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Outage Fails to Generate Crime Spree (Actual Title! CNN)
CNN ^ | Aug 15 2003

Posted on 08/15/2003 9:26:23 AM PDT by Guillermo

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:58 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

In New York -- which has reported about 70,000 violent crimes a year since 1998 -- police reported four burglaries in the entire city overnight, and said they had made arrests in all four.

Three deaths overall have been reported that were tied to the outage.


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TOPICS: Canada; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2003blackout; antiamerican; antibush; barfalert; blackout; blackout2003; blameamericafirst; bushbashing; cablenewsnetwork; chickennoodlenews; clymer; clymers; cnn; cnnschadenfreude; crime; dncisdoomed; dnctalkingpoints; doublestanard; dummycrap; dummycrats; fifthcolumn; fifthcolumnists; hateamericafirst; liberalelite; looting; mediabias; nateringnabobs; negativity; nyc; poweroutage; prorioting; riot; rioting; riots; schadenfreude; sedition; traitors; whossidearetheyon
How sad that no crime spree occurred!
1 posted on 08/15/2003 9:26:24 AM PDT by Guillermo
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To: Guillermo
No film at eleven!
2 posted on 08/15/2003 9:27:42 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Our government is either with us or against us.)
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To: Guillermo
How sad that no crime spree occurred!

Blame it on Bush!

3 posted on 08/15/2003 9:28:18 AM PDT by willieroe
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To: Guillermo
Yeh. One has to go all the way to Toronto to find much looting.

At least 1 looter was arrested in Brooklyn last nite, per FoxNews. lol.
4 posted on 08/15/2003 9:29:17 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Guillermo
However, in Canada, officials reported a number of thefts and looting.

"There is serious looting going on" in parts of Ottawa, said Ottawa police chief Vince Bevan, adding there have been reports of break-ins, smashed windows and theft in the nation's capital.

Lol thats great the country with the second amendment has lees violent crime in a balckout...

5 posted on 08/15/2003 9:29:34 AM PDT by N3WBI3
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
While several European (and NBC) media outlets are screaming how "chaos" has descended upon the eastern US.
6 posted on 08/15/2003 9:29:44 AM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel!)
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To: N3WBI3
I thought those High Minded Canadians were so much more Civilized than us stupid Flag Waving 'Mercuns.
7 posted on 08/15/2003 9:31:12 AM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel!)
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To: Guillermo
Dang it. No new TV set.
8 posted on 08/15/2003 9:32:08 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Guillermo
Gee aren't the euros supposed to be good at geography?

It's only Canada that's in chaos.
9 posted on 08/15/2003 9:32:34 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Our government is either with us or against us.)
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To: Guillermo
screaming how "chaos" has descended upon the eastern US.

Well they are right. Lots of people now have a three day weekend and the NYC beaches are closed and many have no way to get down to the Jersey shore beaches! ;-)

10 posted on 08/15/2003 9:32:59 AM PDT by StriperSniper (Make South Korea an island)
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To: Guillermo
Now CNN will have to destroy all those articles that they were set to release on how the MASSIVE CRIME SPREE was somehow the fault of George Bush.

I am sure they had stories ready to go on how the blackout hurt children and minorities more than whites, how the Patriot act caused Ashcroft to target Muslims by trapping them in the subways, how Bush's neglect of the national power infrastructure will ultimatly kill the Spotted Owl and hurt Salmon breeding, and how Donald Rumsfeld issued an order that resulted in the homes of White soldiers got their power turned on before those of Black soldiers.

Poor CNN.
11 posted on 08/15/2003 9:33:15 AM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Guillermo
Lib 'RATs are deeply saddened.
12 posted on 08/15/2003 9:34:11 AM PDT by Noumenon (Crush the Left, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of the metrosexuals.)
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To: Billthedrill
I was hoping someone might snag me a Tivo. When you cant trust the hoodlums, who can you trust?
13 posted on 08/15/2003 9:34:29 AM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: StriperSniper
The only chaos that is probably happening (Canada notwithstanding) is among NYC FReepers!

They're probably going through some serious withdrawl.
14 posted on 08/15/2003 9:35:03 AM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel!)
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To: Guillermo
My withdrawl ended shortly after 8:30 PM last night.
Blackout lasted only 4 hours in parts of NYC.
15 posted on 08/15/2003 9:37:46 AM PDT by John Beresford Tipton
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To: Guillermo
I'm right across the river and I was pretty upset that I couldn't follow the situation here last night(at least my power came back by about 8:30pm). So, what did I do, went fishing. ;-)
16 posted on 08/15/2003 9:38:29 AM PDT by StriperSniper (Make South Korea an island)
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To: Guillermo
I've put up several posts since my lights went on last night and I've stated one thing; all CNN tried to do last night, especially wolf blitzer, was create hysteria in their yellow journalism reporting. All night blitzer kept asking people, "how does this compare to 9-11?"
17 posted on 08/15/2003 9:40:01 AM PDT by God luvs America
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To: Guillermo
The New York Times will probably report this as:

Energy Policy Causes Millions To Miss Opportunities

Bush Blamed For Power Failure; Women, Minorities Hardest Hit


18 posted on 08/15/2003 9:40:58 AM PDT by kevkrom (This tag line for rent)
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To: Guillermo
Meanwhile, for the looters in the House and Senate, it was business as usual.
19 posted on 08/15/2003 9:41:30 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Guillermo
Sorry, man. It was just too hot to pillage yesterday. Maybe next time, 'kay?
20 posted on 08/15/2003 9:52:27 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: Guillermo
Calls came in for some 3,000 incidents of fire, he said, many from people using candles.

I guess we moderns have lost the knack for handling the open flame.

21 posted on 08/15/2003 10:00:42 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Guillermo
And they wonder why tv viewership is in the dumps.

22 posted on 08/15/2003 10:00:59 AM PDT by OpusatFR (being bottom heavy keeps you bobbing on the water, not under it.)
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To: Guillermo
A street cop was just interviewed on FoxNews. He said the crime rate yesterday at the ferry boardings area was actually LOWER THAN NORMAL. That is good news, except for the liberal media.
23 posted on 08/15/2003 10:21:59 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Guillermo
I think Americans have mature after 9/11, every other blackout we had, we looted. I am surprised how determined we were this time. I think this is a measure of our resolved.
24 posted on 08/15/2003 10:22:49 AM PDT by BushCountry (To the last, I will grapple with Democrats. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at Liberals.)
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To: BushCountry
Aye, it's brought a sense of community to even the largest of cities- New York. I think back on 9/11 and its aftermath and some of the stories of a sudden "genteelness" among the citizens of NYC. People were suddenly more polite, more accommodating, more willing to work together. This sort of camaraderie can only usually be found in tight knit teams- sports teams, combat units in a warzone etc. Americans have perhaps discovered that no matter what happens and no matter what our differences, skin colour, religion, politics- we are truly one nation and we are in this thing together one and all.
25 posted on 08/15/2003 10:54:51 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Guillermo
Well, after all, we're genteel folks here; not like those animals up in Canada.
26 posted on 08/15/2003 12:09:38 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Let's say it together....

"Awwwwwwwwww....."

Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

27 posted on 08/15/2003 12:10:39 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Guillermo
This partly has to do with 9/11 I'm sure. Even the criminals were cowed by the possibility that this was terrorism, and people just don't take crap lying down anymore.
28 posted on 08/15/2003 12:35:32 PM PDT by PianoMan (Ignore anything I post after midnight)
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29 posted on 08/15/2003 12:36:35 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: N3WBI3
Lol thats great the country with the second amendment has lees violent crime in a balckout...

Second Amendment is effectively not valid in New York City. Although they do have plenty of guns, owned by both criminals and otherwise law abiding folks.

If the two New York senators, both from the NYC area, IIRC, had their way, the Second Amendment wouldn't be valide anywhere.

30 posted on 08/15/2003 12:37:03 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: God luvs America
..."how does this compare to 9-11?"...

This was an electricity outage and 9-11 was a murderous spree by Islamo-fascists. Understand that Blitz?
31 posted on 08/15/2003 12:41:51 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...
Oh, what the hell. This deserves a Schadenfreude ping too. Apologies to those on the MMS list that are getting pinged twice (I usually combine both ping lists in one post when the thread deserves it.)


Schadenfreude

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32 posted on 08/15/2003 12:47:24 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Guillermo
CNN and DNC huddle to plan their next move in the aftermath.
34 posted on 08/15/2003 2:09:14 PM PDT by .cnI redruM ("My Glass is Gettin' Shorter, On Some WHiskey and Some Water" - AC/DC)
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To: .cnI redruM
Have to scrap the headlines:

BUSH ENERGY POLICY LEADS TO BLACKOUT:
BUSH ECONOMY INCREASES NUMBER OF LOOTERS IN NYC
35 posted on 08/15/2003 3:07:38 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Guillermo
For all the Liberals: Now all these people that had too sleep on the sidewalks know how it feels too be homeless!!
36 posted on 08/15/2003 3:14:04 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Guillermo
More proof that New York's tough gun-control laws really work!!! WHOO-HOO!!



It's Not Just A Gun...

It's My "HOMELAND DEFENSE RIFLE"!!
37 posted on 08/15/2003 4:00:39 PM PDT by The_Macallan
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To: Timesink
bttt
38 posted on 08/15/2003 6:48:34 PM PDT by lainde
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To: Guillermo
bump
39 posted on 08/15/2003 8:26:17 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: mhking
You know, I was looking foward to getting a new TV, CD player, maybe a new gun or two; but noooo!!!

There was no looting in Warren MI, or in Detroit. I am depressed!!
Also is my father and The in-laws!! LOL!!!


40 posted on 08/16/2003 9:28:04 AM PDT by Springman (No Kobe, none of the time.)
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To: Guillermo
Media sedition continues. They've made it perfectly clear that they are not on "America's" side (at least when it is a Republican running America).
41 posted on 08/16/2003 12:23:12 PM PDT by weegee
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