Demorats never learn.
In 2014 California voters approved Prop 47 which downgraded certain felonies to misdemeanors. Significantly, the new measure mandated that any theft below $950 would be a misdemeanor.
Last year they elected the radical district attorney Chesa Boudin. Chesa is the son of Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert who were arrested for their role as getaway car drivers in the Brink’s robbery of 1981 in Rockland County, New York. After Chesa’s parents were incarcerated (when he was 14 months old) fellow Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn adopted Chesa.
One of Chesa’s goals was to “tackle racial bias in the criminal justice system and overhaul the bail system.”
Thanks to progressive reforms and elected officials, San Francisco is losing ANOTHER Walgreens due to there being no consequences for criminal actions.
MSN reports that after months of seeing its shelves repeatedly cleaned out by brazen shoplifters, the Walgreens at Van Ness and Eddy in San Francisco is getting ready to close.
This is the seventh Walgreens to close in the city due to rampant looting.
More from the MSN story:
“All of us knew it was coming. Whenever we go in there, they always have problems with shoplifters,” said longtime customer Sebastian Luke, who lives a block away and is a frequent customer who has been posting photos of the thefts for months. The other day, Luke photographed a man casually clearing a couple of shelves and placing the goods into a backpack.
“I feel sorry for the clerks, they are regularly being verbally assaulted,” Luke said. “The clerks say there is nothing they can do. They say Walgreens’ policy is to not get involved. They don’t want anyone getting injured or getting sued, so the guys just keep coming in and taking whatever they want.”
A recent trip to the store revealed aisle after aisle of empty or near-empty shelves. Beauty supplies appear to be a favored target.”
Read the whole story here.
Why do the thefts continue?
“Under California law, theft of less than $950 in goods is treated as a nonviolent misdemeanor. The maximum sentence for petty theft is six months in county jail. But most of the time the suspect is released with conditions attached.”
Great job, San Francisco. You’ve elected demorats and voted for progressive policies that allow the homeless and criminals to destroy your local businesses. Way to improve public safety!