From Fox News:
San Francisco residents weary of car break-ins, looting and other crimes told Fox News that crime in the city “is a bad situation,” and, “the mayor has a lot on her plate.”
Recently, the Liberal Mayor of San Francisco announced a state of emergency in the Tenderloin neighborhood of the city to crack down on crime and drug use. “We are in a crisis and we need to respond accordingly.” Breed said at a press conference.
Residents like Madeline are agreeing, she told Fox News, that crime had definitely gotten worse.
“I’ve just noticed that there’s a lot more, you know, like car break-ins and a lot of things,” she said.
Clint told Fox News, “I’m as left as they come and I’ve been pushed more to the middle because of this kind of policy.”
“The whole policy for years now has been like just hands-off, let them do whatever they want … It’s terrible. It’s brutal,” he said.
Clint likened it to the crime-ridden city from the ‘Batman’ series, “It’s f——- Gotham right now.”
Marilyn, who has lived in the city for decades, said she is frustrated because on a day-to-day basis, “whether it’s Safeway or Walgreens, I see people stealing even though there’s a police officer at every door.”
In November, San Francisco Police reported that nearly 12 stores in that city alone were attacked at the same time by a mob of at least 80 people in one weekend.
Read the full report here.
SAN FRAN SPIRALS: Looters, Giant Mobs Target Luxury Stores Across the Bay Area
Dozens of luxury stores in San Francisco were targeted by looters this 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.
Read the full report here.
SAN FRAN SPIRALS: Reporter Posts Video of Thief Robbing Walgreens With 'No Consequences'
Video went viral on social media Tuesday showing a criminal openly robbing a San Francisco Walgreen’s pharmacy without the slightest fear of arrest, punishment, or intervention from police.
“This guy clearly knows he can run in and shoplift from a store without fear of arrest or punishment. When I worked in retail, we used to chase guys like that. And they got arrested,” posted a reporter with ABC San Francisco.
This guy clearly knows he can run in and shoplift from a store without fear of arrest or punishment. When I worked in retail, we used to chase guys like that. And they got arrested. https://t.co/8dC9yWmUPP
— Marc Brown (@abc7marc) June 15, 2021
“The Golden State has no peers when it comes to expanding GDP, raising household income, investing in innovation and a host of other key metrics.” https://t.co/c7v6npbims
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 14, 2021
“The Golden State has no peers when it comes to expanding GDP, raising household income, investing in innovation and a host of other key metrics,” posted Governor Gavin Newsom shortly before the video went viral.
Watch the shocking footage above.