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New York City is facing any number of major challenges these days.
Chief among them being a dramatic decline in population over the past few years.
READ: NEW YORK CITY LOST A HUGE NUMBER OF RESIDENTS SINCE 2020
Residents are rapidly fleeing for other cities and regions, in search of a better quality of life and less crime.
But the city’s leadership has a plan to tackle one of the most obvious issues plaguing New York businesses: shoplifting.
Shoplifting is up 44% in New York even since 2022.
You might think that the nation’s largest city would focus on increasing penalties to disincentive shoplifters. Or increase police staffing near major retail centers.
Maybe even ramping up enforcement of existing laws.
But that’s what a sane city would do, and New York is not a sane city.
In fact, instead of prosecuting first time shoplifters, the city will give them “intervention programs” instead. And that’s just one of the absurd, nonsensical ideas.
Others include “de-escalation training” for retail employees and neighborhood retail watch groups.
I mean, how can this not lower sky high shoplifting rates?
“Kiosks to stop would-be thieves with social service programs?”
What thief wouldn’t walk into a Soho Louis Vuitton store intending to steal a $3,000 bag only to stop when they see a kiosk offering social services?
Great work, Mayor Adams!
New York City Shows Absurdity Of Progressive Governance
At this point it’s almost become a cliché that progressive politicians will come up with ridiculous “solutions” to combat problems they create.
But they just keep on doing it.
San Francisco and New York have both become laughingstocks. Cities where leadership has essentially abandoned all pretense of intelligent policy.
Los Angeles just proudly announced a new bus stop designed for “gender equity.” Complete with outdoor masks in 2023 as well.
Now New York’s big plan to help retailers suffering with rampant shoplifting is kiosks, lower penalties and “de-escalation” training.
It’s completely embarrassing and ultimately unsurprising.
Progressive politicians legitimately believe, in the face of all evidence and basic common sense, that their delusional policies have the slightest chance of working.
And when confronted with the inevitable failure, they’ll refuse to acknowledge failure and repeat the same mistakes.
New York is getting what they vote for: some of the country’s dumbest ideas.
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What do you expect from a black politician
And how exactly are these watch groups supposed to gather and share information on thefts when the NYPD isn’t allowed to search for suspects based on race?
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the de-escaltation for employees should definitely help stop theifs. almost as if theyre blaming the employees now too
When these stupid policies fail no one is held accountable. Citizens, the media, no body holds them to task. So they don’t give a f**k if they don’t work. In their feeble minds, proposing these moronic ideas gives the impression that they are actually doing something.
NYC is a ship of fools