October WSJ Article: 'San Francisco Has Become a Shoplifter’s Paradise'

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So a couple Jason Riley from Wall Street Journal last month October he wrote a piece out how San Francisco has become a shoplifter Paradise Thefts under $950 are effectively decriminalized Okay now you can get a lot of stuff under a 150 bucks I don't know if you've noticed lately TVs are way under $950 I'm not saying they're like the greatest TVs Or they have all the great features But you can a 100% get a big flat screen TV for well under $950 So now if you shoplift TV because you're part of looting or grab and go or fun and games where everyone call you get a TV and it's under 9 $50 you basically you won't get prosecuted They're gonna let you go Why Because they have now this ridiculous idea Prop 47 California bout initiative theft of less than $950 in goods is treated as a nonviolent misdemeanor and rarely prosecuted So stores don't want to get sued they tell people we don't even do it anymore But now when you've got marauding mobs of people going in and stealing things all at once because they're organizing on social media and they're going hey let's meet up at target at 7 o'clock and we'll all go in at the same time and just overwhelm them Four men on Wednesday in California and Santa Rosa fled with $20,000 of merchandise from Apple store In San Jose $40,000 of items were stolen from a Lululemon store That's right they're even stealing yoga pants now I thought yoga pants were so sacred that nobody would ever want to steal them I just know there's certain things in our society that we just don't touch Yoga pants being among those things But clearly not they went and grabbed those as well In Chicago they stole over what I mean how much was it in Chicago now Can I go $25,000 at a village shopping center It's happening all across the country And so now what's happening is employees are quitting as a turning around saying I don't want to deal with this Why would

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