Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What the hell is wrong with people?


Waldo Canyon Fire

Last year during the Waldo Canyon Fire Shane Garrett and Belinda Wells-Yates were caught burglarizing homes in the fire evacuation zone.  This past February they were convicted of second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, theft, identity theft, and methamphetamine possession.  In the execution of Western justice, Gates was sentenced to 48 years and Wells-Yates to 72 years in prison.  One can only assume they had a rap sheet a mile long. ~ Denver CBS 4

Burglars in Black Forest

So far 502 homes have been destroyed, 18 partially damaged, and two people are dead.  With the fire 85% contained residents allowed to return to some areas have gotten home to find their houses intact, their possessions not so much.  In today's daily briefing the Sheriff's office reported that the official burglary count is now up to six and the number is growing as evacuations are lifted. ~ 9News

What the hell is wrong with people?

Sure, burglaries happen all the time, even in Black Forest... but it takes an exceptional kind of scum to victimize the victims of a natural disaster.  

What the hell is right with people?

The Flying W Ranch,  a commercial tourist venue that burned down in last years fire took in 45 horses and a variety of other animals from evacuees.  Overall community support has been overwhelming with donations to both the firefighters and evacuees.  Colorado Care and Share had to appeal to people to stop donating water and Gatorade.

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