This was spotted on the internet:

https://twitter.com/oonskie/status/1222509293204844545

I’m a law and order conservative.  I believe in property rights.  I believe that theft is bad for the community and that laws against theft should be enforced.

I don’t care that the retailer is a big corporation, if their products get stolen they will pass the cost of that loss onto the rest of us who do pay for them, or they will stop selling those products, and possibly go out of business meaning consumers will have no access to any products they sell at all.

If they close, jobs will be lost and the local community will suffer.

Theft, even from a box corporation, is not a victimless crime.

None of that matters to the Progressives who replied to this threat.  Nearly every reply was in support of theft, and most of them tried to justify it.

(Yes, I know the Tweet is from England, but most of the comments are from the US.)

Just allow all theft, regardless of the consequences.

Of course for the Communist, theft is fine, having some sort of law enforcement protecting property rights is dangerous.

It doesn’t work like this.

I’ve seen that too. It’s necessary.

They don’t.

“Hero” and “criminal” are not synonyms.

The paragon of virtue.

This is what male feminists do to get laid when they are too weak to be rapists.

Here is the reality.  If there is one good thing that California Prop 47 did, it totally blew away the Leftist notion that people shoplift just what they need because they are too poor to buy it.

As reported by Fox News:

Del Seymour, founder of the non-profit Code Tenderloin, told Fox News that fencers – often from Mexico and Guatemala – set up shop in the middle of the day and night around the city’s United Nations Plaza area. He said he’s also noticed that the stealers and dealers have gotten bolder by the day. The retail heists taking place, he said, aren’t some small-time operation but instead a sophisticated network of international dealers who cross the border to buy stolen goods. What’s worse is that a majority of the handoffs happen in view of San Francisco’s City Hall.

Seymour believes San Francisco is stuck in a cycle and, until it’s able to pull itself out, the problem will continue. Drug addicts, who are often homeless, need money for a fix so they walk into a store, steal merchandise, sell it for half the value and use the money they made to buy more drugs. 

As reported by KPIX CBS San Francisco:

“We’ve heard of cases where they’re going into stores with a calculator so they can make sure that what they steal is worth less than $950,” said Robin Shakely, Sacramento County assistant chief deputy district attorney.

Every human being makes cost/benefit decisions all the time.

If the punishment for theft of $950 in goods is non-existent there is no cost.

If a person steals $950 of merchandise per day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year, that is $237,500.  Selling those stolen items for half price is an income based on theft of $118,750 per year, in cash, no taxes.

And that, or something close to it, is what we are seeing.  People making a living on shoplifting, taking advantage of the high costs of living in California.

I’ll agree, diapers are expensive.  It’s not some poor woman stealing one box of diapers because she needs them.  It’s shoplifters stealing hundreds of dollars worth of diapers to sell for fifty-cents on the dollar to other people who have no scruples against buying stolen goods.

And then it’s you and I that pay for this when the prices of the goods we buy go up.

Progressives are facilitating a massive criminal enterprise that destroys business and puts people at risk, because they think they are helping poor people stick it to the corporations.

I’m just curious what the people of San Francisco will do when the last store in the city shuts down and their Amazon Prime grocery delivery is stolen off their porch?

 

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9 thoughts on “They do not think like us – tampon theft edition”
  1. I wonder what would happen if someone steals a gun – most mainstream firearms don’t cost that much.

    So … No penalty? Or because guns, footstomp. But if it’s a protected-class doing the stealing…?

  2. Every notice that Twittering idiots cosplaying as communist revolutionaries are always saying that people stealing other’s property isn’t theft on Monday and then whining about their stolen bicycle on Wednesday?

    Or is that just a Portland thing?

  3. If I was a small business owner in California (and somehow physically unable to just flee the state like any sane person would do) I would consult my business’ counsel about pricing every single item in the store at $950.01… and then creating a free to join “loyalty program” that offered a substantial discount.

    Steal a Snickers bar, it’s worth $950.01.

    Buy a Snickers bar, you get a $949.02 discount, that will be 99¢, thank you. Come again.

  4. “I’m just curious what the people of San Francisco will do when the last store in the city shuts down and their Amazon Prime grocery delivery is stolen off their porch?”

    Same thing they do every time. Cry racism, demand more taxes/gov’t involvement, and blame Trump/Republicans

  5. It is more serious than all of that.

    If you have not read the book The Kindergarten of Eden by Evan Sayat, you should.

    Not only are leftists little more than toddlers, they also have a strong compulsion to pull down the establishment. Yes… they have a reason for it. The current political/economic systems are not perfect. The leftist response: Destroy it.

    Does not matter that they have nothing better to replace it with. It is not perfect, therefore, it must be destroyed. Getting all bent out of shape about a store trying to prevent shoplifting is just another facet of it. “You need tampons, and the store has them. What an injustice that they actually charge a few cents for them. Go steal them. It is your little way to stick it to the system.”

  6. “Progressives are facilitating a massive criminal enterprise … because they think they are helping poor people stick it to the corporations”.
    Maybe. Or maybe they are doing it because honest people are not their constituency. Honest people are productive people, not parasites.

  7. “I’m just curious what the people of San Francisco will do when the last store in the city shuts down and their Amazon Prime grocery delivery is stolen off their porch?”

    They’ll move to Nashville, drive up home prices even more, and vote for the exact same people that ruined San Francisco while claiming to “modernize the South.”

    At least, that’s what they’re doing today.

  8. Don’t they use baby formula to cut drug purity before they sell the drugs?

    It isn’t the poor innocent Madonna with child stealing all that baby formula.

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