by MATT MARGOLIS
San Francisco was once a world-class city but has over many decades become a bastion of crime and a literal toilet. Conservatives have pointed out how San Francisco’s notoriously left-wing culture has destroyed the city, and now the Associated Press has finally caught on.
“Caitlin Foster fell in love with San Francisco’s people and beauty and moved to the city a dozen years ago,” the AP reported on Saturday. “But after repeatedly clearing away used needles, other drug paraphernalia and human feces outside the bar she manages, and too many encounters with armed people in crisis, her affection for the city has soured.”
“It was a goal to live here, but now I’m here and I’m like, ‘Where am I going to move to now?’ I’m over it,’” she said.
The woke city also no longer prosecutes shoplifting, which, of course, resulted in a shoplifting epidemic. According to the AP, San Franciscans not only “take pride in their liberal political bent,” but they also “accept that trashy streets, tent encampments and petty crime are the price to pay to live in an urban wonderland.”
But even liberals have their breaking point when it comes to getting what they vote for. Residents are starting to wake up to the fact their city is in decline and are reportedly “losing patience.”
The pandemic emptied parts of San Francisco and highlighted some of its drawbacks: human and dog feces smeared across sidewalks, home and vehicle break-ins, overflowing trash cans, and a laissez-faire approach by officials to brazen drug dealing. Parents despaired as public schools stayed closed for most of last year as nearby districts welcomed children back to the classroom.
Meanwhile, residents and visitors scurry past scenes of lawlessness and squalor. Just steps from the Opera House and Symphony Hall, drug dealers carry translucent bags filled with crystal-like rocks or stand outside the public library’s main branch, flashing wads of cash while peddling heroin and methamphetamine.
It’s a tragic thing to read the tales of residents who are disgusted by their city’s crime, drug use, and dirtiness.
The drug problem in San Francisco is so bad that last year 712 people died of drug overdoses, compared to 257 people who died of COVID-19.
One resident laments, realizing too late that Democratic activists have hijacked the city.
“If I say I want laws enforced, I’m racist,” she said. “I’m like, ‘No, I’m not racist. There’s a reason I live in San Francisco.’”
San Francisco is what the entire nation should look like, according to Democrats. Limitless poverty, drug abuse, filth crime and high taxes, woke with a few oasis of culture and beauty for the liberal elite to enjoy (but too expensive for the rabble). We know this because this is what every city under Democrat rule for an extended period of time becomes.
I spent two days in San Francisco(Thursday,Friday) back in the 1970’s when Height Ashbury had its bad reputation now the whole place is a massive Septic Tank and just one of them was when they supported Clean Needles for Drug addics
San Francisco Mayor Says a Law Abiding Peaceful City Will “Make a Lot of People Uncomfortable”, But They Gotta Do It Because Elections
Apparently living amid a city that is fraught with crime is comfortable for a lot of people in San Francisco, at least according to one of the most leftist Mayors in the nation. You know things are bad when the Mayor of San Francisco, who ran on a platform to remove cops from the streets, starts shouting about the “bull**it that has destroyed the city”, and proclaiming that rampant lawlessness needs to stop.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed delivered a statement yesterday that is the exact opposition of her social program message from the past few years. Apparently, the rise in random gangs of looters destroying the city and organized retail theft has become problematic for the politicians who hold power over the city.
Quite a remarkable shift in position, however, the transparency of motive is clear. Breed’s faux anger and conveniently new frustration over the crime surge in the city were on full display at her noon news conference where she changed the rules of the safari park. WATCH:
“We Are In Different Times:” As Crime Continues to Surge, California Residents Resort to Leaving Their Cars Parked With the Trunk Open In Desperate Attempt To Deter Looters From Smashing The Windows – (VIDEO)
My question is, when cities cut these police funds (San Francisco cut about $120 million), and now they are seeking funds to reestablish law enforcement after destroying it… where did the original funds go?