VALPARAISO, Ind. (CBS) ― It’s a crime of the times. With gas prices skyrocketing, area police report an increase in thefts of fuel.
So far this year, thieves hit eight truckers at one gas station in Valparaiso, Ind., alone, to the tune of more than $4,000.
CBS 2 Northwest Indiana Bureau Chief Pamela Jones reports Barjinder Singh pays $1,100 for gas to run his truck from New Jersey to Chicago. He says it used to cost $800. His cost rose with diesel fuel prices.
And now another cost of business — criminals stealing from $300 to more than $600 worth of fuel from truckers’ tanks.
It’s a loss that could run some drivers out of business.
“I could run it maybe for a few months, not more than that,” one driver said.
It happened to three truckers at a Pilot truck stop off U.S. 30 on Sunday. Police are still trying to figure out how. More from CBS2Chicago
By: Capt. Matt Bruce
My Fellow Americans:
I am hearing more and more from my listeners and readers the phrase, “vote the bums out!”…
The voices I’m hearing are right about people being ‘fed up’ with the same old ‘business as usual’ attitude in Washington, DC and our State Capitols…
People are upset with both the Democrat and Republican parties. They feel that they have been betrayed by both Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid…
The fastest growing voting sector across America is now the Independent voter, or ‘I’, for short. Voter registrations have been and are being changed to Independent…
“Operation Chaos” has created an ‘illusion’ that the Democratic Party is growing in numbers when in fact the Presidential Primary process has been ‘manipulated’ by some Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh who started this movement… Continue reading
Maricopa County’s top prosecutor said Tuesday that the sheriff recent high-profile sweeps in metropolitan Phoenix were legal if his officers followed rules prohibiting racial profiling and unwarranted traffic stops.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has drawn criticism that the sweeps in three heavily Hispanic areas during late March and early April were thinly veiled immigration patrols fraught with racial profiling.
The sweeps led Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to request a federal investigation of Arpaio for possible civil rights violations. The U.S. Justice Department has declined to comment on the request. More from Officer.com
Good for Sheriff Joe! Besides, stands to reason if you are in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood, you will pick up a majority of Hispanics.
The whole idea of Democrat SuperDelegates has confused me… until now! Glenn Beck gives us the history of the Democratic SuperDelegates……………….. in a couple of minutes.
Christie: Immigrants are not criminals
Immigrants and their advocates today found an unlikely ally: the top law enforcement officer in New Jersey.
U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie speaks at First United Methodist Church of Dover today.U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie surprised many at a Dover church public forum when he said sneaking into the United States is not a criminal act.
“Being in this country without proper documentation is not a crime,” Christie told more than 60 residents and town officials. “The whole phrase of ‘illegal immigrant’ connotes that the person, by just being here, is committing a crime.” More from NJ.com
Cross the border and go directly to New Jersey – do not stop in Arkansas to pick tomatoes….
RUSH: I want to start with President Bush’s press conference today. It was basically about oil, basically about energy prices and so forth. We have a couple of sound bites from the president and then a response, an irresponsible response from New York Senator Chuck Schumer. Here’s the first of two sound bites from President Bush. Well, actually, this is an answer to a question from a reporter. “You have said that we need to wait until the first stimulus has taken effect to act again, but since it was passed, gas prices have gone up, foreclosures have gone up, there have been layoffs, news just this morning that consumer confidence is down yet again. Isn’t it time to think about doing more, would you support a summer moratorium on the federal gas tax?” More from Rush Limbaugh
By eliminating the gas tax, even temporarily, you are taking money out of Washington’s pocket. They would much rather take money out of oil companies’ pockets (aka Communism) than allow you to keep more of your own.
It is obvious the Democrats do not have an energy plan. They promised us two years ago when gas was $2 per gallon – we’re still waiting……
APR 23 — (Houston, TX) – Eighteen individuals , including alleged drug traffickers and the owners/operators of commercial bus companies operating from Mexico into the Rio Grande Valley to numerous U.S. cities and their drivers, have been indicted for transporting large loads of marijuana and cocaine in specially modified commercial buses and money laundering. The indictment is the result of a long-term Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation dubbed Operation Road King II. United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced the unsealing of the indictment today at a press conference. The 16-count indictment returned by a Houston grand jury March 31, 2008, was unsealed today. Continue reading
Go see this movie!
Ferguson was hilarious!