Posted on October 21, 2022

Make Crime Illegal Again

Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, October 21, 2022

Our insane rulers can be reined in.

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Wawa, the convenience-store chain, plans to double the number of stores from 965 to 1,800 in the next eight years. But not in Philadelphia. It just announced that it is closing two downtown stores, after already shutting down one in June. This prompted the announcement: [[0:01 – 0:23]] Here are some of the 100 perps leaving the place. [[0:16 – 0:25]] Do you recognize any of these Philadelphians? Here is the scene they left behind. [[0:01 – 0:08]] But don’t worry! As the newscaster explained in the first video, there were no injuries and no arrests. Not one “at risk” youth got a blot on his record. But you’re out of luck if you need groceries at midnight.

This is what happens when liberals are in charge. Different cities have different kinds of problems, but they all come together in San Francisco.

The city became famous for brazen shop lifting, with thieves walking out right past security guards. It got so bad that Walgreens closed 22 San Francisco stores in the last two years. As the company explained, it spent 46 times its national average on security for San Francisco stores, but still had five times the loss rate. CVS closed six of its 17 stores in San Francisco just this year.

Target also made what this article called “drastic changes” because of theft.

It got to this point in California because of Proposition 47. That was a 2015 ballot initiative that changed the status of many crimes from felony to misdemeanor. It was the people of California who voted to set the felony theft limit at $950.

[[0:29 – 0:36  3:54 – 4:01   4:36 – 4:40   2:54 – 3:01]] Anything less than that, you can steal, accept as stolen goods, resell at an open-air market, write bad checks or steal through forgery, and it’s just a misdemeanor, meaning the police can’t arrest you. If they show up at all, you get a ticket for a court date. No one shows up for that, so stealing up to $949 is essentially legal. The more scrupulous thieves bring along calculators to make sure they stay under the limit. They just come in later for another bagful.

Why did people vote for this? Prop 47 was sold as enlightened cost-saving. Since these crimes weren’t going to be felonies anymore, perps wouldn’t go to jail. And people who were already in the big house for felony theft or forgery could get their crimes reduced to misdemeanors and get out. The prisons would empty, there would huge cost savings, and millions could be spent on dropout prevention and mental health counseling. So even fewer people would then go to prison. See these idealistic young people determined to build no new jails?

Voters fell for Prop 47 60 percent to 40 percent.

I note, however, that the campaign for the “yes” vote spent more than $10 million, over 19 times what the opponents spent. The ACLU and George Soros’s Open Society Policy Center alone kicked in five of that ten million.

And what about all the saved money that was going to pay for crime reduction programs – as if that baloney ever worked anyway? “A Year After Prop 47, Thousands of Felonies Reduced, Cost Savings Still to Come.”

And as parts of the state become increasingly unlivable, “California lawmakers want to reverse Prop 47; ‘make crime illegal again.’”

What an idea: Make crime illegal. As state rep Kevin Kiley says, “Voters were egregiously misled about what this would do.”

San Francisco had its own problem: prosecutor Chesa Boudin, who never seems to have met a criminal he didn’t like.

His parents were both in the revolutionary Weather Underground and were put away for many years for murder.

His adoptive parents were Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, also in the Weather Underground.

The guy served as San Francisco DA from January 2020 until this year. I won’t go into all the crazy things he did, but the result was criminals not arrested, not charged, released early, coddled, petted, and adored. The results were so awful that this summer, we got this headline: “San Francisco votes overwhelmingly to recall progressive DA Chesa Boudin.”

Not even the mooncalf liberals of San Francisco like being mugged and raped, and stepping over derelicts on the sidewalk.

But believe it or not, only one the 11 members of the Board of Supervisors – shown here with their clerk – supported the recall.

They loved their commie prosecutor. You’ll be glad to know they’ve all had implicit bias training.

I guess that includes bias against junkies, because the supervisors let bums live in tents downtown and believe in “supervised drug sites” where addicts enjoy “safe consumption.”

Whole Foods is living in a dream world. It just *opened* a new 65,000-square-foot store in San Francisco, right across from an open-air drug market. Addicts shoot up in the restrooms and clear out the shelves on their way to the door.

Cities outside California have some of the same problems. Soros-funded prosecutors, no bail, immediate release after arrest, and police who have been smeared so often by city hall they take no risks.

This summer we learned: “Starbucks to close 16 US stores because of crime, rampant drug use.”

Six are in California – no surprise – but Philadelphia, Portland Oregon, and Washington DC have also become intolerable. Starbucks brought the problem on itself. In 2018, a store manager called the police on two black men who were sitting at a table, used the rest room, and refused to buy anything.

They said they were waiting for someone.

That was, ahem, in Philadelphia. Starbucks fired the manager, lathered the blacks with money, and, for good measure, “Starbucks Closes 8,000 Stores For Racial Bias Training — Is It Enough?”

Of course, it’s never enough, but all the baristas got their brains washed, and Starbucks grandly announced it would let people use restrooms, not pay for anything, and hang out as long as they liked.

I predicted Starbucks would become clubhouses for bums and druggies.

Sure enough, last year, the interim CEO announced the company was rethinking its “open bathroom” policy.

And now, we have brazenness unknown before in America. [[0:20 – 0:31]] [[0:01 – 0:06, 0:45 – 0:53]] [[0:07 – 0:22]] [[0:15 – 0:28]] [[1:10 – 1:15]] Unlike San Francisco shoplifters, these guys do care if they’re caught, but nothing is stopping them. Imagine how frightening it is when people suddenly start smashing display cases with sledgehammers. And imagine how furious you would be to see crooks get away with these outrages. No healthy society tolerates this. If I were walking by, I’d want to kill these people.

Some states extend the castle doctrine to businesses, and you could sure discourage these guys with a couple of shots, center body mass. In most states, though, if you protect “mere” property with deadly force, you are the bad guy.

And let us note a certain pattern. Do you see any white perps? Or Asians or Hispanics? I guess surveillance cameras are racist and work only when black people do a smash-and-grab. But race is the one thing you better not notice. And the more people get away with this mayhem, the more you will get.

Remember Wawa? No injuries, no arrests, and the perps got to watch themselves on TV.

Maybe Prop 47 would have worked in an all-white state. Get all those non-violent offenders out of prison so they can get jobs. But anyone with the brains of a scrambled egg could have told them it was going to wreck California. Now, “40 Percent of San Francisco Residents Plan to Move Due to Homeless and Crime.”

Some obvious lessons. Lock up criminals. Encourage law-abiding people to carry and use firearms. Recognize that some public-order offenses are so outrageous, such an insult to civilization, they should be stopped with deadly force. Never vote for anyone backed by George Soros. And let the police do their job, for heaven’s sake.

And finally: What works for other people might not work for blacks. They’re special. In 2019, a black former judge was sentenced to six months in jail for corruption. The courtroom was full of black supporters. [[ 38:00 – 38:22]]

We’ll end where we started, Philadelphia, where blacks had such fun at Wawa, and where a white Starbucks manager was fired to calling the police. This was May 2020. [[2:19 – 2:33]]

Any group of blacks is a potential threat. The people in Wawa were truly worse than animals. [[0:00 – 0:12]]