Leftist Washington Post Reporter Trivializes Retail Crime Problem

Shoplifting is OK because America took land from the Indians and former President Donald Trump allegedly committed financial crimes. Swiping shampoo and razor blades from a CVS shouldn’t even be on America’s radar — if it were even happening at all. This is according to leftist Washington Post writer Maura Judkis.

Her piece entitled “The zombie CVS, a late-capitalism horror story” is based on a strawman that the nation’s blue-city crime spree is all an exaggeration based on a single CVS store closed in Washinton D.C.

Because America emerged the victor 150 years ago in wars against dozens of American Indian tribes — no one should care about a few personal items taken from giant retailers in 2024. Judkis’ leftist ethical compass justifies this: “America is a sticky-fingered nation built on stolen land, and its current moral panic is about shoplifting.”

She acknowledges “Videos of brazen thefts have gone viral” but tries to marginalize this evidence with weasel-word reasoning: “Theft has gotten worse in some cities but better in others.” She cites no numbers or stats to substantiate this claim.

Judkis may have missed the National Retail Foundation (NRF) numbers showing that of the five cities with the worst retail crime, four are blue: Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland, Houston, New York City and Seattle. While Houston is in the red state of Texas — its mayor is Democrat as are 11 of 16 city councilmen. Democratic Portland showed an 80% increase in retail theft during 2023. The NRF also reports that for 88% of retailers shoplifting got more aggressive in 2022. National retail losses due to theft rose from $65 billion in 2021 to $78 billion in 2022.

Judkis has apparently not yet realized that the Google search engine is her friend. The hard data belies her attempt to dismiss the facts by claiming they are based on “anecdotes and vibes.”

The intrepid Marxist reporter deserves credit for one thing. She was savvy enough not to directly blame Donald Trump for retail theft which she claims doesn’t exist. Instead, she uses Trump’s alleged crimes to justify theft committed by the oppressed masses.

“Maybe there’s just some ennui about nihilistic lawlessness in 2024. If a former president can commit financial crimes — and still run for office and probably win his party’s nomination — well, what’s a little petty shampoo theft, in the grand scheme of things?”
Ms. Judkis likely hasn’t yet had to wait for a security guard to unlock the case where that shampoo is stored — to protect it from petty theft. When a five-minute trip to that CVS becomes 40 minutes, her outlook may change.

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