Blaeks throw eggs at utility workers trying to turn power back on

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  1. zhukov

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    Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy.
    United Illuminating workers reported eggs and other objects being thrown at them a day after Mayor Bill Finch said the utility was taking care of wealthy suburbs while his constituents suffered. The unrest caused United Illuminating to pull its workers out until the city agreed to provide police protection.
    "Citizens began throwing things at the crews," Michael West, a spokesman for United Illuminating, told FoxNews.com. "It started to get pretty hairy. They did not feel safe."
    West said it started with verbal abuse and escalated.
    "It started to get pretty hairy. They did not feel safe."​
    - Michael West, spokesman for United Illuminating

    "We communicated with the city and said if you don’t provide police support, we can't have our crews there in harm's way," he said.
    West also took issue with Finch's claims, made at a Wednesday press conference.
    "I'm sick and tired of Bridgeport being shortchanged," Finch said, noting that Bridgeport has the largest number of United Illuminating ratepayers and claimingg it should be treated better by the New Haven-based utility.
    United Illuminating has denied giving priority to wealthy customers, while ignoring Bridgeport residents.
    "Clearly people took to heart what they heard, even though it was not factual," West said of the reported incidents Wednesday. "We don’t choose favorites."
    He said the city agreed to provide police support to UI workers after the company made the request.
    The Wall Street Journal reported that 25,000 homes and business in Bridgeport were still without power Thursday, a fifth straight day after so-called superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. The extended outages appeared to be primarily in the city's poorest neighborhoods, according to the newspaper.
    In Connecticut, which had 374,000 customers left in the dark after the storm, the first priority for utility companies was to clear safety hazards, such as fallen trees and downed power lines, while conducting damage assessment and working to restore power to hospitals and police and fire stations.


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/0...ts-thrown-at-them-by-residents/#ixzz2B68A4Z3Q
     
  2. gilaet

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    They usually throw feces :afro:
     
  4. Mlaw

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    where does it say they were black? Bridgeport is 89% white :munch:
     
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    Surprised the blaeks even had the balls to waste eggs. Doesn't the government usually give them powdered eggs
     
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    11% egg throwers
     
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    My first thought too. I doubt eggs made up the lion's share of what they threw.
     
  8. zhukov

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    They were trying to work in the poorest neighborhoods....:secret:
     
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    good for them
     
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    Really? The story doesn't list the race of these people. OP is a racist. Lynch them.
     
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    so there aren't poor white folks? quite a leap you make there
     
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    OP is a big russian dope
     
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    The ropes are all being used to hoist generators to higher ground.
     
  16. Cheri

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    :secret: Bridgeport, Conn isn't a poor neighborhood. It's in Fairfield county, one of the richest counties in America.
     
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    Mlaw wants the egg throwers to be white sooooooooooooooooooooooo bad.
     
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    I wish they were black. It's funnier that way.
     
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  20. zhukov

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    right, white folks typically form mobs and attack support groups trying to help

    white folks usually believe class warfare lies spread by politicians

    use your head; I'm no racist just delivering the news... :coffee: