Lowest of the Low: Looters strike during Buffalo blizzard
Buffalo was in the middle of big blizzard when rotten criminals went out looting. The mayor of Buffalo called the scoundrels the “lowest of the low” as snow covered buildings, streets, and several people even lost their lives. There should be a 5 year mandatory sentence for people caught looting during times when Mother Nature is delivering a storm that keeps people home from work, school, etc. And the mayor is right, these people stealing while others are just trying to survive are complete wastes of skin.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said multiple arrests have been made after people were found looting stores in the aftermath of the blizzard. “Our officers have responded to several reports,” Gramaglia said Monday. “We have made a few arrests, we have intervened in some of those. We have assisted at least one location that I’m aware of in getting a store boarded up.”Many stores, including all Wegmans and Tops locations in Erie County, have been closed since Friday due to the “once in a generation” storm that brought the region to a standstill over the holiday weekend. But Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said evidence seen on social media indicates looters are not merely taking essential items.
“People who are out looting when people are losing their lives in this harsh winter storm is just absolutely reprehensible,” Brown said. “I don’t know how these people can even live with themselves, how they can look at themselves in the mirror. They are the lowest of the low.
“And from some of the pictures that we’ve seen on social media of these looters, they’re not looting foods and medicines. They’re just looting items that they want. So these aren’t people in distress — these are people that are taking advantage of a natural disaster and the suffering of many in our community to take what they want from retailers — also potentially putting (emergency response) services at risk in the communities where they are looting.”
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