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Left In The Dark: Copper Thieves Rob Detroit Freeways Of Light
cBS Detroit ^ | 2 Feb 2013

Posted on 02/16/2013 7:57:15 AM PST by shove_it

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - The Michigan Department of Transportation says one-fifth of the lights along freeways in Metro Detroit aren’t working — and copper thieves are mainly to blame. [...] MDOT has identified the area around I-94, east of I-75, as one of the worst hit by thieves. “We are taking measures to try to keep the cabinets safe and secure, but for every move we make, the thieves come up with a counter-move,” said Morosi. [...} And those counter-moves are sometimes deadly. In October, a 34-year-old man was electrocuted at Putnam and Lawton, near I-96, while attempting to steal copper wire from a transformer...

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: thirdworldnews
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Left In The Dark: Copper Thieves Rob Detroit Freeways Of Light


51 posted on 02/16/2013 9:43:43 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: 1rudeboy
It ain’t Middle Easterners stealing the copper.

Let me guess, the Amish are sneaking up from NE Indiana?

52 posted on 02/16/2013 9:48:31 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Boblo Island = Bois Blanc Island
/factoid
53 posted on 02/16/2013 9:51:46 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: shove_it

If the thieves are stealing all the copper, how are all the inhabitants going to plug in their electric cars and get to work? ..... /s/


54 posted on 02/16/2013 9:59:29 AM PST by Gritty (The 2nd Amendment protects the right to shoot tyrants effectively, not deer-Judge A. Napolitano)
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To: MinuteGal

OUCH! You should be punalized for that little set of responses. Kind of makes me wonder if they played that Debbie Boone hit at his funeral. “You Light Up My Life”. Or maybe “I’m Burnin’, I’m Burnin’, I’m Burnin’ For You”. Did he have a flare for this kind of thing? Smoke em if you got em. Hey buddy, got a light?

Okay, I’ll stop now.


55 posted on 02/16/2013 10:00:15 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: rktman

Righto. I suspect it’s the final departures extinguishing the lights on their way out.


56 posted on 02/16/2013 10:36:52 AM PST by DPMD
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

It should be “Detriot”.


57 posted on 02/16/2013 11:05:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MinuteGal
He was also delighted for a few seconds. Wonder if he drove a volts-wagon to the crime scene.

I have no idea watt you're talking about.

58 posted on 02/16/2013 11:07:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
"I have no idea watt you're talking about"

Wattsa matter.....you didn't even get a charge out of it?

Leni

59 posted on 02/16/2013 11:20:55 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: rktman

We must put an end to all this electrical violence.
**********
Yes, electricity has been shown to have lethal side effects so it needs to be regulated and its use will henceforth have to be licensed by the city. This will entail setting up another bureaucracy to issue licenses and conduct inspections of all household wiring to ensure the proper use of electrical devices. And these “services” will necessitate annual licensing fees that have to be renewed each year. /sarc


60 posted on 02/16/2013 11:35:54 AM PST by Starboard
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To: shove_it
We are in the middle of a conquest by people from the Third World. A conquest usually means those who are governing during the conquest can no longer protect those who founded and developed the nation and its wealth. Indeed, those who are in positions of authority, towards the end, often favor and assist the invaders; and those portions of the resident demographic who are assisting the invaders.

The above observations apply to the Michigan area today. For those who are watching the invaders and their helpers and wonder what is happening, their actions are called a SACK! A good summary as to what is a sack, and what will become worse, in Michigan, and elsewhere will be found in Gibbon's description as to what was happening in Italy during the period 370 to 425 A.D.

61 posted on 02/16/2013 12:01:54 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: shove_it
Oh! By the way the same SACK is taking place in California as in Michigan. The San Joaquin Valley of California is being systematically sacked of copper and farm equipment.

The invaders and their helpers in the California State Legislature have virtually destroyed the San Joaquin valley. That valley was once one of the wealthiest agricultural areas IN THE WORLD. Current Legislative policies towards that valley are designed to transfer the property from the former owners to the invaders.

62 posted on 02/16/2013 12:10:32 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: shove_it
I’ve been told that many of the new small businesses in Dearborn are owned by Christians who escaped persecution in their native ME lands

Dearborn????.......LOL!

They're properly called Chaldeans or more precise, "Baghdad Christians" since they originate from Iraq and they own virtually every party store, gas station and small supermarkets in the city of Detroit at risk of life and limb I might add.

Expand outward into the suburbs, east, west, north and south and you will find the Chaldeans also own all the party stores and gas stations in those areas also (probably all of S.E. Michigan).I have no problem with them only because they work their asses off in their business and their whole families are involved.

They're not overly friendly unless you get to know them as I have done with my local BP that I've been buying my gas from for the past 11 years. I know the owner, his wife and all his kids and they all say HI when I come in. The owner "Brian" is active in his church and almost every weekend during the summer he is allowing some group of kids or teenagers to conduct a car wash at his station.

It irks me to no end to hear these people ignorantly and unfairly lumped in with the actual "Muslims" that populate the Detroit and Dearborn areas.

I play softball with a Chaldean who I once asked what exactly a Chaldean was and what is their affiliation to Muslims. He told me about them being from Baghdad and their absolute hatred towards muslims.........

Moral of story, just because they're from the Middle East doesn't mean they're muslim.........

63 posted on 02/16/2013 1:54:22 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
The above observations apply to the Michigan area today

Since you don't actually live here, I'd like to know exactly what YOUR observations of the Michigan area today really are and where you got your information from.

Let me ask you this, have YOU ever actually been to Michigan and spent some time here? Or are you just feeding off the other anti-muslim crap that has been thrown on our state?

64 posted on 02/16/2013 2:21:17 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Thanks for the info update. I grew up in Detroit in the 1940-50s - Mackenzie HS class of ‘57 and WSU class of ‘66 after Army duty. It was a wonderful place to live in those days. I left the Detroit area in 1972 and have returned only for funerals. I knew Orvie Hubbard’s Dearborn - his statue still stands in front of city hall, I’m told.

Cheers,
Otter


65 posted on 02/16/2013 2:42:39 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yes I have really been to Michigan. However, that is not the point. Do you say that the report of copper theft stated in the article is not true?


66 posted on 02/16/2013 4:08:41 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yes I have really been to Michigan. However, that is not the point. Do you say that the report of copper theft stated in the article is not true?


67 posted on 02/16/2013 4:09:38 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Imagine what the thieves could do if they put that much effort into something legitimate.

It’s laughable at times. When I lived downtown Atl.
a contractor doing renovations had a trailor box with
eight big padlocks on the doors. Thieves tried all
night to break in, and managed to bust seven of the
locks but ran out of time in the morning...bet they
were tired too.


68 posted on 02/16/2013 4:20:36 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
However, that is not the point. Do you say that the report of copper theft stated in the article is not true?

My comment to you was in direct response to yours. It is the point since not one of your posts on this thread actually deals with the copper theft.

You've been around here long enough to know that THREAD HIJACKING is a breach of etiquette so maybe you should knock it off, eh?

69 posted on 02/16/2013 5:07:38 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Ah not answering the question posed: “Was the article regarding copper theft not true?” Then a direct attack on me personally not the truth of the statements. Those are usually leftist techniques.


70 posted on 02/16/2013 6:39:54 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: shove_it
They are just following instructions:

"Will the last person leaving Detroit please turn out the lights?"

71 posted on 02/17/2013 1:20:39 AM PST by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

That sums it up nicely.


72 posted on 02/17/2013 8:16:11 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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