The Director of the San Francisco Public Works Department was arrested this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on suspicion of public corruption and other charges, according to multiple sources.
“The head of San Francisco Public Works Mohammed Nuru has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption, according to multiple sources,” reports the San Francisco Examiner. “Records show Nuru, 57, was booked into County Jail on Monday for felony safekeeping, meaning that he has a case pending in federal court.”
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) January 28, 2020
— Joe Fitz Rodriguez (@FitzTheReporter) January 28, 2020
Department of Public Works Director and longtime Willie Brown pal Mohammed Nuru was arrested by the FBI on Monday in a federal corruption probe that apparently also involves local bar owner Nick Bovis, of Lefty O'Doul's and Gold Dust Lounge fame. https://t.co/6Q4thhuhhW
— SFist (@SFist) January 28, 2020
“San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption,” adds the San Francisco Chronicle.
Read the full report at the San Francisco Chronicle.
'THIRD WORLD NATION’: San Francisco Resident Flee City, Homeless Stats Worse Than Thought, Up 30%
San Francisco residents continued to flee the region in droves in recent months; citing rampant homelessness, widespread drug use, and out-of-control housing costs in one of America’s most expensive cities.
“It has more billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the world, but it also has a homeless problem so severe that it rivals some third-world nations. On any given day you can see souped-up Lamborghinis and blinged-out trophy wives in one part of the city, then walk over a few blocks and see piles of human feces, puddles of urine and vomit caked on the sidewalks. The misery of homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction hits deep in San Francisco and has turned parts of a beautiful city into a public toilet,” reports Fox News.
“As the problem grows, residents are finding themselves at a crossroads. The compassion for those struggling is constantly being challenged by a fear for their own safety and quality of life. It never had to get this bad, say critics, who are appalled that it’s getting worse every day,” adds Fox.
“I won’t visit my son who lives out there again,” Amelia Cartwright told Fox News. “It’s disgusting. I went there a few months ago for the first time and this guy who looked homeless and really beat up spit on me. Can you imagine? He spit on me!”
California’s two-largest cities -San Francisco and Los Angeles- are currently experiencing a “Defecation Crisis,” with both regions struggling to crack-down on rampant homelessness and public drug use.
“The majority of the nation’s homeless people now live in California. There are myriad causes at work, no doubt. But there was no “defecation crisis”—a term usually associated with rural India—in the 1930s, even with unemployment at 25%, vagabonds roaming the country, and shantytowns and “Hoovervilles” springing up everywhere. Today’s homeless and the hobos of the Great Depression are different in many ways. The triple scourges of drug abuse, mental illness and family breakdown have produced anomie and derangements far deeper than those seen in the 1930s, when the widely shared nature of the economic and psychological distress provided its own grim comfort,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
“In California at least, one is struck by the contrast between the fastidious attention paid to the social duty of scooping up and disposing of dog feces, and the rather more paralyzed and guilty reaction to the plague of human feces. The former is treated as a moral imperative among the enlightened—and the thin plastic bags used as the means to this moral end have so far escaped the fate of plastic straws, well on their way to being outlawed as an environmental outrage. Even social-justice warriors don’t consider it their personal duty, however, to tidy up after their fellow human beings on the streets,” adds the article.
San Francisco’s escalating homeless crisis continues to impact thousands of residents across the Bay Area, with officials confirming they’ve responded to nearly 6,700 reports of “human waste” in the first quarter of 2019 alone.
Read the full report at Fox News.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: ‘Free Syringes’ FLOOD San Francisco Streets
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.