December 30, 2022

Looting During Deadly Storm

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By Jackson Kincaid

In Brief: 

Across the US, a massive winter storm has waged war and left a swath of damage in its wake. And never one to waste an opportunity, the looters were swift in taking advantage.

The Background: 

In the aftermath of the recent winter storms, while Buffalo, New York police were occupied in search, rescue, and recovery, the looters decided to take advantage and wreak havoc on stores. 

“We’ve been able to throughout the storm transition our patrol officers to get back [to] their patrol efforts while we have our search and rescue recovery teams that are going out and doing the very difficult work of recovering bodies,” Buffalo, NY Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia reported.

And no, it isn’t life-saving supplies they’re taking, according to Mayor Brown. “They’re not looting foods and medicines, they’re just looting items that they want. So these aren’t even people in distress,” the mayor said. “These are people who are taking advantage of a national disaster and the suffering of many in our community to take what they want.”

So far, 8 people have been arrested.

Notable Quotes: 

“I don’t know how these people can even live with themselves, how they can look at themselves in the mirror.” – Buffalo NY Mayor Byron Brown

 

 

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