Will This Change Things?

 

It looks as if the elites in LA are no longer immune from the violence the average joe suffers.

Street violence continues to spiral out of control in California, as gangs organize crews to carry out attacks on the wealthy elite of Los Angeles.

More than a dozen Los Angeles gangs are targeting some of the city’s wealthiest residents with increasingly aggressive tactics. Gangs are sending crews out in vehicle convoys to find, follow, and rob Los Angelinos they find driving high-end luxury cars or wearing expensive jewelry.

SFGate reported that “in many cases, [gang members are] making off with designer handbags, diamond-studded watches and other items worth tends of thousands of dollars — if not more — and then peddling them to black-market buyers who are willing to turn a blind eye to the underlying violence.”

According to the police, some suspects in these robberies have been arrested but are soon released from custody, only to commit additional robberies.

No doubt these elites are the same people who supported the “defund the police” movement. Now that crime is leaving the inner city and touching them where they live and hang out, I wonder if the elites will change their tune and demand action. I want to see the looks on their faces when the police tell them, “We don’t have the manpower thanks to budget cuts. But hey, your stuff was insured, right?”

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  1. Stad Coolidge
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    One thing I should add is that these victims are probably not the super wealthy as they don’t have bodyguards.  I wonder if this could change their opinions on the Second Amendment too . . .

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  2. Full Size Tabby Member
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    There may be even more to it. Related is that some international gangs are promoting burglary tourism – criminals fly into the United States on tourist visas from select countries for which getting such visas is easy, case wealthy neighborhoods, burgle the houses there (taking often tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise per burglary), and after a week or two fly back home, preferably before they get caught. But I heard a report (different from the written reports linked below) that the gangs prefer to operate in areas with no bail policies and policies of non-cooperation with U.S. Immigration (immigration “sanctuary” cities and states), as even if they get caught they quickly can be back out to commit more crimes, and then they can still fly home, since U.S. Immigration has no information on which to hold them when they leave. 

    https://www.kget.com/news/crime-watch/international-burglary-rings-lead-to-spike-in-crime-in-southern-california/ 

    https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/police-international-burglary-ring-targeting-homes-on-long-island/ 

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/02/a-vast-burglary-ring-from-chile-has-been-targeting-wealthy-us-households

     

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  3. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    The market is responding with high-end boutique gun shops for the rich and famous.

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  4. MarciN Member
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    Where’s the government’s National Guard call-up response to the January 6 protest in Washington? And all that razor wire? 

    Actually, they wouldn’t do that for ordinary people and small businesses. But the Los Angeles castles owned by the Oscars crowd–we’ll see. 

    This is how civil wars start. Anarchy is always followed by military actions. 

    We had a nice little country,  . . . 

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  5. MarciN Member
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    I bet these neighborhoods will hire their own private militias. 

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    I bet these neighborhoods will hire their own private militias.

    Called “private security firms.” Celebrities already hire personal (armed) security details. 

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  7. MarciN Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I bet these neighborhoods will hire their own private militias.

    Called “private security firms.” Celebrities already hire personal (armed) security details.

    I know, but I have a feeling they are about to get a lot more elaborate. 

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  8. Stad Coolidge
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I bet these neighborhoods will hire their own private militias.

    Called “private security firms.” Celebrities already hire personal (armed) security details.

    I know, but I have a feeling they are about to get a lot more elaborate.

    They’re gonna go from gated comunities to moated communities . . .

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  9. Annefy Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    I bet these neighborhoods will hire their own private militias.

    Santa Monica (high end area) has been famous for years for having their own private security (I’ve had conversations with two of them, very thuggish behavior)

    I just saw a post where some people are no longer getting their mail delivered as it’s considered to dangerous for the mail carriers.  

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  10. Flicker Coolidge
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    Can these elites pool their money and buy private security?  That’s the easiest way to go.  Even if it amounts to establishing their own law.

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  11. Stad Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Can these elites pool their money and buy private security? That’s the easiest way to go. Even if it amounts to establishing their own law.

    True.  But I wonder how many will think, “Or I could just buy a gun.”  And when they discover it’s not as easy as the left says, and that they cannot carry their personal protection with them everywhere, maybe they’ll start to question the Democrats’ reasoning on gun control.

    Yeah, wishful thinking, I know.  Still . . .

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  12. Rōnin Coolidge
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    Where’s the government’s National Guard call-up response to the January 6 protest in Washington? And all that razor wire?

    Actually, they wouldn’t do that for ordinary people and small businesses. But the Los Angeles castles owned by the Oscars crowd–we’ll see.

    This is how civil wars start. Anarchy is always followed by military actions.

    We had a nice little country, . . .

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

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  13. Rōnin Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    One thing I should add is that these victims are probably not the super wealthy as they don’t have bodyguards. I wonder if this could change their opinions on the Second Amendment too . . .

    Guns are good, but out here in the border hinterland we have found that it’s also good to also have a backhoe/skid steer and/or excavator to help with the clean-up.

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  14. hoowitts Coolidge
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    Karma’s  a b!+c#

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  15. Flicker Coolidge
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    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    One thing I should add is that these victims are probably not the super wealthy as they don’t have bodyguards. I wonder if this could change their opinions on the Second Amendment too . . .

    Guns are good, but out here in the border hinterland we have found that it’s also good to also have a backhoe/skid steer and/or excavator to help with the clean-up.

    What do you use them for?  Down, boy!  I mean — I said get down!  I’ll feed you later!  I mean, what could you possibly … Oh, I see what you do.  But what do you feed your dogs?

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  16. Rōnin Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    One thing I should add is that these victims are probably not the super wealthy as they don’t have bodyguards. I wonder if this could change their opinions on the Second Amendment too . . .

    Guns are good, but out here in the border hinterland we have found that it’s also good to also have a backhoe/skid steer and/or excavator to help with the clean-up.

    What do you use them for? Down, boy! I mean — I said get down! I’ll feed you later! I mean, what could you possibly … Oh, I see what you do. But what do you feed your dogs?

    Ask the Cartels, it’s were we learned how to do it.  

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  17. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Sell the manse. Keep the politics. Never admit the trogs were right about everything.

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  18. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    One thing I should add is that these victims are probably not the super wealthy as they don’t have bodyguards. I wonder if this could change their opinions on the Second Amendment too . . .

    Guns are good, but out here in the border hinterland we have found that it’s also good to also have a backhoe/skid steer and/or excavator to help with the clean-up.

    based.

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  19. Doctor Robert Member
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    Stad: Will This Change Things?

    No.

    They never admit to being wrong.

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  20. Stad Coolidge
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    Rōnin (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Where’s the government’s National Guard call-up response to the January 6 protest in Washington? And all that razor wire?

    Actually, they wouldn’t do that for ordinary people and small businesses. But the Los Angeles castles owned by the Oscars crowd–we’ll see.

    This is how civil wars start. Anarchy is always followed by military actions.

    We had a nice little country, . . .

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    I know.  I can’t put a bumper sticker on my car because I know it will get keyed . . .

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  21. Stad Coolidge
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    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    One thing I should add is that these victims are probably not the super wealthy as they don’t have bodyguards. I wonder if this could change their opinions on the Second Amendment too . . .

    Guns are good, but out here in the border hinterland we have found that it’s also good to also have a backhoe/skid steer and/or excavator to help with the clean-up.

    I would think scavenging animals could do a good job . . .

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  22. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    One thing I should add is that these victims are probably not the super wealthy as they don’t have bodyguards. I wonder if this could change their opinions on the Second Amendment too . . .

    Guns are good, but out here in the border hinterland we have found that it’s also good to also have a backhoe/skid steer and/or excavator to help with the clean-up.

    I would think scavenging animals could do a good job . . .

    Michael Cain.

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  23. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Stad: Will This Change Things?

    No.

    They never admit to being wrong.

    It will take some rapes and murders but then they might change their mind. 

    “Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.” — Edmund Burke

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  24. Rōnin Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    One thing I should add is that these victims are probably not the super wealthy as they don’t have bodyguards. I wonder if this could change their opinions on the Second Amendment too . . .

    Guns are good, but out here in the border hinterland we have found that it’s also good to also have a backhoe/skid steer and/or excavator to help with the clean-up.

    I would think scavenging animals could do a good job . . .

    Michael Cain.

    The problem there is finding and/or keeping a pig farm, and time.  I live near the Freeman Ranch Body Farm, which is ran by the University of Texas, and they have found that it can take a few weeks for nature’s own to clean things up (depending on the time of year), and not everything is gotten rid of.  Best to dig a deep hole and move on.

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  25. hoowitts Coolidge
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    Rōnin (View Comment):

     

    The problem there is finding and/or keeping a pig farm,

    And don’t forget the smell

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  26. Stad Coolidge
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    hoowitts (View Comment):

    Rōnin (View Comment):

     

    The problem there is finding and/or keeping a pig farm,

    And don’t forget the smell

    The smell of a pig farm is offset by the smell of bacon . . .

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  27. Henry Castaigne Member
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    hoowitts (View Comment):

    Rōnin (View Comment):

     

    The problem there is finding and/or keeping a pig farm,

    And don’t forget the smell

    The smell is a feature and not a bug. It keeps looky-loos and lazy cops away.

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