“Trying to soft-pedal the rash of robberies by portraying them as normal is ludicrous.”
(Rick Moran – PJ Media) You’ve seen the videos all over YouTube. Groups of young people enter a retail store and on a prearranged signal start smashing display cases and grabbing merchandise. “Smash-and-grab” robberies are on the rise, and retail theft in general is out of control, right?
Retail theft has increased 77% since 2017. But it’s not the increase in theft that is driving concern about smash-and-grab robberies.
“We are living in a nation where stealing is no longer considered a crime, and those stealing are not criminals,” David Johnston, the vice president of asset protection and retail operations for the Washington, D.C.-based National Retail Federation, wrote in September.