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D.C. news crew robbed while reporting on "sketchy" neighborhoods
CBS News ^ | August 10, 2014, 10:39 AM | CBS News

Posted on 08/11/2014 8:01:16 PM PDT by dennisw

Sometimes - but not always - news reporters get exactly what they are looking for when covering a story.

For one news crew from CBS News affiliate WUSA in Washington, D.C., they got a little more.

The news crew's vehicle was burglarized while they were working on a story about a controversial app that alerts people to "sketchy" neighborhoods, WUSA reports.

The crew had locked their news van on a street in Petworth in Northwest, D.C.

while they were out in the neighborhood conducting interviews. When they returned they found the lock had been popped out of the door of their news van, and that most of the crew's gear had been stolen.

Because the thieves stole the cell phone of one of the crew members, they were able to use the "Find my iPhone" app to track down some of their goods to dumpsters in another D.C. neighborhood.

The crew was able to recover some of the stolen items from the dumpsters. The entire crew returned to WUSA's broadcast house unharmed.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dc; urban

1 posted on 08/11/2014 8:01:16 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

I love my Find My Phone app. Helps me keep track of Mr. Mercat.


2 posted on 08/11/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: dennisw

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

My sides hurt.


3 posted on 08/11/2014 8:05:18 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: dennisw

Breaking: from CBS News.

Racist white people identify sketchy “neighborhoods”.


4 posted on 08/11/2014 8:08:09 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: dennisw

A couple more conservatives are born...


5 posted on 08/11/2014 8:08:34 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: dennisw

News Crew Robbed While Investigating Area Featured on ‘Sketchy Neighborhood’ App
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/08/10/D-C-news-crew-demonstrates-accuracy-of-controversial-sketchy-neighborhood-app


6 posted on 08/11/2014 8:12:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dennisw

http://www.sketchfactor.com/

Wonder what ever happened to Microsoft’s ‘Avoid Ghetto’ app?


7 posted on 08/11/2014 8:14:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dennisw

BWAA-HAA-HAA! You can pretty much write the story they were going to write yourself: Deep Concern, followed by Probing Questions, followed by Lingering Worries. But reality intervened.


8 posted on 08/11/2014 8:20:57 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: dennisw

So, the app worked?


9 posted on 08/11/2014 8:25:13 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: dennisw

Since 99% of “journalists” are Dems, and these were from DC, well....

Sometimes in life, things happen....just as they are supposed to happen.

Har har har


10 posted on 08/11/2014 8:26:42 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: dennisw
play stooopid games, win stooopid prizes...
11 posted on 08/11/2014 8:33:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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“while they were out in the neighborhood conducting interviews”

reporter: you have no choice but to steal and sell drugs because white employers won’t hire you, isn’t that correct?


12 posted on 08/11/2014 8:33:44 PM PDT by willywill
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To: dennisw

I hope they got the footage.


13 posted on 08/11/2014 8:37:19 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: dennisw

Sweet.


14 posted on 08/11/2014 8:43:20 PM PDT by moovova
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To: denydenydeny

They will also Monitor The Situation


15 posted on 08/11/2014 8:51:09 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: ChildOfThe60s

This is a funny story. Liberal news people go into an area which an app identifies as a bad neighborhood. Their storyline was to be about how they were there, and that it really was not a bad area. But how can they report that, when their experience with crime proved that the app was right about that area.

Poetic justice????


16 posted on 08/11/2014 9:17:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: aquila48

not a chance. born an idiot, in the club for life.


17 posted on 08/11/2014 9:37:38 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas (Wonder if Rush will mention cankles and her rent a dogs first thing?)
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To: Drango

Mine too.


18 posted on 08/11/2014 10:16:01 PM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: dennisw

It would be interesting to find out where the morons of this news crew that got robbed live in the DC metro area. Surely they have to know that some of the parts around DC are “no go zones”? I mean, guys you live in DC and you should know this already. Did you think that these high crime area were a hoax, or what? I don’t live in DC and I know there are places in town that you just do NOT go at certain times or at no times at all.


19 posted on 08/11/2014 11:29:40 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Wonder what ever happened to Microsoft’s ‘Avoid Ghetto’ app?

That one was based on published crime statistics, this new one is based on users own self reported feelings of "sketchiness".

20 posted on 08/12/2014 3:47:42 AM PDT by Salman
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To: MasterGunner01

Washington DCs highest concentration of criminals is at the White House and Capitol Hill


21 posted on 08/12/2014 3:55:41 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Just youths having some fun those pesky Amish boys.


22 posted on 08/12/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT by bikerman (any day above ground is a good day)
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To: dennisw

Sketchy neighborhood means at least 5 blocks either side of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.


23 posted on 08/12/2014 6:27:47 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: dennisw

This is funny, and a learnable moment.

But they will not learn.


24 posted on 08/12/2014 9:15:01 AM PDT by chesley
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To: dennisw
I think of the U.S. government as the world's biggest RICO operations. Unfortunately, the Justice Department is the legal branch of the FedGov mafia.
25 posted on 08/12/2014 9:51:34 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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Washington DCs highest concentration of criminals is at the White House and Capitol Hill

They make the criminals in the hood look like rank amateurs.

26 posted on 08/12/2014 9:53:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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