I read the entire article. what a depressing piece. I had no idea it was that bad in california.
It is that bad. It started in 2007 and it progressively got worse. What absolutely kills me is that these are Grapevine communities that produce food the rest of the country needs to live, and they are getting destroyed.
When the Nob Hill elites suddenly have the horde at their doorstep, maybe then it will stop.
Either way, so glad we got out of there. I am first in line to build a wall on I80 to keep the kalizombies out, and will only give the secret password to those who pass a high school civics exam. :D
I live in Southern Ohio and it is just as bad here. BUT, we don't have 1% of the Illegals here as they do in California. I've caught criminals three separate times on my surveillance Cameras. And when I say caught I mean full face shots of people carrying stolen goods with time stamps and twice showing Vehicle License plates. All of the thefts were in excess of 2000 Dollars and each time the thieves were out walking the streets within 48 hours with nothing more than a "don't do it again" and not even brought to court.
I've had people trying to break into my building weekly. I usually catch them in the act of battering my door with a crowbar or some other burglar entry tool. I don't even call the cops anymore I just point my "burglar deterrent device" at them through the window and the run off.
We have several buildings around us who have had the outdoor AC units stolen (Usually at a cost of 5k or more per unit stolen) They've tried twice to steal mine the last time I just went outside with my "burglar deterrent device" walking right down the middle of the highly traveled public alley and run them off. I was reported to the police for brandishing a weapon they stopped by and told me if I have to use my "burglar deterrent device" to make sure they have a weapon. They said any baseball bat or crowbar will do just keep an extra handy.
The reason the police tell me this is because they are hamstrung by no money which means that even if they do get a successful conviction they system has no place to put them in jail.
All this is due to one problem, prescription drug abuse. Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin Xanax Etc. its destroying our area. I'm told 9 out of 10 crimes locally are due to these drugs in one way or another. Copper thefts in municipal buildings are due to cash needed to purchase these drugs. Domestic violence is due to fighting over who gets the last of Grandma's Oxy for the month. Break-ins in Senior's homes always results in the medicine cabinets and kitchen and bedroom drawers and such ransacked for drugs. Also most of the electronics and jewelry are stolen for quick cash to buy their fix. The gold buying places locally have taken to immediately melting down any gold or silver to avoid losing it when the cops come searching.
The going rate for an oxy is 1 buck per milligram. That means and Oxy 80 goes for 80 bucks a single pill!
Its a friggin nightmare and I see no way to stop it short of forcing the manufacturers to shut down production.
We just hunker down and pray we won't have to apply our "burglar deterrent device" on some zonked out pillbilly looking to score a fix. But I know each time we have an incident the odds go up of such happening.
the scary thing is, barbarians can strike anywhere at anytime, not just California
The couple in their 90’s who have been robbed 9 times- deserve a local protection squad.
Popping off just 1-2 barbarians would send a powerful message. PLus it would be good target practice.
Not limited to California. In southeast Alabama my father in law has property, once a working farm, now planted in pine. He lives in Columbus GA, about 25 miles away. We use the place as a weekend retreat. It has been hit three times in the last two years. Well over 40K worth of vehicles, ATVs, tools and guns missing. In one case they broke a window in the house, ran a chain inside and ripped the locked gun cabinet from where it was bolted to the wall inside a closet.