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  • Looters Stole Cash, Credit Cards, and Jewelry from Flight MH17 Crash Victims

    07/20/2014 12:39:09 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 24 replies
    The Wire ^ | 18 Jul 14 | Polly Mosendz
    The crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which went down yesterday afternoon after being shot with a missile, is now being looted. This is not only causing issues for the investigation, but also for the families of the victims on board, who will now not be able to recover the lost property of the 298 dead passengers and crew. After the crash, investigators were unable to get to the site quickly and rope it off to preserve evidence. This allowed armed separatists and locals to essentially raid the scene. Suitcases were removed from the wreckage and pillaged. The coldhearted...
  • (Louisiana) Attorney General weighs in on food stamp flap (WalMart Looting Update)

    02/28/2014 1:05:27 PM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | February 28, 2014 | Marsha Shuler
    Food stamp fraud cases would be hard to make against those who overspent benefit limits during a computer crash last October, state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday. “There’s no evidence available as to who cashed the checks, who presented the (food stamp) card,” Caldwell said. “Prosecutors are going to have a lot of trouble in taking the cases.” Caldwell also said there were no victim complaints or arrests which complicates the situation. In addition, if a criminal prosecution begins civil proceedings aimed at yanking Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — food stamps — would come to a screeching...
  • La. disqualifies food stamp recipients for overspending (Wal-Mart Looting Update)

    02/24/2014 10:07:03 AM PST · by abb · 55 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | February 24, 2014 | Staff
    Louisiana’s social services department says it stripped food stamps from six people who deliberately overspent their monthly benefits when the electronic service was down in October. The Department of Children and Family Services said Monday it also is working to disqualify another 25 food stamp recipients. Several Louisiana retailers allowed food stamp recipients to make unlimited purchases on Oct. 12, when the electronic card system was down and balances couldn’t be checked. DCFS says some took advantage of the computer snafu and spent more than their available benefits. The department says it is pursuing 500 people who misspent $315,000. No...
  • Unemployment Checks Forever: Politicians Pandering to Parasites

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by IChing · 41 replies ^ | 1/9/14 | Donald Joy
    The majority of sleazes in congress and the chief criminal in the White House talk of “doing the right thing” and “having a heart” by their plan to extend unemployment benefits yet again for the millions of deadbeats sitting on their fat rear-ends collecting checks for month after month after month after month after month after month after month…instead of simply going out and, if nothing else, finding and accepting menial or low-paying, humble work. “Waaahhh, if we don’t continue to pay them not to work, they might lose their house, waahhh, they might have to pull their kids out...
  • King Tut’s Sister Stolen in Massive Museum Heist

    11/15/2013 9:58:11 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-15-13 | Lana Zak
    PRETORIA, South Africa – King Tut’s sister is missing and Egypt has issued an international alert for her return. UNESCO and Interpol are working with Egyptian authorities to recover the priceless artifact, a limestone figurine of the young pharaoh’s sister from the 14th century BC. The young girl holds a piece of fruit and her hair flows loosely on one side–a symbol of her youth–but her head is held high, a decidedly regal look on her face. “This constitutes irreversible damage to the history and identity of the Egyptian people,” said Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO. The statuette, “A...
  • Vitter: EBT card fraud in Louisiana should disqualify recipients

    10/30/2013 2:26:30 PM PDT · by abb · 31 replies
    KSLA-TV12 ^ | October 31, 2013 | Carolyn Roy
    Posted: Oct 30, 2013 2:11 PM CST Updated: Oct 30, 2013 2:50 PM CST By Carolyn Roy A Louisiana senator is calling for SNAP users who took advantage of the EBT card glitch earlier this month to lose their benefits. U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Wednesday sent a letter to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the director of the state's Department of Children and Family Services asking for "aggressive action on the fraudulent events during the recent outage of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system which led to massive theft of groceries in several Louisiana locations." "The outrageous theft...
  • "Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste" ... Kenya Mall Video Shows Soldiers Looting After Shooting

    10/22/2013 6:38:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Online Social Media ^ | October 22, 2013 | Online Social Media
    Kenya mall video of soldiers looting after shooting New security footage has emerged online after the Westgate mall attack in Kenya, the video shown below shows what looks like security soldiers taking goods from the mall and not paying for them. Last month the Kenya mall shooting left 67 dead after suspected al-Shabab militants stormed the Nairobi Westgate shopping centre on 21 September. The video below clearly shows Kenyan soldiers carrying white bags and taking goods from the store without consent, according to reports the Kenyan military are investigating the looting allegations. The mall sells food, mobile phones and televisions,...
  • Food stamp shopping spree, who pays? (WalMart Looting Story Update)

    10/14/2013 4:04:56 PM PDT · by abb · 116 replies
    KSLA-TV12 ^ | October 14, 2013 | Fred Childers
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - KSLA News 12 obtained video of overflowing shopping carts, excited shoppers, and empty shelves throughout Walmart in Springhill, Louisiana. The frenzy was reportedly created this weekend by a food stamp glitch in the system. That glitch allowed EBT card users to seemingly shop without a limit. But there was a limit the whole time. According to the state, the retailer is on the hook for the overages. The Department of Children and Family Services oversees those benefits, called SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. DCFS tells KSLA News 12 that no EBT card is ever limitless,...
  • Report: Footage shows Kenyan soldiers looted mall after attack

    10/03/2013 2:22:55 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 3, 2013, 12:53 PM | Alexander Trowbridge
    Surveillance camera footage from the site of last month's terrorist attack in Kenya appears to confirm allegations that government soldiers looted the luxury mall's vacant shops amid the chaos, a Nairobi paper reports. According to The Star newspaper, CCTV footage from the Westgate Mall shows Kenyan soldiers stealing from cash registers, and filling shopping bags with money following the bloody Sept. 21 attack that killed at least 67 people. The Kenyan military took control of the mall roughly six hours after the attack began, and according to the Nairobi newspaper, soldiers can be seen looting two hours after that. The...
  • When are the black community going to accept responsibility for their part in Trayvon’s death?!

    07/23/2013 1:16:03 PM PDT · by Man_Wolf64 · 25 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 7/22/13 | Chad Miller
    In one of many examples immediately following Zimmerman’s “not guilty” verdict, (being naturally cynical) I seriously doubt a mob of angry black “justice seekers” gave as much thought to “justice for Trayvon”, as they did to snagging 52 inch flat screens for themselves during their looting spree of a Los Angeles area Wal-Mart.
  • Zimmerman protests: Wal-Mart shoppers recall chaos, trashed store

    07/16/2013 11:25:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/16/13 | Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
    Shoppers at a Wal-Mart on Crenshaw Boulevard described a scene of chaos and mayhem Monday night as unruly protesters stormed the store, tossing merchandise and trying to loot jewelry cases. . . . The women said they saw clothes on the floor and a little girl crying. “She must have been in the middle of it,” Erica Williams said. The two left the store and watched as the crowd continued to gather on Crenshaw Boulevard. When they decided to go shopping, they thought they were a safe distance from any potential problems.
  • Looters have come from afar to Okla. after tornado

    06/09/2013 2:15:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 8, 2013
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities say looters have come from as far away as New York and Virginia to steal from victims of last month's tornado in Moore, Okla. The Oklahoman reports ( ) that police arrested one man from Elmhurst, N.Y., and two from Virginia on misdemeanor complaints of stealing copper wire, scrap metal and other items from homes destroyed by the May 20 tornado. Twenty-four people were killed.....
  • Boston Marathon Crooks aka LOOTERS

    04/16/2013 4:54:19 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/16/2013 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here Items are now showing up on Ebay as "Marathon Bombing Jackets".
  • Mayhem in Mali: Implications of the Military Coup in Bamako

    03/24/2012 1:20:28 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 5+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 3/23/2012 | Andrew McGregor
    Executive Summary:On March 21, 2012, a group of Army mutineers appeared on Mali's national television station to declare that they had ended President Amadou Toumani Toure's regime and put in place the “National Committee for the Return of Democracy and the Restoration of State” (CNRDR). In the days following the coup, the leader of the CNRDR – Captain Amadou Sanago, a virtually unknown junior officer, has shown an inability to command discipline from his troops – who have looted the capital. The disappearance of President Toure and the factional infighting of the Army have made the country defenseless against AQIM’s...
  • Argentinean society breaks down amidst 25% inflation

    12/22/2012 7:28:10 PM PST · by SteelToe · 17 replies
    AlJazeeraEnglish ^ | December 22, 2012
  • Ex-Con Elected to Michigan Legislature

    11/12/2012 1:25:53 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Democrat Brian Banks was elected to represent a Detroit district in the Michigan State Assembly last Tuesday. The 35 year-old Banks defeated Republican rival Dan Schulte by a 68% to 32% margin. The fact that Banks had been previously convicted eight times for check kiting and credit card fraud did not deter voters. “They’re all crooks anyway,” said one supporter. “Why not have someone with relevant experience to help us get a bigger piece of the pie?” Banks says his experience in financial matters gives him “a leg up in the fight for benefits for my constituents. As I understand...
  • Misery for 2.5 million STILL without power after 6 days - lawlessness, fear take over New York

    11/04/2012 8:56:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 128 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012 | Rachel Rickard Straus and Snejana Farberov
    o Residents claim they are the 'forgotten victims' of Sandy o Also say that lack of power and law enforcement means more looting and violent crime o Those in stricken areas stockpiling weapons like kitchen knives, machetes, and bats to protect themselves o Coney Island residents say they are forced to 'scavenge for food like animals' o Power unlikely to be returned to Brooklyn, Queen's and Staten Island until sometime next week Almost one week after superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast with its ferocious force, power was still out to some 2.5 million customers due to damages, down from...
  • Looters Prey On Sandy's Hardest Hit

    11/01/2012 2:03:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    abc ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | CRISTINA COSTANTINI
    The New York Daily News caught up with an alleged looter on Tuesday, who defended his actions, saying, "Look, they've been looting our wallets for too long,"as he took a TV from a Rent-A-Center in Coney Island. "It's about time we start taking this sh—back," he added. Witnesses of looting near Coney Island told The Wall Street Journal that it was occurring in plain sight, and that police officers did little to stop it. "When I came out at about 8:30 a.m. this morning, there were people coming out of all these stores, guys carrying Hefty bags," Roger McKinon, 40...
  • Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)

    10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL
    <p>Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.</p> <p>Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.</p> <p>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...</p>
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/30/2012 2:31:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 30 October 2012 | Abbey Rogers
    It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in 2005....(excerpt)
  • People devising looting sprees via Twitter in wake of Hurricane Sandy may find armed resistance ....

    10/29/2012 9:23:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    natural law news ^ | October 30, 2012 | J.D. Heyes
    Scores of people are using the social networking site Twitter to plan looting sprees in the wake Hurricane Sandy, though many of them - if they decide to follow through on their threat - could wind up facing the business end of a firearm. In fact, the New York National Guard is already preparing for any eventuality, including civil disobedience and looting, according to reports that say the state is planning on deploying nearly 1,200 soldiers for those, and other, purposes. Whether the looting will take place individually or in gangs remains to be seen, but given the fairly recent...
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/29/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-29-2012 | Abby Rogers
    Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy Abby RogersOctober 29, 2012 It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in...
  • Obama Increased Foreign Aid 80%; Spent 76% More on Foreign Aid Than Border Security

    10/02/2012 9:04:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 10 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 2, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey - From fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2011, according to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government increased spending on foreign aid by 80 percent and, in fiscal 2011, spent 76 percent more on foreign aid than it did securing the borders of the United States. In fiscal 2008, the government spent a total of $11.427 billion in international assistance programs, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. In fiscal 2011, according to the statement, it spent $20.599 billion—an increase of $9.172 billion, or 80 percent, from 2008.
  • Supermarkets being looted in Spain

    09/04/2012 8:51:01 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    FerFal Blog ^ | 9/3/12 | FerFal
    Well, its not the term used by them, they call it food expropriation, but what else can you call filling carts with stuff and leaving by force without paying? When thousands of Argentineans left after the crisis and moved to Spain I’m sure they never thought they would see that again. To be fair they aren’t taking booze and big screen TVs, but taking what isn’t yours is still under the same principle. Would you do any different if you couldn’t put food on the table and spent months unemployed? In this case Trade Union workers filled carts with basic...
  • Obama’s Loot-and-Plunder Theory on Steroids

    08/19/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | August 18, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    :: Use It or Lose it: We Can't Wait- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -According to unelected hoodlums within the Obama Administration, from 2003 to 2006, Congress set aside $473 million in earmark transportation funds that have never been spent. "These idle earmarks have sat on the shelf as our infrastructure continued to age and construction workers stood on the sideline,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a conference call Friday. "I'm taking that unspent money and giving it right back to the states so they can put it to work on the infrastructure projects that they need most --...
  • IDF Facilitated Arab Looting, Say Outpost Residents

    01/30/2012 10:09:44 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    Residents of a demolished outpost in Judea say that the IDF facilitated Arab looting of their belongings Sunday. According to residents of Mitzpe Avichai, near Kiryat Arba, trucks sent by the IDF's Civil Administration took belongings from the site and dumped them in a landfill where Arabs were apparently waiting to cart them away. The residents of the outpost were evicted from it one month ago, in nighttime raid. They took only what they could carry, leaving behind most of their equipment and belongings – including refrigerators, beds, solar thermal collectors and cabinets. There are conflicting versions regarding what happened...
  • NEW: U.S., CA Debt Explained in 3 min.

    01/08/2012 5:27:17 AM PST · by eyeamok · 9 replies
    Calwatchdog ^ | 01/07/12 | John Seiler
    The following 3 minute video explains what’s wrong with government debt. It specifically concerns the federal debt of $15.2 trillion (the number has gone up since the video). But it also applies to California’s $500 billion debt for government-worker pensions. Where’s all that money going to come from?
  • George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus then Invested in Companies Benefiting

    11/21/2011 1:33:12 PM PST · by BAW · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11-21-2011 | Wynton Hall
    Billionaire George Soros gave advice and direction on how President Obama should allocate so-called “stimulus” money in a series of regular private meetings and consultations with White House senior advisers even as Soros was making investments in areas affected by the stimulus program. It’s just one more revelation featured in the blockbuster new book that continues to rock Washington, Throw Them All Out, authored by Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer. Mr. Soros met with Mr. Obama’s top economist on February 25, 2009 and twice more with senior officials in the Old Executive Office Building on March 24th and 25th as...
  • State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama memoir (Huh??)

    10/25/2011 2:11:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-25-11 | Jim McElhatton
    The U.S. Department of State has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams from My Father” more than a decade after its release. The U.S. embassy in Egypt, for instance, spent $28,636 in August 2009 for copies of Mr. Obama’s bestselling 1995 memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed another order with the same book seller, Kalemat Arabia, for more than $9,000 for copies of the same book, federal purchasing records show. Around the same time, halfway around the world,...

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...

    08/24/2011 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Weather Bell ^ | August 24,2011 | Joe D'Aleo
    The meteorologists at WeatherBELL Analytics believe we have an extremely dangerous situation on our hands. It is important that everyone in the potential path of this storm understand the consequences of Hurricane Irene's track. While there is still some variation in the computer models, the possibility of a devastating hurricane on Long Island and New England is very real. The European computer model has Irene north into New Jersey, New York and up the Hudson River and so even NYC is not out of the woods yet. The HWRF model is similar to the GFS model with a track over...
  • Suspected looter and his mother are the first to be punished with eviction

    08/12/2011 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:52 AM on 13th August 2011 | By Jack Doyle
    A suspected looter in this week’s riots and his mother are being thrown out of their council home. In the first case of its kind, Daniel Sartain-Clarke, 18, and his mother have been served with an eviction notice as council bosses seek to turf them out of their £225,000 taxpayer-subsidised flat. Sartain-Clarke is charged with violent disorder and attempting to steal electronic goods from the Currys store at Clapham Junction, South London, on Monday night.
  • Riots cast shadow over plans for Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations

    08/11/2011 2:08:48 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:44 AM on 11th August 2011 | By Richard Kay
    There may have been no rioting in the Highlands, but no one has been watching the arson and looting of Britain’s cities more closely than the Queen. With fewer than six months to her Diamond Jubilee, when celebrations are planned for the length and breadth of the kingdom, the disorder has alarmed aides planning the extravaganza. Central to their concern is not just the damage to the country’s image overseas, but also how quickly the feelgood factor engendered by April’s Royal Wedding has been lost. From her summer home in Balmoral, the Queen has kept in touch with developments and...
  • London riots: live

    08/08/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT · by dep · 342 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/09/11 | various
    Rolling coverage of the third night of violent disturbances in London, with arson and looting reported at several locations across the capital.
  • Aftermath Photos of London Riots

    08/08/2011 6:12:59 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 58 replies · 1+ views
    IBT ^ | Staff photos
    London witnessed a weekend of rioting after the shooting of Mark Duggen by police on August 4. A peaceful protest on Saturday turned violent by Sunday. London braced on Sunday for more violence after some of the worst riots seen in the British capital for years which politicians and police blamed on criminal thugs but residents attributed to local tensions and anger over hardship.
  • Rioters Looting In Enfield (Day Two In Greater London)

    08/07/2011 8:02:35 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 89 replies · 1+ views
    LBC ^ | 8 August 2001 | NA
    Copycat riots were taking place across north London on Sunday evening, centring on Enfield, nearby to Tottenham where major riots look place on Saturday night.
  • Violent Riots Ravage Tottenham After Shooting

    08/06/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 07, 2011 | Breaking News
    Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police. A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries. By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports. Sky's Simon Newton,...
  • Gun ‘preppers’ go mainstream as more people realize no one is immune to disaster

    07/12/2011 5:51:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 141 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    The Economic Collapse blog reports that Robert Kiyosaki is warning of an impending economic collapse—and advises on preparations that include buying guns. By way of credentials, Kiyosaki is the author of the successful “Rich Dad Poor Dad” books, reportedly having sold over 26 million copies, and runs the Rich Dad financial education website. He co-authored “Why We Want You to be Rich” with Donald Trump. The Economic Collapse lists 11 “sound bites” from a Kiyosaki video (see sidebar media player) that include predictions of collapse where supermarket food supplies are reduced to less than three days—presumably with no restocking in...
  • At U. Darby Sears, dozens invade & flee with thousands in merchandise [ Philly ]

    06/27/2011 11:55:30 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 48 replies ^ | By STEPHANIE FARR
    DOZENS OF West Philly boys - ranging in age from 11 to 19 - stormed a Sears store in Upper Darby on Thursday as part of a "flash mob" and made off with thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, police said. Upper Darby police released this surveillance image that they said was recorded during the invasion of the store by dozens of youths. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said he believed that the group organized the mass theft through social networking, although the exact networking site was not yet clear. He said that the kids traveled together on public...
  • Downtown Vancouver rocked by Stanley Cup post-game riot

    06/16/2011 7:46:13 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 49 replies
    Vancouver Sun (Newspaper) ^ | 6/16/11 | Various Reporters
    Angry Canucks fans are on a rampage, smashing windows, looting and torching cars and dumpsters on the streets of downtown Vancouver. More than three hours after the Stanley Cup final loss, police are moving up Howe St. toward the crowd massed at the Chapters book store on Howe and Robson. They are very gradually pushing the crowd North up Howe. Police spokeswoman Jana McGuiness warned earlier that police are about to escalate their response. She said they will be igniting flash-bangs, which make loud noises and spray. "What we're doing right now is bringing in hundreds of police officers." The...
  • Looting breaks out as riots intensify in Vancouver

    06/15/2011 11:10:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 67 replies
    CTV news ^ | Wednesday Jun. 15, 2011 10:35 PM PT | Bethany Lindsay
    Unhappy Vancouver Canucks fans are rioting in downtown Vancouver, and people are looting merchandise from The Bay and London Drugs. Young people unhappy about the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final broke windows at The Bay on Georgia Street and rioters were looting merchandise from the store from the Seymour Street side. Huge crowds gathered around the London Drugs location on Granville Street as people trashed the inside of the store and made off with stolen goods. Rioters danced around a burning van outside the store, tossing bottles into the blaze to...
  • Fresh looting in Burkina's second-largest city

    06/02/2011 4:25:56 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 22 replies
    AFP via Google ^ | June 2, 2011
    OUAGADOUGOU — Authorities imposed a curfew in Burkina Faso's second-largest city on Thursday after angry troops went on another rampage, firing shots into the air and looting businesses, residents said. In a repeat of events Tuesday night in Bobo Dioulasso, soldiers left the country's second-largest base after midnight heading for the centre of town, said witnesses. Through the night, troops looted shops, angering tradesmen who took to the streets in retaliation, before being dispersed by paramilitary police, sources said. ... Tradesmen have targetted government buildings, in retaliation for the damage to their businesses, the city's mayor, Salia Sanou said. "Business...
  • Minneapolis liquor store looted after tornado

    05/23/2011 1:27:25 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 45 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | 23 May 2011 | Andy Greder
    Soon after a tornado ripped through North Minneapolis pm Sunday afternoon, an estimated 20 looters ripped off Broadway Liquor Outlet. The high winds that downed trees and tore off roofs in the area also smashed the glass storefront of the liquor store at 2201 W. Broadway Ave., which was closed. The looters stole liquor, cigarettes and cash, said owner Dean Rose. The store had plywood boards nailed to its exterior by 7:30 p.m., but broken glass and cases of beer could be seen scattered on the floor inside. Rose said Sunday night he didn't know the extent of the theft....
  • Looting Continues 3 Weeks After Tornadoes

    05/19/2011 3:08:27 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5/18/11 | Stephanie Beecken
    To add to all the devastation we've seen across North Alabama some thieves are hard at work taking advantage of those who've already lost so much. Since April 27th, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has arrested 6 people for looting. Several theft cases are still under investigation. Earlier this week, someone broke into the Chalybeate Fire Department and stole items donated for tornado victims. “It totaled everything. It totaled my home and blew everything away. It totaled my 3 vehicles. Everything was a total loss,” said William Hayes. Tornado victims, like William Hayes, continue to pick through the rubble looking...
  • Four Charged With Looting Beer After Tornado

    05/02/2011 5:05:57 PM PDT · by LightningStriker2010 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Times Free Press ^ | May 1, 2011
    Two adults and two juveniles have been charged with stealing from a storm-damaged business in Bradley County, according to a news release. The sheriff’s office release says Tennessee Wildlife Resources officers patrolling an area on Dalton Pike where a small store was demolished found three people preparing to move beer and other beverages stacked at the rear of the building. After further investigation, Bradley deputies found a backpack-type sprayer from the store at the home of Larry Dean Gibson Jr., 22, the release stated. Gibson, of Blythe Avenue, has been charged with theft under $500, two counts of contributing to...
  • Two Men Arrested in Madison County for Looting After Tornado

    05/02/2011 8:38:13 AM PDT · by LightningStriker2010 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | Terry Hillig
    GRANITE CITY • Two suspected looters were arrested Monday in a tornado-ravaged area of Madison County, Sheriff Robert Hertz said. The suspects were charged with misdemeanor theft. They are Vince M. Dey, 18, of the 2500 block of Nameoki Road in Granite City and Steven W. Hawkins, 39, of St. Louis. Both were held in lieu of $1,000 bail. Sheriff's Capt. Brad Wells said a homeowner called the sheriff's department at 8:51 a.m. and said she saw the men load metal that had blown off her house onto their truck.
  • A Sign Of Just How Quickly The Looting Will Start When The SHTF

    04/27/2011 11:25:55 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    A Sign Of Just How Quickly The Looting Will Start When The SHTFApril 27, 2011 One of our readers here at The Warning Signs forwarded me a video from the Weather Channel in which they pointed out the problem with looters in an area that was recently hit by a tornado (thanks Dan). This immediately grabbed my attention and prompted me to investigate whether this was an isolated incident or an ongoing problem in these areas. In a matter of minutes I was able to find dozens of news articles reporting the problem of looters preying on victims of the...
  • Why the Japanese Don’t Loot

    03/28/2011 10:02:21 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 03/28/2011 | Samuel R. Staley
    My sister, Amy Chavez, has been living in Japan for 15 years and writes a humor column for the English-language Japan Times. Given her experience in both cultures, she’s been called upon more than once to comment on Japanese culture and speculate on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. Her most recent piece at the Huffington Post (not a usual hangout for conservatives and libertarians) makes one simple but hugely important point about why the Japanese have handled the current disaster with such dignity: Their culture values integrity. It’s not that they have faith in government, or even necessarily...
  • But there was looting in Japan

    03/21/2011 5:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/21/2011 | Neil Steinberg
    If I hear one more snide comment about the utter lack of looting in Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, I’m going to scream. First, what happened in Japan? Entire towns were washed away. In the hardest hit areas, there was little left to loot and few left to loot it. Second, the scope of the disaster is so great — the death toll still unknown but leaping upward every day, with nuclear reactors flirting with meltdown and huge numbers of homeless, it isn’t as if the media is going to stop and figure out whether any...
  • Why The Japanese Aren't Looting

    03/15/2011 1:14:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2011 | Thomas Lifson, editor and publisher
    Foreign observers are noting with curiosity and wonder that the Japanese people in disaster-plagued areas are not looting for desperately-needed supplies like bottled water. This behavior contrasts sharply with what has so often happened in the wake of catastrophes elsewhere, such as Haiti, New Orleans, Chile, and the UK, to name only a few. Most people chalk up the extraordinary good behavior to Japanese culture, noting the legendary politeness of Japanese people in everyday life. Culture does play a role, but it is not an adequate explanation. After all, in the right circumstances, Japanese mass behavior can rank with the...