California’s Prop 47 leads to rise in shoplifting, thefts, criminal activity across state
By Barnini Chakraborty | Fox News
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California is one of a handful of states that doesn’t hand out plastic shopping bags. To get one, the purchaser has to pay an additional dime. Residents looking to save ten cents and spare the environment typically put merchandise in a purse, backpack or have it in their hand when they walk out, an unintended consequence of which is shoplifters can easily “fit in and walk out” with the paying crowd.
“It’s nuts,” Michelin said. “Stores are going to be forced to lock up all their merchandise.”
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This seems to be the opposite of NYC’s (Bratton’s?) quality of life crackdown to decrease crime?
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