There is no need for innocent people’s livelihoods to suffer when they’re not a part of the problem. Yet now, some politicians see the need to prioritize the protection of criminals than the well-being of their constituents. Take a look below at the latest change to the Contra Coastal County Penal Code, which instructs the judicial system to consider the motive for looting before assessing charges – in particular, whether or not the theft was performed for financial gain or personal need.
Is this the direction we’re headed? If I give all my money to charity do I get to walk into a Gucci store and take whatever I want?
The article below was written by Daisy Luther, who covered the change to the Penal Code in her article on The Organic Prepper:
These People Want To Convince Everyone That Looting Is A-Okay
Red State News, Diana Becton, the district attorney of Contra Costa County, California, has changed up how looters are charged during a state of emergency.
Theft Offenses Committed During State of Emergency (PC 463)
In order to promote consistent and equitable filing practices the follow[ing] analysis is to be applied when giving consideration to filing of PC 463 (Looting):
- Was this theft offense substantially motivated by the state of emergency, or simply a theft offense which occurred contemporaneous to the declared state of emergency?
a. Factors to consider in making this determination:
i. Was the target business open or closed to the public during the state of emergency?
ii. What was the manner and means by which the suspect gained entry to the business?
iii. What was the nature/quantity/value of the goods targeted?
iv. Was the theft committed for financial gain or personal need?
v. Is there an articulable reason why another statute wouldn’t adequately address the particular incident?
In other words, if you need those shoes and purses, then it’s totally different.
Besides, the head of BLM says, that the stolen goods are just part of “reparations,” apparently for slavery.
Don’t they realize, that not even one person claiming “reparations” was ever a slave, and the people supposed to pay reparations never had any slaves.
Should American Indians have more right to reparations? The entire ground in the USA was stolen from them. The slaves from Africa came here with nothing.