Since San Francisco decriminalized theft under $950 in 2014, the city has seen a massive uptick in the number of perps stealing handfuls of groceries whenever they feel like it.
Consider this viral video from a San Fran Walgreens in June:
Or this video from July:
The situation has gotten worse on the heels of the BLM movement.
Leftist leaders have claimed that theft and looting is merely "reparations" for historic injustices and that criminals (especially perps with more melanin in their skin) can't be blamed because the forces of "systemic oppression" have driven them to steal.
Funnily enough, this garbage take on human nature hasn't magically made things better.
Like clockwork, Walgreens has announced it is closing 5 MORE San Fran stores due to "organized retail crime."
"Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that," said Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso. "Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average. During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment."
There is a thing like law enforcement that has been around since nearly the beginning of human history, but San Fran is too "progressive" for silly ideas like that.
One San Fran leader said he was "devastated."
Isn't it ironic? Leftists have been complaining about "food deserts" in urban communities, where there isn't much access to locally-grown produce. Instead, their policies are leading NO food at all in neighborhoods. Good job!
This isn't the first closure that has happened.
Walgreens closed a location at 790 Van Ness Ave in October 2020 after an increase in crime, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, citing a loss of up to $1,000 in stolen merchandise every day....
The rampant shoplifting was often brazen and carried out in broad daylight — that month Inside Edition was filming a segment about the increase in crime in the drugstore when they caught a man jumping over the front counter to do that very thing.
Well, at least San Francisco is still a thriving city with lots of life and other fun opportunities, right?
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