When Seconds Count, Police Are Just Weeks Away

People in New York are having to use makeshift weapons to defend themselves. The lesson is, exercise your right to purchase arms – before Obama tries to take your rights away during his lame duck second term.

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.

Further exacerbating desperate conditions, it could take at least a month to repair the the bridge that connects the Rockaways to the city subway system, officials said.
“We booby-trapped our door and keep a baseball bat beside our bed,” said Danielle Harris, 34, rummaging through donated supplies as children rode scooters along half-block chunk of the boardwalk that had marooned into the middle of Beach 91st St.

“We heard gunshots for three nights in a row,” said Harris, who believed they came from the nearby housing projects.

Carly Ruggieri, 27, who lives in water-damaged house on the block, said she barricades her door with a bed frame. “There have been people in power department uniforms knocking on doors and asking if they’re okay, but at midnight.”

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.

Queens residents arm themselves in the post-storm blackout from looters – NY Daily News

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9 Responses to When Seconds Count, Police Are Just Weeks Away

  1. slimething says:

    Considering Bloomberg won’t bring in the National Guard, probably due to appeasing unions, conditions will probably continue deteriorating. What an idiot.

  2. slimething says:

    It seems Bloomberg said the only persons he wanted to have guns were the police.

  3. u.k.(us) says:

    “We booby-trapped our door and keep a baseball bat beside our bed,”
    ===========
    So, what else is new ??
    There are good stories out there too.
    Let’s not go overboard.

  4. gator69 says:

    I sleep with my windows open (weather permitting), and a shotgun by the bed. Sound sleep, no nightmares.

  5. Eric Webb says:

    Even if Obama gets reelected, people are still going to carry guns, you really can’t stop them from doing that.

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