National retailed Target confirmed this week their plans to reduce store hours at all six of its San Francisco locations to cope with “crime, theft, and shoplifting” as law and order breaks-down across the Bay Area.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) July 2, 2021
“All the stores in the city are now operating from 9 a.m. until just 6 p.m.” reports ABC San Francisco. “The company says that for more than a month their stores have experienced an alarming rise in theft and security incidents.”
“We need to make sure when these crimes occur that there is an accountability component. When police make an arrest which they have – which you saw on the news with the guy on the bike and arrest has been made. Will they be held accountable for what they did?” said Mayor Breed.
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.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: San Francisco Residents FLEE ‘DISGUSTING’ City
Even liberal residents of San Francisco have had enough with the city’s ‘sanctuary’ policies and soaring crime rates, with thousands fleeing the Bay Area as homelessness and drug use spirals out of control.
According to SF Gate, locals are urging city leaders to crackdown on lawlessness as burglaries, vandalism, and other offenses impact their daily lives.
Just last week, Mayor Mark Farrell allocated over $750,000 to hire municipal workers to help clean up discarded needles from the city’s streets and $13 million for “steam cleaners” to clear garbage from the area.
“The trash, our homeless, the needles, the drug abuse on our streets, I’ve seen it all in our city and it’s gotten to the point where we need to really change course,” Farrell said in an interview. “We’ve gone away from just being compassionate to enabling street behavior and that, in my opinion, is a shift that’s unacceptable.”
“I cannot have my family down here, I can’t have visitors. I can, but I don’t choose to, have my nieces come here,” said the owner of a neighborhood grocery store. “It’s horrifying for my family to walk down the street here.”