The left has lost the ability to define actions and even thought. They love to use the terms “racism” and “Nazi” without considering the actual meaning of the words. When anyone does this, you lose the purpose of the original definition, and it spirals the world out of control because history will then be doomed to repeat itself.
Now, the new push is for Looting. The definition by Merriam-Webster for loot is “something that is stolen or taken by force.”
Julian Glover, Race and Social Justice Reporter said, “As the Bay Area grapples with a wave of seemingly organized smash and grab robberies this weekend, policing and journalism analysts are cautioning against the use of the term looting.”
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said, “The Louis Vuitton store was burglarized and looted in a press conference. The Burberry in Westfield Mall was burglarized and looted.”
That must be the “looting” reference they’re so afraid of.
Technically, they’re right. Looting is a broad term. A more accurate term is “Organized Retail Theft.” Though Looting is almost the same, organized retail theft brings it into perspective.
The specific charge is “AB-1065 Theft: Aggregation – organized retail theft.”
It reads as follows:
The punishment is up to 1 year in county jail.
Lorenzo Boyd, Ph.D., a veteran police officer and Professor of Criminal Justice & Community Policing at the University of New Haven, stated, “Looting is a phrase that we normally use when individuals of color or urban inhabitants are doing something.” When other people do the same thing, we don’t use that term.”
You have to call it what it is. Looting isn’t necessarily the term that could describe it. Many crimes were committed when the group entered the premises and when they stole items and left. Disorderly conduct would be one additional charge and, interestingly enough, rioting.
Shouse Law describes rioting as rioting, California Penal Code 404 PC, “(1) use of force or violence; (2) disturb the public peace; or (3) threaten to use force or violence with immediate power to execute that threat.” There’s a two or more person clause that was undoubtedly met.
Many other legally binding definitions would fit much better than Looting, which should be used in these instances.