Sunday, November 4, 2012

From the Daily News:

When night falls in the Rockaways, the hoods come out.

Ever since Sandy strafed the Queens peninsula and tore up the boardwalk, it’s become an often lawless place where cops are even scarcer than electrical power and food. Locals say they are arming themselves with guns, baseball bats, booby traps — even a bow and arrow — to defend against looters.

Thugs have been masquerading as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers, knocking on doors in the dead of night. But locals say the real workers have been nowhere in sight, causing at least one elected official — who fears a descent into anarchy if help doesn’t arrive soon — to call for the city to investigate the utility.

And another local surfer said he has knives, a machete and a bow and arrow on the ready. Gunshots and slow-rolling cars have become a common fixture of the night since Hurricane Sandy.

Grocery stores on the Peninsula are closed and some have been looted.

Making matters worse, the A Train crossing over Jamaica Bay, south of the Howard Beach station, was decimated, officials said.

The MTA took all trains off the Rockaway peninsula prior to the storm to prevent damage to the equipment. The MTA now can't even run the Rockaway shuttle on the peninsula because there are no trains, one official said. There is also no shuttle bus service.

Photo from ABC News


Jerry Rotondi said...

Mayor Bloomberg, do you support the National Guard patrolling the area to protect its devastated residents from criminals and looters?

Probably not, because our delusional midget mayor likes to believe that he has the situation well in hand.

Anonymous said...

Photo is from a shop on Route 110 in Huntington Long Island. I know, because it's one of my favorite gun shops.

And yes, I'm out of power but not out of ammunition. In fact, I load my own. A 250 gr. .45 caliber bullet @ 1000 feet per second should take a looter out quite nicely--maybe two, if you can line them up right.

And no, Mayor Bloomberg, I don't believe in disarming the populace. You have armed guards. Unlike you, I don't need them. I'm skilled enough to defend myself.

Anonymous said...

The Hunger Games have come to Queens.

Anonymous said...

The sound of a pump shotgun racking a round is music to my ears.......

W. Earp said...

You can up the kick of a 900 foot pound .45 to 1000 foot pounds by hot loading GI hardball ammo?

I'm impressed!

Fuck 9mm...old school .45 ACP is best.

Hanibal said...

Did somebody say they were hungry?
I have a good recipe for sauteed mayor and fava beans in a garlic sauce...LOL!

Anonymous said...

It's not a .45 ACP. .45 Colt in a double-action revolver (S&W 25-5). Accurate and controllable, and I can live with 6 shots and a slow reload.