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Organized shoplifting is a $100-billion problem. Here’s why we’re all screwed

Corporate America is finally waking up to the fact that woke policies on crime are costing them billions. 

Organized shoplifting efforts and flash mobs of robberies across the country caused businesses $100 billion in losses in 2021 and have only gotten worse since then according to the National Retail Federation. As former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli recently put it, Biden’s America has become a “lawless society.” 

And a lawless society is bad for business. Big companies, from Whole Foods, Walmart and Walgreens to Nordstrom, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lululemon and more have all suffered. Mom-and-pop businesses have suffered too. 

Why? Because not doing so contributes to a lawless society, and criminals must be held accountable. 

It’s time for local district attorneys in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, New York City and elsewhere to do their jobs. Businesses large and small, their employees, customers, shareholders and investors deserve no less. 

Zack Smith is a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a former prosecutor and co-author of “Rogue Prosecutors: How Radical Soros Lawyers Are Destroying America’s Communities.”

Charles “Cully” Stimson is a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a former prosecutor and co-author of “Rogue Prosecutors: How Radical Soros Lawyers Are Destroying America’s Communities.”

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