Organized Crime in San Francisco Forces Retailers to Close
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
It all escalated with Prop 47… you remember that right? Going back to 2019, in part from the Federalist:
Rachel Michelin, who currently serves as President of the California Retailers Association, explained to Fox News the crude savviness of the latest generation of shoplifters. “[Shoplifters] know what they’re doing. They will bring in calculators and get all the way up to the $950 limit.” She continued. “One person will go into a store, fill up their backpack, come out, dump it out and go right back in and do it all over again.”
Retailers tried to work through the shoplifting with higher training for employees and more security systems and officers… due to the volume, the retailers just lost the battle. Residents in the area of San Francisco and actually around the state live in lawlessness.
No one is above the law unless it is the woke crowd and there is a value threshold.
That changed in March when Walgreens, ravaged by shoplifting, closed. Susoeff, 77, who sometimes uses a cane, now goes six blocks for medication and other necessities.
“It’s terrible,” he said. On his last visit before the store closed, even beef jerky was behind lock and key. A CVS nearby shuttered in 2019, with similar reports of rampant shoplifting.
“I don’t blame them for closing,” Susoeff said.
Last year, burglaries increased in most San Francisco neighborhoods. Shoplifting decreased under pandemic lockdown and dropped slightly the year before, but incidents are often underreported and have become more violent and brazen, police said.