Represented in Congress by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and run for years by almost all Democrats, San Francisco should be a mecca for the left. But the city is fast becoming one of the worst places in the U.S. to live.
The homeless problem is out of control. Experts say it “could exceed some of the dirtiest slums in the world.” There are around 7,500 homeless people in the city. Human feces is strewn across public areas. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit examined over 150 blocks of downtown San Francisco and found 96 blocks littered with feces. San Francisco’s new mayor, London Breed, observed, “there are more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here.” She says that a cleaning crew will clean up an area, but “right after they leave, maybe an hour or two later, the place is filled with trash again.”
One frustrated resident emailed The San Francisco Chronicle in April about the problem, “There is a suitcase full of human s— on the corner of Isis and 13th. Last night, I had to threaten violence to a man smoking crystal meth on my front porch. This morning, my 2-year-old son and I watched a rat rummage through the trash in our gutter. Things have been getting worse and worse on my block since 2010, and the city does NOTHING to fix it.”
The complainant’s 2-year-old son invented a game called “jumping over the poop.” Another child collects syringe caps and floats them down the gutter for fun. One woman says she struggles “to sleep at night because of the tortuous sounds of screaming and fighting wafting up from the street below.”
An anonymous woman took out an ad in The San Francisco Chronicle entitled “Watch your backs — nobody else is.” She accuses the city of being negligent in dealing with the homelessness crisis, and describes an incident where a homeless man menacingly carrying scissors left her feeling afraid while eating in a downtown cafe.
A major medical conference is changing its venue to another city because past attendees are afraid to walk amid the open drug use, threatening behavior and mental illness on the streets. This will significantly affect the city, since tourism is its biggest industry. The doctors’ conference generates $40 million from its 15,000 attendees.
The problem arose because the government has looked the other way at the homeless for years. Instead of cleaning up homeless encampments, the city let them exist and expand until recently. The city has even encouraged the homeless to continue living this way by providing free needles for drugs. This mindset is all part of the Democrats’ nonjudgementalness.
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Source: Christian Post