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Minneapolis liquor store looted after tornado
Twin Cities ^ | 23 May 2011 | Andy Greder

Posted on 05/23/2011 1:27:25 PM PDT by SkyPilot

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.

Minneapolis Police on Sunday night could not confirm reports of looting.

"It's devastating," said Rose, the third generation of his family to run the store. "It puts us out of business."

"It's an unfortunate disaster," he said. "The whole community has been hit hard."

Asia Harris, 26, of Minneapolis said she saw the looters as the storm struck. Debris hit the Honda Accord she was driving, but she took notice of the thefts.

"Once it hit, they started taking things out," she said

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 0bamanation; liquorstore; looting; minneapolis; obamanation; tornado
I have been to Minneapolis, but I am not that familiar. Isn't the north side where most of the crimes, drugs, and gangs are located?
1 posted on 05/23/2011 1:27:35 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

And Democrats.


2 posted on 05/23/2011 1:28:45 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: SkyPilot

I am confused I didn’t think that the Amish drank alcoholic beverages?


3 posted on 05/23/2011 1:29:02 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: American Quilter
I Googled "North Minneapolis" and this is a image that came up. The caption was: "North Minneapolis Foreclosures."


4 posted on 05/23/2011 1:30:13 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Mmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm!


5 posted on 05/23/2011 1:30:23 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: SkyPilot

I suppose the security cameras were out with power loss?


6 posted on 05/23/2011 1:30:44 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SkyPilot

Looting is a racist term. We should call it “non traditional shopping.” /s


7 posted on 05/23/2011 1:32:04 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Lockbar

8 posted on 05/23/2011 1:32:24 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Obama voters ... 97%.


9 posted on 05/23/2011 1:32:29 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Lockbar

Some have learned thru the generations to take while the taking is there to be had....


10 posted on 05/23/2011 1:32:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: maggief

ETA ... /sarc.


11 posted on 05/23/2011 1:33:32 PM PDT by maggief
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To: forgotten man
"Once it hit, they started taking things out,"

I guess that is as good a euphemism for stealing as any other.

12 posted on 05/23/2011 1:34:01 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I guess nobody got a pic of Heinekin Man from N.O there did they?


13 posted on 05/23/2011 1:35:02 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: maggief
Obama voters ... 97%.

Is that a real statistic for North Minneapolis?

14 posted on 05/23/2011 1:35:17 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Good thing there wasn’t any redlining when they handed out the loans.


15 posted on 05/23/2011 1:36:14 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SkyPilot

>”Once it hit, they started taking things out,” she said

Like wide receivers in an NFL game..ooops.


16 posted on 05/23/2011 1:36:18 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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17 posted on 05/23/2011 1:36:32 PM PDT by maggief
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To: SkyPilot

Very probable, but I didn’t have a link.


18 posted on 05/23/2011 1:37:57 PM PDT by maggief
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To: SkyPilot

It might be a bit low. I’d say 98% Obama at least.


19 posted on 05/23/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: maggief
Ha. I just remembered something. On Philadelphia local news television during the Presidential election of 2008, they were reporting various communities and the results. I don't know if it was a mistake or what it was, but the new commentator said something like: "And Camden NJ, with 120% of the vote in, is currently leaning heavily towards Senator Obama...."
20 posted on 05/23/2011 1:38:33 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Kartographer

21 posted on 05/23/2011 1:38:52 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

That is one of the funniest things I’ve seen today. Thanks.


22 posted on 05/23/2011 1:42:01 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Is there anyone that Obama won't toss under the bus?)
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To: American Quilter

Gots ta re-distribute da weff, baby! Git yo Hope ‘n Change!/sarcasm


23 posted on 05/23/2011 1:44:05 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Emperor Palpatine

LOL!


24 posted on 05/23/2011 1:48:09 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I think I used to buy my pfeiffer (?) beer there.


25 posted on 05/23/2011 1:48:52 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: SkyPilot
Minneapolis Police on Sunday night could not confirm reports of looting.

What?

26 posted on 05/23/2011 1:50:36 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: SkyPilot

I’ve just told my friend Janis that I’m surprised that the FR Misery Police from Harper Valley hasn’t visited this thread and condemned all you jokers to hell for making lite of this monumental tornado tragedy in Joplin.


27 posted on 05/23/2011 1:50:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SkyPilot

Let me guess. The Colt .45 shelf was cleaned out.


28 posted on 05/23/2011 1:55:15 PM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: maggief

Thanks Maggie, Looter-Guy Relocates after Katrina.


29 posted on 05/23/2011 1:55:20 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SkyPilot

Shep Smith would tell us they’re just stealing it to feed ther starving families, like he did with the beer/cd/dvd/video game/electronics looters in New Orleans.


30 posted on 05/23/2011 1:57:08 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama killed Osama and all we got were 72 versions.)
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To: crosshairs

31 posted on 05/23/2011 2:00:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Photobucket
32 posted on 05/23/2011 2:07:12 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: BubbaJunebug
Must have learned this from the Japanese looters after earthquake (sarc)
33 posted on 05/23/2011 2:14:16 PM PDT by tbird-james
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To: BubbaJunebug; maggief; Emperor Palpatine
Just for comparison:


34 posted on 05/23/2011 2:29:19 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: BubbaJunebug

Looter Dude!


35 posted on 05/23/2011 2:33:58 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: caww

“Somebody else will take it if I don’t!”


36 posted on 05/23/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I’ve been looking for that image, thanks.


37 posted on 05/23/2011 2:36:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SkyPilot

Somalians?


38 posted on 05/23/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: SkyPilot; JoeProBono
Much to the investigators surprise, a store bin filled with farm fresh arugula was left undisturbed by the looters.
39 posted on 05/23/2011 2:45:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Kartographer

Precisely what I was going to post when I saw the thread title.........


40 posted on 05/23/2011 2:47:45 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Now that...got me laughing!!! ROFLOL!!!!


41 posted on 05/23/2011 2:52:25 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is an enemy of the United States of America)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ah...Rocket!


42 posted on 05/23/2011 2:53:06 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is an enemy of the United States of America)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

lol


43 posted on 05/23/2011 3:39:08 PM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: Fresh Wind
Good thing there wasn’t any redlining when they handed out the loans.

HA!

44 posted on 05/23/2011 5:43:48 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Revolting cat!
Much to the investigators surprise, a store bin filled with farm fresh arugula was left undisturbed by the looters.

I heard so were the Dave Matthews Band CDs.

45 posted on 05/23/2011 5:48:22 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Amish again...?


46 posted on 05/23/2011 8:31:54 PM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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