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Al Sharpton Complains About Retail Theft in NYC

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MSNBC host Al Sharpton complained about the surge in thefts at retail locations in New York City.

Appearing on “Morning Joe,” Sharpton said, “…but at the same time you cannot have a culture where people are at just random just robbing and stealing and is out of control.”

Backing up Sharpton’s concern, there is no doubt shoplifting is surging in Manhattan.

For example, a Rite Aid drug store in midtown Manhattan has closed over repeated shoplifting at the location.

The New York Post reported that over $200,000 in products were stolen in December 2021 and January 2022.

The story quotes workers at the store.

“They come in every day, sometimes twice a day, with laundry bags and just load up on stuff,” one store employee told The Post, as two others nodded in agreement.

“They take whatever they want and we can’t do anything about it. It’s why the store is closing. They can’t afford to keep it open.”

The Rite Aid store is just one of many retail outlets in Manhattan plagued by shoplifters.

It’s also happening at high-end grocery stores as well.

Gristedes and D’Agostino supermarkets CEO John Catsimatidis is also responding by increasing security in New York City.

“We are hiring more and more security. We hired a lot of retired cops,” Catsimatidis said.

Shoplifting is only one problem in New York City. There is also a surge in other crimes including carjackings and shootings on the streets.

The increase in all types of crimes is a result of cash-free bail and the refusal of city prosecutors to charge lawbreakers with serious crimes.

These soft-on-crime policies are the doings of Democrats including Sharpton who has been a vocal critic of law enforcement.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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