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Craziness! Section 8 Housing Voucher Stampede Erupts In Dallas (Fights others trampled)Video
newsone.com ^ | 7/15/2011 | Johan Thomas

Posted on 07/15/2011 6:39:52 PM PDT by dragnet2

DALLAS — At least eight people were hurt when thousands of housing voucher applicants rushed the doors at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Dallas, Texas.

An estimated 5,000 applicants waited for hours to receive applications for one of the 3,800 available vouchers. The waiting applicants became a frenzied stampede when officials opened doors to the housing voucher offices earlier than expected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaoiegq52y8


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About half way through the video, it shows thousands running...Like ants...Lots of cops..

This youtube video was just released

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaoiegq52y8

1 posted on 07/15/2011 6:39:58 PM PDT by dragnet2
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The video link..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaoiegq52y8


2 posted on 07/15/2011 6:40:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

They had an article in the Washington Post a few weeks ago. A woman with her single mom daughter and grandson had a Section 8 loan certificate and were looking at a 2,800 sq. foot house in a nice subdivision. Her share of the rent would be about $200.mo.


3 posted on 07/15/2011 6:46:27 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: dragnet2

They had an article in the Washington Post a few weeks ago. A woman with her single mom daughter and grandson had a Section 8 loan certificate and were looking at a 2,800 sq. foot house in a nice subdivision. Her share of the rent would be about $200.mo.


4 posted on 07/15/2011 6:46:34 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: dragnet2

The John Wiley Price/Eddie Bernice Johnson constituency in all their glory.


5 posted on 07/15/2011 6:47:08 PM PDT by Free in Texas ("Islam is the religion of peace"...Yes, those murdered by Islamists are ever so peaceful.)
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To: dragnet2

There should be NO Section 8 housing. Let em live with mom like they used to for 200 years!


6 posted on 07/15/2011 6:51:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: dragnet2

I can’t speak for Dallas, but Section 8 housing has become one of the biggest over-used “social programs”...

Drives me nuts to go by one of the many Section 8 apartment complexes to see the “rides” with 24/26/28 “ rims and tires that cost 10X what the cars they are mounted on are worth. To hear their car audio that would shame some concert venues, and to see the the thugs hang out. There is a fairly large Section 8 apartment complex at the end of the road we live on. I have been around apartments before, but I have never seen the number of fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances that run up our street each and every day. The police HATE going there (and the other Sec.8 complexes).

Since when did it become the government’s job to provide housing for free or at reduced rates for everyone?


7 posted on 07/15/2011 6:51:57 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: dragnet2

FILE PHOTO


8 posted on 07/15/2011 6:53:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: dragnet2
Wastin' away again in Ol' Obamaville
Scroungin' for my next gummint handout
Some people claim my sloth is to blame
But I know
It's all Da Man's damn fault
9 posted on 07/15/2011 6:53:15 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: dragnet2

If I got it right, 15,000 total are vying for 100 slots. Yeah I can’t see why there would be a problem... /s


10 posted on 07/15/2011 6:53:26 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Texas Eagle

Winner.


11 posted on 07/15/2011 6:54:09 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: TheBattman
Sounds kinda catchy:

Eliminate Section Eight !


12 posted on 07/15/2011 6:54:45 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: TheBattman
Section 8 housing has become one of the biggest over-used “social programs”...

The only purpose of Section 8 housing is to export surplus Democrat voters to non-Democrat areas so that the non-Democrat voters get swamped out.

13 posted on 07/15/2011 6:54:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: dragnet2

.."you don't see the Iorney of a stampede at the Jesse Owens Memorial complex?

14 posted on 07/15/2011 6:55:24 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dragnet2
Wow.

A mad sprint for welfare/entitlement handouts at Jesse Owens Memorial Complex.

What sad irony.

15 posted on 07/15/2011 6:58:00 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: dragnet2

I got out of the Army during the 1973/74 recession and my wife and I were looking for an apartment in North Dallas, hoping we could find something affordable that was close to her well off parents, it was a very nice area and I was surprised to find a very nice apartment complex, that was a welfare complex only.

That was my first exposure to the fact that the dangerous people were being moved into the areas that upscale people struggled to afford, to escape the dangerous areas.


16 posted on 07/15/2011 6:58:25 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: dragnet2

I guess the people in dallas must have missed the video of the Walmart stampede.

Those Amish people do not like to wait in loine.


17 posted on 07/15/2011 7:02:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Absolutely correct. In addition the same political reasoning is behind the large influx of Somalis placed in critical areas.


18 posted on 07/15/2011 7:11:28 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Mad Dawgg

WOW! Welfare gone wild. I thought it was all about fairness. This does not look fair to me. It is what they hate. Survival of the fittest. Liberalism always has the opposite retain to its intentions. The fastest got the voucher.


19 posted on 07/15/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: dragnet2

Looks like a shark feeding frenzy with about the same level of restraint and discipline.

Disgusting.


20 posted on 07/15/2011 7:20:23 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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Men of Honor

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When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.

Donate

21 posted on 07/15/2011 7:24:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

22 posted on 07/15/2011 7:32:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

“many spent the night in their cars”.... How much gas did they burn keeping the a/c running all that time? AT $3.50 or so a gallon... hmmm..

And notice another “interesting” commonality to those who were running in... or even filing in while the reporter was giving her report...


23 posted on 07/15/2011 7:32:54 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: dragnet2

Ironic-—Jesse Owens ‘rushed’ the Olympics in 1936 and confounded and pissed off Hitler.
These ‘folks’ just pissed off and confounded the cops.


24 posted on 07/15/2011 7:33:04 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("uncurtaining the night,I'd let dark glass/hang all the furniture above the grass." -Nabokov)
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To: TheBattman
Notice all the trash on the ground, in #22...

I really hate people that just throw their spent trash on the ground, or out their window...

25 posted on 07/15/2011 7:36:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Amen. I saw an MTV teen mom program in which a young unwed mother was telling her mother how she was so happy that she was getting her own government subsidized apartment. I thought — why doesn’t she stay with her mother the way women in that condition always did. The government is actually inticing young women to get out of the house and into their own apartment by getting pregnant. This has to be stopped. Unwed motherhood is the only reason that people use welfare that can really be abused. There are people who are disabled and they need help. Society can afford to help them out but we cannot afford to keep giving freebies to unwed mothers because then you only get MORE unwed mothers as we have seen for more than 40 years.


26 posted on 07/15/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Beware of stampeeding Amish.


27 posted on 07/15/2011 7:39:56 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

28 posted on 07/15/2011 7:42:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

That cute white girl is lucky she got away with only a scraped knee.


29 posted on 07/15/2011 7:43:23 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ("We hold it in our power, to begin the world anew")
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To: bwc2221
“A woman with her single mom daughter and grandson had a Section 8 loan certificate and were looking at a 2,800 sq. foot house in a nice subdivision. Her share of the rent would be about $200.mo.”

And people think we can't or shouldn't shrink government. How much more evidence is needed???

30 posted on 07/15/2011 7:44:49 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: TheBattman

I think everything that the Dems do has a well thought out purpose which always involves more power for the Dems. I think these Section 8 stampedes as happened in Atlanta some months ago are a way of shifting the demographics where the Democrats want them to go. The Dems are moving their voters where they will do the most good for the Dem party.


31 posted on 07/15/2011 7:46:02 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Section 8 has to be cut or seriously reduced at the federal level. If they do not have the money they can’t spend it. Also, I hope that the more conservative states will refuse to take money for these programs, they do absolutely nothing for the benefit of the states. They only serve to empower corrupt Democrats. You wonder why the Democrats are so crafty and our guys as sooo stoopid!


32 posted on 07/15/2011 7:52:28 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

” The government is actually inticing young women to get out of the house and into their own apartment by getting pregnant”

That is precisely what most have done, and it has spiraled

into a billion dollar boondoggle. Let the families pay for their own upkeep.


33 posted on 07/15/2011 7:55:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Somalis equal global gerrymandering.


34 posted on 07/15/2011 7:55:24 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: BigCinBigD

Now the finger pointing...

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DALLAS - A dangerous scene played out early Thursday morning as thousands of people hoping for Section 8 vouchers ran for a spot in line.

Officials knew the crowd was coming, so why weren’t they prepared?

There seems to be a lot of finger pointing. Dallas Sheriff’s Office says the Dallas Police Department

The question is how did this get so out of control. The Sheriff’s Office said it was prepared for large numbers and its officers did their jobs.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Authorities-fingerpoint-over-blame-in-Dallas-housing-vouchers-chaos-125617348.html


35 posted on 07/15/2011 7:59:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TheBattman
Do you live in San Diego? I have the exact same thing down the street from me. We also have a welfare office at the end of the street 1st and 15th, the neighborhood parking is full of very expensive cars.
36 posted on 07/15/2011 8:04:25 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“FILE PHOTO”

Watch the video, moron.

Plenty of white trash running with the pack for their government freebies, albiet some distance behind the main stampede.


37 posted on 07/15/2011 8:05:56 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: cradle of freedom
Section 8 has to be cut or seriously reduced at the federal level.

100% Wrong. These programs are unconstitutional and should NOT exist at all. They should be ended immediately. Phasing them out will not work. The Federal employees associated with these programs should be fired and their pensions revoked.

Programs such as these are highly corrosive to a civil society. They are put forth by people who are evil to their core.

If our Republic is to survive, these types of programs and ALL others that are unconstitutional need to be eliminated outright. Otherwise, the U.S. will morph into a third world banana republic. Short of Revolution II, the United States as a Republic will end.

38 posted on 07/15/2011 8:06:01 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: wolficatZ

More video

http://kezi.com/news/local/218125


39 posted on 07/15/2011 8:07:11 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: wolficatZ

Nasty little twit, ain’t ya?


40 posted on 07/15/2011 8:07:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: dragnet2

They could have had people fill out forms and then picked them at random like a raffle but instead they did this in the most publicity getting way they could. As I said, when the Dems do something, they always have a plan behind it. They also pulled the same stunt in Atlanta. I think they are trying to use this as propaganda about how there is so much homelessness and we need to build more and more housing. I think it also deliberately causes more demand from the “needy” community who can never be satisfied.


41 posted on 07/15/2011 8:11:03 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: sand88

I agree, but I was only speaking practically, it would be very hard to do that but we need to start making some noise. Maybe our Republican “leaders” will listen.


42 posted on 07/15/2011 8:19:23 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

he Dallas Housing Authority and the city of Plano each saw similar responses from the public in May when they took applications for the first time in years.

“A lot of times people are shocked there are so many people who are low income and need assistance,” Thompson said. “That’s just the reality of the economy we are living in.”

In Plano, 8,000 people applied for 100 available vouchers.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20110714-thousands-line-up-for-hard-to-get-section-8-housing-vouchers-in-dallas-prompting-pre-dawn-stampede.ece


43 posted on 07/15/2011 8:20:36 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Flycatcher

Sad and pretty damn scary.


44 posted on 07/15/2011 8:22:56 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Flycatcher
A mad sprint for welfare/entitlement handouts at Jesse Owens Memorial Complex.

".....And now, for my next impression......Jesse Owens!"

45 posted on 07/15/2011 8:25:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dragnet2

I was told of a woman in Texas that was on the section 8 program who spaced out her unwed children so she could participate in this program. She said it was a guarantee that she would never have to work. Her many boyfriends were left off the hook of supporting their children. I am a firm believer the children should be taken away & put up for adoption or put in foster care. That is the only way the children can get out of this mess by changing the environment and having a start at a new life.


46 posted on 07/15/2011 8:25:45 PM PDT by Anna W
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I live in Texas in a rented duplex. Not the greatest neighborhood, but I’m paying my own way with two jobs. My wife is from New Hampshire, and wants us to move into section 8 housing so she can be near her mom. I balked at that idea and told her that it is simply not going to happen. I will NOT move my kids into a neighbood like that. We have a back yard, and a garage where we are right now. There is no way in the world that we will move to one of those places.


47 posted on 07/15/2011 8:26:57 PM PDT by christx30
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To: dragnet2

Thank you FDR and LBJ! FU__ing Libs. Caused this.


48 posted on 07/15/2011 8:28:59 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: dragnet2

Maybe it’s the lure of the word FREEBY!


49 posted on 07/15/2011 8:29:43 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: dragnet2

Disgusting!! BTW read the comments!


50 posted on 07/15/2011 8:32:35 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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