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Walgreens Closes 17 San Francisco Stores Due To "Out Of Control" Shoplifting

• by Tyler Durden

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Walgreens Pharmacy locations have shuttered their doors in San Francisco during the past five years. At least ten of the stores in the city have closed since 2019. 

Like many other retailers, Walgreens is blaming Proposition 47, which lowered penalties for thefts under $950 and sparked dramatic increases in shoplifting across the metro area over the last several years. Prop. 47 is supported by criminal justice reformers and the liberal establishment, who have also managed to defund the local police. 

Combining the two has allowed professional shoplifters, homeless, and drug addicts to easily work the system and steal items under the monetary threshold from store to store with limited penalties. 

Walgreens San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safaí told the Chronicle that the situation is "out of control," adding:

"People are scared to go into these stores — seniors, people with disabilities, children. It's just happening brazenly."

Anarchapulco June 2024