Democrat-run areas are quickly deteriorating and politicians and prosecutors are pointing fingers as law-abiding citizens are left to cope with skyrocketing crime.
Sadly they keep making victims out of perpetrators.
And now another video of a man standing up against lawless nonsense could land him in hot water.
Thanks to Proposition 47, California deems all shoplifting under $950 to be a misdemeanor, which essentially decriminalizes organized theft.
Far-left district attorneys funded by George Soros don’t even bother with the cases, so police officers are disincentivized to pursue thieves.
Also, stores tell their employees, including security guards, not to intervene and stop shoplifters because it could open them up to civil liability.
These are the conditions that have led to rampant theft in California, which has caused dozens of businesses to shut down and flee the state.
And many people are just getting fed up.
Standing up could end up being more than physically dangerous
A good Samaritan at a TJ Maxx in Southern California was fed up with thieves robbing the store, so he stopped one of them from running out with stuffed bags.
Unsurprisingly, the Left were furious at the man.
They encourage pro-crime policies by defending criminals at all costs.
The far-left outlet The Root stepped in it with an infuriating hot take suggesting that the shopper simply wanted to assault a black woman.
Never blame the perps
“news outlets have dubbed the man in the video as a ‘good samaritan,’” the Root noted before adding “he is anything but. Not only was he not a T.J. Maxx employee, he was also much bigger than the woman he attacked. Quite frankly, the bystander shouldn’t have gotten involved at all…Based on the video, it looks like he was happy to have the chance to hit a Black woman since his reaction to her behavior was completely unwarranted…The man in the video isn’t a hero: he is an aggressive vigilante who needs to be checked for what he did.”
This is the Left where everything is topsy-turvy; the man who stopped the criminal is really the criminal.
Leftists are more concerned about criminals than they are about victims, but they will be the first ones to complain about food deserts when stores are forced to close down in black neighborhoods.
Last year, a man in Northern California stopped a shoplifter at Walgreens.
After the incident, he told local news, “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.”
Pro-crime policies have led to lawlessness in all parts of California.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.