This morning, my dad, who is almost 80, was parking his car in a busy shopping district of San Francisco. He saw another car trying to park in the space in front of him, coming right at him. He started honking, thinking that the other driver was not paying attention, but the other car continued moving until it hit my dad’s car. My dad came out of his car, as the other driver did – a large African American man in his 50s.
“What are you doing?” – asked my dad. “I was honking, didn’t you hear me?”
“Shut your dirty mouth, old man, or you’ll get in trouble!” – said the other man. And as he walked away, he yelled: “I don’t care about your stupid bumper!”
My dad just stood there. He knew that if he called the police, nobody would come.
Car thefts in San Francisco have become such a common occurrence that the residents are expecting their cars broken into when they leave.
“While walking alongside cars parked on the street, it’s common to see handmade signs attached to the inside of the windows pleading with smash-and-grabbers not to break in. Some note the number of times they’ve been broken into, others disclose that there is nothing valuable in the car worth breaking the window for. Shattered glass strewn across sidewalks and along curbs is also common.”
A reporter was recently assaulted at gunpoint while documenting these crimes. Don’t call the police. If nobody is seriously hurt, the police won’t come.
Since proposition 47 decriminalized shoplifting up to $950, San Francisco stores became the target of rampant crime. Recently, 17 Walgreens stores closed their doors in downtown San Francisco due to out-of-control shoplifting.
“People are scared to go into these stores — seniors, people with disabilities, children. It’s just happening brazenly.”
Other stores are instructing their workers to stay out of shoplifters’ way. The police won’t come.
We all have seen multiple horrific videos of elderly Asians attacked in the streets of San Francisco by violent criminals. Are these victims targeted because they are Asian, or is it because they are elderly?
The media is heavily invested in promoting the anti-Asian hate crime narrative, while conveniently concealing the truth: it’s not the hated “white supremacy” that is responsible for the rampant crime rise, but restorative justice policy. San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, Los Angeles DA George Gascon, and California Governor Gavin Newsom releasing violent criminals from prisons are leaving our most vulnerable citizens – the elderly, the women, and the children – to live in fear for their lives.