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- Oct 22, 2008
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Doing a heckuva job, Bloomie!
When night falls in the Rockaways, the hoods come out.
Ever since Sandy strafed the Queens peninsula and tore up the boardwalk, its become an often lawless place where cops are even scarcer than electrical power and food. Locals say they are arming themselves with guns, baseball bats, booby traps even a bow and arrow to defend against looters.
Thugs have been masquerading as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers, knocking on doors in the dead of night. But locals say the real workers have been nowhere in sight, causing at least one elected official who fears a descent into anarchy if help doesnt arrive soon to call for the city to investigate the utility.
Read more: Queens residents arm themselves in the post-storm blackout from looters - NY Daily News