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2021-12-03 11:30:09 AM  
I've started to understand why older civilizations took fingers and hands.
 
2021-12-03 3:22:08 PM  
But the media has repeatedly called them "flash mobs."
 
2021-12-03 3:23:18 PM  
I'm more upset by how much coverage mass shoplifting has gotten compared to every other issue that actually affects our lives.
 
2021-12-03 3:23:44 PM  
It's a good start.
 
2021-12-03 3:25:30 PM  
oh no people stealing insured goods from big corporations who gives a fark

wage theft dwarves shoplifting
 
2021-12-03 3:25:30 PM  

Meatsim1: I'm more upset by how much coverage mass shoplifting has gotten compared to every other issue that actually affects our lives.


Tell that to the retail workers they terrorized.
 
2021-12-03 3:26:20 PM  
High end stores should use hidden air tags on their stuff
 
2021-12-03 3:28:20 PM  
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Oh no!
 
2021-12-03 3:28:31 PM  
That's as many as 1.4 tens.

And that's terrible.
 
2021-12-03 3:28:38 PM  
How did they catch them? Did they leave a trail of skinny jeans behind?
 
2021-12-03 3:29:00 PM  

ElwoodCuse: oh no people stealing insured goods from big corporations who gives a fark

wage theft dwarves shoplifting


You would think dwarves couldn't fit a lot of goods on their person....
 
2021-12-03 3:31:02 PM  

FLMountainMan: ElwoodCuse: oh no people stealing insured goods from big corporations who gives a fark

wage theft dwarves shoplifting

You would think dwarves couldn't fit a lot of goods on their person....


Especially when they are already carrying around all those stolen wages.
 
2021-12-03 3:31:52 PM  
Eh, it was always going to end in arrests.  Too many people involved to keep it quiet.
 
2021-12-03 3:32:12 PM  
Good. Gotta catch em all.
 
2021-12-03 3:32:35 PM  
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Look like tourists to me.
 
2021-12-03 3:33:22 PM  

bthom37: Eh, it was always going to end in arrests.  Too many people involved to keep it quiet.


At least one of them was posting about how badass they were on Tickbookagramer I'm sure.
 
2021-12-03 3:33:32 PM  

GoldDude: Meatsim1: I'm more upset by how much coverage mass shoplifting has gotten compared to every other issue that actually affects our lives.

Tell that to the retail workers they terrorized.


Yeah. When the robbers beat up employees just because they could, that undermined the Robin Hood narrative.
 
2021-12-03 3:34:55 PM  
5 bucks says most will be "catch & release"...no bond, and they will go right back to doing it again!
 
2021-12-03 3:35:38 PM  
They're all out of jail on ZERO BAIL
 
2021-12-03 3:38:19 PM  
That would never happen here in Texas.  One time they tried that in Amarillo, and everyone started shooting at them.  There were bullets whizzing all over the place!  When all the thugs were dead, everyone fired their guns in the air to the rhythm of "Heart of Texas".  An eagle named Lone Star flew over and shed a tear before succumbing to the hail of bullets.

God bless Texas!
 
2021-12-03 3:38:56 PM  

BigNumber12: I've started to understand why older civilizations took fingers and hands.


i wonder what the comparison between wage theft and product theft is.  maybe we should start at the top to set examples?
 
2021-12-03 3:41:26 PM  

ElwoodCuse: oh no people stealing insured goods from big corporations who gives a fark

wage theft dwarves shoplifting


I don't think you really understand how insurance works.  It's not free money.

As for wage theft... That's not really related.

Would you like someone to stab you just because you have health insurance and some people speed on the expressway?

It's not really a fair comparison, since your insurance rates won't go up because you were stabbed.
 
2021-12-03 3:42:23 PM  

kdawg7736: Good. Gotta catch em all.


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"Ash, is that you?"

(Ronald L. Ketchum was Sheriff of Natrona County, WY from 1987-1990)
 
2021-12-03 3:44:06 PM  
I'm not thief, but if I were I certainly wouldn't involve 13 of my friends. In my 38 years of life I've rarely seen 2 people be able to keep a secret, let alone anything past 4 or 5.
 
2021-12-03 3:44:19 PM  

ElwoodCuse: oh no people stealing insured goods from big corporations who gives a fark

wage theft dwarves shoplifting


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2021-12-03 3:45:23 PM  
Probably caught one and the rest went like dominos.
 
2021-12-03 3:46:21 PM  

Rapmaster2000: That would never happen here in Texas.  One time they tried that in Amarillo, and everyone started shooting at them.  There were bullets whizzing all over the place!  When all the thugs were dead, everyone fired their guns in the air to the rhythm of "Heart of Texas".  An eagle named Lone Star flew over and shed a tear before succumbing to the hail of bullets.


I hope you barbecued the eagle afterwards...
 
2021-12-03 3:46:24 PM  

Godscrack: [Fark user image 499x280]

Look like tourists to me.


Patriots I tell you
 
2021-12-03 3:46:37 PM  

ElwoodCuse: oh no people stealing insured goods from big corporations who gives a fark

wage theft dwarves shoplifting


Take comfort in knowing that your labor has never been worth stealing.
 
2021-12-03 3:48:54 PM  

Meatsim1: I'm more upset by how much coverage mass shoplifting has gotten compared to every other issue that actually affects our lives.


Are you saying one of the major midterm talking points will be this media generated scare tactic from the Conservative Pussy Party and will completely ignore general economic and political thievery by said Conservative Pussies?
 
2021-12-03 3:49:30 PM  

p51d007: 5 bucks says most will be "catch & release"...no bond, and they will go right back to doing it again!


There are not guilty of a crime yet.  You would only keep them in jail if there is a flight risk or risk of violence to others.  Are you suggesting suspects in smash and grab cases should be kept in jail without bail pending trial?
 
2021-12-03 3:50:47 PM  
They learned their tactics from Shorty.

Shorty Snatch and Run Y'all
Youtube PZFLieRl6MI
 
2021-12-03 3:50:56 PM  

maxandgrinch: They're all out of jail on ZERO BAIL


Bail is stupid system anyways.  Keep them or release them with a promise to show-up for trial.  Bail is just a way of f$cking with poor people.
 
2021-12-03 3:51:21 PM  

foo monkey: But the media has repeatedly called them "flash mobs."


...totally misunderstanding both the concept and purpose of flashmobs.
 
2021-12-03 3:51:23 PM  

maxandgrinch: They're all out of jail on ZERO BAIL


Let them out on bail, let them brag on social media, identify the rest who weren't caught, hit them all with RICO.
 
2021-12-03 3:51:44 PM  
Meanwhile police are
struggling to arrest even 1 of the speakers and organizers of the jan 6th smashing of police and attempted grabbing of power.
 
2021-12-03 3:54:22 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: How did they catch them?


They started throwing their newfound cash around on pink Cadillacs and fur coats.
 
2021-12-03 3:55:20 PM  

FLMountainMan: ElwoodCuse: oh no people stealing insured goods from big corporations who gives a fark

wage theft dwarves shoplifting

You would think dwarves couldn't fit a lot of goods on their person....


They hide it all in their beards.
 
2021-12-03 3:55:57 PM  
Dang, reading this thread I thought I took a wrong turn into Nextdoor.
 
2021-12-03 3:55:59 PM  
Fake news, I've been told by my Republican acquaintances that these people are stealing and 100% getting away with it because California refuses to arrest minorities.
 
2021-12-03 3:56:12 PM  

Godscrack: [Fark user image 499x280]

Look like tourists to me.


Bet they'll get a LOT more time than the 1/6 terrorists.
 
2021-12-03 3:56:23 PM  
And zero will be prosecuted.
 
2021-12-03 3:57:41 PM  

Rapmaster2000: That would never happen here in Texas.  One time they tried that in Amarillo, and everyone started shooting at them.  There were bullets whizzing all over the place!  When all the thugs were dead, everyone fired their guns in the air to the rhythm of "Heart of Texas".  An eagle named Lone Star flew over and shed a tear before succumbing to the hail of bullets.

God bless Texas!


Joke's on the shooters though. The bad guys were after the rounds since they cost more than the goods at the store.

/Haven't actually looked at ammo prices in a while
 
2021-12-03 3:57:41 PM  

Uzzah: Rapmaster2000: That would never happen here in Texas.  One time they tried that in Amarillo, and everyone started shooting at them.  There were bullets whizzing all over the place!  When all the thugs were dead, everyone fired their guns in the air to the rhythm of "Heart of Texas".  An eagle named Lone Star flew over and shed a tear before succumbing to the hail of bullets.

I hope you barbecued the eagle afterwards...


NO!  The only barbecue is brisket.  If it is not brisket, then you are not allowed to call it barbecue.

Also, real chili is just meat!
 
2021-12-03 3:57:54 PM  

mrshowrules: maxandgrinch: They're all out of jail on ZERO BAIL

Bail is stupid system anyways.  Keep them or release them with a promise to show-up for trial.  Bail is just a way of f$cking with poor people.


Better yet, make them pinkie swear not to commit any more crimes - problem solved.
 
2021-12-03 3:59:28 PM  
This thread is a prime contender for 'Weirdest posts I've seen in a thread all year'...
 
2021-12-03 3:59:36 PM  

maxandgrinch: They're all out of jail on ZERO BAIL


it's not worth it to me to prop up the prison industry to be required hold some petty thieves in a cell to ensure they show up for trial.

this whole schpiel recently of "mass mobs are robbing stores blind" feels like a diversion tactic, probably attempting to steal air time from forming labor movements.

i haven't seen a whole lot of footage of these groups.
 
2021-12-03 4:01:05 PM  
Did the cops go in with their standard "knock politely" policy?  I hope they did, and taught these goofs a lesson about consideration.
 
2021-12-03 4:02:30 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Meatsim1: I'm more upset by how much coverage mass shoplifting has gotten compared to every other issue that actually affects our lives.

Are you saying one of the major midterm talking points will be this media generated scare tactic from the Conservative Pussy Party and will completely ignore general economic and political thievery by said Conservative Pussies?


Some of us conservatives want the thieves on pikes in front of the business.. to display a warning to others..
 
2021-12-03 4:03:30 PM  
The sad part is people think returning to tough on crime polices will help.   California stopped all that because it was just a waste of money and the costs outweighed the benefits.

Between the smash and grab thefts and catalytic convertor thefts it really comes down to organized crime.  Just like drug trafficking.  I wouldn't be surprised the cops are in on it so they can cry about needing more officers.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/a​r​ticle/Video-showing-SFPD-apparently-wa​tching-as-16650311.php
 
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