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Robert Namer
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December 10, 2023

     Liberals are now getting a taste of their own stupidity.  Smash and grabs, robberies, burglaries and open-air drug use have historically been contained to a few neighborhoods, but now criminals are targeting the city's richest neighborhoods, the San Francisco police union chief told Fox News.  "Now you're seeing crime in the more affluent areas," Tracy McCray, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, told Fox News. "Larcenies shot off the charts."  

     Larceny, robbery, assaults and motor vehicle theft crimes were all up from 2020-2022, according to San Francisco police data. A recent string of armed robberies targeting women with children last month in a nice San Francisco neighborhood shocked residents.  

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You see the CVS, you see the Walgreens, you see the smash and grabs," McCray told Fox News. "They are really now a problem for the whole city."  Criminals are so brazen they commit robberies in broad daylight and "hot prowls" – burglaries when residents are still in their homes – without fear of retribution, McCray said. Many of these crimes, she told Fox News, are spreading to some of the highest-income neighborhoods in the country, like the Marina, North Beach and Pacific Heights.  One perpetrator, she recalled, recently smashed a car window, stole the luggage inside and "sauntered" to their getaway vehicle, "there was no rush to run back to his car."       

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