A 95-year-old woman was robbed on Thanksgiving Day while walking near the ocean in Berkeley. Crime prevention always was a bipartisan issue and justifiably so. However, lately criminals are being coddled, and many people are now afraid.
Many of the affected small-business owners are people of color, losing the business they built up with their life savings.
I had my purse snatched three times while living in Los Angeles. I am blind and am not able to recognize anyone. I was afraid to go out by myself for weeks. Laws should be enacted to make it harder on criminals to go after the most vulnerable.
Marianne Haas, Berkeley, CC Member - Published in San Francisco Chronicle eEdition 12/2/2021