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(Washington Post)   Police chief to clueless Washington, DC dumbasses: "You wouldn't go around flaunting $400 in cash in your hand, and that's what you're doing with your phone"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 20
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2013-08-16 09:19:00 AM
5 votes:
Hey!  We don't blame the victim in this country.  If you want to wander around with a big wad of cash, or a fancy cell phone in your hand, through crowded, criminal infested metro stations, you should be able to, and no one should be allowed to judge you.  It is no one's fault but the criminal's.
2013-08-16 12:24:48 PM
2 votes:

bunner: Remember guys.  You have to be the baddest motherf*ker in the room.  Let people know you're a success.

Ladies?  Somebody is trying to tell YOU that YOU should do something?  That's oppressive!  You're being insulted by misogynists!  Get your b*tch on and straighten them out, gurrrl!

And always remember, trust the police and do whatever criminals say for your own safety!

Oh, and make sure all of your transactions are safely recorded by only using debit and credit cards.  For freedom.  This may be the first time in history that the sheep actually not only drive themselves and the butcher to the slaughterhouse, but pay for the gas and tolls.


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2013-08-16 11:38:18 AM
2 votes:

Gwendolyn: montreal_medic: I never understood stealing electronics with gps, a camera, a persistent internet connection, and a preinstalled device finder app.

Could fenced/pawned/ebayed stolen phones bring in enough to be worth the risk? Seems like a wallet with a couple of 20s would be a better risk/benefit

I was robbed at gunpoint doing a home visit in DC. My phone and iPad were safely away in my backpack had all those things on them. The police made. Big show in the community right after and tracked down my backpack and some of the contents in a dumpster. However in regulars to the electronics they didn't do a damn thing. I gave them all the information and they basically said the kids would have already pawned things off to the next person and let it go.

I know why criminals in DC are bold enough to do this. It's because there is no real risk to them. I always hold my iPad with two hands on diagonal corners and grip it tighter any time we near a station but I know if someone takes it from me the police will be no damn help.


Maybe the police couldn't understand what you were telling them. Just a thought in regulars to your story.
2013-08-16 11:33:03 AM
2 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You wouldn't go out at night dressed in sexually flattering clothing, would you ladies?


I take it you've never been to a nightclub.

Not an "hip hop" night


That's a shame. Your mother can really twerk. You should show up one night to support her.


/Low hanging fruit


How's your dad, by the way? Oh, that's right....
2013-08-16 11:31:58 AM
2 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You wouldn't go out at night dressed in sexually flattering clothing, would you ladies?


I take it you've never been to a nightclub.

Not an "hip hop" night



That's a shame. Your mother can really twerk. You should show up one night to support her.


/Low hanging fruit
2013-08-16 11:30:39 AM
2 votes:
Good thing I got the $399 iPhone. I should be OK.
2013-08-16 11:19:17 AM
2 votes:
And don't get him started on those people flaunting tens of thousands of dollars by driving a CAR around D.C! Talk about letting your guard down. Everybody should just walk around that city naked and possessionless.
2013-08-16 03:11:10 PM
1 votes:
Pickpockets rob people gathered to watch the public execution of a pickpocket.  Daguerreotype at 11.
2013-08-16 03:07:21 PM
1 votes:

Inchoate: The Googles Do Nothing: Do these farkers on here whining about how they shouldn't have to worry about holding their phone in their hand whilst wearing earplugs on a crowded train with people of a lower socio-economic background in proximity also lock their doors at night or when they leave? Because they shouldn't then.

False equivalency.


How so? Statement: I shouldn't have to worry about people stealing my crap, therefore I should take no measures to prevent it.

Seems like they are exactly the same to me.

I'm sorry we don't live in a utopia.
2013-08-16 01:57:14 PM
1 votes:

Inchoate: The Googles Do Nothing: Do these farkers on here whining about how they shouldn't have to worry about holding their phone in their hand whilst wearing earplugs on a crowded train with people of a lower socio-economic background in proximity also lock their doors at night or when they leave? Because they shouldn't then.

False equivalency.


So, how can we prevent a crime before it happens?
2013-08-16 12:47:55 PM
1 votes:

vento: My work international phone (iPhone 4S) was pickpocketed on the subway in Brussels.  I used my own phone to e-mail our IS guy to tell him what happened.  Within 15 minutes the stolen phone was shut off.  There's no way they got through the layers of security on that phone to do anythig useful with it before it was a brick.  And I know who did it.  They work in teams.  You would never suspect the guy who was standing behind me.  Older guy - in his 60s, well-dressed.  He was the only person that could have done it.

The point isn't to share a CSB, it's to let you know that you can't judge the book by the cover - take precautions and mitigate your risk.


European pickpockets are the worst.  But the absolute highlight of my vacation was when a guy realized a teenager had stolen his wallet and chased after him.  Another man on the sidewalk ahead recognized what was going on, excused himself from his conversation, and clothesline the punk as he ran by.  They two men spoke for a moment, then both beat the piss out of the pickpocket. Stripped him down to his underwear, threw his clothes away, and left him draped over a fence.  They then shook hands and went their separate ways.  I'm not really one for vigilante justice, but that was farking poetic.
2013-08-16 12:34:14 PM
1 votes:
They should have a function that sets them on fire remotely.  I mean, it's not like the phones are the cash cow, the airtime, apps and crap that it does is the cash cow.  G4 phones should be 10.99 and come with a keychain trigger for the "Steal this, f*ckwad" pyro app.
2013-08-16 12:31:29 PM
1 votes:
This is why phones should have a remote Taser function.
2013-08-16 12:26:21 PM
1 votes:

Rwa2play: FTA: "Get your head out of your iPhone," Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik said Thursday during a news conference to talk about the increase in grab-and-run crime.

To quote Red in "Shawshank Redemption": That's goddamn right.

Seriously, if I had a dollar for every time I saw someone blather on their cellphone and ignoring their surroundings, I'd be Bill motherfarking Gates by now.


Are people still walking into fountains?  I hope so because that shiat is funny.
2013-08-16 12:18:14 PM
1 votes:

natas6.0: I just did a slutwalk in dc because of law enforcement blaming the victim


Sounds like the sort of protest I would like to be involved with.
2013-08-16 12:17:50 PM
1 votes:
Remember guys.  You have to be the baddest motherf*ker in the room.  Let people know you're a success.

Ladies?  Somebody is trying to tell YOU that YOU should do something?  That's oppressive!  You're being insulted by misogynists!  Get your b*tch on and straighten them out, gurrrl!

And always remember, trust the police and do whatever criminals say for your own safety!

Oh, and make sure all of your transactions are safely recorded by only using debit and credit cards.  For freedom.  This may be the first time in history that the sheep actually not only drive themselves and the butcher to the slaughterhouse, but pay for the gas and tolls.
2013-08-16 11:39:26 AM
1 votes:

bunner: Beeblebrox: bunner: evaned: "don't flaunt your expensive things",

So, only use your mobile phone in the privacy of your own home?

But how will everyone at Starbucks know I have an iPhone 7SC!?!?!

Download .jpg of 7SC.  Print.  Glue to deck of cards.  Impress your friends safely.


Okay, I've gotten the first parts done.  Now I'm working on "friends".
2013-08-16 11:37:33 AM
1 votes:

Beeblebrox: bunner: evaned: "don't flaunt your expensive things",

So, only use your mobile phone in the privacy of your own home?

But how will everyone at Starbucks know I have an iPhone 7SC!?!?!


Download .jpg of 7SC.  Print.  Glue to deck of cards.  Impress your friends safely.
2013-08-16 11:26:18 AM
1 votes:

vudukungfu: Hell, the S&W 9mm I keep in a shoulder holster under my jacket is worth more than that.



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2013-08-16 11:21:10 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: "You wouldn't go around flaunting $400 in cash in your hand, and that's what you're doing with your phone," the chief said.

The chief then went on to say that women with large breasts have only themselves to blame if they are sexually assaulted if they dress like sluts, "Put on a damn burqa and you won't have any problems".
 
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