Archive for December 8th, 2008

There’s Petty Crime, And Then…

How bad have things gotten when beggars and panhandlers are becoming extortion victims?

“Three men have been arrested for allegedly extorting beggars around Jerusalem’s Western Wall, after being exposed by an undercover police officer…The police estimate the men took tens of thousands of shekels from the beggars.”

Seriously, extorting beggars? I know the homeless are popular victims for criminals, but usually not this sort of crime. What were they thinking? “Yeah, we only get a few shekels per beggar per day, but we’ll make it up on volume?” Did nobody pay attention during Crime 101? Everyone knows you take money from people with lots of it.


Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General | on December 8th, 2008 | 2 Comments »