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  • Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

    11/29/2021 5:38:08 PM PST · by devane617 · 19 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 11/29/2021
    In a reversal of plans to divert funding from police to social services, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday that she’ll push to reverse planned cuts to the city’s police department and seek to quickly hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides that has left some residents afraid to leave their homes. The mayor’s announcement came after a weekend in which three people were killed, including a retired police officer acting as a security guard for a television news crew, bringing the number of homicides to 127 so far this year. To address the violence, Schaaf said...
  • Retired Police Officer Killed During San Francisco Crime Spree

    11/28/2021 5:47:10 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Headline USA ^ | November 27, 2021
    This senseless loss of life is due to yet another violent criminal act in the Bay Area. We hope that offering a reward will help lead to the arrest of those responsible so they can face justice for this terrible tragedy.'. A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita. Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin’s wife, his children, his...
  • Wild Smash-and-Grabs in Democrat-run Cities Now Turn Deadly

    11/27/2021 8:57:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/27/2021 | Nick Arama
    We tend to think of Black Friday as the day that we can pick up some good deals at the stores.But instead, we’ve been seeing people thinking they could get more than a good deal — a five-finger discount, in fact. It’s happening at expensive stores in Democratic cities, particularly in California when they know that because of leftist prosecutors there, they will likely not suffer any real consequences even if they are caught in the act. This is all courtesy of the Democratic policy of being lenient on crime.When even CNN is recognizing this as a problem in cities...
  • San Francisco police seemingly watch as burglars flee crime scene

    11/27/2021 10:23:20 AM PST · by hillarys cankles · 25 replies
    SFGATE ^ | updated Nov. 26, 2021 | Joshua Bote
    Just days before a string of high-end robberies targeting Union Square rattled the Bay Area, an apparent burglary at a San Francisco cannabis dispensary was seemingly not stopped by police at the scene.
  • Right To Dissent & The Right To Bear Arms: Bulwarks Against Tyranny

    11/27/2021 7:07:29 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | November 26, 2021 | Roger Katz
    Americans remain at the moment privileged to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Independence Day, Labor Day, and other Holidays. But, for how much longer. A year ago July, Independence day we wrote of the dire threats to our Nation, coming from within. “With Independence Day only days away, this Country can hardly be in a celebratory spirit, as the very words, ‘nationalism’ and ‘patriotism’ are treated like obscenities. We witness two-legged predators laying waste the Land, destroying property, intimidating innocent Americans, causing bedlam and mayhem. The police, under fire, are ordered to stand down. Government cowers. Law and Order breaks down everywhere....
  • Leaving California

    11/25/2021 2:40:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 25, 2021 | Mark Landsbaum
    I ran into an old California buddy online Sunday. He asked me why I moved to Texas. We didn’t have a lot of time, so I gave him the shortest explanation I could: “It’s not California.” For the 10 or so friends, all former Californians, who have moved near us in Texas in the last year or so, no further explanation is needed. In Texas 80 looters don’t pull their cars up to swankiest department stores and loot the place in broad daylight with impunity. San Francisco is different, and has been for a long time, nearly as long as...
  • 2 more victims in Oakland shooting involving KRON4 security guard: police

    11/25/2021 8:20:22 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    KRON ^ | Nov 24, 2021 | Peter Snarr, Liz Jassin
    A $17,500 reward is available for information on the attempted armed robbery and shooting involving a KRON4 security guard. Police say the incident was an attempted armed robbery to steal camera equipment. The KRON4 crew was covering a story on a recent smash-and-grab robbery at the Prime 356 clothing store on the 300 block of 14th Street.
  • Police say their Union Square takeover is just the beginning. Do SF's avowed 'liberals' even care?

    11/25/2021 1:01:50 AM PST · by thecodont · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Nov. 24, 2021 Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 a.m. | Alex Shultz , SFGATE
    [...] “We're going to be making some changes to Union Square and how cars are able to access,” [SF Mayor London Breed] told reporters after the burglaries. “There will be limited access in terms of when you come to this area.” [...] It seems as though the Union Square police takeover is a test balloon for an ostensibly liberal city fully ceding to capital and conservative talking points — the natural result of months and months of fear mongering about Business Owner Rights and crime and especially bogeyman District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who’s facing a recall effort. Contrary to the...
  • Alarming rise in follow-home robberies in upscale L.A. prompts police crackdown

    11/23/2021 7:27:03 PM PST · by blueplum · 39 replies
    LA Times via msn ^ | 23 November 2021 | Richard Winton
    Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore announced Tuesday he is setting up a task force to apprehend follow-home robbers, saying the department has not seen violent hold-ups "like this in decades." The troubling trend, which has targeted celebrities and upscale restaurants in recent months, turned deadly in the predawn hours Tuesday when a man was gunned down during an attempted robbery outside Bossa Nova restaurant in Hollywood. The department is already investigating at least 133 such robberies from areas including the Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue, the Jewelry District and Westside shopping areas. In the latest incident, a man was sitting...
  • 'Looting' deemed racist term, California experiencing 'organized robbery'

    11/23/2021 12:19:51 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    What happened in California this weekend when over $1 million in luxury goods were stolen was not "looting," authorities said. Calling it "looting" might be racist, they said. Instead, what happened was "organized robbery," according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Police Department. San Diego officials are not alone in this sentiment. "As the Bay Area grapples with a wave of seemingly organized smash and grab robberies this weekend, policing and journalism analysts are cautioning against the use of the term looting," a report said. In San Francisco , Louis Vuitton and Burberry stores were burglarized and lost a...
  • AP: LA luxury mall latest to be hit by smash-and-grab thieves

    11/23/2021 12:54:57 PM PST · by RandFan · 75 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 23 | By EUGENE GARCIA and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of thieves smashed windows at a department store at a luxury mall in Los Angeles, triggering a police pursuit just days after high-end stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were targeted. The latest incident in a national trend of smash-and-grab crimes targeted a Nordstrom store at The Grove retail and entertainment complex. It came as the country’s largest consumer electronics chain said that an increase in organized theft was taking a toll on its bottom line. Workers covered a large broken window at the Nordstrom with black plywood on Tuesday morning as security...
  • Police to increase presence at retail stores amid mob looting crimewave in San Francisco, California Gov. Newsom announces

    11/23/2021 8:39:48 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 62 replies
    JUST IN - Police to increase presence at retail stores amid mob looting crimewave in San Francisco, California Gov. Newsom announces.
  • Bay Area is hit by THIRD consecutive day of looting as 50-strong hammer gang storms jewelry store

    11/22/2021 10:43:41 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 156 replies
    The new normal? Bay Area is hit by THIRD consecutive day of looting as 50-strong hammer gang storms jewelry store after Macy's and Lululemon stores were hit: Thieves take advantage of woke 'misdemeanor' law The San Francisco Bay Area faced a third consecutive day of brazen shoplifting on Sunday A group of about 40 to 50 teenage looters wielding hammers smashed glass cases at a Hayward jewelry store and ran off with an unknown amount of goods at around 5.30pm Sunday The suspects also reportedly ran into other stores in the Southland Mall and walked away with clothes and shoes,...
  • Monday Schadenfreude: Chesa Boudin gets religion on shoplifting

    11/22/2021 3:48:16 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Nov, 2021 | Monica Showalter
    There's nothing like a smarmy, smug, leftist who's realized he's cooked his own goose. Which brings us to the case of Chesa Boudin, the district attorney of San Francisco who's effectively legalized shoplifting in the name of "criminal justice reform." He's prompted massive store closures with ugly videos of broad daylight robberies on large and small stores. Boudin's refusal to prosecute has turned San Francisco into another socialist crime-pit, Caracas. And now, like his mentor Hugo Chavez, he's facing a voter recall. Which seems to be concentrating his mind given that he's suddenly changing his tune -- and comically enough,...
  • ‘It Was Insane’; Dozens Of Looters Ransack Walnut Creek Nordstrom Store-(not looters organized gangs)

    11/21/2021 7:16:57 AM PST · by skyman · 167 replies
    KPIX.com CBS ^ | 11/20/21
    WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Dozens of looters swarmed into the Nordstrom store in downtown Walnut Creek Saturday night, terrorizing shoppers, ripping off bag loads of merchandise and ransacking shelves before fleeing in a several vehicles waiting for them on the street. Walnut Creek Lt. Ryan Hibbs told KPIX 5 that police began receiving calls about the looting at around 9 p.m. He said there were approximately 80 individuals who ran into the store and began looting and smashing shelves. Video shot at the scene shows the masked looters streaming out of the store, carrying bags and boxes, jumping into...
  • WATCH: ‘Mass Looting’ Moves to San Francisco Bay Suburbs; ‘It Was Insane’

    11/21/2021 10:26:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2021 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A looting spree in the San Francisco Bay Area continued for a second straight night on Saturday — this time, reaching the suburbs. A “mass looting” took place at about 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek, California, an affluent suburb east of Oakland. Dozens of people were seen raiding the department store before making their escape:
  • California Nordstrom ransacked by 80 looters in ski masks with crowbars and weapons: Witness

    11/21/2021 10:34:26 AM PST · by Levy78 · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/21 | Emma Colton
    About 80 looters in ski masks ransacked a Nordstrom location outside of San Francisco, in a scene described by witnesses as "insane" and like something "out of a movie." "We probably saw 50 to 80 people in ski masks crowbars a bunch of weapons. They were looting the Nordstrom's right here. And I thought they were going to start beating cars. I had to start locking doors lock the front door lock the back door," local PF Chang's manager Brett Barrette told KGO. "There was a mob of people," Barrette added to CBS SF. "The police were flying in. It...
  • Thieves target high-end stores in San Francisco

    11/20/2021 10:24:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 19 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 20 November 2021 | AP uncredited
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several high-end stores in San Francisco's Union Square were broken into late Friday by a large group of people who smashed windows, stole merchandise, and then ran to waiting cars, police said. Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, and Dolce & Gabbana were all targeted, KTVU-TV reported.... ...One of the suspects was dragged from a waiting car by several police officers, a video of the chaotic scene posted on social media shows. [video links in article]
  • Thieves 'emptied out' SF's Union Square Louis Vuitton store, police say

    11/20/2021 3:59:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Nov. 20, 2021 | Amy Graff
    The Louis Vuitton store and other high-end retailers in San Francisco's Union Square were robbed Friday night and police said multiple suspects were arrested. The San Francisco Police Department said in a statement it responded to reports of possible looting and vandalism at several retail establishments in the Union Square area at 8:10 p.m. Additional officers were called to the scene to address reports of crime. The alleged thieves smashed windows, leaving piles of shattered glass across the sidewalk of the store that's adjacent to the Macy's department store. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. and video footage posted on...
  • VIDEO: At least 14 suspects conduct 'grab & run' at Louis Vuitton store in Oak Brook Center Mall near Chicago

    11/18/2021 4:19:21 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 67 replies
    WANTED: At least 14 suspects conduct 'grab & run' at Louis Vuitton store in Oak Brook Center Mall near Chicago; Police estimate $100,000 worth of merchandise was stolen - WGN