Actress Cynthia Nixon argues against shoplifters being prosecuted, says “so many families can’t make ends meet right now”

In a recent tweet, “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon argues prosecuting shoplifters is not the right solution.

Nixon tweeted “the CVS on my corner has started locking up basic items like clothing detergent.”

“As so many families can’t make ends meet right now, I can’t imagine thinking that the way to solve the problem of people stealing basic necessities out of desperation is to prosecute them,” she adds.

One Twitter user replied “I grew up poor, and we never took anything that we hadn’t paid for. It’s insulting that you think the less fortunate have no ability to discern right from wrong. Also, allowing widespread theft will result in higher prices, punishing the poor and honest.”

Another Twitter user replied “I love how elitist think they know why people commit crimes as if they’ve actually lived it or enforced it. Not even close to being right, Ms. Nixon

Another Twitter user replied “Letting people just steal stuff doesn’t solve the problem either. Which laws do we choose to follow? Do you really think society will be better off if we let people just walk into a store and steal whatever they want? This is how Democrats lose elections.”