On Friday, a senior national correspondent with CNN was robbed in the city of San Francisco, where they were on assignment specifically to cover the city’s drastic spike in crime.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the robbery took place just outside City Hall, where CNN’s Kyung Lah and her team had their bags stolen in broad daylight while they were interviewing city residents about the crime wave.
“Got robbed. Again,” Lah tweeted. We had security to watch our rental car + crew car. Thieves did this in under 4 seconds. Security stopped the jerks from stealing other bags.”
“This is ridiculous,” she added.
The city of San Francisco, like many other large, Democrat-controlled cities across the country, has seen a surge in crime due to a number of factors, including far-left efforts to defund the police, progressive district attorneys, often backed by George Soros, refusing to enforce existing laws and reducing penalties for criminals, and a rise in homeless populations and drug use.
San Francisco is no exception, with a recent study revealing that residents of the bay area city now face a 1-in-16 chance of becoming a victim of either a property crime or a violent crime.
Voter frustration with the city’s soft-on-crime approach boiled over in 2022, where a recall election saw District Attorney Chesa Boudin (D-Calif.) removed from office in a massive upset. Boudin, the son of domestic terrorists with the Weather Underground movement, was another candidate backed by Soros for the specific purpose of changing the implementation of laws to let more criminals go free. San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D-Calif.) appointed Brooke Jenkins as Boudin’s successor, and Jenkins went on to win election in her own right later the same year.