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Offline buzz

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Looting Rumors
« on: June 04, 2020, 07:00:28 PM »
So I was sent a warning from Ms. Cruz that there is a planned looting in Jackson Heights for 5pm .  Did anyone else get that?  Also are we going to stand in support of businesses?

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Re: Looting Rumors
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 07:17:12 PM »
what?

what form did this "warning" come in?
from which "Ms. Cruz"?
how did you verify such the origin and veracity of such an inflammatory statement?

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Re: Looting Rumors
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 07:19:05 PM »

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Re: Looting Rumors
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 07:25:35 PM »
If this is something that's "planned", who is planning it? I wish they would share that information as well.

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 08:39:05 PM »
Where is this posted? Can we be sure it is authentically from these representatives?

Edit: it's on jessica ramos' twitter. gulp

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2020, 08:46:10 PM »
Where is this posted? Can we be sure it is authentically from these representatives?

It is authentically from her, she did not say what her information source was. 

On her official facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CatalinaCruzNY/).  I tried to post a screenshot but the file is too large.


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Re: Looting Rumors
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2020, 09:44:03 PM »
F these scumbags. Stay out of our peaceful neighborhood!!!

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2020, 10:36:11 PM »
If it is a planned loot-out.. why would it be "announced"? Strange.

Almost seems like there's actually an ulterior motive than just looting. Something doesn't seem right about targeted looting in the most diverse neighborhoods and it "leaking". Sounds targeted and purposeful.

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2020, 11:03:19 PM »
sounds like a scam....who loots at 5 PM, after telling cops to be there waiting for them?

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2020, 11:59:49 PM »
I'm not sure this passes the smell test. I can't imagine what would be taken-the restaurants are closed as are the banks. the super markets seem an unlikely choice. I suppose breaking store front glass is an option but to what end? The looting has been in high end shops in tony areas nothing like ours. To give advance notice seems improbable. If there is anything in this then I hope there is a police presence as I believe the community would be rightfully incensed that Jackson Heights of all possibile places in NYC would be chosen for exemplary punishment by self-appointed activitists who for some incomprehensible reason think a diverse and peaceful place like ours hides jack booted fascists who need to feel the weight of the "people's anger."

I don't think anything will happen but if it does I hope whoever is behind it gets the message that if you sow the wind you reap the whirlwind.

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Re: Looting Rumors
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2020, 12:07:07 AM »
Any word from our other elected officials???

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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2020, 06:37:48 AM »
The looting has been in high end shops in tony areas nothing like ours. To give advance notice seems improbable.

Fordham Rd in the Bronx was heavily looted a few nights ago. That’s a commercial shopping strip comprised of mostly mom-and-pop stores patronized primarily by low-income families. I agree that announcing a loot-out in advance sounds improbable, but social media chatter has been very active the past few days for both, people assisting those involved in peaceful protests, and warnings sent out to looters about police presence. It wouldn’t surprise me that platforms like Twitter would be used for “call-outs” to looters. Also, keep in mind that Espresso 77, while thankfully not looted, was vandalized. Hopefully, this turns out to be a false alarm.

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Re: Looting Rumors
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2020, 08:44:45 AM »
The wording of "loot-out" seems odd to me. The same wording was used on social media earlier in the week to lure a small group of people to attempt to loot Queens Center Mall earlier in the week.

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/group-tries-break-queens-center-mall-loot-out

I'm guessing the social media account used for QCM was created with the sole intent of stirring up trouble, and it unfortunately worked to some degree. People showed up, but the police were ready. It sounds like protesters showed up to discourage the looting as well.

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Re: Looting Rumors
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2020, 08:50:19 AM »
Yes, the Bronx around Fordham Rd is very much like Jackson Heights in composition of stores.

I was there a few months ago, and the area did remind me of Jackson Heights.

Fordham Rd was looted.

The other problem is that we can't have our cake and eat it too.  We can't cry "defund the police" and then ask the police to help.

We may have to learn how to protect ourselves. Should we all be on the street at that hour? There is safety in numbers and ordinary folks in a  neighborhood need to show they won't put up with looting.

The hypocrisy is that folks don't seem to care that other neighborhoods are being looted. But when it's us...people are up in arms.

There is an element of self-interest and selfishness in that. It needs to be called out. The other areas that were looted are also neighborhoods with ordinary people. Just like ours.

As always...two wrongs don't make a right.











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