San Fransisco loses third Walgreens due to ‘rampant shoplifting’

 

Lost in the election conversation is a discussion of what liberalism does to the quality of life for the regular Joe and Jane trying to live in these decaying cities.The stores that locals depend on disappear. One would think it would be possible for city dwellers to connect the dots and think about changing the governance of their cities. But no, they continue to vote headlong into continued democrat leadership that only brings them more pain and suffering.

We are focused on the upcoming presidential race. But is is the thousands of other choices for candidates that we have when we get to the polls. State and Local candidates. The candidates that will really effect our living on a day to day basis. Whether it is the local school boards, council men and women, mayors – these are the people that will wind up controlling planning and zoning, Judges who will decide what to do with our criminals.

Not to be forgotten often are the “questions” on the ballots. One only needs to look at States such as California to have a look at what “proposition” questions have done to their fair State.

There can be no better example in what progressivism does to a city than San Fransisco:

The effects of allowing chaos to prevail in liberal run cities across America might not be obvious to liberals now, but when their cities empty out completely, it’s going to become crystal clear.

Such is the case in San Francisco, where the city’s new normal of shoplifting and chaos has driven another Walgreens pharmacy out of the city.

The move to close the Walgreens at Van Ness and Eddy came after “months of seeing its shelves repeatedly cleaned out by brazen shoplifters”, according to the SF Chronicle. The location served “many older people” who lived in the area.

One customer told the paper: “All of us knew it was coming. Whenever we go in there, they always have problems with shoplifters.”

When the Chronicle went to visit the store, they noticed “aisle after aisle of near empty shelves” and said that beauty products seemed to be a favored target. While the Chronicle was in the store, a man with a mask on walked in, emptied two shelves into a bag and walked out the door. 

H/T Zero Hedge

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

San Francisco mayor says police will stop responding to non-criminal calls

How fast and who can win the race to the bottom? The bottom of living in a civilized society. Poof…..before our eyes our society continues to collapse. If anyone thinks that what is happening in Seattle will not expand to further anarchy think again. Yes, as the mayor of Seattle states “Perhaps we are going to have a summer of love.” Yes indeed.

Mayor Breed of San Fransisco said in a news release that for calls that don’t involve a threat to public safety, police would be replaced by trained, unarmed professionals to limit unnecessary confrontation between the police department and the community.

The non-criminal calls will include neighbor disputes, reports on homeless people and school discipline interventions, among other activities.

London Breed

As part of police reforms, San Francisco will also strengthen accountability policies, ban the use of military-grade weapons and divert funding to the African-American community, Breed said.

The city will develop its plan over the next year and follow models like the Cahoots program in Eugene, Ore., Breed said. That community-based crisis program employs social workers and mental health workers to respond to disturbances where crimes are not being committed.

“We understand that it’s necessary for law enforcement to listen to African-American communities and embrace courageous changes to address disparate policing practices, and we recognize it will take sacrifice on our part to fulfill the promise of reform,” Scott said. 

Check out her roadmap below.

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

San Francisco suspends ties to FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force

The San Francisco police department is suspending ties with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The announcement comes amid growing concerns of spying on Muslim Americans by the new Trump Administration.

San Francisco may become a model as other cities more closely examine relationships with the feds. The concern is that local police departments could be used for surveillance that is broad and possibly unconstitutional.

“Donald Trump made very clear that he was going to be targeting Muslims and he wants mass Muslim surveillance and part of the work done with the JTTF could feed into this horrible Muslim registry, they’re talking about,” said retired attorney John Crew, who fights for civil liberty issues.

More ABC7 News with a clip that is well worth the trip.  Below is from June, 2016. I switched out the clip from earlier.

China built San Francisco Bridge almost complete

The land of the Liberal Loonies sends us this story. Where is Mr. Trumka on this one? The city can give away millions to illegals and who knows what all, but wants to go on the cheap in the bridge building contract? Where are the steel workers outrage? Oh, its California… it is to be expected. Anyone want to bet this was our stimulus money at work?

America will never recover if we outsource everything, including our public infrastructure. Link to the video animation  Here

 

The Shanghai-based company employed as many as 2,500 workers at peak times on the project, including 1,000 welders, who gained U.S. qualifications specifically for the work, he said. In total, it used 43,000 tons of steel on the project. Another Chinese company, Shanghai Pujiang Cable Co. made the 1- mile main cable for the bridge, Zhou said.

The final segments for San Francisco Bay’s new suspension bridge are being loaded onto a ship in Shanghai today, moving California’s largest current public works project a step closer to completion.

Five Months Early

Shanghai Zhenhua, a unit of Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co., completed its work five months ahead of schedule, according to Chairman Zhou Jichang. The first of the sections arrived in California in January 2010. Loading the modules onto the ship will be completed by July 16, according to Tan Guangren, head of enterprise cultural division at the company.

The structure is part of the Bay’s new $6.4 billion East Span, due to open in 2013, which also includes a 1.2-mile viaduct. Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co.’s work making the 525-foot tower at the heart of the suspension bridge and the 28 steel deck sections for it, highlights how Chinese engineers are expanding overseas and winning contracts for more complicated projects.

“It’s a one-of-a-kind-project,” William Ibbs, professor of construction management at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a telephone interview. “Seeing something of this magnitude go up is astounding.” Full story at  Bloomberg

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