<quoted text>Typical racist republican comment. There are no blacks on Staten Island. It's a haven for rich white racists. Any looting being done is being done by racist white thugs.
Hahaha! You dumbass porch monkey, "rich white racists" wouldnt even be NEAR Staten island after Sandy; they'd go to one of their OTHER homes and wait for the insurance $$$ to roll in. Here are the arrests in Staten Island in the first artcle that popped up; they really sound "old & white"...
Details emerge about 5 looting arrests on Staten Island
By Frank Donnelly/Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance
on November 01, 2012 at 4:47 PM, updated November 01, 2012
Staten Island Advance/Michael Oates STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- As Staten Islanders struggled to cope with Hurricane Sandy's devastation, looters tried to take advantage of beleaguered and shuttered businesses, prosecutors said.
Five suspects have been arrested in connection with two separate incidents, and a Prince's Bay resident was busted after a stolen generator and trailer were found in his driveway.
The first episode occurred Tuesday at noon.
Officers responding to the Rent-A-Center at 1230 Castleton Ave., West Brighton, allegedly saw Manhattan resident Damion Pratt, 19, exiting. Pratt was climbing through the locked front door, which had been smashed open, and through a hole cut in the security gate, said court papers,
Inside the store, cops found Deshawn Pratt, 16, of the 800 block of Henderson Avenue, West Brighton, hiding beneath a mattress and bed frame. The younger Pratt tussled with officers who tried to arrest them and initially gave them a bogus name when asked to identify himself, said prosecutors.
Both defendants were charged with a felony count of burglary, along with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and attempted petit larceny, said a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan. Deshawn Pratt is also accused of false personation and resisting arrest.
In an unrelated episode early Wednesday morning, three North Shore men were allegedly caught in the act of trying to break into a Concord store.
Court papers said officers arrived at 588 Richmond Rd. at about 12:30 a.m. and found Christopher Santana, 30, sawing a gate lock with an electric saw. Another suspect, Louis Pallo, 20, was prying the lock with a crowbar, while a third suspect, Jamel Gibson, 33, appeared to be keeping lookout, said court records.
Santana and Pallo live on Warren Street, Stapleton; Gibson resides on the 100 block of Park Hill Avenue, Clifton.
The suspects are accused of attempted burglary, criminal mischief and possessing burglar's tools, said Donovan's spokesman.
Later, Wednesday morning on the South Shore, officers allegedly found a generator and trailer in the driveway of Joseph Martino's Queensdale Street home. The equipment had been stolen on Tuesday from a MetroPCS storage yard, said court papers.
Martino, 30, told cops he had bought them for $1,000 from a man outside a Home Depot store, court documents said. Martino allegedly said the seller transported the equipment to his home. Cops said the generator and trailer were valued collectively at $20,000.
Martino was charged with three counts of stolen-property possession, said prosecutors.