Pro-crime policies work. For criminals and their enablers.
Entire cities and areas become unlivable wastelands where only criminals and welfare recipients thrive, and the only businesses are illegal or government funded.
Here's what's coming to Dallas County courtesy of Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzo.
Dallas County's new district attorney announced his office will no longer prosecute "theft of necessary items" up to $750.
Finally theft has been legalized for someone other than the government.
The announcement drew an immediate reaction from small business owners who are worried that word of the policy will encourage shoplifting.
That's what it did in California.
Cody Ellison and his business partner own three shops in the Bishop Arts District. The DA's letter to the people of Dallas County does not sit well with him.
“To have the thought of someone being able to come in and steal $750 from us and there be no consequence is unfathomable to me,” Ellison said.
It's quite fathomable when the people running things are leftist criminals and believe that property is theft.
The DA’s letter says: "Criminalizing poverty is counter-productive for our community’s health and safety. For that reason, this office will not prosecute theft of personal items less than $750 unless the evidence shows that the alleged theft was for economic gain."
“They say essentials,” Ellison said. “For us, essentials are clothing. People have to have clothing.”
Ellison questions why the DA set such a high dollar amount for prosecution.
“This is not a victimless crime,” he said.
The message here is, if you're a criminal support the left. If you might be a victim, go right.
Some in the media are criticizing the policy. I hope it endures. Just like in the seventies, the left is overplaying its hand. And people are getting a peek at what a nightmare it is.
Mike Mata from the Dallas Police Association says functionally legalizing some thefts could have collateral consequences, like making store owners feel they need to stop people from stealing themselves if they don't think that the crimes will be prosecuted.
“Either that shop owner is going to have to take matters in his own hands, or he’s going to have to let $600 worth of merchandise walk out of his store,” Mata said. “And so that might force him to get engaged into an altercation that he shouldn’t.”
That's fine then.
The same lefties who lecture about the wrongs of penalizing people and how prison doesn't work will demand that the book be thrown at anybody who defends their own property.
Sheldon Smith, a Dallas Police Department sergeant and president of the National Black Police Association Dallas chapter, says he suspects thefts may have contributed to Walmart planning to close a southern Dallas location, and thefts could increase in mom-and-pop stores if people don’t expect to be prosecuted.
“And so the little store owner, he has no chance of staying in business. And why would they? And who’s hurt in the end? The community’s hurt,” Smith said.
The stores will vanish. The Left will blame racism. And try to bring in government stores. All thefts from government stores will be repaid by taxpayers. Socialist mission accomplished.