White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki blamed nationwide looting at luxury retail stores Thursday on COVID, saying the pandemic has sparked a surge in crime across the United States.
“When a huge group of criminals organizes themselves and they want to go loot a store.. until the shelves are clean, you think that’s because of the pandemic?” asked Fox News’ Peter Doocy.
“I think a root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic, Yes,” said the Press Secretary.
DOOCY: "When a huge group of criminals organizes themselves and they want to go loot a store.. until the shelves are clean, you think that's because of the pandemic?"
PSAKI: "I think a root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic, Yes"pic.twitter.com/DVGIih3gee
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 2, 2021
Dozens of luxury stores in San Francisco were targeted by looters last week as violent mobs stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of merchandise with little police presence to stop the “smash and grab” operation.
“The mobs of thieves hit a handful of pharmacies and marijuana dispensaries in Oakland, including the Wellspring pharmacy that released surveillance video of the scene to the media. Police added that the mobs in Oakland fired 175 shots during the incidents, forcing officers to pull back to safe locations, The Mercury News reported,” reports Fox News.
“At least two dozen businesses were impacted,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong told CBS SF. “Roving caravans of vehicles, targeting cannabis operations, retail shops, pharmacies, throughout the city of Oakland.”
Wellspring Pharmacy shared this video w/me showing dozens of thieves stealing medication SATURDAY around 7:30PM.
The pharmacy sped up the video & said their employees all came in today & restored the pharmacy so patients could get their meds tomorrow.
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) November 22, 2021
“People need to be alert,” San Jose police Sgt. Christian Camarillo told The Mercury News. “We’re coming into the busy holiday shopping season. We can’t be everywhere at the same time. We do need citizens’ help; when they see suspicious activity occurring, please let us know, especially at the malls.”
“I think what happens now is there’s no accountability for it anymore, and the liability for the stores if they try to apprehend these guys. They just stand by and watch,” Steve Reed, a retired police officer added.
Watch Psaki’s comments above.
BIDEN on ???: ‘We’re Posed… It Can Be Done… To Light Up the Path, I’m Taking Too Much Time’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled campaign from his Delaware basement this week; bizarrely admitting he’s “taking too much time” to get to the point.
“I believe this with every fiber of my being… We’re posed, what I’ve proposed, it can be done, I think we’re in a position to really make it happen!” said Biden.
He has zero clue what he’s saying.pic.twitter.com/xbgIpjyIvb
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) July 8, 2020
“Critical laws… On politics, look, yes, I’m taking too much time,” he added.
Watch Biden’s bizarre video above.
BIDEN on ???: ‘Fast-Food Workers’ Forced to Sign ‘Non-Compete Agreements’ But They Don’t ‘Have Secrets’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled campaign over the weekend; strangely asserting that fast-food workers are forced to sign “non-compete agreements” so they can’t earn “five more cents.”
“You had thousands of employees making an hourly wage having to sign non-compete agreements. So if you work at Burger King, you can’t go across town to McDonald’s to try and get five more cents. All designed to do nothing, just keep wages down, you could not go!” said Biden.
“It’s not like you have a secret, these are people making an hourly wage. Just doing their job. They were told they can’t even bargain!” he added.
Watch Biden’s bizarre comments above.