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I get the daily email from Morning Brew. It is a left-of-center recap of business news. While I generally ignore the jabs at the Republicans and Trump (still!!), this was such a hoot that I had to share.
The article was regarding the recent damages to businesses in California from organized looting and “smash and grab,” which suggested various causes.
Here are a few theories:
- Facebook Marketplace and eBay have made it easier to resell stolen goods anonymously.
- Home Depot connected the dots between the opioid crisis and an increase in thefts at its stores two years ago. Since then fentanyl, a drug that’s 50x stronger than heroin, has pervaded California.
- Rates of unemployment and homelessness rose sharply last year, and California is home to the largest population of unsheltered persons.
Some argue that Proposition 47, which raised the felony threshold for stolen goods, has increased rates of theft, but its impact is debated.
Oh yes, Facebook Marketplace and ebay (hohoho, heeheehee) are where these thugs are going to sell their stolen goods. It’s all the fault of drugs, but only fentanyl. (Home Depot?) And of course, let’s blame the homeless. You know, those people who live in tents and poop on the sidewalk. They’re the ones organizing scores of people for a night out at the mall. The fact that there is no consequence – well, that just can’t possibly be the reason.
Is this a deliberate, disingenuous obfuscation of the facts in order to advance the agenda, or are these liberals really this stupid? Do they have no concept of criminality? What color is the sky in their world?Published in