San Francisco businesses are operating in a state of lawlessness. In an article about how the city’s woke DA defends shoplifters, Harriet Alexander of the Daily Mail explains how one Walgreens is losing $1,000 a day to theft. She writes:
Earlier this month, video emerged on social media showing shoplifters brazenly making off with stolen goods after ransacking a local Neiman Marcus store in the Union Square section of the city.
At least 10 people are seen in the video with armfuls of designer goods and then fleeing the luxury department store Neiman Marcus – without anyone trying to stop them.
The footage reveals the shoplifters leaving the Union Square store, each carrying bags of stolen items with the security tags still dangling off of them.
The perpetrators then ran in different directions, with a few speeding away from the scene in a white sedan.
One person watching says: ‘They can’t do anything,’ perhaps referring to security at Neiman Marcus.
Authorities said that an estimated tens of thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen.
The person who posted the video wrote a message demanding San Francisco crackdown on shoplifters and called for Boudin to be removed from office.
‘Everyone in the city is tired of this so please sign the recall petition to oust Chesa Boudin now!’ wrote Instagram user sfstreets415, whose bio reads: Asian photographer and crime reporter.
‘Crime is legal basically and allowed and tolerated due to policies put in place and supported by all our supervisors and mayor and DA.’
Walgreens spends 35 times more on security guards in the city than elsewhere, Jason Cunningham, regional vice president for pharmacy and retail operations in California and Hawaii, said at a hearing in May.
The hearing on retail crimes was organized by Ahsha Safaí, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, with Boudin, retailers, police and probation departments.
Walgreens has closed 17 San Francisco stores, and theft in the pharmaceutical chain’s 53 remaining stores is four times the average for stores elsewhere in the country, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
One Walgreens reportedly loses $1,000 a day to shoplifters, the news outlet reported.
A Change.org petition was launched in March to keep one of the Walgreens on Bush and Larkin streets open, but it ended up closing anyway.
‘This has become a lifeline for many seniors, people with disabilities, and low income residents who cannot go further out to other stores to get what they need,’ wrote Rusty Everclear, who started the petition that received 257 signatures.
Across the city, 18 Walgreens stores saw 94 shoplifting incidents between September 1 and December 31, 2020, according to data compiled by the San Francisco Police Department and obtained by news outlet Mission Local.
Action Line: When your city officials have no interest in protecting you from lawlessness, you need to get your gun and your training, now.
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