California liberals have turned one of the most beautiful and richest states in the US into a broke hell-hole.
The state taxes everything but does nothing to protect citizens from retail theft to open-air drug use; it’s no wonder most residents are fed up with the insanity.
Woke liberals live in their own little bubble and rarely hear how their policies affect real people, but this Target employee just had an exchange with Gavin Newsom, and she put him in his place.
Target worker blames governor for shoplifting scourge
California Governor Gavin Newsom was recently caught on a Zoom call recounting a story about a discussion he had with a Target employee.
The Zoom call was scheduled to discuss his plans for mental health reform, but he decided to chat with attendees before the meeting began.
According to Newsom, he visited a Target store and watched someone take products out of the store without paying.
He told the clerk who was checking him out that he was surprised no one did anything to stop the thief or try to chase after him.
The clerk responded that no one stops shoplifters in the act because the governor decided to lower the minimum threshold required for retailers to punish the thieves.
She also told Newsom that now, “there’s no accountability.”
At first, the Target worker didn’t recognize the governor.
Newsom said he disagreed with her about the shoplifting laws, saying, “That’s just not true.”
In California, Proposition 47 of 2014 reduced the penalty for thefts up to $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor, and the governor backed it.
But according to Newsom, that $950 threshold is the “tenth-toughest threshold of any state in America,” adding that the clerk “didn’t even know what I was talking about.”
He also emphasized that people can “look it up” during the Zoom call discussion.
Newsom said the Target worker then looked at him twice, and then “she freaks out, she calls everyone over, wants to take photos. I’m like, no, I’m not taking a photo. We’re having a conversation.”
He added that he spent $380 and said, “Why am I spending $380, and everyone can walk the hell right out.”
Newsom’s hypocrisy is on full display
Gavin Newsom played ignorant about the shoplifting issue when he’s the one who supported lowering the penalties in the first place.
But that’s not the only thing the governor has been a hypocrite about when it comes to crime.
Newsom also supports radical left-wing prosecutors like George Gascon, a liberal George Soros-backed attorney.
According to critics, Gascon continually refuses to prosecute many minor offenders, which has created a massive wave of petty crime across the state.
Newsom also says that California’s crime is at “50-year lows,” despite evidence to the contrary.
Meanwhile, a spate of restaurants and retailers have left major cities like San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles due to the massive increase in shoplifting and crime.
Other major retail chains have decided to put everyday items under lock and key to try and stop the bleeding.
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