New law passed in the state of California that if someone steals anything below $900 police cannot stop or arrest the thief as it is criminalizing poverty.
Many shops are closing in San Francisco because of this stupid law….
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San Francisco has decriminalised petty theft. Cops can’t stop or prosecute anyone who steals anything worth less than $900. So people have been picking things up at stores and walking (or cycling) out.
Security officials say the theft incidents have risen manifold in recent years, especially after 2014 when the city passed a controversial law called Proposition 47.
Under Proposition 47, stealing goods worth less than $950 does not count as felony but misdemeanor. Cops say it has become a common sight in San Francisco, as the new law has emboldened criminals rather than making it safe for the general public. As per cops, in case anyone steals items worth less than $950, cops have no option but to hand over citations and the accused walks away. If the accused does not show up in court, maybe he’ll get a bench warrant.