Car ‘smash and grabs’ are common in California because thieves know they will not be prosecuted. In San Francisco, police-commission rules forbid police to chase thieves if they try to escape in a car. This, they say, is to cut down on high-speed chases and, therefore, is justified because it reduces accidents.
A GoFundMe campaign raised more than $400,000 in a homeless veteran’s name, but he says he has not received the funds. The fundraising couple reportedly spent half the fortune and the remainder is still in the boyfriend’s savings account instead of a trust for the veteran who is now living under a bridge.