San Francisco is a sanctuary city. Local officials are all puffed up about that these days as they thump their chests against President Trump. Just don’t read the fine print on those ringing declarations.
Indeed, it is a sanctuary city — unless you’re a tenant who suddenly finds yourself the target of real estate and legal forces beyond your control. The 1%ers still call the shots, and their bottom line is all that matters.
That’s why Iris Canada faces eviction from her Western Addition apartment, where she has lived since the 1940s. Mrs. Canada is 100 years old.
She’s about to be evicted from the Fillmore district apartment she has occupied since World War II.
Apparently sanctuary-loving San Francisco can’t find a way to protect a centenarian who is the only black person left in her building. A building in the heart of a neighborhood once known as “the Harlem of the West.” In a city that prides itself on diversity, but where blacks have faded from 13 percent of the population to less than 6 percent.
On Tuesday, according to Dennis Zaragoza, Canada’s attorney, it’s all but certain that Superior Court Judge A. James Robertson II will order the eviction of the retired nurse, unless she is able to post the $180,000 bond required for an appeal. “If that money doesn’t come from heaven,” said Zaragoza, “I’m not sure where it would come from.”
We’ve always said, San Francisco is one of the most racist cities in America. This is but one more example.
Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle