‘Maybe having police & arresting criminals wasn’t such a bad idea’: CNN reporter robbed ‘again’

Billionaire Elon Musk responded to a CNN reporter getting robbed “AGAIN” by suggesting that maybe, just maybe, having the police around is, you know, a good thing.

The drama began to unfold late Friday afternoon when CNN national correspondent Kyung Lah published a Twitter thread revealing that she and her crew were robbed “again” while at San Francisco City Hall for an interview.

“We had security to watch our rental car + crew car. Thieves did this in under 4 seconds. Security stopped the jerks from stealing other bags,” she tweeted.

“But seriously- this is ridiculous,” she added with exasperation.

View the full thread below:

Note what she wrote in one of her tweets: “San Francisco is a beautiful city. This is our 3rd day here and I’ve loved my time here. But if you do visit this city, know that even with hired security watching your car, it is not enough.”

Yeah, no kidding.

Thanks to its leftist policies — such as one that classified all shoplifting thefts under $950 as a misdemeanor — San Francisco has turned into a gangster’s paradise where criminals thrive and regular, working-class people suffer.

Meanwhile, instead of spending time shoring up their criminal justice system, the city’s leaders have invested their resources in buying designer garbage cans and doling out reparations to blacks.

Responding to Lah’s thread later Friday evening, Musk tweeted, “So maybe having police & arresting criminals wasn’t such a bad idea after all.”


To be fair, San Francisco never actually defunded its police. But it may as well have given the way it’s treated them.

Last year Bay Area Police Chief Bill Scott acknowledged to the San Francisco Chronicle that his department suffers from “serious morale issues” because of understaffing, because of then-District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s horrible decision-making, and because of the intense scrutiny his officers have faced in the wake of the BLM riots of 2020.

The good news is that Boudin, who was known for his extraordinarily lax treatment of criminals, has since been ousted and replaced by someone who seems genuinely interested in enforcing the law.

Still, problems remain, and it shows in how much crime San Francisco continues to suffer from.

“Though overall crime has slightly decreased in the first three months of 2023 compared to the same timeframe last year, robberies continue to climb — there have been 525 reported robberies in San Francisco since Jan. 1, data shows,” according to the New York Post.

“In December, more than half of the city’s residents surveyed [said] that they had been victims of theft or larceny, with illegal entry into automobiles accounting for a majority of the reports,” the outlet reported Saturday.

Dovetailing back to Musk’s tweet, one Twitter user responded to it by writing that all the San Francisco police are good for is parking tickets,  not “actually reducing crime.”

The billionaire responded to this tweet by asking the following question:

Good question.

Here are some of the replies he received:

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