This was spotted on the internet:
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.)
If you see someone stealing anything tbh
— ? Bog Witch Energy ? (@Mumbleduck) January 30, 2020
Just allow all theft, regardless of the consequences.
Nobody is unsafe because of shoplifting from supermarkets.
The only way anyone faces any risk is if a security guard physically intervenes with a suspected shoplifter.
— Hoops (@HoopSketty) January 29, 2020
Of course for the Communist, theft is fine, having some sort of law enforcement protecting property rights is dangerous.
If you see someone shoplifting tampons, they obviously really need them – just give them a pack. Jeez.
— leɪdi giːk (@ladygeeke) January 29, 2020
It doesn’t work like this.
Photo I took a few months ago at a malwart in my area. . . pic.twitter.com/ODmIijg8FO
— Odi (@BluebellTheDeer) January 30, 2020
I’ve seen that too. It’s necessary.
Okay another one, it breaks my heart to see that the baby formula is locked behind glass. Store attendant told me it’s because it gets stolen too often. People shouldn’t have to steal to feed their babies.
— michaela (@michaela65488) January 30, 2020
Shoplifters are heroes
— electro bussy ? (@scrubandscrub) January 30, 2020
“Hero” and “criminal” are not synonyms.
tbf when I was 13 and had to steal tampons, if someone had reported me then they would have had to fear for their safety
— ? (@jess_sayers_) January 29, 2020
The paragon of virtue.
I’m doing my part to build. A safer community by knocking over a display on the other side of the store as a distraction when I see people stealing tampons.
Go ahead, girl, get your friends some too.
— ??? (@NotNickMurray) January 30, 2020
This is what male feminists do to get laid when they are too weak to be rapists.
Me: *helps them steal* pic.twitter.com/I1hl9z5j2Q
— Chelsea (@sinna_cece) January 30, 2020
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?