Liberal utopia San Francisco is starting to look like a third world country thanks to decades of uninterrupted Democrat political control and many residents are becoming frustrated with the filth.
The latest problem for the city by the bay? Streets that are covered with used drug needles that are not only an eyesore but a public health hazard and there is no relief in sight for a once beautiful city that can now be included near the top of the list of those domestic cities that can be accurately described as shitholes.
In California, instead of dealing with the lesser elements of humanity as any normal state does, the red carpet is rolled out for the homeless, illegal aliens and drug addicts and it has only gotten worse since the state has dug in as the headquarters of the resistance against President Trump. There are few places that have been more adversely affected by liberal policies than San Fran which is becoming less enticing a destination for tourists thanks to streets that are filled with scum, garbage, used needles and even fecal matter.
The particular problem right now is that the needles which are given away free by the geniuses who run the city whose bleeding hearts go out to addicts and AIDS victims but who for some bizarre reason never came up with a workable plan to dispose of used syringes.
Those needles littering the streets? The city gave them out – San Francisco Chronicle https://t.co/ExkU5RT532
— Bay Area 411 (@BayArea411) May 9, 2018
This horror story comes via The San Francisco Chronicle “Those needles littering the streets? The city gave them out”:
For all of City Hall’s tough talk of late about getting needles off the streets, the city itself is responsible for helping fuel the problem — handing out millions of syringes a year with little or no controls over their return.
And while the easy access to clean syringes is intended to protect public health, the city’s residents are not happy with the situation.
“The status quo on our streets today is simply unacceptable, and we’re not going to stand for it,” Mayor Mark Farrell said the other day as he stood on Natoma Street to unveil his new needle cleanup team.
Standing by his side, Director of Public Health Barbara Garcia said, “No needles on the streets — that’s our goal.”
No doubt that goal is well-intentioned, but what wasn’t mentioned is that the health department is the biggest source of the needles — it hands out an estimated 400,000 syringes a month through various programs aimed at reducing HIV and other health risks for drug users.
It seems like when the needle giveaway program was introduced, no plans were made on how the recipients would be able to properly dispose of them – Democrat logic at its finest.
This news comes only weeks after the Associated Press published another story on the obstacles to getting a handle on the mess, “Tolerant San Francisco fed up with dirty, smelly streets”:
Though known for its compassion to the needy, San Francisco may have hit peak saturation with tent camps, stinky urine and trash littering the streets, and the new interim mayor has vowed to do something about it.
In the last few weeks, Mayor Mark Farrell has promised $750,000 to hire more people just to pick up discarded needles and $13 million over the next two years for more heavy duty steam cleaners and pit stop toilets. He also had workers dismantle sprawling homeless tent camps in the city’s Mission District.
The city famed for its picture-perfect views of the San Francisco Bay has long tolerated overflowing trash bins and homeless people camped out on sidewalks. Commuters routinely walk past people slumped over in transit stations, sometimes shooting up in public.
But Farrell and others say the squalor has gotten out of control, and that everyone should feel safe using city sidewalks. It is not humane to let the mentally ill or houseless fester outdoors, he said.
“The trash, our homeless, the needles, the drug abuse on our streets, I’ve seen it all in our city and it’s gotten to the point where we need to really change course,” Farrell said in an interview. “We’ve gone away from just being compassionate to enabling street behavior and that, in my opinion, is a shift that’s unacceptable.”
San Fran Diseased Streets… Needles, Garbage, Feces… Like Worst Slums in World… https://t.co/ORNDcRovM6
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 20, 2018
And in yet another recent story, this time an investigative report from NBC Bay Area called “Diseased Streets”:
An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous concoction of drug needles, garbage, and feces lining the streets of downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed more than 150 blocks, including some of the city’s top tourist destinations, and discovered conditions that are now being compared to some of the worst slums in the world.
s the Investigative Unit photographed nearly a dozen hypodermic needles scattered across one block, a group of preschool students happened to walk by on their way to an afternoon field trip to citiy hall.
“We see poop, we see pee, we see needles, and we see trash,” said teacher Adelita Orellana. “Sometimes they ask what is it, and that’s a conversation that’s a little difficult to have with a 2-year old, but we just let them know that those things are full of germs, that they are dangerous, and they should never be touched.”
In light of the dangerous conditions, part of Orellana’s responsibilities now include teaching young children how to avoid the contamination.
“The floor is dirty,” said A’Nylah Reed, a 3-year-old student at the preschool, who irately explained having to navigate dirty conditions on her walks to school.
“There is poop in there,” she exclaimed. “That makes me angry.”
According to that report, the city spends an astounding $30 million dollars just to clean up the filth from the
future Democrat voters vagrants and illegals alone and it barely puts a dent into it.
Although the conditions are indeed appalling, its hard to have much sympathy for San Franciscans because they are the ones who continue to put Democrats in office. It’s your shithole folks, you built it, now you can live in it.