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Nonprofit alleges retaliation for reporting illegal recyclers (SF values: Loot, Vandalize)
San Francisco Examiner ^
| October 25, 2012
| Mike Aldax
Posted on 10/30/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
Scavengers who illegally collect bottles and cans from recycling bins in San Francisco are being blamed for recent window-smashing burglaries at the Civic Center Community Benefit District offices on Van Ness Avenue.
Jim Haas, a board member for the district, a nonprofit tasked with making the area safer and cleaner, believes the break-ins are payback for his organizations recent efforts to crack down on the seedy recycling trade and the mess it leaves behind.
On Saturday morning, Haas said, thieves smashed the window of the districts office at 234 Van Ness Ave. and stole a desk and computer.
None of the other offices in the building were disturbed, he said.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: loot; progressive
Entitled to loot anyone who objects to looting.
To: Navy Patriot
A desk and computer? This gives new meaning to smash and grab.
posted on 10/30/2012 11:22:42 AM PDT
To: Navy Patriot
I think there is more to this than meets the eye. The scavengers that work our neighborhood are mostly elderly Asian women or Mexicans with a beat up pickup. They come the night before garbage pickup and don't leave a mess that I have seen. The city mandates curbside recycling via Sunset Scavenger Co. and the NIMBYS have been trying to shut down the recycling center (HANC) at 780 Frederick. The real estate is desirable and the city is hard up for money. I recycle my aluminum and plastic there and pick up a few dollars in the process.
Sealing a desk and computer doesn't sound like a scavenger. If the office copper plumbing or electrical wire had been taken as well then maybe a scavenger but just a desk and computer sounds like a “environmental hate crime” ie: self inflicted.
posted on 10/30/2012 11:31:41 AM PDT
My guess is that they believe that if people hate them then they're doing a good job
and should continue to receive taxpayer money. I don't do business with people or companies who piss me off,
so this forced business mindset is new to me.
posted on 10/30/2012 11:40:47 AM PDT
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