Once upon a time (about two years ago), we wrote about the escalating homeless problem in San Francisco as the main concern in the once picturesque city, which locals (or Democrat politicians) seemingly didn’t want to address. By simply turning a blind eye to the problems (the staple of a Democrat run city), things got much worse under Barack Obama, and thus, San Francisco has now possibly hit the point of no return.
Two years after pin pointing the oncoming decay of San Francisco, things have now really got out of hand, due to decades of Democrat rule. In foresight, one could sense that things were bad, but residents and politicians were willing to overlook the problem, and now, San Francisco is in the midst of an unprecedented drug and human faeces epidemic on an apocalyptic scale, brought on entirely by the homeless people that reside in the city.
Yes, in many areas, things have literally got “sh*tty”, to the point where it’s posing health risks. While it’s sad, it’s simply not that surprising at this stage. Even the new San Francisco Mayor, London Breed (Democrat) said, “There’s literally human sh*t everywhere.”
To add to that, the rampant drug use seen across the city, with discarded needles strewn across many neighbourhood streets is very much becoming a health hazard and a danger to the law-abiding public.
Furthermore, recently a planned medical corporate convention decided that they no longer want to hold their convention in the “city by the bay”, because they no longer considered it safe.
In The San Francisco Chronicle, Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of S.F. Travel, said this about the retracted convention: “It’s the first time that we have had an out-and-out cancellation over the issue, and this is a group that has been coming here every three or four years since the 1980’s.”
Although the Democrats are reportedly spending $30 million a year on street cleaning, whilst already spending double that in $60 million on cleaning in the year of 2017 alone, it’s seemingly not working. Where’s all the money going? Nobody knows…
The extent of human faeces littering the streets is unfathomable, and with a reported 12,000 used needles collected from the streets each month, it seems like a new cleaning system will have to be implemented in order to save the city and reverse the current damage.
To further grasp the extent of the situation that San Francisco finds itself in, NBC reported in February about the rising drug and hygiene problems. Let’s take a look at the NBC special report on San Francisco.
London Breed told Zerohedge.com, “I will say there is more faeces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here. That is a huge problem, and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”
As part of London Breed’s plan to tackle the “sh*tty” situation, she’s asking 7,500 the homeless and mentally ill, drug using vagrants, to kindly stop defecating on the cities streets, which so far, has not worked. With an estimated 39% of the homeless population (according to a recent homeless census) having mental health problems, the notion of kindly asking them to use a public toilet may be a difficult ask. When Breed was asked if harsher penalties would be implemented for littering or defecating, London Breed said, “I didn’t express anything about a penalty.”
True to liberal form, Breed said on NBC Bay Area news that she called on non-profit organisations “to talk to their clients, who, unfortunately, were mostly responsible for the conditions of our streets.”
She added, “I work hard to make sure your programs are funded for the purposes of trying to get these individuals help, and what I am asking you to do is work with your clients and ask them to at least have respect for the community — at least, clean up after themselves and show respect to one another and people in the neighborhood.”
However, it isn’t just the excrement on the streets that are a navigational health hazard, but also the drug use. Two days after Breed was elected into Mayoral office, she took a walking tour of the city, during which she encountered somebody publicly shooting up drugs with a needle.
Breed said, “I don’t think that the city is poorly spending what it already has. I spend a lot of time on Fillmore Street. I see the people who are part of a program, out there power washing. They’re out there doing what they can to keep the community clean, almost every day, and then right after they leave, maybe an hour or two later, the place is filled with trash again.”
Over 20,000 faeces complaints were registered in the last month, and many homeless encampments are becoming a problem across Californian cities, which is most notable in parts of San Francisco, as well as Los Angeles.
Visitors and residents have been commenting on Geotag and uploading warnings about the current situation in hope that it can improve. One user wrote, “Homeless encampment is blocking sidewalk and creates a health hazard w trash and faeces.”
“Please move them, and send a cleaning crew. Sidewalk is impassable, forcing pedestrians into the street” another user wrote.
“Homeless individuals sleeping along Funston between Clement and Geary” another user added.
“Observed homeless people shooting up at 5pm on Monday, July 2nd. Lots of feces and garbage in the area. Please clean up area and see if homeless individuals need services” another Geotag post read.
Scenes of drug use, mental illness and human excrement has led some tourists to speak out, with one saying “You can smell it.”
“I come from a third world country and it is not as bad as this” said another visitor.
On Reddit, user /u/nashtendo wrote: “Is this normal or am I in a ‘bad part of town?’ Just walked past numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene. Wife is scared to leave hotel now.”
They later added, “Syringes were visible, people were staggering, others had wide aggressive eyes. ‘Off their faces’ might be an Australian thing (sorry) but I meant just visibly drug affected.”
Mayor London Breed hopes that within communicating with non-profit organisations to the homeless community, and erecting “safe shoot up” zones, this may help to solve the current social problems that San Francisco now faces.
However, we firmly believe that San Francisco probably needs somebody in the caliber of Rudy Giuliani as Mayor, in order to get San Francisco back to its former splendour.
Story by The Narrator
Featured Photo Credit: Worlds Truth