Politics interesting goings on in Missouri over the weekend

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  1. playitagainfred

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/1...uspicious-cellphone-buys-propane-tank-thefts/

    The bulk purchases of more than 200 cellphones from seven Missouri Walmarts over the course of a single weekend continues to draw the attention of law enforcement – particularly combined with the theft of more than 48 propane canisters in the state during the same time frame.

    There is no information to suggest the suspicious cellphone purchases and propane thefts are related at this time.

    Police in Columbia, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Lebanon, Ava, Jefferson City and Macon have each said they’ve received reports about large numbers of cellphones bought in area Walmarts. The majority of purchases occurred during the late-night hours of Dec. 4 and the early-morning hours of Dec. 5.

    Details in some of the cases are sketchy, but at least three dozen phones were purchased at one time in the Macon, Jefferson City, Lebanon and Jackson stores. A “large number” were purchased in Ava, cops said, and “dozens” were purchased in Columbia, ABC17 reported. Ten of the phones were bought at Cape Girardeau, according to the Kansas City Star.

    The individuals involved have been reported to be as few as two men in Lebanon and as many as five in Columbia. It’s unclear if all of the cases involve the same people or if they are linked, but the same man reportedly was part of the purchasing group in Ava and Lebanon, which happened a little more than two hours apart on Dec. 5.

    That man left a phone in the store bathroom at Ava, prompting authorities to respond.

    “While speaking with Walmart employees, the subject who left the phone returned to the store to get it,” the Ava Police Department posted on Facebook. “Officers spoke with the male subject, who was of Middle Eastern descent, and asked for identification, which was provided.”

    Officers had no reason to detain the man and he was allowed to leave. Subsequent checks with other local Walmart stores determined the man also had bought phones in Lebanon.

    “These people were, they were foreign-speaking,” Laclede County Sheriff Wayne Merritt told KSPR about the men who bought phones at the Lebanon Walmart.

    The three purchasers in Jefferson City had “accents,” cops told KRCG, but information on the buyers in other locales is scarce.

    Meanwhile, Missouri police also are trying to determine who is behind a series of propane thefts.

    A BP gas station in Lee’s Summit reported the theft of 18-20 canisters from an outside cage in late November, according to FOX4KC. A nearby CVS also reported an unknown quantity of stolen canisters the same night.

    On Dec. 6, the day after the phone-buying spree is believed to have ended, a CVS in Independence had 28 tanks stolen from a locked cage.

    “People take all sorts of things that are odd,” Independence Police Officer John Syme told the Star. “But it’s definitely something that would be a ‘see something, say something’-type situation, where you definitely want to be on higher alert. There’s a lot of different things that can be done with propane tanks.”

    Syme added: “It could be a very serious matter. Our intel unit is working with area agencies and discussing it.”

    Why the focus on seemingly innocuous items such as propane tanks and cellphones?

    Terrorists have long used mobile phones to set off explosive ordinances, and propane tanks have been used in improvised bombs. For example, the thwarted car bomb attack in Times Square in 2010 was set to use four propane tanks as part of the explosive device.

    “You need to take notice,” Meritt said. “You need to let us know about it, because it doesn’t hurt to check on it. You’re not being racist or anything like that. You’re just protecting yourself.”
     
  2. ltd86

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    We need more foreigners - especially Muslims!
     
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    Maybe they'll get invited to the WH.:bounce:
     
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    lock and load
     
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    Lets see, thefts of propane tanks and an extraordinary large purchase of cell phones by middle eastern men.

    Move alone, move along. Nothing to see here.
     
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    If they stole all those phones, I hope they get good service out there. I live in a hilly area, I get a lot of dropped calls.
     
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    That's what makes it all the more believable. These guys aren't exactly SPECTRE, they're a bunch of uneducated dummies for the most part. They set off red flags on every one of these attacks but people don't report them to the authorities for fear of being accused of "profiling".
     
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    Missouri you say?

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    Correct. The muslim terrorist killers in SB did everything but call homeland security, red flags and suspicious behavior daily. The neighbors didnt call the police because they didnt want to be accused of racial profiling.

    PC'ness and liberalism have the blood of innocents up to their narrow shoulders.
     
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    Take responsibility for your own actions, quit blaming other people because you didn't call the cops. I thought the right was all about personal responsiblity?
     
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    Stop it, if they called the police and the muslims were actually human, imagine the outcry. RACIST!! XENOPHOBE!!
     
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    No It simply would have been " Hi I would like to report some suspicious activity from my neighbor at 123 A" ." Okay Maam thank you for your call we will look into it". Some how about race with you. I am shocked
     
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    I could not possibly care less what color anyone is and reject real racism, I'm a minority. I also reject stupidity and weakness that impacts the lives of others in the name of political correctness and liberalism.

    It's ok to admit you guys are wrong on this one, we admitted 43 wasn't a rocket scientist. :hat:
     
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    So you are breaking with the Donald and want muzzies here now???
     
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    Muslims are so peaceful they are even trying to help our economy :salute:
     
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    You reject stupidity but buy the excuse I couldn't call the cops on my camel jockey neighbor building bombs because I didn't want to be accused of profiling? Makes sense
     
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    From this morning's WSJ:
    (I only included select paragraphs from the article)

    Law Enforcement Bears Down on Smartphone Crime Wave

    Amid a thriving and highly profitable black market overseas for smartphones, more criminals are turning to fraud and identity theft to obtain discounted devices in bulk, according to law-enforce-ment officials.

    In one recent case in Minnesota, the Secret Service and other state and federal law-enforcement agencies dismantled an organiza-tion that allegedly obtained tens of thousands smartphones through fraud and theft from at least 2006 to 2014. At the center of the scheme was a family that owned 13 stores in the Twin Cities where the phones were resold.

    Authorities said the family sent “runners” to stores such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart with fake or stolen identity information, in-cluding Social Security numbers, and had them sign up for family and business plans, allowing them to acquire as many as 30 heavily discounted devices at once. The runners targeted big retail locations in Minnesota and others as far flung as Arizona, Idaho and North Dakota. Many of the phones were resold in China, according to Mr. Stephens.
     
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    The folks who accused clock boy of "inventing" a clock that looked exactly like something out of 24 are being sued for $15Million AND being investigated by the Federal DOJ including our top cop.