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  • Looting leads to deadly shooting in Panama City

    10/14/2018 1:25:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    WPMI ^ | October 14, 2018 | Rachael Wilkerson
    Looting lead to a deadly shooting overnight in Panama City. Witness Landon Swett said a man tried to steal a police car. "He yelled at me a little bit. He said, oh I’m looting and he opened the door to the police officer’s SUV with the lights going, got in it and shut the door,” said Swett. That's when Swett took his family to safety. Moments later, shots were fired.
  • Two men arrested in Fayetteville Family Dollar looting

    09/14/2018 6:05:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    WRAL ^ | September 14, 2018 | Local News
    When deputies arrived at Walker’s house, they found the shirt that that the suspect wore during the break-in on Walker’s front porch with glass from the Family Dollar’s door still on it. Deputies also recovered several full cold bottles of Corona and dishwasher pods in the trash can that Walker and Hilliard were standing next to.
  • Why Do People Stay When a Hurricane Comes? (looters not mentioned)

    09/14/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/14/18 | Nicole Stephens
    **SNIP** With my collaborators MarYam Hamedani, Hazel Markus, Hilary Bergsieker and Liyam Eloul, I conducted a psychological study of Hurricane Katrina survivors and relief workers, as well as Americans who watched the disaster from afar. We found that outside observers — and even the relief workers providing aid — viewed those who evacuated as “self-reliant” and “hard-working,” while they denigrated those who stayed behind, calling them “lazy,” “negligent” and “stubborn.” These characterizations, rooted in pervasive American attitudes of independence, presume everyone in harm’s way has a clear ability to leave when, in reality, many lack reliable transportation or the money...
  • Tattooed, shirtless looters arrested for stealing power pole

    09/14/2017 8:25:43 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 28 replies ^ | Sept 14, 2017 | Travis Fedschun
    Two men were arrested Wednesday after an officer found a utility pole strapped to the top of a vehicle in Jacksonville, days after Hurricane Irma spawned severe flooding in the city, as cops across the Sunshine State work overtime to nab thieves impeding recovery efforts.
  • More than 50 people have been arrested for looting in Miami during and after Hurricane[tr]

    09/13/2017 8:48:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2017 | Mary Kekatos
    Miami-area police have arrested more than 50 suspected looters during and after Hurricane Irma, including 26 people who allegedly broke into the same Walmart. . . . 'I think it's despicable that anyone would try to take advantage of the fact that we're in a vulnerable state,' Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez said
  • Looters' paradise? Lawlessness reportedly rampant in Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

    09/12/2017 5:14:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Business owners on one of the Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma say the government needs to send in the Marines -- literally -- and increase patrols to combat the thieves and looters running rampant at Sint Maarten's shopping destination. Elsewhere on the island, men armed with guns and machetes are terrorizing residents and tourists alike, while some wait on piers to steal the bounty of boats and ships carrying aid to the devastated community.
  • Journalist Reports That Police Arresting Looters Is White Supremacy

    09/12/2017 2:17:05 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    bluelivesmatter ^ | 9/12/17 | Andrew Blake
    Sarah Jaffe Then Complained About ‘Nazis’ Criticizing Her Tweet Reporter Sarah Jaffe posted on Twitter that police arresting looters was akin to white supremacy. Jaffe was responding to the Miami Police Department posting a photo of looters they caught in a jail cell. The Miami police wrote, “Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out?” “good morning, the carceral state exists to protect private property and is inseparable from white supremacy” Jaffe posted Sept. 11 on Twitter with a link to the Miami Police Department’s post.
  • Dan Bongino: 'Apparently, Condemning Irma Looters Makes You Racist'

    09/12/2017 6:49:23 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 54 replies
    Fox News Via Yahoo Propaganda ^ | September 12, 2017
    Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino blasted critics who he said labeled him a racist for previously condemning looters in Florida. "Apparently... discussing looting now makes you a racist," he said.
  • Irma looters armed with machetes in U.S. Virgin Islands

    09/11/2017 3:05:31 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | September 11, 2017 | Nick Giampia
    St.Thomas resident Mike Laplac on Monday said that looters are robbing residents using machetes and guns in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma pummeling the Caribbean island. “I actually know of eight people that were robbed in broad daylight with machetes for everything they had in their vehicles, including their fuel. Yesterday we spent about 3 ½ hours in a line for fuel, and machetes were pulled there as well.
  • Police: Looter steals, crashes into Temple Terrace business

    09/10/2017 4:52:27 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | September 10, 2017 | FOX 13 News staff
    TEMPLE TERRACE (FOX 13) - Police arrested a man after burglarizing a store during a state of emergency. Temple Terrace police arrested Jonathan Smalls, 31, of Tampa, on Sunday morning. They said Smalls crashed a stolen pickup truck into the front of DTLR Clothing Store, located at 9233 North 56th Street, and fled with a “large quantity of clothing.”
  • David Clarke: Deadly force should be used against looters in disasters

    09/10/2017 3:39:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    FOX Business ^ | September 8, 2017 | Julia Limitone
    Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. told FOX Business Network special dispensations should be made during a state of emergency to protect personal property. “I have no sympathy whatsoever for looters. I can’t think of anything more disgusting than to take advantage of people when they are in a vulnerable situation,” he told Maria Bartiromo on Mornings with Maria on Friday.
  • WATCH: 'Ex-SWAT Deputy' Seen Protecting Local Houston Businesses from Looters

    08/31/2017 8:45:50 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    Twitter video ^ | 8-31-17
    Click on the link to see the video.
  • ABC reporter Tom Llamas slammed as a snitch for calling police on Houston ‘looters’

    08/30/2017 10:10:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 30, 2017 | Shawn Langlois
    Tom Llamas is not the hero Houston needs right now, according to how some of his dispatches were received on Tuesday morning. The ABC News reporter, using the #BREAKING hashtag, told his followers that he saw “looting” taking place at a supermarket in the northeast part of the city, an area grappling with catastrophic floods and supply shortages. And that there was a dead body nearby. In that order. He was immediately met with a heavy dose of internet WTF:
  • Houston police catch 14 armed robbers and looters amid flood emergency

    08/30/2017 12:20:02 AM PDT · by Bullish · 37 replies
    13 eyewitness news Houston ^ | 8-29-17 | KRTK Houston
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he is not going to tolerate criminals taking advantage of people in the community during such a devastating time. NOTE: The city of Houston has announced a curfew from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. The curfew remains in effect until further notice and exempts those seeking shelter, flood relief volunteers, first responders and those going to and from work. He said his officers arrested 14 alleged looters since Sunday. Those arrested will face stiffer punishments under a Texas law providing heftier penalties during a crisis, prosecutors announced Tuesday. "People displaced...
  • Hurricane Harvey Rescuers Report Looters Shooting at Boats

    08/29/2017 2:56:56 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 29, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    The Louisiana-based Cajun Navy, a group that began when local volunteers with boats rescued Hurricane Katrina victims, headed to Houston to help victims of Hurricane Harvey who are stranded due to the severe ongoing rain and flooding in East Texas. The rescue boats reportedly had some trouble with looters as CNN and some local news stations noted Monday. Clyde Cain, the founder of the group, posted a video on Facebook Monday evening with a complete update on the situation.
  • Name Them and Shame Them - Charlotte Police Post Photos, Mugshots of Looters Online

    09/24/2016 8:22:58 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies ^ | September 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department posted photos and mugshots of several of the looters.
  • Sources: Keith Scott's fingerprints, DNA found on gun at Charlotte police shooting scene

    09/24/2016 9:19:30 AM PDT · by GailA · 28 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9/24/16 | Keith Scott's
    Tests revealed Keith Scott's fingerprints, DNA and blood were on a gun recovered at Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting scene, police sources told Channel 9 reporter Mark Becker.
  • Scientists say an ancient Mayan book called the Grolier Codex is the real deal

    09/13/2016 9:15:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    PRI's The World ^ | September 13, 2016 | David Leveille
    Scholars of pre-Columbian history have been trying to decipher something called the Grolier Codex ever since it was discovered by looters in a cave in Chiapas, Mexico back in the '60s.
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Forces L.A. Mayor Garcetti to Flee Town Hall

    10/20/2015 7:21:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 10/20/2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti was forced to cut short a town hall meeting with the black community on Monday evening after it was disrupted by Black Lives Matter protestors.
  • Democrat Debate [Live thread]

    10/13/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 1,557 replies
    Self | 10/15/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    Might as well open a thread on this. This is going to be good.