People are moving out of California in droves because of government policy about the economy, high taxes, laxity on crime and restrictive COVID lockdowns.
This story provides a snapshot on what is taking place in the state. A TV reporter, who was about to do an interview on increasing crime rates in San Francisco, was robbed at gunpoint by thieves who stole his camera.
The Daily Wire provides the details:
“On Wednesday afternoon, the smash-and-grabs turned into armed robbery,” CBS San Francisco reported. “KPIX 5 reporter Don Ford was on the story Tuesday and again on Wednesday, and was preparing to interview nearby homeowners when a white luxury sedan with four men inside pulled up.”
Ford said that the men put a firearm in his face and demanded the camera — the whole encounter reportedly lasted under a minute.
“The car came up here while we were about to do an interview, three guys jumped out. One had a gun and put in my face and said, ‘We’re taking the camera,’” Ford said. “My whole thought at the moment was, ‘Be calm.’ Let’s not get this guy excited. He’s got the gun. I don’t. So you take you the camera. It’s yours, buddy.”
But perhaps this next quote explains it best:
A neighbor told CBS San Francisco, “I was worried that this is what’s gonna happen, because as thieves get more and more brazen, they do more and more brazenly things. I’m not making that up. We just had that experience today.”
But the bigger question is why are thieves getting more brazen. POSSIBLY RELATED: San Francisco defunds police by $120 million despite skyrocketing crime