The Retailers Association of Massachusetts speaks out against Rachael Rollins' memo to not prosecute shoplifting.
Retailers Association General Counsel Ryan Kearney slammed Rollin’s. Kearney told the Boston Herald, “If a “low-level career criminal was using the DA’s policy as an excuse to have open season on our retail stores, you can only imagine the impact on someone who’s a professional career criminal. Repeat offenders look at this as a high-reward, low-risk crime because our property crimes (laws) are as weak as they are.”
He added: "Massachusetts businesses lose an estimated $1 billion annually in stolen merchandise." That's roughly $62.5 million short in sales tax revenue.
It's about time business owners fought back! Kuhner says business owners in Suffolk County business owners should sue DA Rollins.