Skip to comments.Police restrain crowd from taking food after supermarket eviction
Posted on 03/27/2013 5:07:54 PM PDT by Kartographer
Law enforcement officials pushed back hundreds of people who were crowding around a large pile of merchandise outside an Augusta grocery store Tuesday afternoon.
But the goods sitting in the parking lot of the Laney Supermarket didn't make into anyone's hands.
(Excerpt) Read more at wistv.com ...
“The potential for riots was extremely high ...”
So at least it was offered for donation. I don't blame whoever ordered the food to be trashed. You can bet that if the food was given away some shyster lawyer would be around the corner handing out his card for potential "food poisoning" victims.
I could not find in the link what the ‘merchandise’ was. Was it in fact food and was it canned goods or fresh produce? There is a huge *FAIL* in journalism today.
Mmmmm hmmmm, suspicions confirmed.
Yep, typical crowd looking for more free stuff!
“Free” Obama food.
after all, the personal safety of law enforcement personel is paramount. Someone could get hurt letting a line form
Low info voters.
Georgia food riots?
Get out of Georgia as fast as possible...
We have people going through garbage all the time here. There are even people conducting freegan tours, people who know the times when the various stores put their trash out. Once it’s garbage, it should be legally free, with no lawsuits allowed. I’m always glad to see people making good use of the stuff.
I saw pictures of that crowd, yes, they looked like they didn’t know where their next meal was coming from /s
If this store closed due to the factors (shoplifting, employee theft, and the latest-”looting mobs” which can tear through a store like a swarm of locusts) which cause “food deserts” in “the hood”, then if I were the owner, I wouldn’t feel inclined to just give the food to the very people who contributed to my closure, either. If that were the case, of course.
oh sure thing...and we can always show up in california to help you folks with that 60 billion deficit and the high speed rail.
There was NO riot there were some folks who felt entitled and have never been told no in their life. Notice this didn’t end the way ‘gatherings’ in Los Angeles or Oakland or San Francisco do
More details here.
Gotta watch those Amish - you know how it be.
Don't come here, as you likely be followed by thousands of hungry savages and rioters.
All I could think while watching this was “Hey, wasn’t this the middle of the day? Look at all these no-job-havin’ unemployable m_f_s!” Most of them probably can barely even read or write and probably think it’s not their fault.
Everyone of those folks in the video looked like they were on the verge of starvation / s
Not quite as bad, but some years ago the Smith's (Kroger) supermarket used to routinely send their day-old bakery sweets over to a Nevada Senior Center. Some old biddy found a touch on mould on one pie and rather than just throw it out, she made a big production of it to the Center's - and smith's - management.
The Senior Center no longer gets free bakery goods from Smiths.
Ya'll better give them some food...Or some juicy big fat flat screens...Maybe a few tasty tennies...
“Sheriff Richard Roundtree”
Peeps knew better than to mess wif Shaft.
>>Everyone of those folks in the video looked like they were on the verge of starvation / s<<
Just like the folks in line for free Thanksgiving turkeys and dinner stuff last November. Most of them waddled up to pick up their free food!
I am leaving Cali to head to Georgia come May. Enjoy the extra 3.5 cents of gas tax and one of the highest income taxes in the nation. The only hungry savage rioters I have seen are coming across the border from Mexico and they seem to permeate much of southern California.
When students in Morgan Hill carry the Mexican flag and walk up and down the streets chanting La Raza slogans with the approval of the local high school (because it is cinch de mayo) the time is long past to move.
And enjoy that democrat legislature I am sure they will only do good things for a state that at one time was magnificent
be sure and post a few of those nice pictures from Los Angeles or Oakland or San francisco from the last post game celebration or police protest or just a Sunday gathering.
Notice that the police are simply standing with their arms out. In California those few police would have been ht with bottles and rocks and who knows what else.
You seem angry...
It’s OK...Remain calm.
by the Yardbirds
It’s already here...
Nothing makes Holder’s People happier than getting something for free.
Or finding out you’re NOT the baby daddy.
Now I see why you're all upset...
You can run, but ya can't hide....lol
They be waiting for ya!
I am laughing all the way to the bank....good luck with budget and the dim legislature
and trust me when I say the riots in California not only always HAVE but always WILL be so much worse than that little gathering that you posted a photo of.
For the record I am neither angry nor upset....I am free at last
1. Bankrupt ghetto supermarket shut down and evicted for being deadbeats.
2. Supermarket offered to donate the food to the local church, but the lazy-ass church members never showed.
3. Surging crowd of Free Sh*t Army shows up composed of you guessed it.
4. Almost as many cops show up to keep order.
5. Illegal aliens hired to throw all the food away under police supervision.
6. Outrage at this because 'babies be hongry'.
7. Entitled fat woman declares the incident to be ridiculous.
8. WISTV-10 cub reporter Richard Q. Peckerwood reporting from the scene.
9. Reader comments at WISTV-10 website disabled for this particular story because absolutely EVERYONE knows where that's going to end up.
10. Oy, my aching head after viewing this.
It's like I didn't even need to watch the video. Just give me a certain headline these days and I will tell you the whole story with unerring accuracy.
lol....Just don’t leave any food out when ya get to Georgia...It’ll be like a Boston Marathon of zombies coming at ya!
Relax, those were the tame Amish that actually come outdoors when it’s light. Da crowd don’t get out ta afta dark, day sumpin else entirely! Represet!
On the day Ike was coming that night, I realized I had a kidney infection. I sent husband to the store to get cranberry juice while I was calling my doctor. Left a call for the doc hoping he would call but realized he might have already left his office. I knew I needed Cipro antibiotic.
I figured there wouldn't be any cranberry juice left in the grocery store. Husband got back and said every single juice was gone EXCEPT CRANBERRY JUICE. The shelf was full of cranberry juice and none other. So, if, at the last minute before a hurricane gets to you, if you want juice, you can get cranberry juice.
The doc did call and immediately called the pharmacy at my Walgreens across the street from me. I waited five minutes and called that pharmacy. The pharmacist said he was closing down to go home and get ready for the storm when he got that call and would wait until we got there to get the medicine. Told him we just lived across the street and would be there within a few minutes - he said good and waited.
I didn't have any stored antibiotic then. Now, I have fish Cipro stored. I am allergic to penicillin so that was not a choice. If I had that fish Cipro, I wouldn't have had to call the doctor.
Who knows if you are going to get sick at such a bad time and need an antibiotic and not be able to get it? I lucked out that time, but I will have the Cipro from now on.
And, don't forget, cranberry juice is available when every other juice is gone.
We had a sam’s club which donated their unsold rotisserie chickens to a homeless shelter. Sure enough, one of the homeless claimed they had food poisoning and a class action lawsuit was started. Now neither Sams nor Walmart donate food, they trash it. However, they do donate all the broken bags of pet food and cat litter to the local shelter. Animals can’t sue and the animal control people are happy to get the donations.
I worked in a supermarket during the Oct 11 snow storm in the northeast. Normally in power outages, we could get plenty of dry ice for frozen foods, reefer trailers for the open refrigerated case or large diesel generators to run the refrigeration racks in a extended outage. The natural gas gensets in the store only carried lights, POS, pones, and a few outlets.
With most of CT, MA and RI out we couldnt get enough dry ice or trailers and the nearest generators (500kW range) ended up coming from the Carolinas about 48-72 hrs after the power went out. We almost had customers fight over melted ice cream that had been sitting in glass door cases with no refrigeration for 72 hrs. Same reaction, the poooooor starving kids, etc.
and when the republic of commufornia ends up like greece and cyprus because of its extravagance please be sure and stay there.....don’t ask others to bail you out
Your story about “The pharmacist” reminds us all that some good people still care in this world.
Don’t condem them all as low info voters. It wasn’t that many years ago that our grocerty store would set out allets and tables with past “sell by” dated foods, breads and produce for anyone to take for free. It beats throwing it out. Everyone would come by and pick up something. Eventually, the laws got so strict that they had to trash stuff but if you’d tell them you wanted old produce for your livestock, they’d give it to you in a clean box or sack. Again, better than throwing it out but can’t even do that now days. They eventually took their bread to the senior center and the center would set the grocery carts out on the curb so people could take it for free but, of course, they can’t do that now either. Tell me why in years past day old bread was so bad that laws had to regulated its disposal but now days we get week old hard nasty bread delivered to the grocery shelves for sale? Makes no sense. Why is it just because the store didn’t sell out of all the carrots and potatoes before the new shipment arrived that those from last week have to be trashed when they’re perfectly fine? Again, makes no sense. There used to be what we called a bent can store that would sell dented canned goods or those with no labels or some such. The food was fine but noooo, can’t sell those these days. This has nothing to do with “low info voters” at all.
I could have kissed the pharmacist for staying there to give me that medicine. I was about 5 pm and Ike was going to get there by 10 pm. Every store was closing so their people could get home.
I knew if I couldn't get that antibiotic, I would have to go to the emergency room to get it and figured the emergency room was full of people.
What I didn't know, was, as soon as power went off, the hospital generator wouldn't work and critical patients had to be taken to San Antonio, 5 hours away. The non-critical patients were left in hot hospital rooms with no light. There was no one to fix the generator as everyone was home dealing with their own problems.
I determined when power goes off, don't expect any service you count on to work. You are on your own.
No call to the Salvation army or the local food pantry before the eviction?
LOL! What do you think is going to happen to the U.S.?
You seem extremely confused.
When govenrment is out of control and spends like a drunken lottery winner, it needs to go broke and collapse. It might come as a shock to you, but your own govenrment, you know the feds, they have no money to bail out CA. In CA, those who understand what is happening, understand this and welcome the collapse.
Apparently you didn't get the memo but your own government is broke, and nearly dead on the floor, as it prints money for temporary life support. You seem confused to the point where you think the feds can just bail everyone out...This is what has caused your own governments eventual inevitable collapse...Anyone home...Hello??
Your confusion is probably why you're headed to Georgia. Listen, when the extreme heat and uninhabitable nasty humidity steam over your sun glasses, you'll still be able see the smoke from the printing press in D.C, all the way from Georgia.
Based on your own comments, it really confirms that some people out here like you for instance, just don't quite gets what's happening and what is going to happen.
apparently you didn’t get the memo....there is o california there is only mexifornia. enjoy it
Bump for posterity
When ya take the midnight train to Georgia, stick your head a bit deeper in the sand when ya get there. It'll help ya stay ignorant.
yup me and all those other folks who are deserting the northeast, Illinois, and California.
Lawsuits. Many grocery stores now have sealed dumptsers with electric crushers inside to destroy and compact everything inside. Dented cans may sometimes have pinholes in the creases which can allow air molecules to spoil meat/grow mold. Yes, I remember the day old bread/donut days and the dented can displays.