Wednesday, September 07, 1977

50% of 176 Cited In Looting Held Full-Time Jobs

Of the 176 persons indicted on looting charges after last month’s blackout, almost half had full time jobs and less than 10 percent were on welfare, according to DA Gold.

Mr. Gold said the breakdown belied statements made earlier by President Carter and others that the looting had been committed by hungry people.

70% had prior arrest records and 43% prior convictions. 73% were black, 23% Hispanic and 4% white.

Not poor and needy – stats show job holding criminals.

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