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Looters target Coney Island after Sandy sweeps through
NY Daily News ^

Posted on 11/01/2012 5:14:56 PM PDT by matt04

A wave a looters followed the Sandy storm surge in Coney Island, creating a double-whammy for business owners trying to pick up the obliterated pieces. The thieves started down Mermaid Avenue Tuesday morning as the chest-high water receded, turning the seaside community known for its hotdogs and tourist attractions into a lawless free-for-all.

"People were running in and out of Rent-A-Center carrying these big flat screens. They were holding on tight," said witness Aisha John, 20. "I couldn't understand how someone could steal a big TV in broad daylight, but no one cared.”

She said people were running out of a nearby Rite Aid with bags of diapers and wipes.

"Look, they've been looting our wallets for too long," said a young male who claimed he helped himself to a TV at the Rent-A-Center.

“It's about time we start taking this sh—back," the youth, who identified himself as Jesse James, told the Daily News.


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: coneyisland; hurricane; looters; preparedness; preppers; prepping; sandy

1 posted on 11/01/2012 5:14:57 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Not in the least unexpected. What Obama doesn’t give them..they will get on their own. Case Closed.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 5:17:47 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: matt04

They guy looks a little like Mike Tyson.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 5:19:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: matt04
Sick sorry bastards. Hope they put them away for a very looooong time.

This is what Obama created more of... using my tax dollars!

4 posted on 11/01/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: matt04

Properly indoctrinated “victims” from the hood.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 5:21:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: GeronL

Sure glad I live in Texas - God Bless Texas!


6 posted on 11/01/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: matt04
"Obama Voters in Pre-election Celebration: Loot Rich White Racist Merchants."
7 posted on 11/01/2012 5:23:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: matt04

We’ll have Manhattan
The Bronx and Staten Island too.
It’s lovely going through the zoo!

It’s very fancy
On old Delancy Street, you know.
The subway charms us so
When balmy breezes blow
To and fro.

And tell me what street
Compares with Mott Street in July?
Sweet pushcarts gently gliding by.

The great big city’s a wondrous toy
Ooo, just made for a girl and boy.
We’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy!
We’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy!


8 posted on 11/01/2012 5:31:24 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: hinckley buzzard

All jokes aside, I really need to start following the SHTF threads more closely.

Hell of a confluence of events taking shape. Epic storm, crappy economy, first and last Black President (for a long time imho) about to be evicted. Hope it’s not anywhere close like 2000.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 5:32:39 PM PDT by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: GeronL

I believe Ol’ Mikey breezed through NYC 20-something years ago. Coincidence? I think not!


10 posted on 11/01/2012 5:34:02 PM PDT by pingman (Step right up and place yer' bets!)
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To: matt04
"Look, they've been looting our wallets for too long," said a young male who claimed he helped himself to a TV at the Rent-A-Center.

Look, I know how he feels, because my wallet has had about 30% looted from it every week for over 30 years. I feel like a sap, what with not heppin' myssef to a TV or two during all that time.

Mr. niteowl77

11 posted on 11/01/2012 5:34:33 PM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: matt04

One of Holder’s People, I see.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 5:34:49 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: matt04

The veneer of civilization is razor thin.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 5:37:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: matt04

“Look, they’ve been looting our wallets for too long”... Then vote conservative, you moron!


14 posted on 11/01/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by rintense
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To: matt04

Shoot them on the spot.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 5:39:32 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: matt04

Mike Tyson was looting??


16 posted on 11/01/2012 5:43:30 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: GeronL

And the cop to the far right looks like a young Bill Parcells (not that there’s anything wrong with that)


17 posted on 11/01/2012 5:46:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: snoringbear

I hear you and I concur


18 posted on 11/01/2012 5:48:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Minutemen

Why are we not seeing this all over TV like we did during Katrina?


19 posted on 11/01/2012 5:58:38 PM PDT by Hanna548 (s)
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To: snoringbear; GeronL; Hanna548
Sure glad I live in Texas - God Bless Texas!

Why, you have looters there too.

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After the storm: Looters in Lancaster, Texas

LANCASTER TEXAS — The tornado clean-up continues in Lancaster, and — unfortunately — so does the looting.

Police have arrested 14 people since the storm after they were caught looting homes.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/weather/04-12-tornado-outbreak/After-the-storm-Looting-problem-in-Lancaster--146732945.html

20 posted on 11/01/2012 6:11:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Hanna548

Because Obama is black.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SamAdams76

Those cops look out of shape and fat.

I don’t seem them at boot camp every morning at 7:00am.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 6:33:11 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: rintense
“Look, they’ve been looting our wallets for too long”...

the chance that he has overpaid his taxes are somewhere between zero and nothing, and if he happened to have done so, they were returned to his neighborhood ten fold...pathetic

23 posted on 11/01/2012 6:57:00 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: driftdiver

The larger and the more humanist the population, the thiner the veneer of civilization.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 6:59:43 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: matt04; Kartographer

Yep.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 7:11:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: dragnet2

Yeah,we do. But, at least we can shoot’em if we want :)


26 posted on 11/01/2012 7:21:19 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: ladyjane
To be fair about it, those guys are wearing vests, a bat-belt with all the extra magazines, holsters, handcuffs, radios, and gizmos on it, they are wearing cold weather gear, and it looks like the smart ones are wearing cups, kneepads and shinpads.

Hell, I look fat when I carry that much gear around, and I'm a bitty little fellow.

I was thinking the red-head looked a little skinny. But I do like the way he's sweeping the rooftops. Head on a swivel keeps you alive.

/johnny

27 posted on 11/01/2012 7:26:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: matt04; stylecouncilor; windcliff

“Warriors, come out to play-yay....”


28 posted on 11/01/2012 8:38:08 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Bertha Fanation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdIxvd41BWo
Dinah Washington - I’ll Take Manhattan


29 posted on 11/01/2012 8:46:08 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ought-six

Hmmm...It appears the poor fellow has fallen in the mud and gotten all dirty.


30 posted on 11/01/2012 8:46:08 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Liberty Valance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A
Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan


31 posted on 11/01/2012 8:48:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGZeqwdWoeo
Cream - White Room


32 posted on 11/02/2012 12:00:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79S5k1pgWZU
Ramones - Rockaway Beach


33 posted on 11/02/2012 12:04:00 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: GeronL

It must have been Mike Tyson. It took five of Jersey’s finest to take him in!


34 posted on 11/02/2012 12:13:21 AM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: snoringbear
Sure glad I live in Texas - God Bless Texas!

Why, you have looters there too.

*******************************************************

After the storm: Looters in Lancaster, Texas

LANCASTER TEXAS — The tornado clean-up continues in Lancaster, and — unfortunately — so does the looting.

Police have arrested 14 people since the storm after they were caught looting homes.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/weather/04-12-tornado-outbreak/After-the-storm-Looting-problem-in-Lancaster--146732945.html

Yeah,we do. But, at least we can shoot’em if we want

No one was shot...The Texas looters were simply arrested, just like what happened in New Jersey....

35 posted on 11/02/2012 12:14:51 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 21twelve

Look, there’s Fred Mertz right behind the perp!


36 posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:34 AM PDT by misanthrope ("...Everybody look what's goin' down.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’re right. It’s a lot of gear, not avoirdupois, for most of them. The guy in the middle looks like he could cut down on his donut consumption though.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 7:48:28 AM PDT by ladyjane
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