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Fed up San Franciscans catalogue images of their city’s new depravity

Fed up San Franciscans catalogue images of their city’s new depravity

Documenting how sidewalk dwellers defecate on public walkways, and shoot up in plain view of toddlers hurrying to preschools

Among the hidden hot takes on last week’s election is San Francisco’s Proposition C, whose passage by 60% will reverberate through the region and the country as a whole.

Proposition C was put together by the city’s non-profits working with the homeless who hope to tax companies making over $50 million to come up with $250 to $300 million a year.  They promised that the revenue, which would double their budgets, will be used to house the hardcore street dwellers.

These zombified sidewalk dwellers have made national headlines in the past several years.  As everyone knows by now, they defecate on public walkways and shoot up in plain view of toddlers hurrying to preschools.  They are not required to exchange their plastic syringes, so much of their contaminated plastic refuse floats away into the Pacific, where, I imagine, it gets stuck in the noses of hapless turtles.

I’ve recently discovered a subculture of fed up San Franciscans cataloging the images of their city’s new depravity on Twitter and asking the local authorities for help.  It’s what you think it is, plus a photo of a dead rat in a clear plastic bag.

An interview with a homeless girl, recorded by one citizen-activist last month, has gone viral.  The girl was very matter-of-fact about her bacterial woes (if you can’t get enough of that show of horrors, here is a link).  The interviewee sounded like an ordinary young woman, which is why the content of her talk was so hair-raising.  I want to highlight the part where she admitted that once she’s been released from a hospital with a prescription for antibiotics, presumably to treat the skin boils, but she wasn’t responsible enough to take them as instructed. That’s one way the homeless population endangers all of us.

There are others.  The situation on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains has been dire.  Junkies have been taking over certain entrances, and overdosing on trains; passengers have been accidentally pricked by hypodermic needles.  In May this year, BART board member proposed making drug use on BART a felony — as if it’s not already illegal, on paper at least.

In July, the Bay Area saw three BART-linked homicides within five days; one of them, the murder of Nia Wilson, a beautiful young black woman, by a white transient, has made national headlines.  One day before Halloween, a chainsaw-wielding psychopath showed up on a train and threatened a Texas chainsaw massacre.  He was restrained.  A few days later a frustrated San Franciscan posted a video of a decrepit man with a saw making cuts on a long wooden stick at a BART-connected MUNI platform.  “Not that anyone cares,” he commented “but here is a man with a saw”.  I couldn’t find that tweet — maybe it was erased.

A fire burned up a San Francisco homeless camp on the same day.

The day after we noticed the clouds of thick black smoke coming out of Oakland.  That was, you guessed it, coming from another homeless camp. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish it.  We were not so lucky in 1991, when the Oakland Hills Fire, started by a transient, killed 25 people and destroyed $1.5 billion of wealth.

In the area where home improvement projects notoriously run way over time and way over the budget because of the exotic permits requirements of the local governments, we no longer care if the homeless erect their tents as they please.  To the contrary, we accommodate them.  For instance, at the Berkeley/Oakland border on Shattuck Avenue, the homeless outpost is even supplied with a solar panel.  Yet their tent cities are obviously not built to our beloved code, hence the fires.  They attract rodents, too, and, therefore, diseases.

The opiate epidemic is a countrywide problem, and homelessness has been raging state-wide.  One of the reasons why it’s particularly insidious in San Francisco and the surrounding areas is obvious to anyone who’s ever checked out the feed of the Tenderloin Station of the San Francisco Police Department.

Here’s some jams:



And finally:

So how is it that an individual arrested ten times keeps ending up back on the street?  Because San Francisco judges don’t consider the sale of fentanyl-laced heroin a crime, so they never press charges, and the dealer is released on stay-away orders that he, of course, immediately violates.  Forget broken window policing; SFPD’s Sisyphean task is mild harassment of drug dealers.  Police officers keep the heroin and crack den confined to Financial District, and, especially, the Tenderloin areas, and that’s where many low-income San Franciscans live.

The homeless are going to stay there because San Francisco subsidizes homelessness.  Prop C was put together by the special interests who have been running the homeless service industry for decades, and they are not proposing anything new.  Many of us in the Bay Area realize that.  The measure was opposed by many in San Francisco’s political establishment.  Former Mayor (and Kamala Harris’s ex) Willy Brown opposed it, and so did the current mayor London Breed.  She wrote:

Our homelessness spending has increased dramatically in recent years with no discernible improvement in conditions. Before we double the tax bill overnight, San Franciscans deserve accountability for the money they are already paying.

This is especially true since the Proposition C’s new taxes will decidedly harm our local economy. The City Economist’s report estimates that Prop C will cause up to a $240 million loss from our city’s GDP every year for the next twenty years. And the report could not even quantify the risk that concerns me most: the inevitable flight of headquarter companies — and jobs — from San Francisco to other cities in the Bay Area, or other states.

Breed prefers homeless services to be funded through state and federal sources.  The Mayor deserves credit for stressing the primacy of mental health issues when it comes to homelessness.  I don’t think she has any workable solutions either, but, considering that it’s San Francisco, she could easily demagogue the situation with class warfare rhetoric, and she didn’t.

San Francisco Chronicle has come out against the measure as well, noting that money is not “the cure-all to homelessness”.  Preach.  We know from experience that the mentally ill and the drug-addicted may not want to stay housed.

On the eve of the vote, @Jack threatened to move Twitter out of San Francisco if the voters approve it.  He might be a hypocrite, but he’s not a fool.

Kraken co-founder Jesse Powell asked:

How do I tell my employees who are suffering from PTSD from being attacked by crack-zombies right outside our office that they need to keep coming in?

Before noting that San Francisco’s demise will be quicker than Detroit’s because there is nothing to keep tech companies in that location.  True: they can be based anywhere and everywhere; they are in the Bay Area solely for the mild weather and views of the Bay.  Fiscal incentives will put them over the edge.

Yet the measure passed, and although the new law is now tied up in courts, the money will be collected beginning January 2019.  So now @Jack will have to deliver on his promise, and take his little company out of San Francisco, and the grand exodus of tech companies out of San Francisco will commence.

I’m worried because of the effect on property values in the region.  Everyone should be worried because the decay of San Francisco will be felt everywhere in the country.  There is much talk about the “purpling of Texas” in the last week.  According to the CNN poll, the non-Texas-born vote turned out to be more Republican in Senatorial contest, but the pollster didn’t ask how those fleeing California, and, especially, San Francisco Bay Area have voted.  Former Californians have already ruined Portland (see above), and are in the process of destroying Utah and Colorado.

Meantime, ordinary people in San Francisco resolve to take the matter into their own hands.

I don’t know how many people street dwellers in San Francisco care to go back to their families, and whether their families want them back, but considering how little we can do otherwise, this is definitely worth a try.  So, if you have the relevant skills, please contact David.  I think he’s serious.


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 12, 2018 at 5:36 pm

San Fran citizens and CA citizens need to “class action” lawsuit their Demon-Rats out of existence.

Scott McKenzie’s song, updated for the 21st century…

If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to check your shots are up to date.
If you’re going to San Francisco
You’re gonna meet some crazy people there.

What a shock.

When you give money to drug using homeless and refuse to prosecute drug dealers and users, they use the money to buy more drugs.

Possession is a crime. Throw them in freaking prison and stop paying them money to shoot up on the streets.

re: “They promised that the revenue, which would double their budgets, will be used to house the hardcore street dwellers.”

A Much more effective idea. Put 2 baloney sandwiches, a bottle of water and an apple in a paper bag for a lite lunch. Then drop them off in the middle of Death Valley and tell them to find someplace else to live…if you feel generous, add a small fruit cup.

OR….if that’s to harsh, send them to Oregon up Hwy 97, the tramps will love KFalls.

OR….Nevada, which is always nice.

OR….Load them on a derelict oil tanker, pushing it to Hawaii. The land of eternal vacation.

My wife was reading that the tent count here in Olympia went from 30 in aug to 300 in oct.

    Andy in reply to Andy. | November 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    After a local biz put up a billboard that said open season on crack heads last summer, a radio station started interviewing these homeless addicts and they were all from out of town. San Francisco, New Mexico. We have a two pronged value prop for the cracks heads… the least poison (pot) is legal and tons of free services. The 9th circuit ruled kicking tenters out is cruel and unusual, so the city is setting up a free tent hotel.

    Note the tent count doesn’t include those living in cars or flea bag RVs on the street and car pool lots.

Everyone should be worried because the decay of San Francisco will be felt everywhere in the country.

Probably not. It will be a national embarrassment, but no more than several other bits of Third World misery we have now.

Used to feel bad for the good people in cali. No longer.
Move to Arizona or Nevada.
Not a thing you’re going to do will change that shithole. Give it over to the democrats and their criminal hordes.
Let it wallow in rot and filth. For it to get better it needs to really hit rock bottom and keep digging for years.
Meanwhile if you move to the other nearby states you may bring them back to the red column.

    zennyfan in reply to 4fun. | November 12, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Nevada’s transformation by California transplants is complete. It will never again even be purple.

      alaskabob in reply to zennyfan. | November 12, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      They have no clue that in leaving California they bring along the seeds of demise to Nevada. Cause and effect are not in their vocabulary. They let someone daily clean up the mess they started.

      Clueless. It is so easy to blame CA for everything. You might try sealing your widest of wide-open borders for starters and paying attention to who you vote for.

      I’ve been planning to move to AZ soon but I’ve had second thoughts. Too many delusional Arizonans blaming everyone but themselves for their own problems. Just another version of Texas where Republicans have lost control of every major city. CA didn’t do that to them either. It’s happening everywhere. Time to wake up children and deal with reality.

      People like you are what I’m trying to get away from. You should be welcoming CA middle class conservatives moving into your sanctuary state. The Republicans abandoned us and we lost our state. The GOP didn’t think fighting for the 5th largest economy on earth was worth it. Even when, not long ago, CA was a red state, it was “CA is a lost cause, we should give it back to Mexico” So now, having retreated from the fight when it was winnable, TX and FL are being lost the same way, for the same reasons and due to the same GOP Bush/Rove Texas crowd. Just like AZ and it isn’t our fault. It’s yours.

      Hey, let’s give it ALL back to Mexico! We can take our guns and retreat all the way to the North Pole! No one ever got hurt fighting for the North Pole! Retreat! Retreat! It’s not our fault!

    CincyJan in reply to 4fun. | November 12, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Word to the Wise – Property owners should get out while they can still sell.

    Bucky Barkingham in reply to 4fun. | November 13, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Could an influx of Calif migrants to AZ have led to McSally’s defeat and the election of Sinema?

    ecclestonsangel in reply to 4fun. | November 13, 2018 at 7:54 am

    There is a very small amount (maybe 1%) of the population in CA who desperately want to leave, but thanks to all the ridiculous taxes, they’re trapped. If we could rescue that 1%, we could just go ahead and turn the Wall so it blocks off California. If the little Commiecrats want their own country, there they go. But all federal funding comes to a screeching halt. They’ll be their own country; let them worry about “federal funding.” Should be interesting to see how Pelosi and Feinstein handle this. I predict…… nuclear meltdown in two minutes, hee hee!

I seem to recall something from freshman year macro economics… If you subsidize something….oh darn what was it? You get less of it? No that’s not right…gee, this is so hard.

Hmmm … Red states should buy their homeless 1 way bus tickets

As I recall, the Great Oakland Fire was caused by a re-ignition of a fire that the Oakland Fire Department thought they had put out one evening. Strong Easterly winds came up overnight and the hidden embers flared up.

Other fires have been started by homeless, but not that one, unless the Oakland Firefighters are among them.

Someone remind me again why anyone outside Sf should care? Once again they have voted to destroy themselves. I really don’t care at all. SF and CA at large are great warnings for those of us with brains.

San Francisco and the Left built this.

Sounds like Darwinian selection is at work in San Fran and the Dodos are the voters.

” the murder of Nia Wilson, a beautiful young black woman” I always wonder if the loss of a homely, ugly family member hurts less….

San Francisco straddles the San Andreas fault line. When the “Big One” hits, I won’t shed a tear for the (hopefully total) annihilation that occurs.

Also, I’m not paying to rebuild it with my tax money.

most parasites don’t leave the host until the host is dead

sf/marin county have become a real-life example of what sanctuary cities will eventually become

welcome to chicago, welcome to detroit, welcome to the 3rd world

If you move out of state you shouldn’t be allowed to vote in that state for ten years. Just because you shit in your nest doesn’t mean you should be allowed to go shit in someone else’s.

Bigots. A little redistributive change, affirmative action… and perhaps Planned Parenthood.

PersonofInterests | November 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm

I wonder who those pictured voted for? Pelosi ??

My Gawd, who would have thought 15 years ago that beautiful San Fran would be turning into Detroit? This just blows my mind.