Democrats have allowed their cities to descend into chaos.
Law-abiding citizens have been cowed into silence.
And a video of one criminal committing this brazen theft will make your blood boil.
Pro-crime policies are destroying Democrat-run areas, particularly on the west coast.
Crime has become so commonplace in cities like San Francisco and Seattle, the criminals are emboldened – they feel no sense of shame or guilt.
They brazenly stroll out of stores with hundreds of dollars of stolen merchandise.
Such was the case at a Target in Colma, a town in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A thief calmly walked out of the store with a basketful of clothes.
You’re not allowed to stop them. How does anyone still run a business in California? pic.twitter.com/uoVTJwSreS
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) April 7, 2022
This is exactly what anarcho-tyranny looks like in action.
The criminals largely have free rein (anarchy), and law-abiding citizens who attempt to stop them could be punished severely (tyranny).
Not only can stopping a thief result in civil litigation, it could also bring charges for the person who physically intervened.
And since theft under $950 has been de-emphasized, stores don’t even bother calling the police because even if they do catch the criminals, they will get a slap on the wrist or have the charges dropped altogether.
This cycle of lawlessness and draconian measures against people who push back is how cities decay.
The same thing happened to New York in the 1970s and 1980s, and after over 30 years of relatively clean streets, leftists are back to ruin the city again.
The problem in California has spiraled out of control, so much so that liberals are itching to recall radical San Francisco prosecutor Chesa Boudin, one of the far-left District Attorneys whose campaign was bankrolled by George Soros.
Far-left school board members have already been recalled in San Francisco, so perhaps people finally had enough of “woke” politics.
In true leftist fashion, Boudin blamed Republicans for his political troubles.
He said the recall effort against him was spurred by right-wingers, but it’s actually liberals who want him gone.
Boudin has also gone after the recall process itself, likening it to overturning an election.
The bottom line is that high-minded progressive theories lose support very quickly when people’s safety is threatened, and that’s what’s happening in San Francisco and other deep-blue areas.
There are real-world consequences to normalized theft.
Businesses are forced to close down, and local communities lose access to goods and services such as fresh produce and pharmacies.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.