Throw the book at Sandy looters, pols say

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-02 15:40:48-05

City Council members want those who looted damaged areas after Hurricane Sandy hit  to pay a high price for their crimes.

In a letter to the state’s chief judge and the city’s five district attorneys, council members said these crimes display a lack of conscience.

Crimes like burglary surged in neighborhoods hardest hit by the storm,  even as other major crimes like murder fell to record lows.