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Another Liberal Elite Claims That Shoplifting Charges Is ‘Criminalizing Poverty,’ People Should Steal Whatever They Need

Another left-winged celebrity has shown just how “out of touch” with reality Democrats really are. Cynthia Nixon, one of the “Sex and the City” actresses and failed New York gubernatorial candidate, wants to legalize crime and address the shoplifting surge in San Francisco, but in a way that doesn’t prosecute the criminals. She said that would be “criminalizing poverty.”

As usual, she was mocked online for stating that desperate people shouldn’t be prosecuted and CVS should let people shoplift, rather than lock up their goods. Easy for Nixon to say when she’s living in a $3.2 million Manhattan apartment. That is real “privilege.”

The CVS on my corner has started locking up basic items like clothing detergent.

As so many families can’t make ends meet right now, I can’t imagine thinking that the way to solve the problem of people stealing basic necessities out of desperation is to prosecute them. https://t.co/5RsdMTDWqa

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) May 22, 2021

The tweet was in regards to a New York Times article about the shoplifting surge and how the scale of theft has made business untenable in San Francisco. San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai even shared that the shoplifting incidents have gotten so out of control that they have become more “violent and brazen.” Walgreens has closed 18 San Francisco-based stores because of the overwhelming theft and dangerous situations for staff members.

Gov. Cuomo also warned New York City of its escalating crime rates, which has increased by 30% this week compared to the same week last year. Robberies have also spiked by 70%. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo notes that police reform is a “work in progress” and that changing the system is complicated, but took no fault of his own for the explosion of crime in NYC.

As usual, Nixon also showed how much of an ‘out-of-touch elite’ she really is. She is not only telling shops to open their doors to crime, but aggravating an already poor situation. This is just as absurd as telling people that “less police equals less crime.”

Her tweet received lots of reactions from commentators and critics, including former prosecutor Thomas Kenniff, who is now running for Manhattan District Attorney. “Why don’t you leave the doors to your posh co-op unlocked and the closets and freezer stocked. Those in need can come help themselves?” He wrote.

Other Twitter users pointed out that they grew up poor and still never took anything they hadn’t paid for. They said it was “insulting” to suggest that the less fortunate have no ability to discern right from wrong and that allowing widespread theft ultimately results in higher prices, which just punishes the poor and honest.

“Letting people just steal stuff doesn’t solve the problem either. Which laws do we choose to follow? Do you really think society will be better off if we let people just walk into a store and steal whatever they want?” Another user wrote.

Steal whatever you want – just don’t forget to show your ‘vaccine passport’ on the way out, right?

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