Looters target Coney Island after Sandy sweeps through
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. NY Daily News
OK, I can understand the diapers and wipes, I can understand food and water and if I were there in a Law Enforcement capacity and I knew that the people were hungry I would either turn a blind eye or I would help them get the food they needed to survive or the supplies they needed to save a baby or keep a baby healthy.
If I caught someone looting electronics stores, appliance stores, name brand athletic shoe stores and like I would hope that we had a standing order to shoot on sight!
Here are a few pics of looters, one from Hurricane Sandy and three from New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. Do you notice ANY similarities or commonalities?
Go ahead, call me a racist for pointing out the TRUTH, the obvious TRUTH!