It's not solely organized crime. But I'm pointing to an example of how survival crime-related legislation created to help people living in poverty ended up creating an organized crime scenario in San Francisco that is forcing the closure of retail amenities depended on by the local population.
But who am I kidding. I realize this is a moot point. City Hall set the scene for a drug dealing organized crime ring last year in a tent city created to help people facing homelessness (unintended consequences).
Mike you were trying to talk about vehicle break-ins and how part of that's organized crime. I do have some insight because over the last year or so I have felt that vehicle break-ins are way down, at least downtown. I feel that many people are taking the advice of not having valuables in sight. I have asked VicPD about common things stolen which appear to be loose change, insurance documents, wallets, purses etc. Even gym clothes. We also seem to be at the lowest break ins at this point of the year in about 10 years. Till today there have been 384 reported break ins in 2021.. The last two years there were over 800 at this point in the year. I know we don't enjoy positive stories but that sounds pretty good.. At least the reduction 2-3 break ins a day still suck for those people but if it's cut in half perhaps that's good. I know you want to paint the worst picture for the City, almost seems to the point your skepticism is working overtime. Not everything is perfect and likely never will be, but somethings aren't as bad as they might appear to be through that lens you are looking through.
How about you find a positive soon, you can follow it up with a cheeky remark if you'd like. We'll call it an "insultement"... Everyone... give it a try
Edited by Ismo07, 31 May 2021 - 12:54 PM.