SF a Sanctuary City for Drug Dealers: An article in today’s New York Times by Thomas Fuller describes the squalor on the streets of the once beautiful City by the Bay; “The heroin needles, the pile of excrement between parked cars, the yellow soup oozing out of a large plastic bag by the curb…For many who live here it is difficult to reconcile San Francisco’s liberal politics wiht the misery that surrounds them.”
One of the policies contributing to this is the fact that there are no longer any consequences for drug dealers or drug users in the city. As reported by Heather Knight of the San Francisco Chronicle, the city has become a sanctuary for dealers, and cannot afford anything close to the resources necessary to treat addicts. “It’s almost impossible to get convicted in this city,” noted one officer in the narcotics division.
Dealers routinely sit in chairs in front of one non-profit for the homeless near the city library and sell drugs while nobody bothers them. The Mayor’s answer is to offer the dealer’s jobs, which sounds really nice. The problem according to police is that most dealers don’t live in the city…they commute on BART from Oakland and Richmond to sell drugs in a protected environment.
Even NPR is disgusted:
San Francisco Squalor: City Streets Strewn With Trash, Needles and Human Feces. San Francisco’s streets are so filthy that at least one infectious disease expert has compared the city to some of the dirtiest slums in the world.
Meanwhile, Liberalism spreads depredation to the rest of California: