San Francisco continued its struggle with rising homelessness and rampant drug use this week, with local residents complaining about the flood of ‘free syringes’ littering the city streets and public areas.
According to Yahoo News, Bay Area officials distribute millions of needs per year to the city’s growing drug users but have “no control” over how they are disposed or discarded; prompting a “flood” of used syringes throughout San Francisco.
“The city distributes an estimated 400,000 syringes each month through various programs aimed at reducing HIV and other health risks for drug users. About 246,000 syringes are discarded through the city’s 13 syringe access and disposal sites. But thousands of the others end up on streets, in parks and other public areas, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday,” writes Yahoo.
To help stem the flow of dirty needles onto the streets, San Francisco Mayor Farrell hired ten full-time employees to patrol the city; removing used syringes according to proper medical guidelines detailed by the Department of Sanitation.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Residents Flee ‘Sanctuary’ San Francisco’s ‘DISEASED STREETS’
San Francisco residents are fleeing the ‘City by the Bay’ in record numbers as crime, illegal immigration, drug use, and homelessness transform the city’s once-beautiful streets into “trash littered” blocks covered in “piles of feces.”
According to a recent study released by NBC News, investigators found at least 41 blocks within the city limits covered in used needles with 96 blocks “sullied with feces.”
“How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco,” writes NBC.
“As the Investigative Unit photographed nearly a dozen hypodermic needles scattered across one block, a group of preschool students happened to walk by on their way to an afternoon field trip to city hall,” the report adds.
The study echoes similar reports from earlier this month, with CBS News claiming people were emigrating from the Bay Area in record numbers; citing sanctuary city laws as a primary reason to relocate as drug use and criminal activity escalates daily.
“I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” said one software engineer. “We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics.”
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: San Francisco Eyes ‘DORMS FOR GROWN-UPS’ as Housing Dries Up
Residents in San Francisco are seeking “alternative solutions” for a total lack of affordable housing as the city continues to struggle with illegal immigration, homelessness, and crime; with some Bay Area locals eyeing “dormitories for grown-ups” as the only option left.
The New York Times published the bizarre story this week, titled “Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco,” describing the recent housing crisis that has middle-income residents living in apartments with no kitchens, bathrooms, or living rooms.
“Shared bathrooms at the end of the hall and having no individual kitchen or living room is becoming less weird for some of the city’s workers thanks to Starcity, a new development company that is expressly creating dorms for many of the non-tech population,” writes the Times.
“Everybody told me housing in San Francisco was really expensive, but I was like, ‘I live in New York, how much more expensive can it be?’” said one dorm-dweller. “I was a bit cocky.”
The housing crunch comes as the state of California comes to terms with decades of liberal policies and years of ‘Sanctuary’ laws that have exploded the region’s homeless population and crime rates; forcing wealthy residents out of the cities and into the suburbs.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed law enforcement officials in Sacramento on Wednesday, frankly stating “California, we have a problem.”