A new bill in California would make it illegal for employers to challenge shoplifters. It also removes all obligation to report theft to the police. All it does is require them to keep logs of every time their establishments are robbed.
Opponents of the bill say that it will just put new record-keeping duty on small businesses while encouraging thieves to hit them more.
This bill passed the Assembly earlier this week.
Meanwhile, California stores no longer keep merchandise on the shelves, things are so bad! We now have to go back to the ways of the General Store where we ask a clerk to get our items for us, one by one. We have collectively lost the privilege of shopping for ourselves from the shelves. This is why we can’t have nice things.