(Right Country) – San Francisco’s liberal, crime-friendly policies coupled with coronavirus panic buying is turning out to be a very, very bad combination.
As no-arrest policies in the city make it virtually pointless for stores to stop thieves from pilfering their goods, drug addicts are apparently taking advantage to loot stores before S has even HTF.
In a shocking video captured recently taken at the Wallgreens on Drumm Street in downtown San Francisco, you can see clearly drug-addled couple just casually looting goods while onlookers and employees stand helplessly by.
“I hope the drugs are good,” one employee sarcastically remarks, as he watches helplessly while the couple fills their reusable shopping bags with products.
“Pieces of shit,” the man filming says, “I hope you overdose.”
They then simply walk out of the store, while the many people there make no attempt to stop them.
What is wrong with these people, and what is wrong with these gutless employees who apparently seem completely uninterested in stopping the incident.
@SFPD @chesaboudin @Walgreens SF GOV – PROTECT OUR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES. THE LOOTING HAS BEGUN. Walgreens on Drumm. Suspects jumped on bus and didn’t pay right after on Market and Drumm @sfmta_muni pic.twitter.com/n5T5CEeYub
— Jared William (@Jared_William) March 19, 2020
San Francisco’s no arrest policy has anarchic results. pic.twitter.com/3FqauPHUaM
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 3, 2020
Thieves have taken to openly pilfering merchandise since the state’s passage of Proposition 47, which reduces theft of up to $950 in merchandise to a mere misdemeanor crime, but criminals appear more emboldened in the wake of coronavirus panic-buys.
Similarly, police in Philadelphia have announced they will no longer prosecute thefts or other nonviolent crimes ostensibly to keep coronavirus from spreading in jails.
“Instead, they’ll briefly detain the suspect to confirm identity and fill out arrest warrant paperwork, then release the suspect,” reports Reason.com. “The arrest warrant will be served at a later time when the coronavirus risk has faded.”