Thanksgiving was terrific for the SF 49ers as they shot down the birds from Seattle 31 to 13. The team made it a great holiday for Bay Area 49ers fans. This week will be a major test for the team as they go against the Philadelphia Eagles. The last encounter against the Eagles was in last year’s playoffs when a freak hit against quarterback Brock Purdy put him out of commission for the season. This game just might be the precursor to the NFC Championship since both teams are in contention.
Now, while the 49ers are doing a lot of things right, our elected representatives seem to be oblivious to doing their jobs.
Our communities are helpless in dealing with a totally stupid law that raised the threshold of felony theft to $950. Small businesses are being hammered and are defenseless as their shelves are ransacked, their inventory taken and the police are legally handcuffed to stop the thieves.
In addition, Santa Clara County elected, Turn Your Head and Laugh, Jeff Rosen, as District Attorney. Rosen has spent more money trying to incarcerate Councilman Anthony Becker than putting crooks in jail.
The combination of a run amuck District Attorney and the existing law of felony-free theft under $950 is a marriage made in hell.
Face it folks, we as voters made a mistake and didn’t read the fine print in the Safe Schools and Neighborhoods Act that we voted for and passed a few years ago. This was not an accident. Apparently, a lot of lawmakers in Sacramento seem to like this current confusion.
What has our legislature done to correct this issue? If you said nothing, you would be almost correct. There have been several bills introduced in Sacramento that would make theft (imagine this) unlawful. These bills appear to have been placed, coincidently, in the Perpetual Review Committee.
If you believe that free theft should be legal, you need do nothing.
However, if your favorite store has been ransacked and is going out of business, or you’re just tired of the chaos and crooks, take a minute and write your State Senator Aisha Wahab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reaching Assemblyman Evan Low is a bit more difficult. He can be reached at https://a26.asmdc.org/contact-evan.