Police have finally discovered why Tide laundry detergent is fast becoming one of the most-stolen item from shops and grocery stores in recent months – drug addicts are selling it or exchanging it to buy crack.
The pricey detergent – which has been America’s number one since it was first released in 1946 – is known as ‘liquid gold’ on the streets, with a 150-ounce bottle going for either $5 cash [...]
November 19th, 2012
Cities from coast-to-coast are facing unprecedented budget deficits that have left government officials with no choice but to strip police forces to a bare minimum. We now regularly hear about new ‘records’ being broken in the resulting crime waves that follow.
Law enforcement officials in Chicago, for example, have said that their city has deteriorated into a domestic war zone with gang violence leaving scores of people dead on a [...]
It’s all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy.
No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn’t mean we won’t see some soon.
Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed [...]
Chicago’s extensive efforts to reinvigorate its convention and tourism industries could be damaged unless the city quickly defuses the violent crime wave that has exploded in its neighborhoods and nicked the downtown, the city’s top convention and tourism official said Wednesday.
“We hope this sunsets quickly because all the good work we’re doing regionally, nationally and internationally, if this is not contained in a reasonable period of time, it will have [...]
CAIRO — Parts of the ring road encircling this capital are dangerous no man’s lands, unsafe to drive on, by day or night. Kidnappings and bank robberies are common around the city. And women report sexual assaults by taxi drivers, even in broad daylight.
Across Egypt, carjackers have grown so bold that they steal their victims’ cellphones and tell them to call to negotiate the return of the cars. And in Sharqiya, [...]
“Save some cash, load up with gold and silver, and be patient. Get ready for a crime wave — a large segment of the population will do ‘whatever it has to’ in order to obtain food. Hungry men and women can be desperate and lawless.” - Richard Russell, author of the Dow Theory Letter.
… As has been widely reported recently, an unlikely crime wave has rapidly spread throughout the United States and has taken local law-enforcement officials by surprise. The theft of Tide liquid laundry detergent is pandemic throughout cities in the United States. One individual alone stole $25,000 worth of Tide detergent during a 15-month crime spree, and large retailers are taking special security measures to protect their inventories of Tide.
From Financial Armageddon:
In “Thieves Expand Their Horizons,” I noted that America’s “recovery” had “spawned an illicit interest in items that have not been traditionally targeted by criminal elements,” including utility poles, air conditioners, hot air balloons, ammonia tanks, and outdoor furniture. A follow-up post, “Thieves Still Expanding Their Horizons,” added livestock, pets, prescription drugs, tailgates, fishing reels, medical services, and bridges to the list.
But that wasn’t the end of it. [...]
Thursday, March 15, 2012
With real unemployent approaching 25% of the population, 50 million Americans on food stamps, and the prices of essential goods rising every month, it’s no surprise that black market peddlers are turning to new product offerings to make a buck.
In What Is Money When the System Collapses? we highlighted some items that would take the place of traditional currency in the event of a catastrophic financial and economic [...]
Uploaded by RussiaToday on Feb 21, 2012
In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss London bars and cafes introducing Facewatch for criminals on the lower ladder of crime while Mayoral candidate, Ken Livingstone, proposes an all together different solution to end the banking crime wave higher up the ladder. They also discuss Greek heists and tweets from Syntagma Square. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Zeus [...]
Revolt of the Plebs
January 6, 2012
Since Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of communities across the nation have taken advantage of more than $34 billion in central government grants to equip police and sheriffs’ departments with assault rifles and exotic weaponry.
In 2011 alone, approximately $2 billion in grants were awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with $500 million more allocated to existing programs.
The accounting for this expense was [...]
ARLINGTON, Va. – Police in our region are battling a new crime front: cooking oil thefts.
Arlington Police have arrested two men who investigators say were caught trying to siphon the oil from a container at the Ballston Common Mall.
Investigators there report there has been a rash of similar thefts.
The waste is converted into biodiesel fuel. Experts say on the open market, the used oil is going [...]
In case you needed further proof of the American education system’s failings, especially in poor and minority communities, consider the latest crime to spread across the country: educational theft. That’s the charge that has landed several parents, such as Ohio’s Kelley Williams-Bolar, in jail this year.
An African-American mother of two, Ms. Williams-Bolar last year used her father’s address to enroll her two daughters [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s overall crime rate could increase for the first time in decades, driven by alarming spikes in murder, rapes and robberies in many neighborhoods.
A 400 percent increase in murders in tony Williamsburg; a 400 percent increase in rapes in Sheepshead Bay and a 250 percent increase in killings in Washington Heights are all troublesome statistics that have Mayor Michael [...]
They were tired of Bush, who was a “Big Government” Republican, and a big spender. They believed this articulate black man was going to bring sanity and comity back to Washington, that he would reach out to the opposition and seriously consider their ideas and compromise on practical solutions to the country’s problems. They wanted to show that Americans hate bigotry and racism as much as anyone else. They [...]