Friday, July 23, 2021

'Their hands are tied': San Francisco locals demand change to stop brazen crime
'We have to enforce the current laws we have," San Francisco Police Officer Robert Rueca told Fox News.
San Francisco local businesses and employees are calling for change as they describe increasingly brazen shoplifting and car break-ins

Many residents told Fox News they believe changing California law Proposition 47 is the solution.

"The police are actually wonderful, their hands are tied, that’s what’s going on out here." Gianni, a local who works in Fisherman’s Wharf, told Fox News.

San Francisco Police Department's Public Information Officer, Robert Rueca explained "There’s a threshold of 950 dollars that needs to be met in order for a misdemeanor to turn into a felony when it comes to theft."

"We have to enforce the current laws we have," Rueca added.

Mario Ruiz, a San Francisco employee near Union Square, felt because of this law "there’s no penalty to shoplift." 

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