Experts Mocked After Saying California Crime Spree Isn’t ‘Looting,’ But Rather ‘Organized Robbery’

Experts Mocked After Saying California Crime Spree Isn’t ‘Looting,’ But Rather ‘Organized Robbery’


Don’t call it “looting.” Call it “organized robbery.”

Police and law enforcement “experts” in California are saying that the recent surge of smash-and-grab thefts in California shouldn’t be called “looting” because that term carries racial connotations.

That has prompted a spokesman for the San Diego Police Department to call the thefts “organized robbery,” according to a new report.

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The large-scale thefts aren’t considered looting under the California Penal Code, according the report Tuesday by ABC affiliate KGO. “The penal code defines looting as ‘theft or burglary … during a ‘state of emergency,’ ‘local emergency,’ or ‘evacuation order’ resulting from an earthquake, fire, flood, riot or other natural or manmade disaster,’” the report said.

“As the Bay Area grapples with a wave of seemingly organized smash and grab robberies this weekend,

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