After New York “reforms” allow shoplifters off the hook, a theft epidemic has ravaged store shelves.
The New York Post reported, State bail reform laws make shoplifting a promising career option for some New York City crooks. One man, Isaac Rodriguez, 22, of Queens, was arrested for shoplifting 46 times this year alone, The Post exclusively reported last week.
Serial shoplifters, even if arrested, typically walk free the same day. Cases against them are often not prosecuted. Drug stores, filled with aisles of small necessities, offer an easy-to-harvest goldmine for thieves.
Drug stores in particular have become a hot spot for shop lifters, leaving the bare necessities unavailable to buying customers.
According to the post, more than 77 shoplifters with more than 20 offences under their belt walking the streets of NYC unbothered by the law. The city has 26,385 retail theft complaints. This accounts for a 32% spike.
These are only the crimes that the city knows about. It’s undeniable that an exponentially larger amount of theft takes place, but goes unnoticed.
The Post claims that at each store they visited, tampons were almost impossible to find. They report that shelves were barren across NYC.
Democrat Justice reform policies continue to allow criminals to get away with making the lives of others significantly more difficult.
Unfortunately, in many cases thieves do not even attempt to cover their tracks. There has been several instances this year where viral videos show criminals filling carts with products, and blatantly exiting the store without paying in broad daylight.
Lenient laws have made shoplifters feel entitled to stealing.