We at Guns Save Life have been hearing from a host of sources that the looting going on the Hurricane Sandy storm-damaged seaboard is far more common than the media is reporting.
Some alternative media is picking up the story, sometimes calling the incidents “burglaries”, and anecdotal reports from the boots on the ground indicate that the looting is pervasive and is persisting even though the storm came through a week or more ago.
“They’re taking advantage of the city shutting down, going from house to house to house,” Jones said. “So we all said next time (there’s a storm), we’re staying.”
Burglars find ample opportunities with so many houses left empty during evacuations of storm-ravaged barrier islands statewide. The problem has become so rampant in just a few days that the State Police announced Thursday they would provide backup to bolster security in general and help crackdown efforts already under way by local officers to prevent looting.