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San Francisco has a unique plan to combat vehicle break-ins

“Voter anger over San Francisco’s vehicle break-in epidemic has district attorney candidate Chesa Boudin proposing that the city help replace the broken windows and competitor Leif Dautch suggesting that convicted burglars do the repairs.

“For young, first-time, non-organized-crime offenders, Victims Services would operate a community-service restitution program where offenders would repair the glass of cars that have been broken into,” said Dautch, one of four candidates in a tight race to replace D.A. George Gascón, who resigned recently.

“This glass-repair unit would be one component of a diversion program or probation sentence, not the entire punishment for the crime,” said Dautch, a deputy state attorney general and former member of the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission.”

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It’s a strange concept for sure, burglars repairing auto glass on the spot? One has to wonder how these offenders would be trained and who would supervise them. As an automobile owner, naturally there would be concern over the qualifications of these convicts. Most people would probably feel more comfortable having a reputable professional make the repairs or replacement.

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