Crime has spiraled out of control in many cities around the country.
Democrat politicians do not have any good answers.
But a would-be shoplifter got a rude awakening when he tried to rip off one pharmacy.
Democrats’ pro-crime policies are making some cities borderline unlivable.
Far-left prosecutors, many of them funded by George Soros, are singularly focused on letting criminals go in the name of reducing the prison population.
The result is that more repeat criminals are loose on the streets.
West coast cities have been particularly hit hard by this problem.
Pharmacies in San Francisco have been forced to close down amid rampant shoplifting.
But one good Samaritan attempted to stop a Walgreens from getting hit by thieves.
A man named Kevin wrestled with two shoplifters at the pharmacy located in the Bay Area town of Alameda.
A customer witnessing a thief steal at a Walgreens in Alameda (near Oakland) pins the suspect to the ground before the suspect’s accomplice intervenes. They both escape in a car. @AlamedaPD told the good samaritan he could be charged for his intervention.pic.twitter.com/kSs03OPeud
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 22, 2022
In true anarcho-tyranny fashion, Kevin could face punishment for intervening.
Criminals rob and steal with impunity (anarchy) while law-abiding citizens get punished by the state (tyranny).
When asked about the incident, Kevin told reporters:
“I said (to myself) this is a time you can make an impact, make this happen. I see him leaving the store . . . and I threw him to the ground . . . I could have been charged with assault and may be charged with assault. It’s infuriating. We’re all realizing it in Northern California, little, soft cities like this.”
San Francisco has become a flashpoint for the conflict between fed-up progressive residents and radical prosecutors.
Liberals are leaning toward recalling San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who is a full-blown leftist radical.
Both his biological and adoptive parents were Weather Underground terrorists, and he worked as an adviser for the late Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez.
Even city Mayor London Breed is disgusted by the crime.
She recently declared in a speech:
“It is time for the reign of criminals who are destroying our city – it is time for it to come to an end. And it comes to an end when we take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement, more aggressive with the changes in our policies, and less tolerant of all the bullshit that has destroyed our city.”
Thus far, talk has been cheap, but voters are sick of it.
Radical school board members were voted out, and they may not be the last leftists to get tossed out if conditions on the ground do not improve.
When Kevin was asked if he would wrestle with shoplifters again, he replied, “My mom would kill me. My friends will kill me. But yeah, I’d do it all over again.”
People can only be pushed so far.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.