We've all seen footage of mobs of feral inner-city dwellers charging into stores, grabbing an armful of goods apiece, and running for the exits. Most get away scot-free. Cities with liberal, left-wing administrations are the happy hunting grounds for these organized looters, but they're spreading to other places as they grow bolder. Their loot is not for their own use, either: there are organized rings of thieves having their minions steal to order, then selling the stolen goods on e-commerce Web sites to consumers who have no idea where their latest treasure has come from - they just like the lower price.
Trouble is, these looters - almost all of them black, if you look at surveillance footage of their crimes - have so far targeted stores and cities where they're relatively immune from arrest and punishment. It's politically incorrect to try to stop them in a political, prosecutorial and law enforcement environment where being black equates to being a victim.
Dagen McDowell ... [pointed] out that store security guards are not stopping thieves "very often because the stores are afraid of being called ‘racist’ if they lay their hands on anybody [to]…try to detain them."
She recalled seeing thieves "stealing in broad daylight from a store" in New York City and screaming "Rape!" or "You're a racist, get your hands off of me!" when confronted by the security guard.
Looting "creates these poverty zones," she continued, such as in San Francisco where 17 Walgreens locations have closed, and five more are expected to shutter. They were ravaged by the city's high rate of theft, which is five times the national average.
There's more at the link.
Inevitably, when you don't discourage this sort of crime, the criminals become bolder; and other criminals in other areas begin to think, "Well, if they can get away with it there, I can get away with it here." The net result: shopping malls and stores in many cities are now vulnerable to criminals - and so are the shoppers using them.
This is going to make our urban centers far more dangerous for the average American. Looters like this won't hesitate to go through or over you if they have to, to make their getaway. They hold the law in contempt, and they regard those who are law-abiding as sheep to be sheared.
Over the years I've written several articles about the dangers to be expected in urban centers, shopping malls, etc., particularly from "flash mobs" of looters. A selection of my previous articles includes (but is not limited to):
- The changing urban self-defense environment
- Criminal gangs spread to smaller cities
- Flash mobs strike again
- Criminal 'flash mobs' - a growing peril to your safety
- Why you should avoid urban shopping malls
If you live in a city run by a liberal, left-wing administration, or one where police are threatened with "defunding", or one where progressive prosecutors refuse to charge criminals appropriately for their crimes, you need to take note of this new and growing criminal trend. It's going to pose a threat to your personal safety, and that of your family, every time you go shopping at a store or mall that might be an attractive target for those looters. What's more, if you defend yourself against them, you're more likely to be charged than they are. After all, in such places, it's politically incorrect to defend yourself!
Another part of the problem is that in some cities, such incidents won't be officially reported. It's considered expedient to sweep them under the carpet, rather than alarm the citizens. I'm informed that there've been a number of such incidents in Big Urban Center a couple of hours away from my home, which have never made the headlines for that reason. Therefore, you may not know that the risk of encountering organized looters in your area is increasing.
Food for thought, no?