In the state of California, shoplifting is described as the act of entering an open business and intending to take items that total less than $950. In the past, what was considered shoplifting, was actually identified as burglary in the eyes of the law. This meant that prosecutors could charge it as a felony offense. Nowadays, shoplifting is its own thing and is a misdemeanor offense.
As a misdemeanor offense, a person being charged with shoplifting can face no more than 6 months in jail, a fine no larger than $1,000, or some combination of both. However, if a person has been charged with certain convictions in the past, the shoplifting offense could be charged as a felony instead of a misdemeanor. This would carry much steeper penalties.
In Santa Ana, California, shoplifters who are emboldened by the lack of law enforcement in their state have taken shoplifting to an entirely new level. In the video below, a shoplifter can be seen boldly walking behind the drug counter and filling his arms with prescription drugs. The pharmacists panic but are unable to stop the large, black male, who casually walks out from behind the counter and heads for the exit. It’s almost as if he knows he can’t be touched by employees or law enforcement.
You can hear the criminal tell the manager of the pharmacy to “move,” as he obliges and then turns to the pharmacists, telling them, “Call 911, please.”
At least he was wearing a mask—right? Because protecting the workers was likely his top priority.
Thanks to the state of California’s lax policy on shoplifters, San Fransicso residents are going to have to start finding new ways to get their prescriptions filled or to pick up a pain reliever or personal hygiene products, as Walgreens will be closing five more stores in the crime-ridden city that Nancy Pelosi calls home.
WFB reports – “Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso told SFGate. “Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average. During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment.”
Cops and prosecutors have blamed the retail crime surge on lightened sentencing. A 2014 city referendum reduced the charges for stealing goods worth less than $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor. Under the leadership of progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin (D.), the city in Jan. 2020 abolished cash bail.
Boudin is the son of Weather Underground members David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin, who were convicted for murdering two police officers and one security guard in a 1981 armored vehicle robbery. Kathy Boudin was released from prison in 2003 after serving a 20-year sentence for felony murder. Disgraced former New York governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) commuted Gilbert’s sentence as one of his last actions in office, reducing the time served by 35 years. Gilbert is eligible to seek parole as of this month.
In June, we shared an incredible video showing a shoplifter filling a large garbage bag with items he was stealing from a Walgreens store as a customer and security guard stood back and watched.
Watch the incredible scene here:
According to the Independent – Walgreens says petty theft in the city has gotten so out of control that it’s had to close 17 of its stores. CVS has told its employees not to intervene because the thieves so often attack them, calling San Francisco “one of the epicenters of organized retail crime.”
“We’ve had incidents where our security officers are assaulted on a pretty regular basis in San Francisco,” Brendan Dugan, head of CVS’ retail crime division, said at a 13 May hearing with city officials, according to a New York Times report.
Police agree that the stealing has become endemic.
“What happened in that Walgreens has been going on in that city for quite a while,” San Francisco police Lt. Tracy McCray said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday.
“If you steal below $950, you get a citation, and you just get to walk away, and if you don’t show up to court, guess what?” McCray said. “Maybe you get a bench warrant, or maybe they even toss that before it even gets to that point.”
At a dedication ceremony on Friday at the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, Joe Biden spoke about human rights in his foreign policy leaving everyone shocked at his demeanor. Biden appeared unhinged in every way. This is either really bad acting or Biden is losing his marbles.
Watch the video below where he pounds his fist on the podium and yells out several times. It’s unsettling to see.
“He asked who I was then told me put my phone on the ground while [his] hand was on his gun, I turned around and ran back to the border wall,” wrote Jorge Ventura
Journalist Jorge Ventura was confronted by an armed human trafficker guiding a man who paid him to take him into the United States while reporting along the southern border in Arizona.
“While reporting this morning at the Yuma sector,” wrote Ventura, “I encounted an armed human smuggler being paid by a migrant.” In Spanish, the man approached Ventura and began asking questions. “He asked who I was then told me put my phone on the ground while [his] hand was on his gun, I turned around and ran back to the border wall.”
Ventura, who was reporting for The Daily Caller, also captured video of the encounter. The trafficker and his client are seen slowly walking toward Ventura.
As they get closer, the man begins shouting for Ventura to put his phone down. The video abruptly ends as the man places his hand on his pistol, which is when Ventura says he ran back to the border wall.
Disturbing behavior coming from the President
During a visit at a daycare center in Connecticut, Joe Biden was captured on video appearing to touch the chest and nipple of a child with his thumb.
As National File reported earlier today, Joe Biden paid a visit to a daycare center for children in Hartford, Connecticut, where he promoted the childcare policies of his “Build Back Better” agenda. “When I talked to all your folks out in the playground, I joked that everyone knows I like kids better than people,” Biden said. “Fortunately, they like me, that’s why maybe I like them.”
During an interaction with several of the children outside, the President appeared to touch the girl’s chest with his thumb before hugging the child from behind.
The first video was taken directly from the C-SPAN Twitter account, which released the interaction Friday afternoon. The video clip can also be seen directly on the C-SPAN website.
The next video is taken directly from the C-SPAN original video and zoomed in. In the same clip, National File slowed the footage down and played it several times in reverse for readers’ clarification.
Nathan Jones: Doesn’t it seem like God has been showering signs all over the world to indicate that Jesus Christ is returning soon? And yet, it seems like so few people are listening to and heeding these signs. Maybe you are one of those people?
My friend, Pablo Frascini of the Serpents & Doves ministry, had his own eyes opened wide to the fact that all of these signs are pointing to Jesus’s soon return. We are now going to list some of those signs so that hopefully other eyes will also be opened wide as well.
Pablo, the signs that Jesus Christ foretold in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 and other biblical passages that would point to His soon return are occurring all over the world. Jesus wants us to know when He is coming back. Realization of the importance of these signs once helped awaken you to the dire situation the world is in, gave you a love of Bible prophecy, and helped you grow in your faith in God. Share with us some of the prophesied signs that helped you realize that Jesus Christ is returning soon.
The Sign of Society
Pablo Frascini: Let’s start with the sign of society. Take a good look at our society now and you will realize that we are in deep, deep trouble. I don’t want to say that the moral decline is relegated only to the United States. Rather, this moral slide into corruption and anarchy is a global issue.
Case in point, let me reference a Jerusalem Post article that reported that Israel’s annual gay pride parade is set to go forth after two years of it being canceled due to COVID. Many Christians tend to think that this immorality problem is just here in the U.S. Americans tend to be very compartmentalized in how we look at the world, but we really need to expand our news input and look at events going on across the global scale as well.
The end times sign of society foretells a time of widespread immorality and lawlessness. Go and turn on the news. It really doesn’t take a rocket scientist or even a big-name theologian to see societies across the globe are going morally bankrupt. This sign of society showed me that mankind has definitely entered into the season of the Lord’s return. There are so many smaller signs pointing to this truth that few can really ignore them. For those who study the Word of God, and the Word of God is in you, then you particularly should be noticing that as a society we’ve become no good and are in really bad shape.
Nathan Jones: Yes, 2020 in particular experienced almost a complete breakdown of society. This global move towards lawlessness is meant to usher in what the Bible calls the Man of Lawlessness, which is another name of the Antichrist. He is supposed to rise to power out of the growing chaos.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe just did it again. He hurt his campaign with another self-inflicted wound. This is the second tone-deaf comment he’s made in recent weeks where he arrogantly gives an answer that is very offensive to parents. This guy really knows how to turn off voters. It’s hard to believe McAuliffe has been in politics for 43 years.
McAuliffe was being interviewed by local news in Virginia when he suggested parents concerned with divisive Critical Race Theory (CRT) are racist. He went on to refuse to define CRT.
Video below of McAuliffe’s first self-inflicted campaign wound saying recently parents should stay out of educating their children:
Karl Marx would be proud of what gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe said during a debate with other candidates for governor of Virginia.
The Clinton crony was explaining his position that parents should not be allowed to determine what books and content are used in the curriculum of students.
“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
McAuliffe couldn’t be more wrong. Check out one recent case of a parent who stepped up to take gay pedophilia out of a school library:
Virginia mom Stacy Langton spoke at a recent Fairfax County Public School Board Meeting as a very concerned parent. She spoke about her concern for the content of books found in the school library.
The video clip below shows Stacy Langton who told the school board that she was able to check out the two books at the Fairfax High School library she had seen other parents protest:
“Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe
Langton told the school board: Both of these books include pedophilia. Sex between men and boys … One book describes a fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male. The other book has detailed illustrations of a man having sex with a boy.”