Fourth in a five-part series. Read part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 3 here.

Societal rot is a choice.

Do you think people have a right to their property?

Of course.

Do you believe that businesses have a right to charge people for their merchandise?

Of course.

Do city residents without cars rely on stores in their neighborhoods such as Walgreens, Target, and CVS for groceries, medicines, and other necessities?


Do city businesses provide jobs and tax revenues, and contribute to the life and health of a city’s essence? 


Organized theft and shoplifting of city businesses that result in those businesses closing down are mislabeled as mere “quality of life” crimes by rogue prosecutors.

A shoplifting-prevention security guard patrols a Miami Beach, Florida, Target department store on Oct. 31. (Photo: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

Are the policies that encourage this type of activity defensible?

Not at all. So why are George Soros-funded rogue prosecutors doing just that?

Societal rot is a choice.

Tomorrow: The scourge of open-air drug markets