“犯罪者はスマッシュアンドグラブ犯罪の根源にあると思います. そして、犯罪者は私たちが古いものを捕まえるたびに新しい取り決めを思いつきます、そしてこれはまさに刑事執行の性質です,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told “アメリカのニュースルーム。”
ホワイトハウス報道官ジェン・サキ said Thursday the root cause of the spike in organized retail crime is the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the Biden administration is working with a number of communities across the nation to “crack down” on crime in those neighborhoods.
スマッシュアンドグラブ略奪者は、ここ数週間、全国の店舗を標的にしています, サンフランシスコのような都市で数千ドルの商品を小売業者から奪う, 天使たち, シカゴ, シアトル, ニューヨーク, and Minneapolis.
サキ, during a White House press briefing Thursday, said that President Biden has called for an increase in funding to support local police departments and “ensure that local communities are working in partnership to crack down on crime and any dangers they see in their communities.”
“We’ve also worked with a range of communities across the country on strike forces,” サキは続けた, adding that the administration is “continuing to implement that from the Department of Justice.
“But the president absolutely believes that community police forces can have an important instrumental effect in helping keep communities safe.”
Psaki pointed to guns and the COVID-19 pandemic as “root” causes of the spike in organized retail theft.
“One of the root reasons of crime in communities is guns and gun violence, and we’ve seen that statistically around the country,” サキは言った, adding that a “root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic.”
Liccardo, 元検察官, said the police department has not been defunded in San Jose.
“We just got to be more nimble and use technological tools and be able to be smart about how we use our police departments,” Liccardo said.
“Here in San Jose we don’t defund. We make sure we do all we can to ensure officers are out on the street and we also try to keep guns off the street. This isn’t about Democrat or Republican policies. This is about being smart.”
He also said the state’s the Prop 47 measure has not been “helpful” in trying to reduce crime, adding many of the thefts are being charged as felonies in his city “as they should.”
The referendum, passed seven years ago, has been widely criticized for effectively giving shoplifters and addicts a green light to commit crimes as long as the merchandise they steal or the drugs they take are less than $ 950 in value.