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CHP to patrol Stanford Shopping Center, other malls amid smash-and-grab crime wave

Original post made on Nov 24, 2021

Local malls will have a greater force of armed protection this holiday season. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the California Highway Patrol on Nov. 22 to increase their presence around malls throughout the state.

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Posted by James
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 24, 2021 at 9:33 pm

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Posted by Fritzie Blue
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 27, 2021 at 12:40 am

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Good to hear. I hope they will be carefully patrolling the parking lots, as even pre-Covid there were many car break-ins. What a frightening area this is becoming.


Posted by Hinrich
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 27, 2021 at 8:21 am

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Glad to see CHP at the mall. With decisions at all levels of government to relax laws, reduce punishment, release those who have been convicted, not punish theft and assault and looting, empty overcrowded jails, and with public officials like Boudin with activist agendas dismantling the justice system the trend in law and order is increasingly leading to lawlessness and disorder. It’s not safe out there anymore. Authority is broken. A cop on every street corner won’t make any difference if all we do is catch and release. Sanctuary cities make everyone feel great for a day - aren’t we good people - but it was just one more bold declaration that we are just not going to enforce civility - that the body of law itself now is only what some choose to enforce - a la carte . During Covid and extreme challenges to our society we can’t afford to let things break down. To the CHP and our own police, shopkeepers and shoppers facing the barbarians at the gate - stay safe out there.


Posted by Banes
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Nov 27, 2021 at 9:08 am

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Governor Newsom Could do something like start prosecuting these thieves, Versus using our police agents as medical recovery agents, Only servicing the criminals & doing nothing for the shop owners who eventually will have to close because the insurance companies will fail to pay for their losses, just like all the Walgreens up in San Francisco, gone!

Thanks Gov.

So the CHP isn’t going to be able to stop the side-shows or gun bullets flying or do their job to assist motorists in accidents
Because we need to Have them at malls where they fail to prosecute any of these thieves ? Really what’s the point??
People in car accidents don’t necessarily plan to be in car accidents, thieves are thieves with intentions and even if they stole thousands of dollars they would never be prosecuted by our governor, by our state ,by our lawmakers. It’s not a crime to be a thief anymore.


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