Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dallas DA to Stop Prosecuting Anyone Caught Stealing $750 or Less Worth of 'Necessary Personal Items'

John Creuzot
By Robert Wenzel

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot plans to decline prosecuting anyone caught stealing $750 or less worth of necessary personal items, like baby formula, diapers or food amongst other "low-level offenses," reports the Dallas Observer.

Creuzot says the new policy is meant to make Dallas a safer, "more equitable city."

This is just another example of hate against the productive. We are living in the era of an Ayn Rand novel coming to life in a house of horrors.

The Left simply has no understanding of how business works and that people need incentives to work.

How many retail stores could possibly stay open in a high-crime area if criminals are not going to be punished for the sake of the bizarre notion of a "more equitable city"?

How many low crime areas will become high-crime areas under this policy?

This though appears to be the trend of the future that will tear away at the very fabric of this country. Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and most recently Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn. His youtube series is here: Robert Wenzel Talks Economics. More about Wenzel here.


  1. Let me guess: he'll also prosecute shopowners who shoot at thieves?

    1. Texas is still pretty good on stand your ground. I recall a few years ago a store owner in a city in South Texas shot a guy for coming in a few days later trying to steal some beer. The guy had just been released after serving a prison term and was a known POS. He was brown and none of the brown people burned down the city because of it. Anyway, the point is a thief got shot over a case of beer. Not that I'm sorry he is gone.

  2. The DA for Suffolk County (Boston, Massachusetts) just announced similar yes it is spreading.

  3. Does this mean there is no prosecution at all for theft within the DA's description, or that the DA will just not automatically, as a matter of policy, pursue charges? Any chance this kind if policy opens the way to more PPS style restitution, private arbitrage for some crimes since the DA may stay out of it? Why just lock a thief in jail and force the victim, in part,to pay for the theif's meals and housing on behalf of the state?

  4. "The Left simply has no understanding of how business works and that people need incentives to work."

    IME They understand it well enough, they simply hate the productive or at the very least feel that the productive owe everyone else.

  5. This is an example of Honor Among Thieves. “You can steal, but not more than us.”

  6. The recent exponential growth of insanity needs a term similar to Moore’s law in technology.

    For DA’s to announce that they are essentially going to allow theft is another crime against property owners. Put on top of the other crazy stuff going on such as making up hate crimes, doxing innocent people, allowing violence against those with not so PC views, and that victimhood has become cool, the insanity has become over the top.

    Those that steal “necessary personal items” are now victims so therefore deserve what non-victims do not. Of course the only non-victims are white males. If you are not white, do not know what your gender is or what your sexual inclinations are and steal “necessary personal items” you are now at the top of the heap.

  7. Impregnated by California, bitches!

  8. I would love to see how his commitment to making Dallas "more equitable" holds up, if people started stealing from the offices of the Dallas County District Attorney, or the Dallas County Sheriff, or Dallas Police Dpt., etc....e.g. people walking in their lobbies, and taking chairs, TV monitors, plants in the lobby, hubcaps and tires off of squad cars, etc. Let's make it happen, citizens of Dallas County!

  9. I wonder which 'duh-verse' demographic this would benefit most? Oh, never mind, that's being a 'da rasis'.