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September 06, 2023
CA wants to criminalize employees and shop owners confronting shoplifters, and that's NOT the insane crime bill
The State of California is once again focusing its time on passing laws that would get more convicted felons out of jail and jeopardize public safety.
There are two bills coming before the State Assembly that may seriously impact public safety, SB 553 and SB 94. And yes, that means even more crime will be occurring in the Golden State.
Democratic lawmakers in the Appropriations Committee advanced SB 553 last week, which aims to prohibit employers from requiring workers, even security personnel, to confront suspected shoplifters. The bill was introduced by Democrat Silicon Valley state Sen. Dave Cortese who claims this legislation would “prevent workplace injury and violence and ensure that employees have access to wellness resources.”
His measure, which received a committee hearing just three days after a flash mob of masked thugs pulled a snatch-and-grab robbery of a Nordstrom store in Los Angeles, passed the Senate last spring on a 29-8 vote as a worker safety measure.
Hundreds of store owners protested the bill at the state Capitol, saying it will encourage more retail theft and does not protect them.
In case it's not obvious, this is just an open invitation for criminals to take whatever they like.
“SB 553 will create a field day for criminals to sue small business owners, giving criminals the double jackpot to steal from the business…and again by suing them in a shakedown lawsuit. All Californians will pay the price for billions of dollars lost to growing retail theft," one demonstration organizer said.
This would essentially turn criminals into legal victims as theft is legalized. But why? What is the point? How is this supposed to help anyone besides robbers? This will kill the last small businesses still standing.
There really is no point wasting money on security now. Not like they can even do their job anymore.
Is everything in stores just going to be locked up like in San Francisco?
"This bill should be called retail business killer SB 553," said Harminder Singh, a member of the American Petroleum and Convenience Store Association.
Whether this bill is pure incompetence or pure evil makes no difference at this point since the results will be the same.
SB 94, which is also sponsored by Cortese, would allow convicted murderers sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole (LWOP), the opportunity to have their sentences invalidated and make them eligible for parole.
Maybe SB 553 is meant to protect people when the convicted murderers are released. That way people won’t get hurt or killed when convicts make their way through the robbers' buffet. Lives might be saved because employees can no longer confront thieves, right?
"The beneficiaries of this measure, if passed, will be criminals convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances. These are murderers who killed multiple victims or killed in concert with a rape, robbery, kidnapping or torture. While it would seem unthinkable for any legislator, let alone a group of them, to want their names on a bill that would allow murderers like these to go free, bear in mind that Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, Alameda County DA Pamela Price and California Attorney General Rob Bonta all support setting murderers free after 15-20 years in prison," Michael Rushford, the Founder of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation said.
This bill unjustly prioritizes the worst kind of prisoners over victims.
Restorative justice activists claim crimes occur because of power imbalances, racism, and unjust structures. Rather than, I don't know, a lack of morals?!?! They perpetuate the idea that criminals are just victims of society that need to be babied. And if you hold people accountable for their actions you are racist.
Based on those standards, releasing criminals to have their heyday may actually be more racist than keeping them locked up.
“If 1994 rates of violent crime had continued through 2014, some 15 million more violent crimes would have been committed against the black community. That includes over 330,000 rapes or sexual assaults and 129,000 homicides,” according to the Manhattan Institute.
Why are progressives pushing for laws that would yield more Black victims of violent crime? And how can anyone even come up with the idea that murderers are victims?