Liberal utopia of San Francisco: Car break-ins have tripled since 2010

Inside Edition reporter sets up car break-in decoy (which is broken into), has their company vehicle broken into as well.

Progressive-run San Francisco has many, many problems. I’ve chronicled many of them on our site. See the following:

Turns out they have a major problem with car break-ins, also called “smash and grabs.”

According to a report earlier this year from KQED, San Francisco had more than 30,000 car break-ins reported last year. The number of break-ins has tripled since 2010.

The police say that the break-ins are a form of organized crime committed by “crews.”

Breaking into a car is a felony and if a criminal steals items worth over $950 it’s a second felony. You can go to jail for a maximum of three years for each felony. Problem is, they can’t catch people multiple times so they never do extended time for their crimes.

According to the report, police are trying to catch repeat offenders via “bundling,” where they track crimes someone commits over time. A case based on multiple incidents is more likely to result in a conviction.

Despite their efforts, the police barely make a dent in the numbers. An arrest is made in only 2 percent of the total break-ins reported.

Along with “bundling,” the city is trying to help with the crime spree by setting up a web site and telephone line to report break-ins and one officer from each of the city’s 12 police stations will focus on break-ins.

According to a SF Chronicle report earlier this year, the city’s actions will have no effect because there really are no consequences for the criminals.

A local woman has described the “smash-and-grab” crime as anarchy. Every day, thieves break into cars on her block, with no consequence. “There’s no risk,” she said. “Why would they stop?”

Police respond to complaints, take a report and usually say that nothing can be done. Noted one man, “They (the police) shrugged. They see it all the time. Some cops take it real personal. Others come, and they’re just going through the motions.”

That “going through the motions” seems to be what is happening in many west coast, progressive run cities these days.

DCG

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I knew a Russian Guy once. He said everybody there lied about everything for fear the KGB would find out what they were really thinking. And the KGB lied about everything because it was such a bureaucracy that no one could really do their job. And everybody knew that everybody was lying. But no one really cared because as my friend said “They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work”. This is the way socialism works. It stifles production, makes everybody dependent on the government for everything, and makes slave of all those not in the ruling class,… Read more »

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They haven’t time to worry about automobiles. Why they are on a mission, a “space” mission. Moonbeam’s tired of all the resistance. He’s gonna solve this “problem” once for all:

https://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/John-Kerry-blasts-Trump-s-withdrawal-from-Paris-13230095.php

I read last night that California’s government thinks a good strategy is to piss off the rest of the country to the point where they are kicked out of the union. That way they don’t have to get permission to secede. Sounds good to me.