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Walgreens, retail org fire back at AOC for dismissing growing problem of organized retail theft

Added 12-05-21 04:17:02pm EST - “Pharmacy retail giant Walgreens punched back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) last week after the far-left progressive lawmaker dismissed rampant theft happening in retail stores nationwide.What did AOC say?During an interview…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Walgreens, retail org fire back at AOC for dismissing growing problem of organized retail theft”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Pharmacy retail giant Walgreens punched back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) last week after the far-left progressive lawmaker dismissed rampant theft happening in retail stores nationwide.

During an interview with the Washington Times, Ocasio-Cortez downplayed the growing problem of smash-and-grab thefts and organized retail crime.

"[A] lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I believe it’s a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up."

However, a recent New York Times story on the growing problem of retail theft directly contradicts what Ocasio-Cortez said.

The New York Times attributed the surge in theft to online marketplaces, which make it easy to sell stolen goods, the rampant violence of summer 2020 that followed the murder of George Floyd, and poor enforcement of existing laws.

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