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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2012, 10:23:26 AM »
There has been so much going on in NYC with the storm. The evucation of the entire NYU Hospital, the crane collapse 75 stories high, people trapped, record high tide, closing of the entire bus and subway system, closing of all bridges and tunnels, and the twelve buildings burning in Queens etc.

  Quote: "and the twelve buildings burning in Queens".......most of us know now it was more like 100 building burning at Breezy Point in Queens. Somebody told me that the first unit in was Ladder 124 and they that they have several city blocks on fire.

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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2012, 10:23:26 AM »

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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2012, 07:11:36 PM »

Looters target Coney Island after Sandy sweeps through
In broad daylight, thieves stole flat screens from Rent-A-Center. Others swiped top shelf booze from Joann’s Discount Wine and Liquor
By Matthew Lysiak AND Nancy Dillon / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 1:21 PM
Hurricane Sandy:  Coney Island wreckage: Looting.  A level one mobilization was called in Coney Island in regards to looting.
Joe Marino for New York Daily News

Cops responded to reports of looting on Coney Island Wednesday.

A wave a looters followed the Sandy storm surge in Coney Island, creating a double-whammy for business owners trying to pick up the obliterated pieces.
The thieves started down Mermaid Avenue Tuesday morning as the chest-high water receded, turning the seaside community known for its hotdogs and tourist attractions into a lawless free-for-all.
 
"People were running in and out of Rent-A-Center carrying these big flat screens. They were holding on tight," said witness Aisha John, 20. "I couldn't understand how someone could steal a big TV in broad
daylight, but no one cared.”
 
She said people were running out of a nearby Rite Aid with bags of diapers and wipes.
 
"Look, they've been looting our wallets for too long," said a young male who claimed he helped himself to a TV at the Rent-A-Center.
 
“It's about time we start taking this sh—back," the youth, who identified himself as Jesse James, told the Daily News.
 
"It was complete lawlessness,” said Ron Troyano, owner of Joann’s Discount Wine and Liquors on Mermaid Ave.
 
He said looters used tools to bust through his steel security gates around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
 
The thieves then shattered his storefront and helped themselves to thousands of dollars worth of top shelf liquor, he said.
 
"They pried open the gate, broke the glass and went straight for the Hennessy and Grey Goose,” he said.
 
Police got a measure of control around 4 p.m. Tuesday, but two cops positioned outside Joann’s into the night failed to stop more looters from sneaking in through the roof, Troyano told The News.
 
"They broke right in through the roof while the cops were standing outside. It's unbelievable. They were passing bottles down to each other from the roof," he said.
 
Troyano said between the flooding and the plundering, his losses were too high to easily calculate. He said he’s not sure when he’ll reopen.
 
"We are supposed to come together as a community during times of crisis, not pick at each other like vultures," he said. "Next time I'm getting a gun."
 
Looters also hit The Fresh Market five blocks down.
 
"They destroyed everything. They stole anything they could get their hands on. Someone even ran off with the cash register," said employee Fernando Mendoza as he picked up pieces of broken glass Wednesday.
 
"It was a mob of people. Fifty to a hundred. They were just running down the street grabbing anything that wasn't nailed down," he said.
 
"They were literally walking out with shopping carts full of merchandise. They didn't even look worried,” a Rite Aid employee who declined to give her name told The News.
 
They looked like they were casually shopping," she said. "They looked almost happy. I saw an elderly lady walking away with batteries and a bag of Kit Kats.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/looters-target-coney-island-sandy-article-1.1195080#ixzz2Au13EvjV

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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2012, 07:24:05 PM »

Shameless Looters Display Stolen Goods On Twitter

‘Sandy Loot Crew’ plans more heists & violence tonight

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
October 31, 2012

Looters who are taking advantage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy are posting photographs of their stolen goods on Twitter and bragging about how they plan to carry out more thefts and violence.

Shocking images posted to the social networking website depict individuals who appear to be working together boasting about how they have stolen electrical items from both stores and private homes that fell victim to the hurricane.

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The gangs appear to be organizing their looting expeditions under the hashtag #SandyLootCrew.

Other Twitter users attempted to report the looters and some of their accounts were suspended. Members of the hacking group ‘Anonymous’ apparently also got embroiled in an effort to stop the looters.

As we first highlighted on Monday, the looting was planned on Twitter well in advance of the hurricane making landfall. News reports from numerous different areas are now flooding inconfirming that widespread looting is taking place.

Twitter user Kyle Newman took screenshots of some of the tweets where he caught gang members organizing which houses they would loot ahead of the storm.

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Not only are members of the gang bragging about their stolen loot, they are also openly planning violence.

A user named ‘TEVON D’SEAN JACKSON’ tweeted “ALRITE, GOT 20 PIPEBOMBS READY FOR TONITE.. TONITE WE B CHECKIN EMPTY HOSPITALS FOR DEY MEDICAL #+!* #SANDY #SANDYLOOTCREW.”

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Jackson also talked about getting a bigger boat and having already looted 20 Playstation 3′s.

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We will update this page with more screenshots as they come in.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2012, 07:38:34 PM »
Cops with shotguns=justice, vs cops = instant justice. By the way listen to the way and styles of speaking, draw your own conclusions. Most normal people are scared to death what is coming their way, Tevon Jackson well if you had hit my house, your useless, shiftless body would have been impacted by a lot of bullets. In other words your single parent mother, and your lazy, shiftless non-payment of child support father would need a lot of support to bury your useless ass. What you reap you will sow!!
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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2012, 10:34:08 PM »
Hats Off to the gentleman from the hotel who refused to evict evacuated residents from the hotel so those w/reservations could stay there this weekend for the marathon.....eff them & the marathon if they have that much energy to spare they should go to Rockaway & help clean up & bail basements etc. ....................................................                      http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/171675/si-hotel-owner-refuses-to-evict-evacuees-to-honor-marathon-runners--reservations/?ap=1&MP4

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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2012, 10:23:08 AM »
I got back home Wednesday after me, 347, and a few others did more or less 36 hours straight of work. The FDNY handled 22,300 alarms in 48 hours. That's from 0001 Monday to 2359 Tuesday. We got our asses kicked, but good. I'm just hopeful things have started getting back to something close to normal, but it doesn't look like that will happen for a while.
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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2012, 03:02:37 AM »
 FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs
by Michael Patrick Leahy 3 Nov 2012
FEMA's vaunted "lean forward" strategy that called for advanced staging of supplies for emergency distribution failed to live up to its billing in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

In fact, the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.

FEMA only began to solicit bids for vendors to provide bottled water for distribution to Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday, sending out a solicitation request for 2.3 million gallons of bottled water at the FedBizOpps.gov website. Bidding closed at 4:30 pm eastern.

Breitbart News spoke with contracting officer Annette Wright, who said that the winning vendor would be required to deliver the 2.3 million gallons of bottled water to an East Farmingdale, New York distribution center that was listed in the solicitation request by Monday, November 5th. Ms. Wright was unable to say when or how the water would be delivered from the distribution center to needy Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, Staten Island, Long Island, and other boroughs of New York City. Vendors "are currently being evaluated," she said, and when the vendors are announced, they will provide information on how local distribution will occur.

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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2012, 07:19:40 PM »

Looters & the NYPD
Will the NYCLU face reality?

    By HEATHER MAC DONALD
    Last Updated: 11:44 PM, November 4, 2012
    Posted: 11:00 PM, November 4, 2012


The looting that besmirched New York’s otherwise admirable response to Hurricane Sandy carries a lesson for a trio of federal lawsuits now targeted at the NYPD. Let’s hope that the judge overseeing those suits deigns to take judicial notice.

The loathsome behavior of the looters confirms that the Thin Blue Line is in fact a permanently needed barrier between civilization and anarchy.

The looting was concentrated wherever police precincts were evacuated due to flooding, reported The Wall Street Journal, such as on Coney Island, where the entire 60th Precinct was emptied out, and the 100th Precinct in the Rockaways.
Horrible times: A military convoy preparing last Tuesday to cross the Bay Bridge to the Rockaways, where looting added to the post-Sandy woes.
Wayne Carrington
Horrible times: A military convoy preparing last Tuesday to cross the Bay Bridge to the Rockaways, where looting added to the post-Sandy woes.

Commercial victims included a Laundromat, Radio Shack, Brookstone, and a 99-cent store; the pilfered goodies featured the usual essentials of life so favored by ravaging scum — plasma TVs and other electronic gadgets, cutting-edge sneakers, booze, pizza, lottery tickets and cash. The Post reported that thugs were also pretending to be utility workers in order to rob homeowners.

Across the city, burglaries had spiked 7 percent from Monday to Thursday over those days last year — a number likely to rise as evacuees return and tally thefts from their abandoned homes.

We’ve just lived through a demonstration of what happens when the police go away.

This sad evidence deserves notice in the courtroom of federal Judge Shira Scheindlin. That’s where, over the two weeks preceding Sandy’s cataclysmic arrival, the New York Civil Liberties Union and its allies, including attorneys from the elite law firm of Shearman & Sterling, challenged the NYPD’s trespass-affidavit program.

In that program, officers patrol private apartment buildings for trespassers; the advocates claim it results in unconstitutional stops of innocent building residents and their visitors in The Bronx. Hilariously, the NYCLU seeks to appoint itself as overseer of how the department makes trespass stops outside private buildings in The Bronx. Two other pending suits make similar charges against the NYPD in other contexts and seek to radically curtail, if not eliminate entirely, its practice of proactive stops.

Joe Cicciu manages 70 rehabilitated nonprofit residences in the South Bronx, which he helped reclaim from the squalor of the 1970s and the 1980s. “It was the Wild West out there then, shoot or be shot,” he recalls. During the anti-trespass stop trial, he tallied for the court some of the problems which the NYPD’s trespass patrols have alleviated:

* Groups of young men congregating in front of and in his lobbies, where they smoke marijuana and intimidate the lawful, often elderly, residents.

* Urine in public areas.

* Mailboxes vandalized and used to store drugs.

The trespass program has been “absolutely effective” in bringing safety and order to his tenants, he said.

Ciccio told Judge Scheindlin that no one has ever complained to him about officer harassment — a claim that Scheindlin treated with the same contemptuous skepticism that she had directed at top NYPD brass as they outlined to her the department’s assiduous efforts to follow the law.

Ciccio has a warning for the city: “If we let this trespass-affidavit program go, it will get as bad as it was in the 1970s, fast. All the good work that we in the nonprofit world did to revitalize the South Bronx will go down the drain if we let our guard down.”

The NYCLU and other advocates who make a living suing the NYPD would undoubtedly dismiss such sentiments as hyperbole. And it would be nice to believe that 20 years of proactive policing have affected a cultural shift in the city; perhaps people have now internalized a due respect for the law.

In some cases, maybe that’s true. But talk to any police officer or commander, and he’ll confirm Cicciu’s sense of the volcano that still lurks beneath the surface. The department needs to be at the top of its game at every minute, they will say, using every lever in its power in order to maintain the city’s record-breaking, unmatched crime drop. Lose focus for just an instant, and the lawlessness could all come roaring back.

The post-Sandy looters — jumping in as soon as the NYPD retreated — could be the city’s future.

One of the most effective tools that the NYPD has to maintain order is the ability of its officers to lawfully question people engaged in potentially suspicious behavior. As Judge Scheindlin decides whether to grant the NYCLU its desired injunction against the NYPD’s trespass patrol program (and whether to grant even more sweeping relief in the other two anti-stop suits), she should recall the human storm that hit innocents in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods last week.

Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Instiute’s City Journal and the author of “Are Cops Racist?”

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Re: Citywide- Hurricane Sandy Citywide Operations
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2012, 04:04:37 AM »
Better security needed in Staten Island neighborhoods ravaged by Hurricane Sandy
Staten Island Advance Editorial l
on November 07, 2012 at 12:48 PM, updated November 07, 2012 at 2:
The buildings are there, all equipped with the necessary facilities to accommodate numbers of people. Also there is the will of the borough’s leaders to make use of them in this most dire emergency to solve the sudden housing crisis.

Certainly, because of the situation, the need is there, with hundreds and perhaps many more people left by Hurricane Sandy without a safe place to live, especially as more harsh weather approaches.

But there is one critical ingredient missing in the push to utilize vacant facilities to temporarily house all those Staten Islanders run out of their homes by last week’s monster storm: Trust.

All those people could make good use of the former St. Peter’s Girls High School in St. George or Mount Manresa in Fort Wadsworth or Mount Loretto in Pleasant Plains.

Even the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, despite its past as a place where medium-risk criminals were detained for decades, is available since its abandonment by the state Department of Corrections last year.

It even boasts recent, significant infrastructure upgrades and a large kitchen and cafeteria that would serve hundreds of displaced people well for a period of time. All they’d need to do is turn on the juice to power the place again.

But the problem is that as much as Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath brought out an inspiring, heartwarming generosity in so many people here and around the nation, it also brought out the creepy-crawlies.

Staten Island recovering from Hurricane Sandy
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Where most people saw the devastation and the hardship many people in the beachfront neighborhoods were suffering, a number of others saw an opportunity to enrich themselves even at the expense of those whose lives had already been shattered.

As happens after every catastrophe, they’ve been showing up in the hardest-hit areas in this borough like toned-down versions of the walking dead looking for easy pickin’s.

They’ve become so brazen in this primitive, almost post-apocalyptic setting that they’ve taken to walking onto homeowners’ property and into people’s homes even when the homeowners are present. When confronted, they offer some lame excuse.

It’s hard to overstate how despicable they are.

No wonder residents don’t want to leave, even to go to the safety, warmth and light of a temporary shelter.

State Sen. Andrew Lanza said, “We are looking at the inventory of what’s out there throughout the borough We have around 500 people in shelters [now].”

He added, “The big unknown is how many people are remaining in their homes, homes that are essentially uninhabitable, people who, by Friday or next week, when the weather gets colder and the rains come, are going to come to the realization that they can no longer stay where they are.”

He conceded there could be thousands, and said, “We want to be ready for them.”

So getting access to use one or more of these larger buildings suitable for housing many people is critical to that readiness.

Still, while there may be a shift by some storm victims to take officials up on their offer, many people will choose to remain with their damaged and/or dark homes until they feel that it’s safe to leave them unattended, lest the predators inflict further misery on them.

We urge Mr. Lanza, Borough President James Molinaro and other officials wrestling with this housing problem to find a way to restore that trust in our community and bring these suffering folks some peace of mind about the security of their homes.
... ............................ It may not help the housing situation but as far as looters.... "YOU LOOT ..WE SHOOT" ! ...F U M F !


 

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