Last week, the nation was horrified after a video of dozens of young adults looting a Nordstrom in LA went viral.
As LA and California officials struggle to put the pieces together, many business owners are finally saying that enough is enough
And, Gavin Newsom is shaking with fear after this major retailer eviscerates his policies.
California has become a hub for retail theft in recent years
Crime is on the rise all across California, particularly retail theft.
Brazen smash-and-grab robberies are a part of daily life in the Golden State, causing many business owners to either adapt by putting all of their merchandise behind locked doors or shutting down entirely.
Fortunately, there are some business owners who are putting their foot down on the out-of-control retail theft that is destroying California.
One such business owner is John Chachas, the CEO of Gump’s, which is an iconic San Francisco-based luxury goods store.
Last Sunday, John Chachas published an editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle, roasting California Governor Gavin Newsom for his anti-business policies.
Chachas wrote, “An Open Letter to Governor Newsom, Mayor Breed and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors: Gump’s has been a San Francisco icon for more than 165 years. Today, as we prepare for our 166th holiday season at 250 Post Street, we fear this may be our last because of the profound erosion of this city’s current conditions.”
He added, “San Francisco now suffers from a ‘tyranny of the minority’ — behavior and actions of the few that jeopardize the livelihood of the many. The ramifications of COVID policies advising people to abandon their offices are only beginning to be understood. Equally devastating have been a litany of destructive San Francisco strategies, including allowing the homeless to occupy our sidewalks, to openly distribute and use illegal drugs, to harass the public and to defile the city’s streets.”
He closed his editorial by claiming that “San Franciscans deserve better than the current condition of our city. Gump’s implores the Governor, the Mayor, and the City Supervisors to take immediate actions, including cleaning the city streets, removing homeless encampments, enforcement of city and state ordinances, and returning San Francisco to its rightful place as one of America’s shining beacons of urban society.”
As John Chachas points out, lawmakers in California have seemingly given up on their responsibility to protect law-abiding citizens and business owners from out-of-control crime.
The sad truth is that if Californians keep electing radical Democrats into important positions of power, it is hard to imagine any change coming any time soon.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates on this ongoing story.