The San Francisco Chronicle recently turned into the Onion.
At least a lot of readers thought they were reading satire when the daily newspaper asked residents of the crime-ridden city whether they should just accept burglaries as part of daily life.
“Residents and city leaders are searching for answers: should they tolerate burglaries as a part of city living, and focus on barricading homes? Should repeat offenders get rehabilitation services, or be incarcerated so they can’t commit more crimes?” the newspaper tweeted last week.
It’s a real “quandary,” the Chronicle opined.
It really isn’t, shot back human beings with more common sense than a Chiclet.
“What the hell is going on in San Francisco? And how is the @sfchronicle seriously asking if residents should tolerate being burgled as part of everyday living?” tweeted Matthew Foldi.
What the hell is going on in San Francisco?
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) November 6, 2021
“Think about how far gone the city of San Francisco must be for its major newspaper to write the first sentence below as if it’s a reasonable civic question,” another Twitter user mused.
The “co-exist” bumper sticker crowd now demands San Franciscans just suck it up, just take it, by letting criminals take their stuff. Some of the painfully Woke will tell you it’s just reparations for all of that systemic racism.
Walgreens has had enough of such thinking. Last month the mega drug store chain said it will close five more store in San Francisco because the city isn’t able to stop an organized theft ring. Shoplifting is so widespread and rampant that business owners have lost faith that law and order can be restored.
As Fox News reports, some in law enforcement, including San Francisco Police Officers Association, blame the carnage on the liberal policies of Mayor London Breed and District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
“This brazen criminal behavior is endured every single day by San Franciscans and it is the direct result of District Attorney Chesa Boudin and his enablers’ criminals-first agenda,” SFPOA President Tony Montoya said in a statement in June.
It’s becoming clear. Tony Bennett didn’t leave his heart in San Francisco, it was stolen.