18:30 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: PowderMonkey

I don’t think extending the voting would help him. There are records regarding Benghazi that will need to be coming out, and he can’t suppress that story for long.


50 posted on 10/31/2012 5:20:41 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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