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December 18, 2021



Here's the details of the $300 mil:

The governor’s plan calls for several other key components to beef up policing and prosecution efforts:

• $18 million, over three years, to create a full-time team within the California attorney general’s office dedicated to prosecuting organized retail theft

• $30 million in grants, over three years, to help county district attorneys prosecute theft

• $20 million to help establish a National Guard unit to combat drug crimes at the U.S.-Mexico border

• $20 million in grants to help small businesses harmed by retail theft

• $25 million to help local police departments sponsor gun buybacks, where people surrender firearms in exchange for money or gift cards

I'd love to know where the other $200 mil is going............


The fish rots from the head https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Group-robbery-attempt-thwarted-at-South-Bay-16713938.php

chickens come home to roost

And ofte tyme swich cursynge wrongfully retorneth agayn to hym that curseth, as a bryd that retorneth agayn to his owene nest.

Christopher Cooke

A main factor driving the retail theft surge is the ability of thieves to sell the stolen goods online for a lot more money, up to 80 percent of retail price, on Amazon and via other online markets such as Facebook. And, the ability to organize these flash mobs via social media. So, once again, thanks Facebook


Don't give Facebook any ideas. They might turn all that unused office space on the waterfront into retail (or wholesale) showrooms.

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