I don’t have to tell you that crime is getting worse in Democrat-run cities. Whether they are in the South, North, or West Coast, cities run by liberals are in massive decline. Everything from shoplifting to homicides is skyrocketing. Democrat leaders either ignore it or blame gun ownership. But it is their own policies that have caused the chaos.
How bad is it getting in big cities? Well, you probably know that tens of thousands of Americans have fled the big coastal cities for red states. But it’s not just citizens who are fleeing. Once-thriving downtowns are collapsing at a record pace. Walmart just closed every store in one liberal city. And now, Amazon is following them.
Internet retail giant Amazon is closing eight of its Amazon Go convenience stores in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City, amid wider cuts in the tech giant’s brick-and-mortar stores. Several of the stores are located in Seattle’s troubled downtown district where crime and open-air drug use are crowding out big business.
Uh-oh. Amazon, the biggest retailer in the world, is closing eight of its brick-and-mortar “Amazon Go” shops. These stores just happen to be in blue cities with shocking levels of rising crime. The cities are San Francisco (which does prosecute shoplifting anymore), Seattle (which is ignoring an exploding drug and homeless crisis), and New York (which, of course, has eliminated cash bail).
Some in the media are saying this is due to overall economic decline. But you can’t blame Joe Biden for this one. Amazon just bragged about opening a new store in Puyallup, Washington. That, I don’t have to tell you, is not a major city.
What is really going on is Amazon is closing stores in major cities overrun with crime. They hoped these stores would bring in truckloads of revenue. Instead, the company had to face endless shoplifting and vandalism. They probably saw a drop in customers, as residents began avoiding these areas.
But, sad as this sounds, Amazon will survive. The massive corporation continues to thrive thanks to online sales. But what about all those mom-and-pop stores that have been forced to close? Many stores in downtown areas were owned by small business owners. They have also been forced to close their doors. These are not massive corporations. These are families, driven out of business thanks to the left’s love for crime.
- Amazon is closing 8 of its retail stores, in crime-filled blue cities.
- Democrat-run cities have seen skyrocketing crime, thanks to liberal policies.
- Several big chains have closed stores recently, including Walmart and Starbucks.