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Sun Nov 27 20:42:00 PST 2022
> US Democrats are responsible for inciting and continuing the problems...
> "They should continue [the arson damage looting etc] -- Kamala Harris"
After 15 Break-Ins, A Portland Business Finally Calls It Quits
Progressives are hell bent on fixing the world, climate, capitalism
and every form of social injustice.... just don't look at the
destruction in the cities under their control.
Take Portland resident, Marcy Landolfo, who finally hit her breaking
point. As KATU reports, this week marked the 15th break-in at her PDX
store within a year and a half in the city that spawned the
radical-leftist Antifa movement.
Landolfo said most of those repairs at the Northeast Portland location
were paid for out of pocket. Other times, she just left the windows
boarded up. "It’s just too much with the losses that are not covered
by insurance, the damages, everything. It’s just not sustainable,"
The owner at Rains tells me after five break-ins in about three
weeks, she made the sudden decision to permanently close. Staff here
are putting pressure on the city to look after small businesses
dealing with ongoing challenges with crime. pic.twitter.com/XyP2p6PR6W
— Megan Allison (@mallisonKATU) November 26, 2022
KATU asked why Landolfo decided to close now, instead of keeping doors
open through the holiday shopping season.
"The products that are being targeted are the very expensive winter
products and I just felt like the minute I get those in the store
they’re going to get stolen," she said.
Landolfo said she's worried about her employees, and no longer sees
this location as a feasible business model.
"The problem is, as small businesses, we cannot sustain those types of
losses and stay in business. I won’t even go into the numbers of how
much has been out of pocket," she said. If only the progressives who
effectively run her city were aware of the hellhole they have made it
into, maybe this could have been avoided, but alas - anyone who speaks
out against the idiotically socialist practices of these "progressive"
ghettos is immediately blasted as a racist, white supremacist, etc,
and promptly canceled.
When Rains was broken into in late October, KATU reached out to Mayor
Ted Wheeler's office; his team responded that they're working to
increase funding for business repair grants through Prosper Portland.
Because somehow for socialists it makes more sense to pay fore
reparations instead of preventing the crime from occurting in the
first place. Then again, all such Democrat strongholds are all about
Needless to say, for Landolfo that was not enough.
"Paying for glass that’s great, but that is so surface and does
nothing for the root cause of the problem, so it’s never going to
change," she said, gradually realizing why socialism never works.
The mayor's office also said they participated in a retail safety
summit in October, and cited recent efforts to streamline the
permitting process for things like storefront lighting. News channel
KATU asked how that work is going, and it was still waiting to hear
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