According to the East Bay Times, San Francisco is is about out of compassion for the needy.
The tolerant citizens of the Bay Area’s jewel have had enough of tent camps, stinky urine and trash littering the streets.
So the fight’s on. You can bet the homeless will come out on the short end of the upcoming skirmish with America’s meanest city.
Mayor Mark Farrell has promised $750,000 to hire more people just to pick up discarded needles and $13 million over the next two years for more heavy duty steam cleaners and pit stop toilets. He also had workers dismantle sprawling homeless tent camps in the city’s Mission District.
All this means lots of cops knocking heads together all over town.
Up until now, commuters routinely walk past people slumped over in transit stations, sometimes shooting up in public.
However the squalor has gotten out of control.
City leaders like the mayor think everyone should feel safe using city sidewalks. “Everyone” in San Francisco means the white elites who run the city.
The number of homeless people in San Francisco is staggering. Last year city workers were called more than 24,000 times to clean up human waste, and almost 10,000 calls came in to pick up used needles.
The place is disgusting.
Naturally homeless advocacy groups are freaking out about the crackdown. Homeless people in the city just want some free stuff.
Lawana Tillman, 55, camps out in a wheelchair with friends on a corner they’ve claimed near Market Street. Most of them have been homeless for years. The women say they welcome help, but haven’t seen any offers.
“They should first interview us and give us housing,” she said. “It would take most of us off the street.”
There you have it.