House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted an “attitude of lawlessness” across the
country Wednesday, decrying a recent surge in smash-and-grab crimes –
particularly in her hometown of San Francisco – but refusing to admit it
stems from police funding cuts and bail reform measures pushed by left-
“It’s absolutely outrageous,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said when asked about the
crime spike. “Obviously, it cannot continue. But the fact [is] that there
is an attitude of lawlessness in our country that springs from I don’t
know where … and we cannot have that lawlessness become the norm.”
“It must be stopped, and it’s not just San Francisco,” Pelosi emphasized.
“It’s in our entire country.”
The brazen group robberies have made national headlines for weeks. Last
month, for example, around 80 people raided a San Francisco-area Nordstrom
department store and drove off in two dozen cars with up to $200,000 in
goods, police said.
Similar thefts have been reported across California, as well as in
Chicago. On Tuesday, a visibly frustrated San Francisco Mayor London Breed
announced plans to crack down on retail thefts, home break-ins and other
criminal behavior that has flourished during the tenure of progressive
District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
“What I’m proposing today, and what I will be proposing in the future,
will make a lot of people uncomfortable, and I don’t care,” said Breed.
“We are past the point where what we see is even remotely acceptable.”
“It’s time the reign of criminals who are destroying our city, it is time
for it to come to an end,” Breed added. “And it comes to an end when we
take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement, more aggressive
with the changes in our policies and less tolerate of all the bulls–t that
has destroyed our city.”
In addition to boosting police patrols, Breed said she would introduce
legislation to allow law enforcement real-time access to surveillance
video in certain situations and to make it harder for people to sell
In Chicago, by contrast, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said earlier this month that
she was “disappointed” retailers “are not doing more to take safety and
make it a priority,” suggesting the robberies were the fault of businesses
and business owners.
New York City leaders have cast doubt on the true extent of the crime
surge. Outgoing Mayor Bill DeBlasio claimed Sunday that the city is “much
safer” now than it was eight years ago.
Last summer, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posited that the
looting crime wave was caused by people who “need to feed their child and
they don’t have money” – which Pelosi directly disputed Wednesday.
“These people coordinate with each other and they plan traffic patterns
and the rest so they can reach their goal and depart very quickly,” the
Speaker said. “This isn’t like somebody stealing something to go home
because they don’t have money to buy. This is about stealing for profit.”
Meanwhile, the White House has shifted the blame for crime to the
coronavirus pandemic and former President Donald Trump.
“Big cities are dealing with smash-and-grab robberies, a record number of
police officers have been shot and killed this year. What is President
Biden going to do about all this lawlessness?” Fox News reporter Peter
Doocy asked press secretary Jen Psaki earlier this month.
“Well, Peter, I would say that when the president proposed additional
funding in his budget over the funding that had been proposed by the prior
president to increase in support local police departments, make sure we
keep cops on the beat,” Psaki said.
“Does the president still think that crime is up because of the pandemic?”
Doocy further asked.
“I think many people have conveyed that and also one of the … root causes
of crime in communities is guns and gun violence. And we’ve seen that
statistically around the country,” Psaki responded.
“So when a huge group of criminals organizes themselves and they want to
go loot a store — a CVS, a Nordstrom, a Home Depot until the shelves are
clean — do you think that’s because of the pandemic?” Doocy pressed.
“I think a root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic, yes,” Psaki
Last week, the chief executives of some of America’s biggest retailers —
including Best Buy, Target, CVS and Dollar General — called on Congress to
pass legislation making it harder for stolen goods to be resold through
“As millions of Americans have undoubtedly seen on the news in recent
weeks and months, retail establishments of all kinds have seen a
significant uptick in organized crime in communities across the nation,”
wrote the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which urged lawmakers to
pass the Integrity, Notification and Fairness in Online Retail
Marketplaces (INFORM) for Consumers Act.
“In the current environment, criminal networks and unscrupulous businesses
have exploited a system that protects their anonymity to sell unsafe,
stolen, or counterfeit products with little legal recourse. This lack of
transparency on particular third-party marketplaces has allowed criminal
activity to fester.”
On Wednesday, Pelosi revealed that the INFORM Act would be included as
part of a separate bill that primarily deals with supply chain security
and semiconductor research.
“That would require those who are selling online especially to establish
their legitimacy as to where these products came from,” said Pelosi, who
added: “It is out of the question that people should be able to think that
they can just steal things, profit from them, and not have any
accountability on it.”
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