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Old 10-25-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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60 Minutes' Steve Kroft reports on South American immigrant gangs who are shoplifting merchandise worth billions of dollars annually.
(CBS) "Boosting" is organized shoplifting, and if you think it's a petty crime, think again.

As Correspondent Steve Kroft first reported in February, approximately $10 billion in merchandise is stolen from stores every year -- and retailers are just beginning to realize that a huge chunk of it is being taken by gangs of highly skilled, well-organized professionals from South America.

Most of them started as pickpockets in places like Colombia, Chile, Equador and Peru, before being brought to the United States to ply their trade for what the FBI calls South American theft groups. The best of the lot move on to cargo thefts and jewelry heists.

Boosting For Billions - organized shoplifting ... LA Community Policing
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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This can’t be true. It must be more anti-“immigrant” propaganda, because we all know they are only here “seeking a better life” by doing the jobs Americans won’t do.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Shoplifting isn't actually "wrong"...it's just shopping, really..except that those who shoplift skip a step. BOTH shoplifters and shoppers are people who want merchandise; they go to the store, and the leave with the stuff they want. I don't think we should get into a huge argument here about the specific details. Shoppers are customers; so are shoplifters.

There are no illegal humans.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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boosting is not new!
shoplifting is old bag.

and "boosting" been happening for years. not somehting these gangs invented. actually the ball kids(black and latino queens) in NYC perfected this art. thats as old as paris is burning(89). these new groups just capitalized off their predecessors. that foil thing is old news too.

its even been rapped about for years. particularly by female rappers.

from foxy browns BK ANTHEM (circa 2001)

B.K. - the home of Biggie and Jay
Where n*ggaz got Will Smith chips, get jiggy all day
******* that boost in the city all day
Heckel and Koch, crack spots, federal watch
I grew up here, sip Mo', threw up here
Yo the feds snatched two up here, in B.K.
N*ggaz in the hood in that all blue and grey
Gorillas got rich from stairwells and P.A. "


isnt there a specific thread for crime?
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:13 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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They feel entitled to it.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:18 AM
 
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60 Minutes' Steve Kroft reports on South American immigrant gangs who are shoplifting merchandise worth billions of dollars annually.
(CBS) "Boosting" is organized shoplifting, and if you think it's a petty crime, think again.

As Correspondent Steve Kroft first reported in February, approximately $10 billion in merchandise is stolen from stores every year -- and retailers are just beginning to realize that a huge chunk of it is being taken by gangs of highly skilled, well-organized professionals from South America.

Most of them started as pickpockets in places like Colombia, Chile, Equador and Peru, before being brought to the United States to ply their trade for what the FBI calls South American theft groups. The best of the lot move on to cargo thefts and jewelry heists.

Boosting For Billions - organized shoplifting ... LA Community Policing

Of course if your talking about shoplifting in LA, it would be by hispanics in its majority because LA is a hispanic predominant city, if you see in Appalachia, good ol' white boys perpetrate all shoplifting, I wonder why...
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Of course if your talking about shoplifting in LA, it would be by hispanics in its majority because LA is a hispanic predominant city, if you see in Appalachia, good ol' white boys perpetrate all shoplifting, I wonder why...

The article is about immigrant professional shoplifting gangs from South America. Almost all are illegal and they travel and commit their crimes all over the country. Go back and reread the article.

Boosting For Billions - 60 Minutes - CBS News
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