California tries to crack down on stolen goods loophole in San Francisco

A new California bill would allow police to issue citations to people selling stolen items on the street in San Francisco.

On Monday, state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat representing parts of San Francisco, unveiled SB 925, which would give police authority to issue citations to people selling commonly stolen items without a permit. San Francisco Mayor London Breed and San Francisco Police Department Chief Bill Scott were also at the press event where Wiener announced the legislation.

“If a person is cited twice for selling these commonly stolen items without a permit, they can be cited with a misdemeanor the third time,” Wiener said.

Wiener’s bill would require the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to create a list of commonly stolen items that are resold. The San Francisco Police Department would then need to
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