California Nightmare

Just when you think California can’t do anything more stupid – they outdo themselves it something that is  even more stupid. San Francisco now has a law that makes shop lifting legal up to $950. (No, I’m not kidding. This is not fiction. You can’t make this stuff up.) Well, of course, this resulted in many, if not most, stores in downtown SF closing up and going to of business.

Here’s a quote from a San Fran paper, “In their “wisdom,” the City Council passed Prop 47, an ordinance that prevents police officers from arresting or even stopping anyone who steals less than $950 worth of goods. .Unsurprisingly, the new city law spurred the growth of organized gangs of thieves who gather together and run into a store as a group to grab everything they can carry knowing full well that neither the police, nor the store owners, can do a thing to stop them.”.

Well, any human being with a brain cold see where this would lead. Business s are not in businesses for fun. They are there to serve to public and to make a profit. If their stores are going to be cleaned out by thieves what is the purpose of their being in business? Now, stores such as Walgreens, CVS, and convenience store chains, are closing dozens of locations in the city because their product loss rate has climbed more than 100 percent.

Walgreens has closed 17 of its locations and CVS is not far behind. Convenience stores, where the profit margin is critically narrow have virtually closed all locations. All legitimate customers of the few remaining locations are avoiding entering the stores because of gangs roaming the aisles.

This idiot scheme of a law passed by Democrats hurts the poor who don’t have cars and the elderly the most. Before, persons without cars cold walk to their neighborhood drug store. But now that store has closed its doors and left town. And the elderly who depended on stores such as Walgreens and CVS for their vital prescriptions are out of luck. They have nowhere to go.

If we needed any more proof that Democrats care more for criminals then they do for ordinary law-abiding citizens this outrageous law should be the icing on the political cake.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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