Unintended consequences of the George Floyd movement – InsideSources
The Bottega Veneta luxury store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile was hit again.
First September 20. Then again on October 11.
In broad daylight. Thousands of dollars in purses and purses were taken away. All captured on video.
And again, the situation is getting political as this type of theft escalates in stores across the country – from the West Coast to the East Coast.
The Magnificent Mile isn’t so beautiful anymore.
Just read some edgy and ugly comments:
“Exactly. DA (Kim) Foxx has basically given the green light to criminals to do these acts for free. This loss of proceeds is going to be paid for, one way or another. It wouldn’t surprise me if the companies insurance companies were starting to fight back and think twice about renewing policies for certain stores and / or locations. ”
“And if an employee looked at them, the NAACP would object because they were obviously being profiled. Imagine a world where this demography doubles. The wave of crime is intensifying and MSM are largely ignored, why?
The Magnificent Mile has been the target of widespread shoplifting that has prompted several stores to close their doors.
State Attorney Kim Foxx Demands Chicago prosecutors only lay felony charges for theft of property over $ 1,000; the crime threshold was $ 300.
Additionally, the city’s crime problem may only get worse, as at least 50 police officers have been placed on unpaid leave for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Other cities are facing similar issues, including San Francisco, where Walgreens announced the closure of five more stores due to shoplifting, bringing the total to 22.
And there’s the richest man in Illinois, Ken Griffin. Speaking to the Economic Club of Chicago in early October, Griffin said he could move his company Citadel, an investment firm, if the city does not “change course.”
He cited rising crime and violence in Chicago as one of the many reasons Citadel, which has $ 38 billion in assets under management, might seek greener corporate pastures.
“It’s getting harder and harder to have this as the world headquarters, a city that has so much violence,” Griffin said. “Chicago is like Afghanistan on a good day. And that’s a problem.
One week, masked men in hoodies burst into a Louis Vuitton store, the following week, it’s an Ulta beauty store.
Is this the unintended consequence of the reforms of the George Floyd movement, whose objective was to reduce encounters between police and citizens, especially black residents? Remember the cries of “Defund the Police”. How about the clamor for no police department at all?
“This predates George Floyd,” George Washington University law professor Dr. Robert Cottrol told InsideSouces. “But the George Floyd situation accelerated the implementation. “
This situation could prove to be costly.
Griffin said, “I can’t look people in the eye like I did 20 years ago (and say), ‘This (Chicago) is a great place to raise a family. It’s a great place to call home. I cannot make the same speech today. I can not in good conscience.
Even the NFL’s Chicago Bears appear to be heading for the suburbs as the team signed a purchase contract for the Arlington Park race track, 30 miles northwest of the city.
In San Francisco, as Walgreens after Walgreens closes due to brazen shoplifting, residents of the city’s marina district have turned to private security to patrol the streets and protect families.
“We don’t feel safe in our neighborhood,” resident Kate Lyons told KPIX-TV. “And we have an alarm, we have cameras on our property, but we want the added security of having someone watching our house.”
Additionally, in the Bay Area in Palo Alto, a coordinated group of 11 people raided a Louis Vuitton store and stole $ 100,000 worth of handbags.
The suspects were all unarmed. They wore face covers and were meant to be black men and women in their teens or early twenties. Likewise, police said a group of 10 people stole 43 bags worth $ 150,000 from a Neiman Marcus at the Stanford Mall.
When these high end stores / boutiques and pharmacies are looted, worker communities are hurt. Many of the workers are black and Hispanic; many of the people who go to pharmacies are seniors and people of color.
As Dr Cottrol said: “On the one hand, the jobs in Louis Vuitton stores will not be there. On the other hand, the elderly will not have a pharmacy. Will their communities even be more livable?
These are simply unintended consequences of George Floyd’s reforms.