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(Riverfront Times)   One St Louis strip mall, two businesses. One looted the other untouched. What made the difference?   (blogs.riverfronttimes.com) divider line 521
    More: Obvious, St. Louis Ink Tattoo Studio, QuikTrip, Daily RFT, strip malls, Michael Brown, riots, KSDK  
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2014-08-13 09:26:51 AM  
I'm going with Yelp! reviews.

Aw, man.
 
2014-08-13 09:36:11 AM  

Nabb1: I'm going with Yelp! reviews.


HAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2014-08-13 10:42:45 AM  
did I make it in before: they have no right to protect their business, they're racists, white people are the cause of all the worlds problems, blah blah blah
 
2014-08-13 10:44:02 AM  
What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?
 
2014-08-13 10:44:09 AM  
One was a Foot Locker?
 
2014-08-13 10:44:11 AM  
On this one, I'm betting on "Smith and Wesson."
 
2014-08-13 10:44:27 AM  

paygun: did I make it in before: they have no right to protect their business, they're racists, white people are the cause of all the worlds problems, blah blah blah


Mike Gutierrez and Adam Weinstein. white ? I don't think so pal.
 
2014-08-13 10:44:34 AM  
Looters wouldn't have much use for tattoo ink.
 
2014-08-13 10:44:49 AM  

paygun: did I make it in before: they have no right to protect their business, they're racists, white people are the cause of all the worlds problems, blah blah blah


No, but you made it precisely on time to be the thread's first douchebag comment.
 
2014-08-13 10:45:00 AM  
So Charles Manson's dream of starting a race war is finally working?
 
2014-08-13 10:45:06 AM  
The only thing that can stop a bad guy is a good guy with a gun. Seems like a real world example of this being true!

What would be considered a better target to loot, a woman's clothing store or a gun store?
 
2014-08-13 10:46:08 AM  
...............is a good guy with a gun.
 
2014-08-13 10:46:27 AM  

paygun: did I make it in before: they have no right to protect their business, they're racists, white people are the cause of all the worlds problems, blah blah blah


But, but, but, they have a black dude standing between them.  A sign of racial solidarity or just moments before Mike and Adam used him for target practice -- we report, you decide.
 
2014-08-13 10:46:47 AM  
"It is what it is," said Gutierrez, summing up the situation. He adjusted the straps on a Kevlar bib that looked cartoonishly tiny compared to his bulk. "People just got too into their emotions."

Well, that's certainly the most understated and polite quote I've heard on the subject.
 
2014-08-13 10:47:15 AM  

kid_icarus: What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?


The book of Playboy Bunny and Tazmanian Devil designs?

/Oh wait, this is in STL, not suburban Philly
 
2014-08-13 10:47:28 AM  
You can't resell tattoos?
 
2014-08-13 10:47:34 AM  
Umm, or maybe it's that the owners of the store were there. I mean, call me silly, but while they attribute it to the guns, it might have just been that they were there.
 
2014-08-13 10:49:05 AM  

kid_icarus: What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?


I am no expert on the tattoo industry, but I recall browsing Craigslist a few times when bored and seeing tattoo equipment with asking prices of a few hundred to several thousand dollars.
 
2014-08-13 10:49:58 AM  

Publikwerks: Umm, or maybe it's that the owners of the store were there. I mean, call me silly, but while they attribute it to the guns, it might have just been that they were there.


Umm.. Yeah... Rainbows in your world often?
 
2014-08-13 10:50:00 AM  
kid_icarus
What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?


What would you steal from a quik-trip? A few cases of beer maybe?

Yes, yes, there was possibly some blunts shoplifted from QT maybe as a trigger event. It does not matter, if you want to destroy a place of a responsible party, do you destroy the QT or destroy the Police Station?
 
2014-08-13 10:50:01 AM  
I'm going to go with one shop sells labor (which you can't steal with looting), and the other sold goods.
 
2014-08-13 10:50:42 AM  
It would be awesome to play dress up and point my gun at stuff and go pew pew pew
 
2014-08-13 10:51:20 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Looters wouldn't have much use for tattoo ink.


The looters may know someone or may want to learn to diy some tattoos.  Besides, they're into damaging as much as they're into stealing.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-13 10:52:31 AM  
After hearing of the roving bands of looters, Mike Gutierrez knew he had to protect his tattoo shop.

I enjoyed reading this sentence.
 
2014-08-13 10:53:04 AM  
The question really is, how does a strip mall loot another strip mall?
 
2014-08-13 10:53:15 AM  
What is guns and white people, Alex?
 
2014-08-13 10:54:13 AM  

lack of warmth: Wellon Dowd: Looters wouldn't have much use for tattoo ink.

The looters may know someone or may want to learn to diy some tattoos.  Besides, they're into damaging as much as they're into stealing.


Right. It's as much about farking the world up as it is about ill-gotten gain.
 
2014-08-13 10:54:25 AM  

kid_icarus: What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?


I dont know, but they looted a dollar store. Who loots a dollar store?
 
2014-08-13 10:54:58 AM  
Off topic but wanted to share these pics from  http://www.stltoday.com/

img.fark.net

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-13 10:55:04 AM  
I think it's deplorable that these people who were honoring the memory of a young man from heir community being mowed down - in the prime of his life by thug cops - by stealing, pillaging and burning sh*t to the ground, could be so callously confronted by armed racists.

/ It doesn't change things
// You just become the thug you deplore
/// People with small businesses in strip malls aren't your enemy.  Neither are random ofays.  We DO get fooled again, apparently
 
2014-08-13 10:55:08 AM  
Mike Gunderson

Awwww

Oops, that's actually Mike Gutierrez

Mehhh
 
2014-08-13 10:55:25 AM  

vernonFL: kid_icarus: What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?

I dont know, but they looted a dollar store. Who loots a dollar store?


People who don't want to dress up to go to Wal-Mart?
 
2014-08-13 10:55:29 AM  
It's not only about stealing.  It's also about preventing vandalism.  See those glass windows and the door?  That's not a cheap repair if some idiot decides to smash them because reasons.
 
2014-08-13 10:56:30 AM  

kid_icarus: What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?


Tattoo equipment can be expensive and can be pawned. They do lots of cash business, too. People will loot anything. The barber shop I go to got looted in Katrina. They stole clippers, scissors, trashed the place.

/Old friend opened his own place.
 
2014-08-13 10:57:09 AM  
So the next time a badge licker on a cop thread uses the "Yeah, well when you get robbed, you'll be calling the police to come and protect you and your property..." line.

No.
The cops didn't protect anyone.

They shot an unarmed kid in the back.
When shiat got real, they stood by and watched.
Or peeled out looking for someplace less dangerous to protect.

To pull from another thread:

"To Punish and Enslave"
 
2014-08-13 10:57:15 AM  

Dhusk: paygun: did I make it in before: they have no right to protect their business, they're racists, white people are the cause of all the worlds problems, blah blah blah

No, but you made it precisely on time to be the thread's first douchebag comment.


Chuckle.   As if in every gun thread, there isn't some crackpot saying, 'if you support the 2nd Amendment,  you are most likely racist.'
 
2014-08-13 10:57:25 AM  

kid_icarus: What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?


Given that the tattoo shop's owner said he was worried about people "coming in here and then running around with free guns," my instinct would be to guess that he sold guns in addition to tattoos.

I'm a gun-rights kind of guy, and I realize that a lot of my views are not of the sort that many in my opposition would consider sane (the reverse, incidentally, is also the case). But I would like to think that we can at least find common ground on one thing: this tattoo parlor does not sound like a very classy establishment.
 
2014-08-13 10:57:27 AM  
The Koreans figured it out during some riots in L.A.

humanevents.com
 
2014-08-13 10:58:48 AM  

DanielElectro: Off topic but wanted to share these pics from  http://www.stltoday.com/


What in the everloving fark is up with police dressed like farking Marines? Holy hell.
 
2014-08-13 10:59:15 AM  

kid_icarus: What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?


The equipment, those sweet comfy chairs, any cash they find or just maybe destroy it for shiats and giggles.
 
2014-08-13 10:59:19 AM  
Chuck Norris?
 
2014-08-13 11:00:28 AM  

Nabb1: I'm going with Yelp! reviews.

Aw, man.


County Guns doesn't have any:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/county-guns-florissant?osq=guns

Neither doles the Dollar General in the strip mall:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/dollar-general-stores-florissant-2 

Oddly, the QuikTrip that got burned down has a 5-star review:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/quiktrip-ferguson
 
2014-08-13 11:01:09 AM  

Enlightened Liberal: I am no expert on the tattoo industry, but I recall browsing Craigslist a few times when bored and seeing tattoo equipment with asking prices of a few hundred to several thousand dollars.


Stop making sense.
 
2014-08-13 11:01:32 AM  

Alphakronik: I'm going to go with one shop sells labor (which you can't steal with looting), and the other sold goods.


Umm the tattoo equipment is worth some cash and if someone in the group is an artist, free ink for everyone!

Besides, looty and company may not care about stealing anything they may just be looking to fark shiat up because reasons.
 
2014-08-13 11:01:57 AM  

kid_icarus: What would you steal from a tattoo shop anyway?

 
2014-08-13 11:02:11 AM  

lexnaturalis: What in the everloving fark is up with police dressed like farking Marines? Holy hell.


It intimidates the enemy.
 
2014-08-13 11:02:23 AM  
cdn.blackenterprise.com

www.komu.com
upload.wikimedia.org

images.zgallerie.com

And that's about the size of it.   That's our culture.  And it doesn't work.  And neither does putting other poor people out of business.
 
2014-08-13 11:02:42 AM  

MFAWG: What is guns and white people, Alex?

 
2014-08-13 11:03:10 AM  

paygun: did I make it in before: they have no right to protect their business, they're racists, white people are the cause of all the worlds problems, blah blah blah


Your whole being, your ideals, your values, were exposed by that one statement.
 
2014-08-13 11:04:09 AM  

jgilb: paygun: did I make it in before: they have no right to protect their business, they're racists, white people are the cause of all the worlds problems, blah blah blah

Your whole being, your ideals, your values, were exposed by that one statement.


I bet they aren't.
 
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