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  • Looting is Bad, and So is Your Opinion About Looting: a Twitter Adventure (Barf alert)

    09/05/2014 7:04:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | August 12, 2014 | Jesse Berney
    In the wake of the brutal slaying of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, locals protested and were faced with law enforcement armed with military-grade weaponry. The night turned chaotic, and protesters looted and then burned at least one store, a local QuikTrip. The video below went viral quickly.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)It wasn’t a great moment for the protesters. The condemnations poured in quickly. After a moment’s thought, I posted this to twitter. Jesse Berney @jesseberney Are you a white person thinking about tsk-tsking the #Ferguson protesters over looting? May I suggest a healthy serving of can u not 10:16 PM -...
  • NSDC: Russian marauders steal coal from Donbas

    09/04/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Wednesday 03 september, 2014, 18:12 | Zik TV
    The Russians started to steal the coal from Donbas mines and take it to Russia, National Security and Defense council says Sept. 3. One day ago, the head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners Mykhailo Volynets confirmed that the terrorists and their Russian masters have started to move the coal from mine’s storage depots to Russia. From the Antratsyt and Chervony partyzan mines the militants have seized 15,000 tons of coal. They loaded it on the white-colored trucks and took it to Russia. The trucks from the first so-called food convoy were used to steal the equipment of the...
  • Looting Is Good

    08/31/2014 12:49:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 31, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Listen to the experts. Challenge yourself to understand that looting isn’t bad, and shouldn’t be viewed as a violation of the rights of an innocent person or persons or a frontal assault on the essence of civilization itself. No, looting and rioting are important human expressions for change that should be protected and celebrated. And perhaps subsidized via a pilot federal program. Sadly, as Yamiche Alcindor reports for USA Today. “When protesters burned down a convenience store near where a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, many condemned it.” Oh, dear, how small-minded of them. Thankfully, “experts say the ensuing...
  • St. Louis County Seeks FEDERAL BAILOUT for More Than 100 BUSINESSES Harmed During #Ferguson Riots

    08/27/2014 4:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer after he had earlier robbed a local convenience store. As a result of his death protesters in Ferguson have caused mass destruction in the community. Several dozen businesses were damaged in the looting and violence. Here is an interactive map of the attacks, shootings, lootings, and destruction. Many of the local businesses were looted not just once, but twice. Now this… St. Louis County officials are discussing disbursement of federal aid to the more than 100 businesses that suffered financial losses during...
  • Sowell: Facts vs. Visions

    08/25/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 26, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence. Statisticians have long warned that correlation is not causation, but they have apparently warned in vain. There is no reason to doubt that heavily armed police in riot gear may be more likely to show up where outbreaks of violence are expected. But when violence then breaks out, does that prove that it was the appearance of the police...
  • Ferguson vs. Boston

    08/25/2014 10:57:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Concrete Classroom ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Kaechele
    The tragic event of the killing of MIchael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri have led to protests and rioting against police brutality. It brings to the surface (again) the institutional racism that has always been in our country. I think white privilege causes some to look at Ferguson as an excuse for criminal activity rather than a political protest. William Chamberlain tweeted a comment about the looting comparing it to the Boston Tea Party. I made this image.I think this leads to many questions: •What are the similarities between the events? •What are the differences? •What are the issues that each...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK: Ferguson Rioters Want Free Stuff

    08/21/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-21-14 | DFU
    I GOTS TO GET ME SOME FREE STUFF
  • VIDEO: What this Young Black Man did while the Looting in #Ferguson is unbelievable

    08/21/2014 1:59:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Three Percenter Nation ^ | August 21, 2014
    Link to video
  • Kurdish forces retake 2 Christian villages; crosses restored to churches

    08/21/2014 1:02:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 21, 2014 | Diogenes
    Assisted by US airstrikes, forces of the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan have retaken the historically Christian towns of Tel Isqof (or Telskuf) and Batnaya from the Sunni jihadist forces. Christian residents who returned to Tel Isqof were “shocked” by the level of destruction committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Assyrian International News Agency reported. They restored crosses to their churches before beginning the task of cleaning up their town. Additional sources for this storySome links will take you to other sites, in a new window. Interactive Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Los Angeles...
  • WaPo Columnist Slams Opponents of Ferguson Looting: Think 'Personal Property Worth More Than Life'

    08/21/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Clinton Yates, Washington Post online columnist and commentator for Washington D.C’s WTOP radio station, decided to wade into the controversy in Ferguson by slamming those who oppose the looting and violence in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. On Thursday, August 21, during his “My Take with Clinton Yates” segment on WTOP, which is the main news radio station for the political class in Washington D.C., Yates insisted that someone who says “looting is never acceptable is implicitly saying that personal property is worth more than life itself.” Listen to MP3 audio here.] The Post columnist began his rant by...
  • In my day, looting actually meant something

    08/20/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dandy Goat ^ | August 19, 2014 | Raymond Hinton
    I look at the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, and I just shake my head. Youngsters have no respect for the art of forming a mob, breaking into a business, loading your arms with as many goods as you can carry, then fleeing — all in the name of political dissatisfaction. In my day, looting actually meant something. When I was a young man growing up disaffected and angry in Los Angeles in the 1960s, I realized systemic racism was to blame for many of my community’s ills, and my friends and I would spend hours each night engaged in...
  • Captain Ron Johnson: Some cops were ashamed that looting occurred while police stood by ( Missouri )

    08/20/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 19, 2014
    Some officers were ashamed that looting took place days ago in #Ferguson while police stood by, says Capt Ron Johnson.
  • How Ferguson made conservatives lose faith in the police

    08/20/2014 12:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    As we watch the turmoil in Ferguson — where protests and police crackdowns raged for a week in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager — many Americans have been forced to reassess their views on the duty and tactics of the police. But we conservatives — with our dueling affinity for law-and-order institutions like the police and our libertarian-inspired opposition to abuses of government power — are perhaps the most torn. Over at the Federalist, Hans Fiene notes, "For many conservatives, especially those of us living in nice, comfy suburbs, it's hard to apply the...
  • Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death

    08/19/2014 2:57:04 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hours ago | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed. Six years later, the stalemate suddenly seems more entrenched than ever. As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he's struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation's first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across...
  • VICE News: Live From the Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

    08/16/2014 9:32:57 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 223 replies
    Vice News Live Feed. They were in the middle of the action last night.
  • New Police Tactic in Ferguson: Betray Local Business Owners

    08/16/2014 11:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review's The Corner / CNN ^ | August 16, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    We’ve been told for days now that that the reason there was rioting in Ferguson is because protesters were “provoked” by militarized police. I agree with some of my colleagues that cops should look like cops (see Kevin’s excellent piece here), and it is deeply unsettling to see police atop armored vehicles training weapons on protesters. On the other hand, there is no justification to throw projectiles at police, no matter what kind of uniforms they are wearing or what kind of vehicles they have, nor is there any justification for destroying or stealing other people’s property. Now, we’ve had...
  • Video-Looting in Ferguson, Mo.: 'Y'all want to buy something?'

    08/16/2014 2:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Matt Pearce
    In Ferguson, Mo., early Saturday morning, Times reporter Matt Pearce reported live at the scene of looting and protests. The unrest came after a day of mainly peaceful protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer a week ago. That calm came after days of tense confrontations between protesters and the police. Trouble began again early Saturday after a crowd gathered in the area near a mini-mart that authorities allege Brown had robbed shortly before he was killed. Protests in the area soon deteriorated into looting. [Note: The first tweet below...
  • Police: Officer Wasn't Aware Michael Brown Was Suspect in Alleged Robbery

    08/16/2014 7:10:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | Mark Peters and Ben Kesling
    Police: Officer Wasn't Aware Michael Brown Was Suspect in Alleged Robbery Police Tie Victim to Robbery, but Later Say He Was Stopped for Different Cause By Mark Peters and Ben Kesling Updated Aug. 15, 2014 8:36 p.m. ET FERGUSON, Mo.—Local police released new details in sometimes chaotic fashion Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager, which sowed more mistrust in a community already lacking faith in law-enforcement efforts. Early Friday, Ferguson police identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in an incident that has sparked a week of unrest in this...
  • Ferguson Looting Said to Be Fitting Tribute to Michael Brown

    08/16/2014 6:07:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    The emergence of a convenience store security video tape of Michael Brown roughing up the shopkeeper and stealing boxes of cigars was said to vindicate the looting rampage that followed his being shot by police. "All those stuffed shirts saying that our robbing stores was an inappropriate expression of our anger and grief were dead wrong," asserted a self-identified looter who says her name is Jihadena. "One of the last things Michael did before he was gunned down was rob a store. We're just doing the work he no longer can do. What could be a more fitting tribute to...
  • Looters running wild in Ferguson, Missouri

    08/16/2014 5:52:41 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 23 replies
    Instagram.Com ^ | August 16, 2014 | DerrickQ
    Link only - raw video
  • Protester looting again...Store where Brown was taped looted. Ferguson

    08/15/2014 11:24:21 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 59 replies
    Live Stream ^ | 8/16/2014 | Live Stream
    LINK HERE
  • Protest Over Black Missouri Teenager's Shooting By Police Turns To Looting, Vandalism

    08/11/2014 2:24:25 AM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-11-2014 | Fox News
    <p>What began as a peaceful protest of the shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed black man by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb turned into what the town's mayor called a "huge mess" as several businesses were looted and cars were vandalized.</p>
  • Riots, Mass Looting Engulf Ferguson, Missouri After Protest of Shooting Death (Video)

    08/10/2014 9:19:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 195 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-11-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsUPDATE: LIVE VIDEO BELOWThe situation has escalated  in Ferguson, Missouri where people have been protesting the police shooting of the unarmed Michael Brown on Saturday night. This town just North of St. Louis has become a powder keg, starting when the crowd started hurling bottles at a police line they had faced off with earlier tonight. And now hundreds of idiots, who seem to be a majority in this crowd, have started looting nearly every single business in town. Don't these people realize they have to wake up to this tomorrow morning? Just insanity.
  • Riots, looting, gunfire and chaos in Ferguson, Missouri following police shooting of teenager

    08/10/2014 8:30:23 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 719 replies
    KMOV ^ | 08/10/2014 | Staff
    <p>FERGUSON, Mo.(KMOV.com) -- Protests in Ferguson reportedly turned violent Sunday night.</p>
  • 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
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 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 ( http://bit.ly/18UQjGJ ) 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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=11hv3q08ASo
  • 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
    CNSNews.com) - 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...