Criminals in broad daylight

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  1. Floyd_Droid

    Floyd_Droid Active Member

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    This is almost a month old, but apparently these guys were involved in other jewelry store robberies also. Just goes to prove that shopping malls with 30.06 signs posted outside or security guards armed with walkie-talkies will not stop these bastards. Luckily no one was hurt, but I can assure you these guys were armed, and most likely would have used deadly force if someone would have tried to stop them.
    In these tough economic times criminals are desperate enough to commit crimes in broad day light. Heck, we've all heard about these jerks driving up in a pickup truck grabbing ATM machines.

    Follow the link, read the story and watch the video caught on tape

    http://www.frisco-online.com/article.cfm?id=4028
     


  2. txinvestigator

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    This had nothing to do with "economic times".
     
  3. Floyd_Droid

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    How do you figure that?? Have you not noticed crime rate going up during this recession? (or maybe you're one of those that believe in W's "slow down" crap)

    Nah, I don't think it has anything to do with lacks of jobs, gas prices, food prices, home foreclosures, bankruptcy, people forced to cut back in every way just to get by. Perhaps once we catch these bastards we might ask them "why" they did it. Until then, this is just an example of how criminal activity has escalated in the present time.
     
  4. mac79912

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    I think this had to do with "I need some more crack".:rofl::rofl:amazing what drug addicts will do.:icon_popcorn:
     
  5. Floyd_Droid

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    yep, either crack or whatever reason. Malls that prohibit CHL holding citizens to enter endangers innocent people IMO and it's not enough to have a security guard without a weapon. This could have turned out where people got hurt or killed, luckily it didn't.
     
  6. txinvestigator

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    Recession? Not from my POV.

    And criminals are criminals regardless of the economy, OR the left wing media's representation of it to you.

    Lack of jobs? I know unemployment is what, 6.1%, but have you perused the job listings in your local paper, Monster dot com, Craigs List, IHIRE dot com, Career Builder, etc, not to mention the government jobs?

    Food IS up, probably related to the jump in the price of gasoline, which we all know has come down.

    Bankruptcy? Generally that is the fault of the person, not the economy. there are people who get into trouble through little or no fault of their own, but not generally.

    My wife is a general sales manager for a major men's skin care line that is international and in all of the major department stores from Niemans and down. Their sales are UPin the US, they are introducing new lines, and they are hiring new people.

    I am in the service field. Texas CHL applications are up over 40%. That means MORE people spending money for classes and licensing fees. Private Investigations are up for those I know. I did some fill in work this summer on a bodyguard job for a surgeon who does lapband surgeries. He just bought a $5,000,000+ house and is doing more surgeries than ever.

    My father's company provides event security at major venues around the DFW area, and shows are selling out.

    According to the AIADA, while auto sales are down compared to last year, they are now increasing, with August showing 10% higher than July. Some manufacturers are seeing increases over last year, such as Nissan, who saw a 14.2% increase over last years sales. Total light duty truck sales in August reached 620,846. That’s still down 22 percent from August ’07, but it’s up 20.3 percent from July ’08.

    Thats a lotta of trucks for such high gas prices.

    As far as crime rates, I cannot find any to date 2008 rates. I don't notice an increase in the reported crime, but admittedly I am not tracking it nor am I compiling numbers.
     
  7. zembonez

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    Who is buying this mass media garbage about "tough economic times"?

    CRIMINALS ARE IDIOTS that are not driven to do their crimes because of economic times. They are brainless jerks that CHOOSE to do crime rather than work for a living like the rest of us... and they deserve extermination.

    The talk of doom and gloom is just another phony bit of misinformation from the left in order to get their party some election time traction. It happens every time the presidential elections come around. The Democrats are masters of misinformation. :crazy-1:
     
  8. Floyd_Droid

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    I'm sure that they are those that have reaped huge benefits over the high oil prices. There is no doubt to these individuals the economy is just fine, or in 'bit of a slump' never the less they are not affected by it. Therefore there are no issues raking up sales at Neiman Marcus for men's skin care products and other lavished overpriced accessories. But for the rest of us Americans that wash our hands with Zest for a buck 89 at Walmart and the only skin care we require is the kisses and hugs of our loved ones, don't quite see it your way. Yea, I'm sure us non middle class people (according to some: "Those that earn less than 5 Million a year") have heard of want-ads, Monster.com, Carrerbuilder.com and OMG even the craigslist, yet we're not quite the 'quality' that Neiman Marcus would be interested in for their new product lines. Awww shucks!

    I'm sure Texas CHL applications are up over 40%... the question should be WHY? I will doubt very seriously that is because we're all basking in economic bliss, where we felt compelled to buy a new handgun.
    Perhaps could it be because for most of us that bust our ass day in and day out for a paycheck, those that commute, car pool, ride buses, trams, bikes and scooters just to save up some money can't quite afford the bullet proof car or the body guard, nope... we just want to get home without getting mugged, raped, killed on our way. Once there, since most of us don't quite live in 5+ room homes or mansions equiped with private panic rooms... we tend to want to defend ourselves and our family/loved ones from what we didn't encounter on our way home and the increased criminal activity.
    So yes, I'll bet most of those CHL were purchased from the working class (and by working I mean sweat rolling, callused handed, HARD working Americans) to protect ourselves.
    Nah, there there is no increased criminal activity.... certainly not since Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Gucci are now hiring since sales have gone through the roof!

    Oh yes, you forgot to mention home foreclosures, yea those filthy peasants don't deserve a home if you can't pay for it. That's why there are shelters to go to. Yes, I'm sure the housing market will come back up, but the biggest profits will be made by... hmmmm lemme think... Oh yes, those that have purchased the foreclosed homes and land at bargain prices, that certainly can afford to pay multiple mortgages, hey why not? (Some can't even keep track of how many houses they own) resell them for big profits when things stabilize.

    Yep, everything is just hunky dory!

    The ONLY thing I can agree with you is: "Criminals are criminals regardless of the economy" BUT there is certainly alot more criminal ACTIVITY when the economy is poor.

    FYI off topic: Believe it or not... NOT all NRA members are Republican!
     
  9. Floyd_Droid

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    Yea, Damn Dems... they are the ones controlling the stock market, home foreclosure, unemployment numbers etc etc... All the home invasions, increased robberies, ATM thieves etc etc. are just actors paid by the Obama campaign to up votes in their favor.OMG!!! We burried people ALIVE! They really were'nt dead... they were just pretending.

    Hey, maybe its Obama's homies in the video pretending to rob the jewelry store.... (you know, kinda thinking about it... I believe one of those guys was wearing an Obama/Biden baseball cap!!!) you know how it is... "Democrats are masters of msinformation."

    :rofl:
     
  10. JKTex

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    Little paranoia and IV by the media. :lolz:

    The DFW has the hottest job market in the country right now. Housing has slowed, but not enough to keep people from selling and buying pretty quick. Mortgages may be a little tougher for those that are on the edge, but homes are there to buy.

    The economy in general is very good in Texas as more and more jobs are being created as well as supporting industry just from the natural gas boom. And Nat Gas prices have plummeted recently.

    But there are always those that think people doing better owe them something so we'll always have these criminals. But I think are pretty dang smart in planning and carrying out a lot of these crimes. Where there's prosperity there's someone wanting a piece for free.
     

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