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Colorado Springs Residents Return Home to Destruction, Looters (24 homes looted)
webpronews.com ^ | 7/2/2012 | Todd Rigney

Posted on 07/02/2012 6:54:54 PM PDT by dragnet2

Colorado Springs residents, many of whom have been away from their homes for several days, were allowed to return to what remained of their houses on Sunday.

The wildfires, which are being called the most destructive of its kind in Colorado history, forced thousands of people to evacuate the city as it blazed a 17,659 acre trail across the state. At last count, 346 homes and communities were laid to waste as a result.

Sadly, sifting through the rubble might be the least of their concerns at the moment. Bears and other wildlife have been spotted in these deserted neighborhoods searching for food.

Unfortunately, opportunistic burglars have been seen in the area as well; two houses were recently looted, bringing the total number to 24.

In order to keep these bandits off the streets and out of people’s homes, the National Guard has been brought in to police the wreckage.

Although some people were allowed to remain in their homes — a large number of which are still without power — the vast majority of folks were only permitted to view their property in order to survey the damage. Once visiting hours were over, they were asked to leave the premises.

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KEYWORDS: colorado; coloradofires; coloradosprings
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To: Balata
Call it what you want.

Once again, not my call. The article called it, "looting", as did other sources.

But feel free to spin this all ya want. Doesn't matter to me.

41 posted on 07/02/2012 11:24:38 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
>" “El Paso County Sheriff's deputies were running speed traps."

Crime doesn't pay. Traffic violators do.

42 posted on 07/02/2012 11:51:41 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: dragnet2

Either way it’s not there property to take . So what’s the big deal ? You know what the poster is trying to say . Looting . Stealing . So what ?

It aint there shit to steal . Better ?


43 posted on 07/03/2012 3:12:59 AM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: rawcatslyentist

Aint ever happened in loosieana I suppose .


44 posted on 07/03/2012 3:28:44 AM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Outrageous if true!!!"

It would be. I was out all week and never saw one. Cannot prove a negative, but I don't believe it.

45 posted on 07/03/2012 4:33:02 AM PDT by jammer
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To: traditional1
Just those Illegals, doing the jobs Americans won't do

That was my first thought, but the ones arrested so far were white meth-heads, a man and a woman.

46 posted on 07/03/2012 4:35:27 AM PDT by jammer
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To: dragnet2

This is why so many people did not leave New Orleans during Katrina. They knew if they left, their big screen televisions and stereos, etc. would be stolen if they weren’t their to protect their government supplied toys.


47 posted on 07/03/2012 5:42:53 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

One of the Kat videos showed a uniformed Popo doing the shopping at a store.


48 posted on 07/03/2012 7:35:19 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Ben Bolt
Either way it’s not there property to take . So what’s the big deal ? You know what the poster is trying to say . Looting . Stealing . So what ?

The poster made a fool out of himself attempting to sugarcoat this looting as he twisted himself into knots, in a Clinton like manner trying to define looting as simple burglary.... lol

BTW, when I see people on here praising law enforcement in an area where dozens of homes were looted...Well lets just say I find that rather suspect.

Ya see this is exactly what local government does now.

Every single time there is an event or incident, the mayor, the sheriff and all their over paid government stooges get up in front of the cameras, sometimes multiple times and pat each other on the back. They tell all how wonderful they all are and how great of job they did. I've seen this *way* too many times. Disgusting does not begin to describe it.

49 posted on 07/03/2012 9:14:33 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: crosshairs
Well I don't deal with massive city killing hurricanes on the west coast, but if one was coming, I'd probably bail out.

But in a fire I don't think I'd ever evacuate. I'd send the women away and stay and try to save the property etc. Government fire departments are spread too thin, so I'd do the job myself. No problemo.

50 posted on 07/03/2012 9:27:09 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I dont know what kind of history you have tied with the poster but I live here and he / she is correct to say that this time they did a kick ass job so yeah they got my props this time . I saw it .

I’m sure there are 100 diffenert ways to call a thief a thief but my world is simple . You jacked my stuff , my kin , my woman , my dog ... shame on ya . Yes it seems odd to say when the homes were stolen from the cops did well but this time they did considering the size and scope of the project at hand .

I dont know how this white trash got in behind the lines . It would be easy to do in the woods , sparse roads , yet I know if I had larceny in my heart it would be a done deal . 5th Grp . taught me how to live .

I assure you the last people in my heart are the FedGov and there useful idiots and even now we have the magic negro here and his bulldyke from Arizona buying votes . I’m with you on that but the locals here and the civil servants did the right thing .


51 posted on 07/03/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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