San Francisco officials faced a growing backlash this week after reports the city delivered cigarettes, marijuana, and alcohol to homeless residents afflicted with the Coronavirus.
“San Francisco faces backlash as it delivers alcohol, tobacco and medical marijuana to 43 homeless addicts who have tested positive for coronavirus and are recovering in city-leased hotels so they do not leave to hunt for a fix and spread the virus,” reports the Daily Mail.
“San Francisco is using private donations to deliver alcohol, tobacco and medical marijuana to homeless addicts staying in city-leased hotels during the coronavirus pandemic,” adds the website. “As of Wednesday there are about 270 people, mostly homeless, staying in hotel rooms to recover from COVID-19 or to wait out possible exposure to the virus.”
“So far, 11 people have received alcohol, 27 have received tobacco and five have received medical marijuana, the San Francisco Chronicle reported,” reports the Daily Mail. “City officials said that private donations pay for the items, and that helping manage nicotine, opioid and alcohol cravings ensures that recovering people don’t go out and possibly infect others.”
Read the full report here.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Bay Area Outraged After 91-Year-Old Man Beaten, Robbed Visiting Wife’s Grave
Bay Area residents were outraged over the weekend after police say a 91-year-old man was robbed and beaten while visiting the grave of his wife at a local cemetery.
“Santa Clara police said Thursday they’re looking for the suspect who violently attacked and robbed an elderly man who was sitting next to his wife’s grave,” reports CBS San Francisco. “Police said the victim, 91, was sitting in a chair next to his wife’s grave on Saturday, Sept. 14th at 10:42 a.m. when he was struck on the head with a large rock and then robbed.”
“How anyone could even think of hurting him is just beyond me,” said one local resident. “It’s sickening, it’s just sickening.”
“Turn yourself in, you can’t carry that stuff with you,” said another.
Read the full report at CBS San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Gavin Newsom Calls for Free Healthcare for Region's ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Democratic candidate for Governor of California Gavin Newsom raised eyebrows across the state this week; calling for a universal healthcare program to cover millions of illegal immigrants residing in the region.
Newsom was speaking on the left-leaning “Pod Save America” podcast when he weighed-in on his fellow Democrats proposal for a “Medicare for All” system; saying a universal healthcare scheme should apply to every person -regardless of immigration status- living in California.
“I did universal health care when I was mayor– fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that,” Newsom said. “I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state.”
Listen to Newsom’s comments above.