By Michael Snyder
July 10, 2021 "Information
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Every week the horrendous crime
wave that is sweeping across America
seems to get even worse. In some
of our largest cities, looting, murder and violence
are becoming a way of life, and authorities seem
powerless to do anything about it. Is this what we
can expect life in the United States to look like
moving forward? All over the globe, people are
watching us, and they are stunned by what they have
been witnessing. Criminals are wildly out
of control, and many of our largest cities are being
transformed into extremely violent war zones.
For example, just check out what happened in
Oakland over the weekend. According to
Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong, his officers were
completely overwhelmed by “the
level of violence and gunfire”…
The Fourth of July reeled into “12 hours of
non-stop chaos” Sunday night with several
victims wounded by celebratory gunfire, a
homicide and a massive sideshow marred by
gunfire. The night culminated at the sideshow,
where more than 200 participants pelted police
officers with debris and flashed them with
Embattled Oakland Police Chief LeRonne
Armstrong told reporters that the level of
violence and gunfire overwhelmed his officers.
Next door, the shoplifting epidemic in
San Francisco has evolved into systematic looting.
Sadly, no retailer is immune. Even though Neiman
Marcus has enthusiastically embraced a whole host of
“woke” causes, criminals ruthlessly looted one of
their stores in San Francisco on
Looters were captured on video Monday
ransacking a Neiman Marcus in San Francisco as
thefts continue to plague businesses in the
At least nine suspects smashed display cases,
snatched handbags, and jetted out of the
building before law enforcement arrived to the
scene at about 6 p.m., according to footage. The
suspects were seen running out of the store with
their hands full of merchandise before entering
an apparent getaway car that sped off down a
If you have not seen footage of the looters yet,
you can watch it right
here. This happened in broad daylight, and it
is hard to believe that such scenes are actually
happening in the United States of America.
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At this point, the looting has gotten so
bad that some major retailers are
taking drastic actions…
Walgreens shuttered 17 of its stores in the
San Francisco area in the past five years, and
the company said thefts in the area are four
times more likely than anywhere else in the
country as executives budgeted 35 times more for
security personnel to guard the chains.
Target executives in the city also decided to
limit business hours in response to an uptick in
But unless they completely close up shop, the
looting is going to continue.
Criminals in California have learned that
if they keep the value of the merchandise they steal
at each store to under $950, they won’t be charged
with a felony even if they are caught.
So now we are witnessing a
wave of retail theft that is unlike anything we
have ever seen before…
SF Police Lt. Tracy McCray pinned the
blame on DA Chesa Boudin (whose parents
were part of the radical and violent Weather
Underground, and left two police officers dead
during a botched
heist). According to McCray, Boudin’s
“criminals first agenda” is responsible for the
uptick in crime.
“What happened in that Walgreens has been
going on in the city for quite a while,” McCray
said in June. “I’m used to it. I mean, we could
have a greatest hits compilation of people just
walking in and cleaning out the store shelves
and security guards, the people who work there,
just standing by helplessly because they can’t
Up in Portland, the street violence just
continues to get even worse.
Earlier today, I was saddened to learn that a
very generous man that had put up a pop-up swimming
pool for the homeless during the heat wave had
been viciously stabbed to death…
A man whose ingenious pop-up swimming
pool kept the homeless cool during the
recent heat wave was fatally stabbed in the same
spot just one day later, according to Portland
Officers identified Tyson L. Morlock as the
man who was found stabbed in the inner eastside
Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood at Division
Street and Southeast Martin Luther King Junior
Boulevard around 3:37 a.m. on Thursday, July 1.
He tried to make Portland a better place, and now
he is dead.
Of course so many people are being murdered these
days that it is extremely difficult to keep up with
all of the carnage.
In Chicago, this holiday weekend was the
most violent weekend that we have seen in 2021
so far, and that is really saying something…
Every July 4th weekend police in Chicago
brace for an uptick in violence – even more than
is usual when typical weekends average about 40
shootings – and this holiday weekend was no
different, easily registering as the
deadliest and most violent this year given the
total death count. New York City has
also been witnessing a steady uptick in
seemingly random shootings and violence,
including brazen acts committed in broad
daylight in heavily trafficked areas, such
as the recent Times Square wounding of a US
On Monday the Chicago
Sun-Times has tallied 92 people
shot over the long July 4th weekend,
with 16 killed. The Sun-Times
database shows the numbers killed to be a
weekend high for all of 2021 so far.
There are certain areas of Chicago that
are essentially “no go zones” at this point, but of
course the same thing could be said about the worst
parts of many other major U.S. cities.
As I discussed the
other day, it is being reported that
murder rates in our largest cities were up by an
average of 30 percent in 2020, and as of a few weeks
ago they were up another 24 percent so far in 2021.
Ordinary citizens are begging our leaders to “do
something” about this enormous wave of violence, but
at this point nothing seems to be working.
If things are this bad now while the U.S. economy
is in “recovery mode”, how bad will conditions get
when the next severe downturn comes along?
It is heartbreaking to watch our society
come apart at the seams all around us, and I have a
feeling that what we have witnessed so far is just
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