A humiliated City of San Francisco has been forced to face that facts that it’s handed out millions of free needles and syringes to junkies…who used them then trashed the city.
The San Francisco Chronicle writes that for all of City Hall’s tough talk of late about getting needles off the streets, the city itself is responsible for helping fuel the problem — handing out millions of syringes a year with little or no controls over their return.
In the fantasy world of San Francisco politicians, easy access to clean syringes is intended to protect public health.
Normal people know this is delusional. Now, the city’s residents are really pissed.
Mayor Mark Farrell says the situation is unacceptable. C’mon man! It’s only unacceptable that is now that people are angry with him and it’s an election year.
The Chronicle goes on to report that the health department is the biggest source of the needles — it hands out an estimated 400,000 syringes a month through various programs aimed at reducing HIV and other health risks for drug users.
Basically the city has given millions of needles to junkies over the years and then walked away.
In fiscal 2013-14, for example, health department records show the city handed out 3.3 million needles at a cost of $400,397. Two years later, it handed out 4.45 million needles at a cost of $523,363.
That’s a lot of drug use.