Criminal mobs have turned this once thriving California city into an unrecognizable wasteland

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Democrat-controlled California is turning into a desolate wasteland in front of our very eyes.

Fearful residents and business owners are fleeing the city everyday as Democrats go all-in on their woke socialist agenda. 

And criminal mobs have turned this once thriving California city into an unrecognizable wasteland.

Years of failed policies have destroyed the city of Oakland 

For much of the late 20th century, the San Francisco Bay Area served as a hub for industry, investment, innovation, and entrepreneurism. 

As a result, millions of people flocked to cities like San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose to make a better life for themselves and their families. 

However, after decades of Democrats being in total control of the state and virtually every local government, this region has almost entirely collapsed, especially the East Bay region, which includes the decaying city of Oakland. 

Violent crime and theft have exploded in Oakland, forcing many business owners and terrified residents to flee.
Last Friday, for example, a massive mob ransacked a 76 Gas Station & Mini Market near the Oakland Airport, causing thousands of dollars in damages and losses. 

Video footage shows several dozens of these people storm into the store, grabbing everything they can hold. 

The two employees present did what they could to stop the mayhem, however, these employees claim that they received threats from the thieves. 

Sam Mardaie, the owner of the ransacked 76 Gas Station & Mini Market, told Oakland’s FOX2 that the criminals likely caused over $100,000 in damages. 

“This is the hardest thing you could ever go through … especially if you’ve been put in sweat and tears day in and day out,” the distressed business owner said to FOX2.

He added that he estimates that as many as 70 different people stole from his store, and the ambush lasted a total of 40 minutes. 

Mardaie claims that police did not respond until everybody left, meaning that police did little to nothing to confront these criminals. 

So-called “smash and grab” robberies have become a part of everyday life in Oakland. 

As Mardaie noted, the Oakland police department did virtually nothing to prevent this crime, waiting until everybody left before lifting a finger. 

High crime rates, combined with strained public resources have created a perfect storm for business owners, forcing many to flee Oakland and the Golden State for more business-friendly environments. 

Oakland has become a ghost town as crime rates soar across the region 

Businesses both big and small cannot get out of Oakland and the Bay Area fast enough.

Smash-and-grab robberies, such as the one that occurred at the 76 station last Friday, have made business ownership a liability and a complete nightmare. 

In the last few years alone, businesses such as In n Out, McDonalds, Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS Pharmacy, and Walgreens have fled this dangerous part of America.

As a result, thousands of people have lost their jobs, and Oakland residents have lost all of their best shopping options, making life unlivable for law-abiding residents. 

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.