WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE LAW SAYS STEALING $950 ISN’T STEALING?
Leftist policies in parts of California are making it easy for thieves to shoplift large amounts of merchandise from stores. In fact, due to shoplifting laws that are not enforced unless over $950 in value, they have created a network of organized retail crime that has ravaged stores. Gangs of thieves come into stores and leave with armloads of merchandise, knowing they will not be prosecuted.
Gateway Pundit says, “Marxist San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin made it clear that prosecuting shoplifters is low on his priority list and his ‘no arrest’ policy is destroying brick and mortar businesses.” It has resulted in the closing of 6 Target stores in San Francisco.
This major chain closing in San Francisco is likely on top of the many local retail businesses that cannot whether the large scale shoplifting rings. Hear about this from a mayor in California who talks with IFA’s Dave Kubal about the inception of these harmful laws. Click here to watch.
ABC 7 has reported:
Target has now acknowledged that San Francisco is the only city in America where they have decided to close some stores early because of the escalating retail crime.
For more than a month, we’ve been experiencing a significant and alarming rise in theft and security incidents at our San Francisco Stores, similar to reports from other retailers in the area.
Target isn’t the only store in San Francisco to make changes because of the continuous shoplifting. After 10 p.m. the 7-Eleven on Drumm St. in the Financial District only does business through a metal door. But first you have to ring the bell to let them know you’re outside.
Walgreens has already closed several stores for the same reason and security guards like Kevin Greathouse are told not to physically engage with those shoplifting.
“It’s going to be lawsuits, obviously they don’t want ourselves or anybody else to get injured while we’re out here attempting to make these apprehensions and leave it to law enforcement,” said Greathouse.
(Article by IFA Staff. Photo by Canva.)
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