“Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport,” The New York Post (via officer.com) reports. “This morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets],” said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach. “Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick.” Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers. Cops fanned out yesterday to deal with looters around the city. ‘We will not tolerate these scumbags looting. We will arrest them on sight,’ said a police source.” I’m sure [unarmed] residents feel safer already.

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19 Responses to It Should Have Been A DGU: Looters Hit NYC Edition

  1. There should be one command given to police and National Guard Troops protecting areas that have been evacuated. SHOOT TO KILL LOOTERS.

    • ” I would feel safer with the police on patrol somewhere else and my legal gun in my hand”
      There it is amended and more correct!! Sarc off!!
      Exactly. The way NY’s finest shoot would hope there was a big thick barrier between them and me also!!

  2. If I could just remember what prevented looting in LA’s Little Korea back in ’92. Damn, what was it, again?

  3. In Wisconsin we have the Castle Doctrin. Break in to my home you get capped, and I don’t have to worry about getting raked over the coals for doing it.

  4. Ah, I wondered when the looting reports would come in.

    I like the photo, but I’m not sure a sign like that would work, considering you’re not likely to be home if the whole neighborhood has been evac’d. (I own guns, and I’m not home. Bonus loot for you!)

    Wouldn’t it be nice if residents and business owners were able to protect their own property? Here in the U.S., it’s actually possible. (Oh, wait…)

  5. Guard your home with your firearm, and let the police handle the arrests. That’s a pretty good combo. Police officers will be working long shifts in the aftermath. I know because I’ve been there.

  6. Yeah, if I’m not allowed to defend my home and property without a firearm, I’m not going back until order is restored. I’ll let insurance take care of looter damage. Since I live in a stand your ground state, I kindly suggest looters never try to come to my home unless you want more lead in your diet.

  7. The reason they loot is too lazy to work. Doubt they would put more than a half ass effort into clean up. Looters should be shot on sight

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