Gov. Newsom Vows Funding To Stop Recent High-End SF Robberies

This is great—Gavin Newsom wants to “fund” the end of the shoplifting/mall invasion efforts b criminals.  Actually, he does no need to fund I, he needs to change State law to sop i.  For instance take over the DA offices where the DA refuses to prosecute crimes.  Stop allowing people to steal up to $950 worth of goods with the only punishment being given a ticket that could be torn up and thrown away.  Force the Counties to have high cash bail for these crimes, instead of allowing he crooks out with no cash bail so they can continue their terrorist activities.

“Over the last several years, San Francisco and the Bay area have experienced a high rise in crime. Multiple city and state-level criminal justice reforms, along with San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s lax criminal prosecution policies, have encouraged criminals in the city with more brazen robberies, such as a Neiman Marcus being robbed in broad daylight in July. However, the weekend high-end Union Square robberies in San Francisco and and the 80-person Walnut Creek Nordstrom robbery had such a national impact that state lawmakers have finally had to weigh in on the situation in the city.

“We want real accountability. We want people prosecuted and we want people to feel safe this holiday season,” said Governor Newsom in his speech. “I’m not the mayor of California. But I was a mayor. And I know when things like this happen, mayors have to step up. That’s not an indictment. That’s not a cheap shot.”

As they say in Texas, Newsom is all hat and no cattle.”.  He is a pretend Governor with nice, stern words while doing nothing.

Gov. Newsom Vows Funding To Stop Recent High-End SF Robberies

2 major Bay Area weekend robberies were only the latest in the ongoing San Francisco crime wave

By Evan Symon, California Globe,  11/23/21 

During a speech at a San Francisco vaccine clinic on Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom denounced the high-profile high-end retail robberies that occurred in the Bay Area this weekend, vowing to increase state budgetary support to fight retail theft rings.

Over the last several years, San Francisco and the Bay area have experienced a high rise in crime. Multiple city and state-level criminal justice reforms, along with San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s lax criminal prosecution policies, have encouraged criminals in the city with more brazen robberies, such as a Neiman Marcus being robbed in broad daylight in July. However, the weekend high-end Union Square robberies in San Francisco and and the 80-person Walnut Creek Nordstrom robbery had such a national impact that state lawmakers have finally had to weigh in on the situation in the city.

“We want real accountability. We want people prosecuted and we want people to feel safe this holiday season,” said Governor Newsom in his speech. “I’m not the mayor of California. But I was a mayor. And I know when things like this happen, mayors have to step up. That’s not an indictment. That’s not a cheap shot.”

“I have no sympathy or empathy for those involved in the recent thefts. Gotta be tough on this. They are stealing a sense of place and confidence. I plan to include an exponential level of support in the upcoming budget to help cities address retail theft rings and other quality of life issues.”

DA Boudin, who is currently fighting a recall attempt fueled in part by the massive rise in crime in the city since he took office, also responded to the increased crime during the weekend.

“These crimes are happening around the Bay and across the country. I stand in partnership with our local, regional, state, and federal partners as we work together to do whatever it takes to keep you safe,” tweeted Boudin. “My organized retail theft task force is proactively leading more than half a dozen multi-agency investigations to dismantle fencing operations that make crime profitable.”

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  1. Standard democrat operating procedure. Cry for money and pay emotional lip service to a problem they made. More tax money for the “problem”, which will never be fixed (by design), will quietly line the pockets of the favored and connected and, disappear from the media. The modern democrat’s mindset is, “do the people” and are not concerned with, “for the people”. Domination and control by any means necessary.

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