The winter bomb cyclone dumping snow and cold weather across the country hit Buffalo and Western New York hard. The area faced hurricane force winds and snow leading to whiteout conditions.
While residents struggle with conditions that left many stranded and paralyzed emergency response efforts, criminals are taking the opportunity to capitalize on their fellow residents tragedy by looting area businesses.
Police claim only two looting incidents, and the media has downplayed the occurrences, but social media tells a very different story.
Don’t expect the mainstream media, even in Buffalo, to cover the widespread looting in Buffalo. The AP Stylebook has discouraged it since 2020. It doesn’t conform to their anti-police narrative. https://t.co/qEINu7nIkq pic.twitter.com/ccyBuv81ly
— National Police Association (@NatPoliceAssoc) December 26, 2022
BREAKING: Looting in Buffalo being significantly downplayed by local media. A simple Facebook search of “Buffalo looting” shows multiple incidents. @WGRZ @ViralNewsNYC #BuffaloBlizzard2022 #BuffaloLooting pic.twitter.com/Rd0EbUpHO9
— Rowan (@canmericanized) December 26, 2022
Last night Nickel City Liquor in Buffalo was broken into & robbed. $500 worth of alcohol stolen.
Owner had to sleep there, unable to board it up. He said “they have cheap & bad taste.” pic.twitter.com/z46c1Rjok3
— Michael Schwartz (@MSchwartzTV) December 25, 2022
— Harish Deshmukh (@DeshmukhHarish9) December 26, 2022
DEVELOPING: Heavy gunfire heard as looters flee a business in Buffalo, New York#Buffalo l #NY
Looting is occurring in the city following blizzard conditions. Footage shows someone firing several rounds as looters run from a building.
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) December 26, 2022