Gavin Newsom's plan to stop California's smash-and-grab thefts: Spend $  300M

Under the three-year plan, the money would finance a crackdown on organized crime rings, which are believed to be carrying out the crimes.

The issue of crime and violence is top of mind all throughout not only the state of California but across the United States, highlighted recently by some high-profile retail theft operations,” Newsom ha detto, announcing the money would be part of his proposed state budget in January.

These organized retail mobs … (avere) a profound impact on our feelings of safety here in this state, this region and as I note, this country,” Egli ha detto.

WARRANT ISSUED FOR CALIFORNIA NORDSTROM SMASH-AND-GRAB SUSPECT RECENTLY RELEASED ON BAIL

Local law enforcement agencies would receive $ 255 million over the next three years to place more officers in stores to deter theft and another $ 30 million would go to district attorneys in the prosecutions of retail and auto robberies.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks Friday, Dic. 17, 2021, at a news conference in Dublin, California.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks Friday, Dic. 17, 2021, at a news conference in Dublin, California. (Associated Press)

Un altro $ 18 million would go to create a neworganized theft special unitunder the state attorney general, with investigators and prosecutors dedicated to pursuing organized crime ringleaders; $ 20 million would go to small businesses victimized by smash and grab thefts and the California National Guard would receive $ 20 million to combat illegal drug smuggling.

A security guard stands watch outside a Nordstrom store after an organized group of thieves attempted a smash-and-grab attack, Nov. 23, 20201 a Los Angeles.

A security guard stands watch outside a Nordstrom store after an organized group of thieves attempted a smash-and-grab attack, Nov. 23, 20201 a Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

Un ulteriore $ 25 million would fund thelargest gun buyback program in America,” Egli ha detto, reiterating his proposed law to allow private citizens to sue people who sell illegal assault-style weapons and untraceable ghost guns. The proposed law is modeled after the Texas abortion law that allows private citizens to sue those who help a woman get an abortion.

Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore speaks to reporters about smash-and-grab robberies, Dic. 2, 2021.

Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore speaks to reporters about smash-and-grab robberies, Dic. 2, 2021. (Getty Images)

State Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk in a statement after Newsom’s speech claimed theDemocrats’ relentless push for their ‘criminals first’ agenda has turned this once-majestic state into a sanctuary for criminals,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Democrats’ relentless push for their ‘criminals first’ agenda has turned this once-majestic state into a sanctuary for criminals.

— Scott Wilk, California Senate Republican leader

Newsom, who has been an advocate for alternatives to prison such as rehabilitation, claimed the proposal wasn’t in conflict with that.

We’re not walking back on our commitment in the state to advance comprehensive reforms,” Egli ha detto. “We’re not walking back in this state to right the wrongs of the past. We’re not walking back as it relates to the rules and regulations established by the voters and others that I believe are sound and right.

The money wouldn’t be immediately available because Newsom’s budget won’t be approved by state lawmakers until June, secondo il Volte.

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