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    I solved a problem for California retailers

    California has decriminalized theft under $950 dollars. When caught it's only a misdemeanor with a small fine and there is no arrest.
    Here's my answer to the problem. Put these labels on all products. Anything stolen will fall under grand theft laws, police can be called and thieves can be prosecuted.
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    Surveillance video shows theft by group of teens at Woodland Hills liquor store turn violent
    By Amy Powell and ABC7.com staff
    Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:02AM

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    A fed-up owner of Woodland Hills liquor store says a group of teenagers have been repeatedly showing up to his business and helping themselves to merchandise without paying.

    WOODLAND HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A fed-up Woodland Hills liquor store owner says a group of teenagers have been repeatedly showing up to his business and helping themselves to merchandise without paying.

    The situation took a violent turn when the teens showed up on Friday and the store clerk tried to stop them. The latest incident was caught on surveillance video.
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    Surveillance footage shows three girls entering De Ja Vu Liquor on Ventura Boulevard and heading straight to a case containing vape pens.

    The clerk's brother told Eyewitness News the group was told to leave, but they started to throw things and broke shelves.

    While standing behind the checkout counter, the clerk can be seen on video trying to stop a girl from grabbing an armful of merchandise.

    That's when another girl steps in and apparently tries to throw a punch at the clerk, knocking over a plastic shelf and merchandise.

    Footage from another angle shows the group walking back into the store, seemingly having a verbal argument with the clerk as he backs away from them.

    The teens then proceed to grab stuff off the shelves and one of them grabs what appears to be a liquor bottle and hurls it at the clerk. After knocking over more merchandise, leaving the store trashed, the group leaves the store.

    "When they started throwing stuff they broke bottles. They hit him, she tried and punch him in the face," the clerk's brother said. "Liquor was all over the ground."

    The group left and returned a third time, making threatening gestures and yelling.

    The owner says he has filed a report with the LAPD Topanga Division, but he also hopes people will recognize them and turn them in.

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    Re: I solved a problem for California retailers

    Walgreens Closes 17 San Francisco Stores Due To "Out Of Control" Shoplifting
    BY TYLER DURDEN
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021 - 09:00 PM

    The effects of allowing chaos to prevail in Democrat-controlled cities across America might not be evident to liberals and social justice warriors now, but when businesses close up, it's going to be very transparent then.

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Walgreens Pharmacy locations have shuttered their doors in San Francisco during the past five years. At least ten of the stores in the city have closed since 2019.

    Like many other retailers, Walgreens is blaming Proposition 47, which lowered penalties for thefts under $950 and sparked dramatic increases in shoplifting across the metro area over the last several years. Prop. 47 is supported by criminal justice reformers and the liberal establishment, who have also managed to defund the local police.

    Combining the two has allowed professional shoplifters, homeless, and drug addicts to easily work the system and steal items under the monetary threshold from store to store with limited penalties.

    Walgreens San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safaí told the Chronicle that the situation is "out of control," adding:

    "People are scared to go into these stores — seniors, people with disabilities, children. It's just happening brazenly."

    The cost of business and shoplifting is staggering for Walgreens. Despite closing 17 stores, the company still has 53 open in the metro area but could close more by the end of the year.

    Thefts at Walgreens' in the city are four times the average for other stores across the country. The pharmacy chain spends 35 times more on security guards in the city than elsewhere, said Jason Cunningham, regional vice president for pharmacy and retail operations in California and Hawaii.

    To address the widespread shoplifting problem, Safaí held a hearing Thursday, May 13, with other retailers, local police, District Attorney Chesa Boudin, and probation departments. The Chronicle said retailers at the hearing blamed "professional thieves instead of opportunistic shoplifters who may be driven by poverty."

    The penalty for shoplifting is a "nonviolent misdemeanor" that carries a maximum sentence of 6 months. But in most cases, for simple shoplifting, the criminal is released with conditions. Stay under the $950 threshold, and repeat offenders can continue running amuck in shopping districts.

    Other retailers are likely to follow Walgreens' lead and exit the city as it descends into a socio-economic hellhole. San Francisco has likely peaked.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/...ol-shoplifting
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