Because of the crime wave caused by the violent Black Lives Matter terrorist uprising throughout America, storefronts in New York City are being besieged by shoplifters.

Unfortunately for the store owners, they cannot even feel safe reporting the looters. Because the shoplifters tend to be of one certain race, these store owners cannot report them without fear of reprisal from the BLM mob that will shamelessly make any criminal black thug into a martyr at a moment’s notice regardless of the facts.

“If they [store personnel] stop them and say anything in the store before they’ve left the building then it often gets turned into a racial accusation,” a local source said to the New York Post.

“The brands … tell their employees to walk away,” the insider added. “They don’t want to be the next Instagram video claiming they are a racist brand.”

New York City Police Department (NYPD) Sgt. Joseph Imperatrice has noted that black mobs, who he refers to as “mobs of young, transient groups,” are targeting these stores and coordinating their criminal activity through social media. They grab fistfuls of merchandise and can get violent when their rampaging is impeded.

However, the NYPD can offer little more than lip service to retailers who are being decimated due to black thuggery. The rule of law has been replaced with rule by mob due to multiculturalism.

“The NYPD works to prevent theft of all kinds, including commercial burglaries and grand larcenies, by conferring with city businesses to promote physical protections and other best business practices,” NYPD spokesman Al Baker said.

“In the precincts, our Neighborhood Coordination Officers are personal points of contact with the community who can help when merchants are experiencing issues with crime and quality-of-life offenses. Additionally, detectives in precincts across the city work closely with our citywide Grand Larceny Division investigators on individual cases,” he added.