- Nov 25, 2012
Security guards do not have law enforcement powers; they'd have to call the real law enforcement over.So THAT'S the response from the "security guard", I'd drag that punk off the bike and swift-kick him right in the nuts, WTF are you paying this person for if they can't protect the merch?.
At least in my local area, it's very common for West Africans to occupy such a job. It is slightly above minimum wage work although since San Fran's min wage is already 15, the delta between min wage and their actual pay may not be that much.
Thievery is one of the most systemically advantageous crimes for the perpetrators, so if someone is actually convicted for theft or pleads guilty, warning bells should ring loudly in one's head if a record is discovered doing a background check.
It's systematically advantageous for the thief because even if they do get caught, the trial is so far away the witnesses can have conflicting testimony due to memory being faulty and thus that would lead to an acquittal(I literally witnessed such a case).