Go Woke Go Broke: Big Box Retailers Who Supported Defunding The Police Are Now Singing A Different Tune
Big box retailers like Target and Best Buy who supported communities in defunding their police departments are now singing a different tune.
In December 2020 the Target looted and burned during the George Floyd riots in Minneapolis unveiled a mural celebrating the riots.
I honestly didn’t notice at first that the mural on the left depicts a burning building — presumably the Third Police Precinct building, which was besieged and burned last year. It’s right across the street https://t.co/bXzOslc6aY
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 27, 2021
Best Buy also worshipped at the feet of social justice warriors just a year ago but now they want authorities to crack down.
Twenty CEOs of major retailers sent a letter to congressional leadership demanding lawmakers pass legislation to crack down on the looting effecting their businesses. Retailers are reporting an increase of organized smash and grab thefts and claim they are seeing their stolen products being sold on online market places.
“In the current environment, criminal networks and unscrupulous businesses have exploited a system that protects their anonymity to sell unsafe, stolen, or counterfeit products with little legal recourse,” the letter reads. “This lack of transparency on particular third-party marketplaces has allowed criminal activity to fester.”
They want Congress to pass the Inform Consumers Act to “make it harder for bad sellers to hide behind fake screen names and false business information when fencing illicit products.”
Basically, the Big Box stores who earned record profits during the pandemic because everybody else had to close and supported communities downsizing their communities now want Congress to clamp down on smaller business selling merchandise online. This sound a lot like CNN wanting conservative news sites shut down because they publish “misinformation.”
The Makers and Merchants Coalition said, “Retail theft needs to be addressed at the brick-and-mortar scene of the crime.”
Exactly, these big box stores are now reaping what they sowed this the looting has nothing to do with online 3rd party sellers it has to do with bad policy.
The CEOs of Target, Best Buy, CVS are among 20 retail leaders calling on Congress to crack down on a surge of brazen thefts to deter criminals from reselling stolen merchandise https://t.co/LUSiiiPlui pic.twitter.com/Tv62ybp3at
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) December 10, 2021