San Francisco residents are up in arms after another retailer continues this disturbing trend

Out-of-control retail theft plagues most American cities and communities. 

Consumers, employees, and business owners alike have ultimately paid the price for these crimes. 

And San Francisco residents are furious after another retailer takes this drastic action. 

San Francisco’s crime problem has destroyed businesses both small and large 

Despite Joe Biden’s claims that “Bidenomics” has helped American consumers, inflation continues to plague the economy. 

The prices of most goods and services have surged significantly. Gas, food, clothes, and insurance costs more than ever before in most parts of the country. 

To make matters worse, crime has surged in many American cities. 

In San Francisco in particular, retail theft has become a part of everyday life for business owners across the Bay Area. 

Countless businesses have fled the area, with American Eagle being the latest company to leave after announcing earlier this week that its store in the Westfield San Francisco Centre will close soon. 

In September, American Eagle filed a lawsuit against the Westfield San Francisco Centre, citing out-of-control “crime and neglect.”

The Schottenstein Stores Corp, which represents American Eagle, claimed in its filing that, “Westfield cannot walk away from the harm that it has caused without consequence.”

 “It must be held accountable for the damages caused by its failures and broken promises,” the lawsuit added. 

In regards to the store closure, American Eagle claimed that over 100 “significant security incidents” occurred between May 2020 and May 2023 alone. 

According to The Daily Mail, some of these incidents involved “patrons brandishing firearms and verbally assaulting store employees.” 

If that was not enough, retail theft has surged all across the Bay Area, with new “smash-and-grab” robbery videos going viral regularly.

As a result, a mass exodus of businesses has ensued in the area. 

In the Westfield San Francisco Centre alone, H&M, Macy’s Crate & Barrel, The Gap, Uniqlo, and Barney’s have all departed within the last few years. 

Other businesses such as Target and Rite-Aid have closed stores in the surrounding Bay Area, citing theft and dangerous working conditions as the reasons for the closures. 

Many point to California’s relaxed theft laws, which were changed following the 2020 race riots to favor criminals. 

California law now considers theft under $950 as “petty theft,” a misdemeanor charge.  

In many cases, prosecutors do not pursue these charges, often allowing criminals to steal with impunity. 

The exodus of business from California will cause long-lasting damage to the state 

When a business like American Eagle shuts down, hundreds of people feel the effect. 

Not only do local residents lose the opportunity to shop there, but the employees and suppliers for this store will now pay the price as well.  

Additionally, this store closure results in the loss of millions of tax dollars for the state and the local area. 

The exodus of small businesses from California has already damaged the state’s economy, which many experts warn will only escalate as more businesses flee the Golden State.  

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

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