Hurricane Sandy Looting, Fights Plague South Brooklyn

Andy Campbell, Huffington Post, October 31, 2012

Water that had risen six feet high hadn’t completely drained away from the streets of Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., yet looters had already rifled through the remains of vulnerable shops on Mermaid Avenue.

At about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, workers arrived at Mega Aid Pharmacy to find that not only had Hurricane Sandy obliterated the building’s interior the night before, but thieves had broken in and gone through more than 10,000 pharmaceutical items. Most of the stolen goods were prescription meds.

“The water went away and these people started walking down the streets and just robbed stores,” a frustrated worker at the pharmacy, who wished to remain anonymous, told HuffPost Crime.


Their story was just one of many on Mermaid Avenue, one of only a few streets in Coney Island on Tuesday teeming with people—and officers. Locals said that the police presence in the neighborhood came after looters stole from banks, pharmacies and other shops with valuables.


Solid numbers aren’t yet available for New York City crimes connected to the superstorm. The 60th Precinct, which covers Coney Island, was evacuated and subsequently flooded on Monday night. {snip}


Nearby, at a city housing project called Ocean Towers, a fight broke out in front of reporters and cops. Two women threw haymakers at one another as residents—all still without power—stared and yelled from their windows. Other people threw unidentified objects from their windows at officers, who swarmed in to break up the fistfight.


[Editor’s Note: A photo gallery with images of the looting and destruction is available at the original article link below.]


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  • Puggg

    A sneak peek of the day when the EBT stops working.

    • Enrichment Zone Warning

      William Benjamin Smith, THE COLOR LINE: A BRIEF IN BEHALF OF THE UNBORN, 1905:

      Now can all this be accidental? Has it just happened that, in all quarters of the world and under all climatic and topographic conditions, East and West, North and South, beneath the tropics and within the frozen circles, by the sea and amid the mountains, in snow, in sand, in forest—that everywhere and everywhen the Caucasian has manifested the same all-conquering, overmastering qualities—not always good or kind or just, but always strong, always striving, always victorious? And that never, and nowhere, and under no circumstances, has the Black man displayed any such capacities as could bring him for a moment into consideration as the White man’s equal? We answer, there can be no possibility of mistake. The achievement of the race, its total history both in time and in space, is the best possible index to its powers and potencies. Against this witness of history, even if other indications did plead, they would plead in vain. Even were the brain of the Negro as large as an elephant’s, it would matter not. Says Hegel, “Nations are what their deeds are;” and with greater justice we may affirm that the race is what its life is and has been.

  • Where’s Paul Kersey when you need him?? BTW liberals, Welcome to Thunderdome!!

    •  Paul Kersey is busy running things over at Stuff Black People Don’t Like

      • SintiriNikos

         I think he means the Death Wish guy

        • US_Eurolad

          LOL! I never realized Charles Bronson was named Paul Kersey in that movie. I wonder if SBPDL Paul Kersey is aware of this happy coincdence in nomencalture.

          • SBPDL Paul Kersey has admitted that Paul Kersey is a pen name inspired by the “Death Wish” character. Even if he did not, it was easy to figure out because SBPDL Paul Kersey is a fan of popular culture and devotes some of his posts to racial analysis of it. It isn’t hard to deduce that he has watched “Death Wish.”

  • libertarian1234

    “The water went away and these people started walking down the streets and just robbed stores,” said a frustrated worker at the pharmacy…….”

    According to many tweets and some witnesses, there were a lot of thefts going on before the storm moved out of the area. 

    And, of course, the robberies and assaults appear to have continued on with only a slight interruption, as expected.

    My first reaction is to think that the situation isn’t going to get out of hand like Katrina, but when it comes to black crime and chaos I’m reluctant to think positively about anything they could be involved with.

  • Enrichment Zone Warning

    Just wait a few days and if the services aren’t back up, look for some long lost “local control” of looting to revive its ancient justice.

  • Barrack Osama

    “Two women threw haymakers at one another”

    Can you imagine white women acting this way? Even the unfortunate wigger girls I’ve known since high school would never stoop that low. There really are fundamental differences in temperament between these species of human.

    • Bad_Mr_Frosty

      I’ve seen plenty of White women throw-downs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a White woman throw a punch. It’s always slapping, scratching, and hair pulling.

    • HighandMighty

      Why would the Cops want to get in the middle of that and break it up? That’s just life in the Projects.

  • Give it a few weeks or so. Remember after Katrina, bodies were turning up for a long time that had not drowned, but had been shot, stabbed, or otherwise murdered. The natives settling old scores and grudges, knowing full well that for all intents and purposes, they had no chance of getting caught. By the time they were found, most were so decomposed, it was hard enough to determine male or female. I’m picturing the same in some of the harder hit, ….uh… tribal areas.Maybe not on the same scale as NOLA, but I won’t be surprised.

  • C_C_Conrad

    As I read this article I couldn’t help but think of all of those BIG banks, BIG insurance companies, BIG retail outlets.  And all of those nice white business owners that like to bad mouth pro-white groups, and say that the ONLY color they see is green. You know, the ones that constantly cater to blacks and eagerly support white genocide.  It looks like the chickens (did I say chickens?) are coming home to roost, AGAIN.  
    www. jackswar. com

    • ProudWhite

      They will never learn. Besides they will collect insurance on it, then you and I will pay for it with higher insurance premiums on our home owners and other insurance policies.

  • potato78

    According to Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, all countries move thru a 5-phase cycle:

    Stage 1: countries are poor and think they are poor.

    Stage 2: countries are getting rich quickly but still think they are poor.

    Stage 3: countries are rich and think of themselves as rich.

    Stage 4: countries become poorer and still think of themselves are rich.

    Stage 5: countries go thru deleveraging and relative decline, which they are slow to accept.

    US went thru stage 4 in the preceding decades and is currently in stage 5. What’s next? Stage 1 all over again?

    • JohnEngelman

      During the 1960s and early 1970s it was fashionable in the United States to think that the old limitations no longer applied, and that problems which had always existed were about to be solved.
      Many young people thought the future would be like a giant Woodstock festival going on forever. There would be plenty of good vibes, good smoke, and good sex. No one would need to do any work. 
      I knew that era was over during the spring of 1974 when I attended a high school graduation ceremony. A woman gave a speech in which she said, “Our society is at a low position of morale and self-confidence. Jobs are short, and living is expensive, and there is no one who can say that you are living on the dawn of a new age of human fulfillment.” 
      That really struck me, because until fairly recently “the dawn of a new age of human fulfillment,” was what many of us felt we were living in. The inflationary recession of 1974 brought us back to reality. 

      • Sherman_McCoy

        Yes, I am reminded that LBJ was able to break the rules and have both “guns AND butter” with the assistance of the Federal Reserve System.  Those recessions in the early 70’s were the result.

        The Great (hidden) Depression of the 21 Century has been going on for a while now, and should soon not be able to be hidden any longer.

        And the fools think that either Romney or Obama is going to be able to repair the situation.

        It’s a Business Cycle, folks.  Get over to the von Mises Institute and wake up!

        • JohnEngelman

          The inflationary recession of 1974 was caused by the OPEC Oil Boycott that followed the Yom Kipper War of 1973. The inflation of 1979-80 was caused by additional increases in the price of oil which followed the Iranian Revolution of 1979. 
          Republicans preferred to blame, and still prefer to blame, Keynesian economic policies, because they have never liked them. The real cause of the stagflation of the 1970s was increases in the price of petroleum. Republicans do not want to believe that because they do not want to believe that foreigners they dislike have considerable control over the U.S. economy, and they do not want to believe that America’s dependence on automobile transportation is a national problem.
          What answers does the von Mises Institute have?

          • Sherman_McCoy

            Fair enough, but we Libertarian types dislike Keynesianism as well.   I see it as being inline with the ideas that we’d have unlimited prosperity.  Printing our way to prosperity, I guess you might say.  AS far as answers go, 

          • JohnEngelman

            Before John Maynard Keynes classical economists argued that the business cycle had a natural equilibrium. When employees could not find jobs they would reduce what they were willing to work for. When manufacturers could not sell their produce they would cut prices.
            The insight of John Maynard Keynes was that these processes cancelled each other out. When employees agreed to work for less, and manufacturers cut prices, employees would still not be able to afford to buy very much. Demand would stabilize at an artificially low level unless the government increased the buying power of employees through minimum wage laws, strengthening labor unions, and direct hiring.
            Currently corporations are flush with money. They are not hiring because people are not buying. People are not buying because they are unemployed, under employed, or fear losing their jobs. 
            Under the circumstances cutting taxes for the rich is like pushing on  a string. Rich people do not hire people when they have more money. They hire people when they have more customers, even if they have to borrow money to do it.     

          • k8

             Keynesian economics have never worked even once, even though we’ve been going at it for a century now. I don’t know why people still think that if we increase the scale of the government involvement, that it could still work. Look up Thomas Sowell and what he has to say about the subject.

          • JohnEngelman

            Like other economists on the right, Thomas Sowell lacks the integrity to acknowledge the leading role Ronald Reagan played in the tripling of the national debt that occurred during his administration. Somehow he fails to understand why reducing the top tax rate from 70 to 28 percent while nearly doubling defense spending did not balance the budget like Ronald Reagan said it would during his 1980 presidential campaign. 

            Leading up the the Great Depression economic downturns had become increasingly destructive. Keynesian economic policies got us out of the Great Depression, and moderated subsequent recessions until Ronald Reagan began to repeal these policies. The result has been the recession of 1982 when unemployment reached 10.7 percent, and the current Great Recession, when unemployment reached 10.1 percent.

          • I admit I don’t have an extensive knowledge of economics, but over the years I’ve come to the conclusion- it’s not an exact science at all. This is a body of knowledge like ethnology, psychology or sociology where particular insights may indeed be true and verifiable, but “big syntheses” & general theories are somehow contrived.

            Someone said: economics is political philosophy plus some mathematics to give it respectability. Maybe because of too many variables that one cannot define- nor even know of its existence.

            How can any theory pretend to be “scientific” in case when Dow Jones varies due to media hoopla over the information that POTUS has received BJ from an intern ?

          • Economics is a social science, which tries to answer the fundamental question using a lot of mathematics this question:  How do people, groups, institutions and societies reconcile the unlimited desires of human beings into limited resources?

            Economics isn’t a pure exact science in terms of two atoms hydrogen and one atom oxygen at sea level between 32 and 212 degrees will be drinkable water.  But it’s still very useful and necessary.

          • JohnEngelman

            Economists cannot prove their theories the way chemists and physicists can with controlled, repeatable experiments. We cannot go back in time, choose a different policy, and measure different results.
            I addition, any economic policy, and any change in economic policy will benefit some people at the expense of others. An economist who likes employees will see data somewhat differently than one who likes employers and investors. 
            Nevertheless, facts and logical reasoning matter. An economic theory based on factual assertions that are not true, or one that arrives at conclusions using fallacious logic deserves to be exposed and rejected. 

          • JE & QD

            I know all that, but you just restated what I said. To put it simply- in some socio-economic situation, an informed economist may focus on: external debt, growth, unemployment, technological innovation, military budget cuts, welfare, tariffs, taxes on XYZ, education spending & quality, … If you operate with 20-say- variables, you’ll get increase in some areas & decrease in another fields.

            In short, there are no recipes for optimal policy both for country as a whole and for some selected groups, for instance ethnic/racial subgroups. Or, it may be short-term, but it’s dubious it will last. IMO, what matters most in economics is NOT reducible to a few particular measures, but what political philosophy you follow & try to implement.

      • FourFooted_Messiah

         I guess the hippies thought robots were around the corner.

        Work always needs to be done, in whatever form it appears, if you want to better your position.  Even non-humans “work” for a living (foraging, hunting, digging dens, building dams, etc).  While I’m out of the paid-job rat-race, I still do “work” to keep my place clean, and my family (a man and a cat) fed, happy, and comfortable.

        Even once we DO have robots, someone will still  need to maintain the buggers.

        All hail to maintenence men.  They’re much more important than bankers and other white-collar trash.

        • kenny0311

          Robert Helene the sci-fi writer said it best..
          Kill all the lawyers and politicians and society’s better off
          Kill all the engenares and mechenics and society dies    

          • skara_brae

            Take away computer keyboards from people who can’t spell and readers will be better off.

        • Net_Drifter

          Some are stuffed full of knowledge but never accomplish anything concrete and lasting.

  • libertarian1234

    “I keep a month’s worth of drinking water for us in the basement, and three month’s worth of dry non-perishable food. Anybody can do this.”
    Yes,  that’s really a very wise thing to do.  I agree that it’s no big deal to “stock up.”
    Many people in my area buy a few extra items every time they shop, then place them behind older items and that way they’re used long before the “Best By” date or they store them in a separate location, swapping them out from time to time.

    My wife and I went through all our canned food items the other day, plus the dry pasta, setting aside dates nearing expiration, boxed them up in cardboard boxes and took them to a food center and dropped them off.   They’ll take even those beyond the “Best Buy” date since….as I understand it….the food loses a bit of nutritional value, but is still good.
    For those wishing to store on a longer basis in greater quantities, there are mylar bags, silica gel and oxygen absorbers, and 5 gallon pails,  advertised all over the net.  The less expensive ordinary plastic pail can be used if the food is wrapped and sealed in mylar bags.
    For those interested, the following site is maintained by……..James Wesley Rawles…… author of the popular books Founders,  Patriots,  plus others:

    The site has about all the information people need who are interested in learning more about self-sufficiency and being prepared.

    • dukem1

       Goodness!!!Don’t forget ammo!!!

      • Beloved Comrade

        Your government certainly hasn’t forgotten the ammo!!!

        The Department of Homeland Security recently purchased 450 million hollow-point bullets.  Not wanting to be left out, the FBI, Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have also put in unusually large orders for ammo.

        One guess as to whom the target will be.(hint:  It won’t be black looters)

  • Surprising that the Huffandpuffington Post reported on this urban crime wave, which we all knew would follow Sandy’s blast, even as the night the day. But I notice that they were very, very careful not to identify any of the thugs by race. Of course, the photos sort of gave the game away, didn’t they?

  • APaige

    In the U.S, if you want to see how much of a  third world nation we have become-just add water.

    • SLCain

      That’s good.  Please allow me to paraphrase:

      America brand Instant Third World Nation: just add water.

  • JohnEngelman

    Civilization civilizes. The criminal justice system of a civilized nation removes those with criminal inclinations from the gene pool. That is why there is a strong correlation between the rate of violent crime in a country and the racial composition of that country. 
    Over a period of many centuries and several thousand years the criminal justice systems of Oriental and white countries prevented dangerous Orientals and whites from reproducing by executing many, and sentencing the rest to long prison sentences where they could not spread their bad genes.

  • bluffcreek1967

    That’s true. The news even reported many Japanese returning loads of cash from destroyed banks to the authorities. In fact, many millions had been turned in. This would NEVER happen in a city or country with a large Black or Hispanic population. They have no such honor as do the Japanese.

    • that’s because the Japanese are Japanese..  for some reason Jews are allowed to act this way in American but white non-Jews are called racist if they don’t let their communities run down into a crap melting pot.

  • Just wait until Nov. 7th, the lights won’t even have to go out. It’s gonna be hell on earth in the northeast and pretty close to it in many other major metro areas.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Great article & pix from infowars:

    Shameless Looters Display Stolen Goods On Twitter

    These amoral scumbags think they are entitled to loot.

    At least 13 suspected thieves have been arrested shot on sight since Hurricane Sandy struck.



    • JohnEngelman

      Why am I not surprised by the race of the looters? 

  •  Africans don’t have the instinct to band together in emergencies.  They have the instinct to loot.  It’s because they’re sun people and we’re ice people.  This is just one way in which Africans are completely different from us, and don’t belong in our communities.

  • JohnEngelman

    Jared Taylor’s article “Africa in our Midst” describes a similar situation following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
    Reading what he writes is as startling as listening to the boy shout, “The Emperor Has No Clothes!” For many years we have been hearing lies and even repeating them, so it is almost frightening to encounter someone who tells truths all of us have privately known to be true. 

  • ImTellinYa

     Lively, vibrant, diverse Blacks and Hispanics showing moxy and initiative. Thank God the country has been saved by these dynamic self starters. If we were still 90 percent White things would be so boring, and there would be nothing cool to eat and stuff. I can’t wait for these noble savages to be the staff of the government run health care bureaucracy.

  • Ulick

    “Nearby, at a city housing project called Ocean Towers, a fight broke out in front of reporters and cops. Two women threw haymakers at one another as residents—all still without power—stared and yelled from their windows. Other people threw unidentified objects from their windows at officers, who swarmed in to break up the fistfight.”

    It’s like a scene at a kennel.  One dog starts barking so all the other dogs start barking.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Not to quibble, but isn’t it more like the monkey house at the zoo, where if one starts flinging excrement, (er, unidentified objects), the others join in?  

  • The face of negrosim.

    • Enrichment Zone Warning

      Even when blacks aren’t looting directly, they are looting anyway. It’s in their African genes, so we must “understand” their difficulty in adjusting to the White man’s laws against theft, no matter how “regrettable”.
      Here’s how they loot college budgets when the lights are on:
      Race, Religion and the American Project
      Watch video of Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and the Graduate Chair of Religion, University of Pennsylvania, for the second Cole Lecture when she expands on the way different communities have used the founders and their documents to open up religious and civic opportunities for all. The presentation is part of the Divinity School’s 2012 Cole Lectures.
      While white right-wing Christians have used the founders and their writings to revise the history of America, immigrants and people of color also have called upon these documents to advance call for civil and equal rights. How have the same documents used to exclude others been used as a tool to push forward equality, religious, and civil rights by communities not considered by the framers?
      Philanthropist Edmund W. Cole, president of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad and treasurer of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, endowed the annual Cole Lecture Series in 1892 “for the defense and advocacy of the Christian religion.” Cole’s gift provided for the first sustained lectureship in the history of Vanderbilt University.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

     Aye, I still do that, even though I live in a city now.  But the habit was picked up from living on a 40-acre hay farm, where it was common to be literally snowed-in during the winter.

    And my sympathies towards the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  I haven’t seen any appeals to me for financial support yet. But I’m not sure if I will simply because the victims are Americans, and not Africans, Haitians, or Pakistanis.

  • JohnEngelman

    My heart also goes out to the victims of black looters during the 1960s, the Rodney King riots of 1992, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the Hurricane Sandy. Many of those victims were black. 

  • I should have known that there would looting by Bantus in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I was surprised – somewhat – that the “mainstream media” would not report one iota about any looting. Not after what happened in New Orleans in 2005.

    It’s easier for the mainstream media to show pictures of flooded streets, or cars underwater, than it is showing Bantu’s looting some bodega, or “Jake’s Liquors”. Then I came to the realization why.

    The presidential election is less than a week away. If the media showed film of Bantus looting stores, it might change some people’s votes AWAY from Obama, and they can’t have that. 

  • Epiminondas

    If the power stays off much longer, you will see far more of this.  Were this occurring in the summer, you can only imagine the consequences.

  • Enrichment Zone Warning

    William Benjamin Smith, THE COLOR LINE: A BRIEF IN BEHALF OF THE UNBORN, 1905:

    It is noteworthy that while the one knight-errant boldly declares that, “Nature knows no forward or backward races,” the other more cautiously avoids the term “backward” and denies only inferiority for the Negro. Perhaps one might admit that he is backward and demand for him time and opportunity. However, the distinction is not really pertinent to the issue. As well say the monkey is not inferior, but only backward. It is only a difference of degree—a very great difference, to be sure, but it is idle to say, “Give the Negro time.” He has already had time, as much time as the Europeans—thousands and ten thousands of years. And what opportunity has failed him? The power that uplifted Aryan and Semite did not come from without, but from within. No mortal civilized him; he civilized himself. It was the wing of his own spirit that bore him aloft. If the African has equal native might of mind, why has he not wrought out his own civilization and peopled his continent with the monuments of his genius? Or if the material was all there, ready to be ignited, needing only the incensive spark, why has it never, in hundreds of years, caught fire from the blazing torch of Europe? Why has century-long contact with other civilizations never enkindled the feeblest flame? For it is well known that intercourse with foreigners has in no degree elevated or improved the West African, but on the contrary has proved his curse and his doom. (See Ratzel,The History of Mankind, III., pp. 99-100, 102-103, 120, 134.) Moreover, it seems doubtful whether nearly forty years of persistent and consecrated efforts at education, with the expenditure of hundreds of millions, have revealed yet in ten millions of Afro-Americans a single example of originative ability of notably high order. (Bright Mulattoes, like familiar instances, count little in this argument. It is well known (Mendel’s Law) that offspring[ do not exactly divide the qualities of parents, but often veer in this respect or in that far over to one side or to the other. Besides, the abilities of such men are apt to loom up unduly large in the popular imagination. We all wonder at a dancing bear, not because he dances well, but because he dances at all.)

  • Since we now have a black president, shouldn’t we be christening storms with names like Da-wayne, Tie-rone or Shakwana?

  • Net_Drifter

    This will obviously not give Obama a bump. It’s being widely reported on the internet (which actually counts more)and it’s under his watch.

  • History has taught us simple lessons:

    1. to be successful, a modern society better be nationally/racially/culturally homogeneous. Italy, Germany, Denmark, Japan, ..

    2. if diverse, it can still be affluent- but not too free or “relaxed”. Its ethnic groups should not differ, radically, re IQ & civilizational “styles”: Singapore, Malaysia, .. However, such societies are vulnerable to possible eruptions of seething racial tensions.

    3. racially mixed societies with significant numbers of Bantuid citizens are functional & “progressing” only if Bantus are constantly kept in subservient position. The greater percentage of Bantus inevitably leads to greater amount of chaos, promiscuity, laziness, internal moral & intellectual corrosion and Africanization of these countries’ subcultures- from collapse of education to marital stability.

    Africans are modern societies’ cancer, from Brazil and US to UK and France.
    The same applies to Muslims.

    As for functioning White countries, all these groups can either live in permanent ghettos or will cause White modern societies to root from within, probably resulting in revolutionary upheavals. If not revolution, then defeat & return to primordial savagery like Zimbabwe.

    US dominant group, Whites, in just a few decades sharply declined from 85% to 65% of the society. This is, as far as I know, unprecedented demographic change in past 200 years in the entire world, if we take into account periods without war. Perhaps the only comparable disaster is Brazil, but it was the result of completely irrational eugenics program.

    A nation can endure anything except one thing- race replacement.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    I haven’t seen this story in any of the MSM or anywhere other than this site.  As far as the country is concerned, this didn’t happen.  That’s the way almost all stories are handled that reflect poorly on Black America.

    • HamletsGhost

      The MSM is terrified that scenes of black looting might scare the bejesus out of some voters just before the election and throw the win to Romney. 

  • I didn’t know what a “haymaker” was either, GM.  According to this [] it is a wild punch with all your weight behind it.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

       A haymaker is a very strong punch in the face.

  • HighandMighty

    You can write the date on a piece of blank paper and tape it to the food can or bag.

  • HighandMighty

    They are only fooling themselves. All of us know exactly what they are.

  • Enough already

    This is what happens when you have too many handouts. All these people think everything is free and it is always the blacks.

  • “Ever hear the urban legend that during Hurricane Katrina,  country music cd’s were the only ones not looted at Walmart?”

  • Isn’t it ironic that this country found it necessary or expedient to crush the Japanese during WW2 and that they were/are probably one of the few civilized people of the world- and that the so-called victor is now drowning under a demographic nightmare of its own making?  Surely- the Japanese didn’t suddenly become civilized after getting nuked twice- as the culture is too ancient.

  • sarah

    Whatt is wrong with you people!? You are so media brain washed. It’s not like that here at all!