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San Francisco's slide into hell under extreme violent leftism


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2021 Apr 15, 9:51pm   145,693 views  1,013 comments

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https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2021/04/19/chesa-boudins-dangerous-san-francisco/

‘Hey, where are you?” Hannah Ege texted her husband, Sheria Musyoka. He’d left on a morning jog and had been gone for an hour and a half. Hannah was home, taking care of their three-year-old son. She began to freak out. She called and texted and called again. He never answered.

Speeding and drunk — at just shy of eight in the morning — Jerry Lyons barreled through a red light at an intersection in a stolen Ford Explorer. Lyons struck and killed Musyoka, a 26-year-old Dartmouth grad who had moved to San Francisco only ten days earlier with his wife and their son. After clipping Musyoka, Lyons collided with another car, causing an eight-car pileup that sent several other people to the hospital.

The San Francisco police arrested Lyons on multiple charges that morning in February, but this was not the first time he’d been arrested for drunk driving in a stolen car. On December 3, he had been arrested for driving under the influence, driving a stolen vehicle, and driving without a license. Before that, he’d been released from prison after serving time for a grand-theft conviction; in fact, Lyons had been arrested at least seven times in the Bay Area since his release from prison, and his rap sheet goes back a decade. Still, San Francisco’s district attorney, Chesa Boudin, delayed pressing charges against Lyons until a toxicology report confirmed that he had been inebriated, which, more than a month and a half later in January, it did. Lyons then had 14 days to turn himself in to the DA’s office. On the 13th day, he killed Musyoka. While COVID-era difficulties might have accounted for the medical examiner’s slow speed in returning test results, a different DA could have chosen to move forward sooner — taking necessary precautions — and charged Lyons with a DUI based on observable factors alone, such as the results of Lyons’s field sobriety test, his erratic driving in a stolen vehicle, and close scrutiny of his behavior.

Hannah Ege expressed her grief and pain to a local TV news station, railing at the district attorney’s reluctance to lock up repeat offenders. Whom does she blame for her husband’s death? “The DA,” she said. “This freak accident was no freak accident. It was someone who was out in the public who should not have been out in public.”

The Lyons mayhem is not an isolated case in the city by the bay. On New Year’s Eve, a parolee on the run from a robbery — also in a stolen car — sped through a red light, striking and killing two women, 60-year-old Elizabeth Platt and 27-year-old Hanako Abe, who were in the crosswalk. The driver, Troy McAlister, had been released twice by the district attorney in the previous year: the first time because Boudin refuses to pursue three-strike cases, of which McAlister’s was one; the second — as recently as December 20, when the SFPD arrested McAlister for driving a stolen car — because Boudin kicked the case to the state parole officers, who did nothing.

Welcome to San Francisco’s latest idiocy, a new experiment in governance where everything is allowed but nothing is permitted. A paradox, you might say, but take a walk down Market Street, down that great avenue in a great city in a great nation, and note the desolation of the empty streets, the used needles tossed on the sidewalks, and the boarded-up windows on storefronts. Consider that, at various unpredictable times in the last year, it has been illegal — for the sake of public safety during COVID — to run a mom-and-pop corner shop or to serve food at sidewalk cafés. Reflect for a moment that, since time immemorial, it has been illegal to build any new housing, because of the most onerous and confusing zoning laws in the known universe. Mark Zuckerberg can apparently influence national elections by tweaking algorithms, but he is powerless before the planning commission when it comes to building apartments for his employees. The city has banned plastic straws, plastic bags, and McDonald’s Happy Meals with toys. And yet, all the while, drug dealers sell their wares — COVID or no COVID — openly and freely at all hours of the day and night, users shoot up or pop fentanyl in public and defecate on the street, robbers pillage cars and homes with the ease of Visigoth raiders, and the district attorney frees repeat offenders who go on to sow disorder, pain, devastation, and grief. A profound melancholy hangs in the air of this city, punctuated only by the shrieks of a junkie dreaming of demons or by the rat-tat-tat-bam of the occasional firework. (Or was that a gun?) ...

How did it come to this? On January 8, 2020, Mayor London Breed swore in Chesa Boudin as the new district attorney of San Francisco in front of a packed house at the Herbst Theater. Boudin won the election by a nose in a runoff, with oily promises to feel the pain of all parties to a crime, both victims and perpetrators. He made pledges to enact “restorative justice” and prison reform through “decarceration.” U.S. Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor recorded a congratulatory video message, which was played at the swearing-in ceremony for Boudin and the crowd. “Chesa, you have undertaken a remarkable challenge today,” the justice said. “The hope you reflect is a great beacon to many.”

The task before Boudin was already monumental. Before he assumed his office, San Francisco ranked No. 1 in the nation in property crime. On average, thieves broke 60 car windows per day, with impunity. In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, a reform measure that reduced many felonies to ticketed misdemeanors, such as theft of less than $950 and hard-drug possession. There were more drug addicts on the streets than there were students in the schools. Tent encampments of homeless people had sprouted in every nook and alley and under every highway overpass. Commuters faced a daily gauntlet in the form of an appalling humanitarian crisis in the streets.

But Boudin immediately refused to take any responsibility for these issues. Among his first acts was to fire seven veteran prosecutors who were not on board with his radical views. (Over 30 prosecutors have left during his tenure because they don’t want to work for him.) Next, Boudin abolished the cash-bail system, so offenders are able to walk free after arrest. He rarely brings a case to trial: Out of the 6,333 cases to land on his desk since taking office, he has gone to trial only 23 times. This is one-tenth the rate of his predecessor, George Gascón, who was hardly tough on crime. Since the killing of George Floyd, there has been a shortage of cops, as officers retire in record numbers. San Francisco has also moved to defund the police, with plans to shift $120 million in law-enforcement funding to restorative-justice programs, housing support, and a guaranteed-income pilot, among other ideas.

To where does Boudin’s “great beacon” point? Over the last year, there have been more deaths from drug overdoses in San Francisco than from COVID-19. Walgreens has closed ten of its drugstores in the city because its shelves were being pillaged freely by shoplifters. According to SFPD’s CompStat, compared with last year, arson has increased 52 percent, motor-vehicle theft is up 21 percent, and burglaries have seen a 59 percent increase. One largely Asian neighborhood, the Richmond district, has reported a 342 percent spike in burglaries this year compared with last. Admittedly, some numbers are down, such as those for larceny and robbery. But police attribute these declines to the pandemic, since there are fewer opportunities for would-be criminals to commit such crimes as people shelter in place. One neighborhood association sent a letter in February to Boudin and Mayor Breed, begging them to restore public safety. The association also posted it on the Internet. “Our neighborhood can’t wait another day,” they wrote. “Our homes are repeatedly broken into and robbed. Our merchants suffer unsustainable losses from theft and smashed windows. Employees are threatened with guns. Residents are robbed at gunpoint on our own streets. The sound of gunshots is no longer unusual.” ...

Now, what rough beast slouches its way towards San Francisco? With a district attorney who won’t prosecute crimes, how long will it be until an anxious Google engineer defends himself from being harassed by a madman? Will envious arsonists light the Salesforce Tower on fire as a jacked-up mob courses through the streets burning and looting the Painted Ladies?

A desperate sun struggles through the fog. There may be one ray of hope. The city has recently approved the effort to recall Chesa Boudin from office. Locals could begin downloading signature-gathering petitions on March 12. If 10 percent of registered voters sign the petition, all voters may get the chance to vote the bum out. But even if they do, it will remain tragic for Musyoka, Platt, Abe, and others like them that the day did not come soon enough.



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399   zzyzzx   2022 Dec 16, 6:35am  

https://nypost.com/2022/12/13/condo-prices-in-san-francisco-fall-as-drugs-and-crime-surge/

Condo prices in San Francisco plummet as drug abuse and crime soar
401   Ceffer   2022 Dec 16, 11:58am  

"If you don't like your Soros fecal government implants, you have to keep your Soros fecal government implants. Besides, the tax money has already been spent on bribes."
402   Patrick   2022 Dec 17, 9:40pm  

https://sfstandard.com/politics/san-francisco-set-for-hard-times-as-huge-728m-budget-hole-could-get-worse/


San Francisco Set for Hard Times as Huge $728M Budget Hole Could Get Worse
403   Patrick   2022 Dec 23, 11:39pm  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11570847/San-Francisco-air-pollution-fine-lights-fire-home-outdoors.html


Woke San Francisco announces air pollution fine up to $500 for anyone who lights a wood fire - as thousands of druggies openly smoke crack and meth on crime-ridden city's streets
San Francisco Bay Area residents have been banned from using wood fires
The mandate was started Dec 22 and will continue until Christmas Day
First time offenders will need to pay $100, while repeat offenders up to $500
The city's priorities were called into question as rampant drug use continues
404   HeadSet   2022 Dec 24, 12:45pm  

Patrick says

San Francisco Bay Area residents have been banned from using wood fires

Burn styrofoam and plastic instead. Lots of that kind of trash laying around.
405   mell   2022 Dec 24, 1:04pm  

Patrick says


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11570847/San-Francisco-air-pollution-fine-lights-fire-home-outdoors.html


Woke San Francisco announces air pollution fine up to $500 for anyone who lights a wood fire - as thousands of druggies openly smoke crack and meth on crime-ridden city's streets
San Francisco Bay Area residents have been banned from using wood fires
The mandate was started Dec 22 and will continue until Christmas Day
First time offenders will need to pay $100, while repeat offenders up to $500
The city's priorities were called into question as rampant drug use continues



Again it's not even about the pollution, as they hardly have the people to detect stragglers. What they are testing here is again how much they have succeeded in tearing down the nuclear family and community, and no better measurement than how many people are willing to spy on and turn in their neighbors during Christmas. Never give leftoid marxists an inch
406   Patrick   2022 Dec 24, 3:13pm  

https://www.westernjournal.com/living-liberal-city-created-safe-sleeping-site-homeless-residents-enough/


San Francisco Neighborhood Turns Into a 'Living Hell' After City Cedes Entire Street to Homeless

By Laurel Duggan
December 23, 2022

... San Francisco has more than 7,700 homeless residents and pours $160 million annually into permanent housing programs for them.


False. That money is poured into salaries for far-left Democrats who support the current machine, nothing else.
408   Ceffer   2022 Dec 26, 11:31am  

"The festive market sits but a 15 min walk from the now shut Tenderloin center which was supposed to put addicts in touch with rehab facilities, but was revealed by DailyMail.com to operating as a secret illegal drug use site has since closed.

The Tenderloin Center was opened by San Francisco Mayor London Breed at the beginning of the year to tackle the city's ongoing drug crisis and cost about $22million to operate."

In typical style, LibbyFuck 'anti-solutions' serve a bunch of useless apparatchik ticks, political vampires and fleas, and support the dealers and their lobbies. The homeless are their money launderers, just like Ukraine! LOL! The homeless and the launderers need each other, so it is a corrupt government growth industry circle jerk.
409   AmericanKulak   2022 Dec 26, 11:58am  

Liberalism is a fecalized environment.
410   Patrick   2022 Dec 26, 5:52pm  

Patrick says

False. That money is poured into salaries for far-left Democrats who support the current machine, nothing else.


Nice proof of this posted by @Ceffer:

Ceffer says

When everything is based on lies, sky is the limit on corrupt practices. We reap what they sow. This is consistent with people I know who went to the Fountainhead in Sacto and pretty much found out dispensations of program funds depend on whose palms you are greasing.:




411   Patrick   2022 Dec 29, 9:14am  

https://notthebee.com/article/it-took-nearly-4-years-and-more-than-500000-but-san-francisco-has-finally-selected-its-next-public-trash-can


It took nearly 4 years and more than $500,000 but San Francisco has finally selected its next public trash can!


That $550K went to the salaries of people loyal to the SF grift machine.
412   Patrick   2022 Dec 30, 6:21pm  




Posted before, but deserves posting again.
413   richwicks   2022 Dec 30, 6:43pm  

Patrick says




Posted before, but deserves posting again.

That's got to be a joke.
414   Onvacation   2023 Jan 3, 1:40pm  

richwicks says

That's got to be a joke.

Got a link proving it's a joke?

Just messin' with you Rich.
415   Ceffer   2023 Jan 3, 1:49pm  

Anybody who needs links to figure out a nice disinformation puzzle is no Quiz Show winner.
416   richwicks   2023 Jan 3, 1:58pm  

Onvacation says

richwicks says


That's got to be a joke.

Got a link proving it's a joke?

Just messin' with you Rich.


If it ISN'T a joke, THAT would be funny, and I would require a link for that.
417   Peter P   2023 Jan 3, 3:32pm  

SF is afflicted with extreme liberalism and not leftism.
418   stereotomy   2023 Jan 3, 4:19pm  

Peter P says

SF is afflicted with extreme liberalism and not leftism.

@Patrick - Is Peter P a bot? Just 'sayin . . .
419   Patrick   2023 Jan 3, 5:20pm  

@sterotomy Peter P is a real person. I met him many years ago. He just hasn't been on the site in a long time.
420   Patrick   2023 Jan 11, 11:10am  

https://twitter.com/LiftForever67/status/1611860991146618880?ref_src=patrick.net



With wokeness and diversity comes incompetence.

The transit station built for billions of dollars in SF developed a structural crack.

The giant and expensive condo tower in SF is leaning to one side.

They're not able to handle this rain either, even though the rain was clearly much much heavier when I first moved to California, during El Nino. Anyone who says this is more is just outright lying. I was here. It poured like a mofo for weeks on end. San Francisquito Creek near me was also much much higher back then than any time during this. Like 20 feet higher.
421   RC2006   2023 Jan 11, 12:38pm  

Are any of the dams coming close to failure?
422   mell   2023 Jan 11, 2:26pm  

Patrick says


https://twitter.com/LiftForever67/status/1611860991146618880?ref_src=patrick.net



With wokeness and diversity comes incompetence.

The transit station built for billions of dollars in SF developed a structural crack.

The giant and expensive condo tower in SF is leaning to one side.

They're not able to handle this rain either, even though the rain was clearly much much heavier when I first moved to California, during El Nino. Anyone who says this is more is just outright lying. I was here. It poured like a mofo for weeks on end. San Francisquito Creek near me was also much much higher back then than any time during this. Like 20 feet higher.
.
yep even in 2001 or 2002 or so I remember it raining for weeks. This is a good downpour ending the drought, but you can bet that also all the canalization in SF is now completely clogged, with shit stained hobo clothes and waste, crack paraphernalia AND paper straws and dishes, which clogs much easier than plastic. The city is a poster child of incompetence, not long ago brimming with social hours, great parties and a pretty decent night life in downtown and many hoods. Now it's mostly shit
423   EBGuy   2023 Jan 11, 3:27pm  

San Francisco man who sprayed woman in viral video says he'd do it again
Gwin said that the woman has been in front of his building and adjacent businesses for almost two weeks. He added that he has called the San Francisco Police Department up to 25 times seeking assistance, and that the person was told by officers from the San Francisco Police Department that morning that she needed to move.
In statements to SFGATE, SFPD said that officers first responded to scene at 8:40 a.m. Monday regarding "an adult female who was blocking a business' doorway." Police said the woman complied with an officer's request to move. Then, according to SFPD, officers responded to the hosing incident at 12:04 p.m. as a "possible assault," but both Gwin and the woman "declined further police action at that time." SFPD said it is "still investigating" the man, and that the San Francisco Street Crisis Response Team "provided multiple service options" to the woman.
426   BobHa   2023 Jan 23, 4:51am  

EBGuy says


San Francisco man who sprayed woman in viral video says he'd do it again
Gwin said that the woman has been in front of his building and adjacent businesses for almost two weeks. He added that he has called the San Francisco Police Department up to 25 times seeking assistance, and that the person was told by officers from the San Francisco Police Department that morning that she needed to move.
In statements to SFGATE, SFPD said that officers first responded to scene at 8:40 a.m. Monday regarding "an adult female who was blocking a business' doorway." Police said the woman complied with an officer's request to move. Then, according to SFPD, officers responded to the hosing incident at 12:04 p.m. as a "possible assault," but both Gwin and the woman "declined further police action at that time." SFPD said it is "still investigating" the man...
Could've been worse, he might ve used something like 45 ammo



427   Patrick   2023 Jan 25, 9:41am  

https://www.hoover.org/research/san-francisco-falls-abyss


San Francisco Falls Into The Abyss

No major American city has failed at the same level as Detroit, whose population dropped from 1.85 million people in 1950 to about 630,000 today. Move over Detroit, here comes San Francisco, which lost 6.3 percent of its population between 2019 and 2021, a rate of decline larger than any two year-period in Detroit’s history and unprecedented among any major US city.

Friday, January 20, 2023
428   Patrick   2023 Jan 26, 2:42pm  

https://twitter.com/RubinReport/status/1618422328937033728?ref_src=patrick.net


Dave Rubin
@RubinReport
It’s unimaginably disgusting here. I might put on a mask and it has nothing to do with Covid.


430   Patrick   2023 Feb 4, 7:04pm  

https://sfstandard.com/housing-development/bay-area-cities-just-lost-zoning-control-see-the-wildest-homes-that-could-come-to-your-neighborhood/


The state’s Jan. 31 deadline has come and gone, and 69 out of 109 jurisdictions in the Bay Area have failed to submit their required eight-year housing plan to the state.

Advocacy groups like YIMBY Law are already suing cities and counties, claiming they’ve violated state law by missing the deadline. But in the meantime, developers are preparing to file projects under the “builder’s remedy,” which means cities and counties cannot deny housing projects just because they violate local zoning plans.

That enticing possibility brought a crowd to Downtown San Francisco on Wednesday night, where housing advocates and architects gathered to celebrate the chance to build more aggressively and to share their dream projects.
431   AmericanKulak   2023 Feb 4, 9:10pm  

Patrick says


https://www.hoover.org/research/san-francisco-falls-abyss


San Francisco Falls Into The Abyss

No major American city has failed at the same level as Detroit, whose population dropped from 1.85 million people in 1950 to about 630,000 today. Move over Detroit, here comes San Francisco, which lost 6.3 percent of its population between 2019 and 2021, a rate of decline larger than any two year-period in Detroit’s history and unprecedented among any major US city.

Friday, January 20, 2023



Wow, that's big news. More than 1 in 20 San Fran Freakos left in just one two year period.
432   Misc   2023 Feb 7, 2:24am  

No, the Freakos stayed. It was the normies that fled.
433   Patrick   2023 Feb 14, 1:15pm  

https://public.substack.com/p/san-francisco-leaders-invite-sex


San Francisco Leaders Invite Sex & Drug Tourism
City leaders seek legalized prostitution, promote marijuana tourism, and spread supervised drug sites across city
434   zzyzzx   2023 Feb 20, 8:07am  

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/02/20/san-francisco-reconsiders-boycott-of-conservative-states-adds-10-20-to-costs/

The City of San Francisco is reportedly reconsidering its boycott on socially conservatives states, after the ban on travel and contracting failed to change those states’ policies and raised the city’s contracting costs 10-20%.
435   Patrick   2023 Feb 27, 7:42pm  

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/heavy-gunfire-in-broad-daylight-reported-in-sfs-soma/


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Heavy gunfire was reported in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood Tuesday, the San Francisco Police Department confirmed. The shooting happened at the intersection of 9th Street and Minna Street just before 1:50 p.m.

SFPD said a vehicle was driving north on 9th Street when one or two people opened fire. There were “a lot” of shell casings in the street after the shooting.

Police did not locate a victim at the scene of the shooting but were later notified that a victim showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds. SFPD did not give an update on the victim’s condition.


I suspect that there is literally no level of pain which will convince leftists that their whole world view is wrong.
436   Patrick   2023 Mar 2, 7:17pm  

https://sfstandard.com/transportation/if-downtown-sf-is-dead-why-is-traffic-so-bad/



Wow, BART and Caltrain really got clobbered by all this. I guess people shifted to their cars, at least the remaining people.

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