Violent crime and drug addiction are coming to the “safe areas” of San Francisco. The Problem of Hate in the Haight – February 26, 2018 – SF Weekly
So the Haight, in San Francisco, has long been a safe neighborhood. (It wasn’t always, but that is ancient history). In the past few weeks there have been 2 shootings (1 fatal) and 4 drug overdoses in the “doorway of an elite private high school”. This prompted a town-hall style meeting at the local police precinct.
“People are terrified to leave their homes,” one woman, who lives on Masonic Avenue, told the crowd. “When I walk on Haight Street and there is a group of 14 kids — many are transient with pitbulls and I can’t get through the street, I feel frightened and intimidated.”
Another person called for more beat cops – one on every corner – to keep the peace.
This constitutes “hate” in the eyes of the Social Justice Warrior writing the peace.
She laments that society is not bending over backwards for the addicts. “Safe injection sites” that could provide counseling and help for ODs are not open. (Another person said that people who reject counseling should be arrested. Hate in the eyes of the SJWs.)
Being intimidated by roving gangs of youths *used Joe Pesci’s accent from My Cousin Vinny* is hate, because worrying about your personal safety is just pure hate. Or something.
San Francisco used to be a beautiful city. Today, you need maps to avoid the shit. Literal human shit. A prestige American city looking more and more like a 3rd world hell hole. Is there nothing the Left can’t destroy?
It isn’t enough to be calling names, and looking down your SJW noses at ordinary folks who want to live in safe communities. The hubris is amazing.
The meeting was a complete failure. And it’s a shame, because the solutions to the actual problems — chronic homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse — are obvious.
Where exactly – in any of the major cities completely controlled by the Left for the past 50 years – have any of these 3 problems been solved, by any solution, obvious or not?
As for California in general, it is experiencing an exodus of the middle class. And the number 5 reason (on this list) is safety.