Skip to comments.Sandy relief center in New York looted, vandalized over Christmas
Posted on 12/27/2012 5:26:58 AM PST by detective
A relief center for storm-ravaged residents of Staten Island, New York, was vandalized and looted overnight on Christmas by thieves who stole donated supplies and destroyed items intended for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The Midland Beach center on Midland Avenue has been an oasis of hope for those who lost their homes in the storm nearly two months ago. The supplies are housed under a tent, which is blocked off with barricades and manned by volunteers, but the workers left the center unattended on Christmas night.
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Naaa. This is New York. I would expect nothing less there. Don't forget this is New York. They have at least a 150 year tradition of crass depravity. What I cannot understand is, why would any normal human being live there?
If you can steal from the poor box in a church you can certainly steal from Sandy victims.
We are in a moral hole & digging deeper every day. Pretty soon the dirt will start filling the hole if it has’nt allready started.
The looters were most certainly victims of Sandy themselves....this further explains that we need more Federal funding to help people like these looters..../Sarc
Because it’s not Mississippi.
Sheriff Joe has the right idea...hard time, no-frills prison for out-of control punks.
Judge Parker had the right idea for murderers, rapists, horse thieves.
Hey,some state has to be last in everything!
I would guess the looters were a part of the group that usually stand the guard.
Who else would know there was no guard that night, and why in heaven’s name would they leave it unguarded in the first place. It’s New York.
“This shows how far our great country has fallen.”
Yet in other areas such a thing is far less likely to have happened. If anything, it shows the different risks of living in different places and that demographic shows up in who these people elect and what public policies they support and demand.
This is exactly why dependency is not a social factor in isolation of other factors such as respect for the property of others or even empathy for victims of a disaster. I wonder how many of the perps were carrying an ObamaPhone (tm) or an EBT card at the time of the crime?
I don’t find it any coincidence that such areas are supporters of Congressmen like Jerrold Nadler (8th), and think that the bigger the government the better off we all will be. And such people cheer when Nadler tells us how many firearms he would ban, yet when people are looting their homes, they beg the authorities to protect them and are shocked that such protection is not available.
This is an entire demographic with a destructive socialist mindset in sufficient numbers to control public policy and it doesn’t surprise me in the least that there are a lot of criminals in the area. These people are reaping what they have sewn. Anyone who is truly repulsed should move to where the demographics are better, and in fact that is what anyone with a brain does.
Indeed, it is not as if people could not have seen this disaster coming 100 years and 1000 miles away. It is not as if these people did not have enough time to arrange their affairs so they did not live where it was only a matter of time before a storm surge swept their homes out to sea. But they are smart enough to get the federal government to reach into my wallet and bank account (through money-printing dilution) and take from me so as to pay for rebuilding their homes. And you can count on their new homes being far more expensive per square foot than their previous home was, because after all building standards have been made more stringent and green too.
This is moral hazard meets the Keynesian Welfare State.
Something about this says "union."
If the shtf, and people are hungry, wet and cold, they will act like feral animals.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
William Butler Yeats - "The Second Coming"
Remember, though — this IS New York. Have you been to NY recently? Many folks just off the boat, or off the plane, from places where stealing is a way of life, a method of normal, everyday survival.
Why blame the country when it was individuals that did it? That’s like saying it’s the guns fault.
Thought I’d ping y’all to a little taste of The Golden Horde.
“Why blame the country”
I don’t blame the country. But I remember an America where people never locked their front doors or locked their cars. Where no one would ever steal from a church or vandalize a church. Where children and elderly people could walk anywhere at any time of day or night and not feel any fear. Where neighbors looked out for each other and helped each other.
That America is gone. I don’t blame the country. I blame the people who commit crimes and vicious acts with impunity. I blame the people who encourage people to take things from others and get something for nothing.
The past is always gone, but there are still places and people like that. We don’t lock our garage door, which leads right into the house, and I never lock my car. There has always been thieves in every culture, every country and throughout history. I think we tend to remember how we want to remember.
We just didn’t have instant global coverage, so people weren’t bombarded 24/7 by the fact that these things have always happened.
I think it was during a garbage collectors' strike in NY years ago - the garbage piled high in the streets.
Someone wrapped their garbage with holiday or birthday wrapping paper and left it on their stoop.
Their garbage, left unintended, soon disappeared.
That was clever!
The United Way has collected millions for this disaster.
If we had a real press - one that covered liberal ‘teacher’s pets’ with the same passion they would cover a conservative jay walking, we could find out exactly how much ‘help’ the Sandy victims received. My guess is ‘almost none’...