New York’s Decision Not to Prosecute Shoplifters Has Resulted in Empty Pharmacy Shelves

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New York's decision not to prosecute shoplifters has resulted in empty shelves at CVS stores

Shelves in pharmacies across New York City have been left dcompletely empty following the ‘woke’ new rule not to prosecute shoplifters.

As supplies struggle to reach pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade, store owners have warned that they are unable to service most of their paying customers.

Experts have warned that the federal government might soon have to intervene otherwise riots could soon ensue.

‘It looks like the Third World,’ one Manhattan resident said to the New York Post.      

Dailymail.co.uk reports: The backlog of billions of dollars of toys, clothing, electronics, vehicles, and furniture comes as the demand for consumer goods hit its highest point in history as consumers stay home instead of spending money on travel and entertainment.

Supply chains have lagged far behind consumer demand due to a lack of manpower at American ports and the restrictions that came with the COVID-19 outbreak early last year. These constraints, which include social distancing and mandatory quarantines, have severely limited the number and ability of port workers to do their jobs. 

 ‘Global infrastructure was not designed to handle goods at such a rate,’ a logistics expert, who asked not to be named, told DailyMail.com.

‘Supply chains are the artery who feeds our entire ecosystem. The government needs to intervene to stop this crisis immediately, or face increased inflation and unemployment, and economic breakdown – or face an end to global trade.’