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San Francisco's slide into hell under extreme violent leftism


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2021 Apr 15, 9:51pm   146,441 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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724   Shaman   2023 Aug 29, 3:31pm  

Ceffer says

I could believe the fire sale scam. However, how do the fire sale artists unlodge the faked election cycles and the moron apparatchiks, and then clean up the drug and homeless infestations? There has to be something to attract the business back to improve valuations.


It’s white envelope politics.
Policies will magically be fixed once the right owners are installed.
Why elect someone to enact policies when you can just bribe existing politicians to enact the policies you prefer?
725   AD   2023 Aug 29, 3:35pm  

Ceffer says


There has to be something to attract the business back to improve valuations.


Its a gradual cycle, like when white liberal hipsters and gay artists take over a depressed area and it takes 5 to 10 years for it to get gentrified.

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726   HeadSet   2023 Aug 29, 4:45pm  

Ceffer says

However, how do the fire sale artists unlodge the faked election cycles and the moron apparatchiks, and then clean up the drug and homeless infestations?

The same way they make all the homeless disappear on streets where a Dem VIP will be coming through.
727   Patrick   2023 Aug 29, 5:27pm  

https://sfstandard.com/2023/08/28/san-franciscos-market-for-mansions-for-the-ultra-rich-have-taken-a-dive/


After an overheated pandemic peak, home sales and sales prices across all segments have dipped—but the city’s most expensive homes have taken an even steeper dive. ...

A property at 3410 Jackson St. in Presidio Heights was put on the market in February at $23.5 million before eventually selling at $18.5 million in May.

Less than a mile away in Cow Hollow, a property at 2660 Scott St. that was listed for sale in January at $16.5 million sold in July at $13 million.

In Sea Cliff, a property at 9 25th Ave. that first went on the market last September at a $32 million asking price, saw a series of price drops before selling in April for $20 million. ...

In July, the median price per square foot for homes over $5 million in San Francisco was $1,468, a more than 20% decline from the number one year prior, based off three-month rolling data.

Sales for homes over $5 million in San Francisco are down 56% year to date in 2023 compared with a year prior. ...

Brokers like Stiewe attributed some of the drop-off in San Francisco to larger concerns among residents about urban problems like homelessness and public safety. ...

Lazier said she’s found high-net-worth families moving to San Francisco, drawn by the city’s strong labor market and tech industry, have taken to renting expensive properties instead of buying. ...
729   HeadSet   2023 Aug 29, 6:55pm  

Patrick says

Cow Hollow, a property at 2660 Scott St. that was listed for sale in January at $16.5 million sold in July at $13 million.

Somehow, "Cow Hollow" and "$13 million" do not seem to go together.
730   AD   2023 Aug 29, 7:29pm  

Patrick says

Sales for homes over $5 million in San Francisco are down 56% year to date in 2023 compared with a year prior. ...


Seems like the same type of price crash occurred back in 2008 -2011 for high end homes in overpriced zip codes like San Fran.

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731   AD   2023 Aug 29, 7:39pm  

Check this home out. It only appreciated about 4% over the last 20 years. I recall Robert Shiller stating the median home value should appreciate annually about 4% over the long run. Maybe San Fran is going through some residential real estate value adjustment for various reasons such as local crime.
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732   Ceffer   2023 Aug 29, 7:43pm  

I can't believe the prices are still that high. I guess a few of the unscathed survivors need to get poopinated or mugged out of their SF urban fantasy to drop prices further. Better to leave with the shit on your face than wait for the Homeless Rapture.
733   AD   2023 Aug 31, 10:55am  

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https://fortune.com/2023/08/30/marc-benioff-salesforce-ceo-dreamforce-san-francisco-may-move/

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, $CRM, has said that the future of his company’s massive Dreamforce conference in San Francisco could be jeopardized if it’s affected by the city’s homelessness and drug use challenges next month.

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735   AD   2023 Aug 31, 9:58pm  

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As far as that image above of Total Wine and More, it makes sense to create another security barrier or layer.

Place an armed security guard with license plate reading camera system and facial recognition surveillance cameras at the gate entrance.

This would be a way to reduce the risk of people easily carrying stolen merchandise out of the store.

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736   Patrick   2023 Sep 1, 8:20am  

https://sfstandard.com/2022/08/03/revenue-from-homelessness-tax-plummeted/


The money San Francisco collected from a controversial 2018 business tax known as Prop C fell from $394 million for July 2019 to June 2020 to $218 million for the following year, according to the city controller’s office.

Prop C, aimed at housing the homeless, specifically targets companies with revenues of more than $50 million. The drop in Prop C revenue was far greater than the 12% decline in revenue over the same period from the tax that applies to all businesses, showing the extent to which mobile workers and their employers left the city during the pandemic.


And companies left SF because of the homelessness, the tax on corporations which didn't help the homeless, and SF's insane response to Wuhan Virus, which somehow did not affect the homeless at all.
738   Ceffer   2023 Sep 1, 10:21pm  

Man, this is a doozy, even for San Francisco. Go to the link to see a sampling of the constituency. Yeah, this was from fair and honest elections. NOBODY would ever vote this shit in.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/albums/72177720310875391

https://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=228544
739   Patrick   2023 Sep 2, 11:57am  

https://www.boatblurb.com/post/appearance-of-pirates-in-san-francisco-bay-leaves-boaters-and-marinas-on-edge


Appearance of Pirates in San Francisco Bay Leaves Boaters and Marinas On Edge

It's a headline you don't expect to see in North America, but pirates are now operating in San Francisco Bay.

Major news outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, CBS News, and ABC have all reported the sudden appearance of thieves and marauders targeting marinas and boaters under the cover of darkness.

According to ABC, thieves are arriving at night aboard small watercraft and using bolt cutters and other break-in tools to gain access to unoccupied boats. Several sailboats have been stolen, as well as small watercraft, dinghies, tools, and outboard motors.

Boat owners are blaming nearby homeless encampments, while police have so far declined to issue a public statement. Boaters are also pointing the finger at 'anchor outs' -- people who keep boats, which are often stolen, and live rent-free by continually moving their anchor location to avoid police.
740   RWSGFY   2023 Sep 2, 12:37pm  

Somebody who steals something from an unoccupied boat is not really a pirate, he's just a common burglar. Piracy requires a little bit more ballz than that.
741   1337irr   2023 Sep 2, 12:49pm  

RWSGFY says

Somebody who steals something from an unoccupied boat is not really a pirate, he's just a common burglar. Piracy requires a little bit more ballz than that.

Obligatory pirate joke...
What's a pirate's favorite movie? It's rated Rrrrr!
743   Patrick   2023 Sep 6, 1:23pm  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/literal-chaos-wednesday-september


In case you were wondering about exactly who in San Fransisco is in favor of the city’s controlled demolition, last week a group of totally-sane citizens led by San Fransisco’s most liberal Supervisor Dean Preston held a rally at City Hall in favor of looser drug enforcement.



... Among other notable accomplishments, after his election to the board, Supervisor Preston passed legislation making it illegal to evict tenants during the pandemic. Here’s one example of an earnest, non-ironic sign from the rally:



So far, these barely-functioning people are somehow winning in California’s most iconic city. This photo illustrates San Fransisco’s current status:



It looks a whole lot like there’s no drug enforcement. Yet the protestors and Supervisor Preston called for looser drug enforcement. How is that even possible? Do they want the city to install fentanyl vending machines or something?
745   AD   2023 Sep 6, 7:50pm  

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yep, Booger ... its Cloward Piven Strategy and anarcho tyranny tactics

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746   Ceffer   2023 Sep 7, 10:01pm  

Sunset Beach: for those who think the problem is just downtown. It's spreading all over the bay area into the suburbs.
747   AD   2023 Sep 7, 11:36pm  

Ceffer says

Sunset Beach: for those who think the problem is just downtown. It's spreading all over the bay area into the suburbs.


smash and grab is one of the organized thugs' modus operandi

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748   HeadSet   2023 Sep 8, 8:34am  

Ceffer says

Sunset Beach: for those who think the problem is just downtown. It's spreading all over the bay area into the suburbs.


That happened to me in France. We parked a Chrysler minivan and took a short walk through a park. When we returned to the van, we found someone had used a lock puller on the driver side door and took one of the womans' purse. We found the purse in the trash about a block away with all the money and credit cards missing. This happened in a nice area in Provence about 1995.
749   RWSGFY   2023 Sep 8, 8:55am  

Everybody in the Southern parts of Europe knows not to leave anything in the car.
750   mell   2023 Sep 8, 9:07am  

RWSGFY says

Everybody in the Southern parts of Europe knows not to leave anything in the car.

Theft in Southern Europe is fairly low compared to demonrat destroyed cities such as SF. France maybe, Italy has hardly any theft, not sure about Spain
751   RWSGFY   2023 Sep 8, 9:22am  

mell says


RWSGFY says


Everybody in the Southern parts of Europe knows not to leave anything in the car.

Theft in Southern Europe is fairly low compared to demonrat destroyed cities such as SF. France maybe, Italy has hardly any theft, not sure about Spain



Don't have the numbers to compare (share yours), but I was warned to keep the car completely empty every time I visited Rome, Paris, Florence etc. in the 90s, 00s and 10s. Never been to Spain but it's a known fact that people get their purses and camera bags snatched off their shoulder by scooter-riding cunts there. We are shocked by this kind of stuff now, because it's not the norm for us yet, but it is and has been pretty common in Europe for a long time. It is ruled by demon rats after all and being soft on crime has been their schtick since at least 70s..
752   mell   2023 Sep 8, 9:47am  

RWSGFY says


Don't have the numbers to compare (share yours), but I was warned to keep the car completely empty every time I visited Rome, Paris, Florence etc. in the 90s, 00s and 10s. Never been to Spain but it's a known fact that people get their purses and camera bags snatched off their shoulder by scooter-riding cunts there. We are shocked by this kind of stuff now, because it's not the norm for us yet, but it is and has been pretty common in Europe for a long time. It is ruled by demon rats after all and being soft on crime has been their schtick since at least 70s..

I spent a lot of time in Italy, I have never seen or heard of anybody getting their purse snatched, this is a strangely romanticized notion of Italy, and it may have been the case in the 1950s to 1970s, but not after that. When I was younger, I forgot a lot of stuff, left expensive jeans jackets and wallets in bars/cafes, only to have everything returned/picked up at the local police station. Italians generally do not steal or rob, and violent crime is almost exclusively committed by immigrants. Also nobody will still your bike in Europe, even nice ones. Thieves do target upper class vehicles and baggage/clothes/wearables sometimes. France has a known problem with immigrants and theft/robbery, however the nice parts of southern France I can only see high income tourists flashing it being stolen from. I looked up "official" rates, and it seems like theft is higher in Italy than in the US as a total, but robbery significantly lower. So yeah, maybe a few more skilled pickpockets, but I would say the reporting rate in the US is likely near an all time low since you're not only not being helped (not even report taken), you may be labeled as raycyst for reporting thefts.
753   Patrick   2023 Sep 8, 10:01am  

Barcelona has to be theft capital of Europe. Just about everyone I've talked to who's been there has been robbed there, both purse snatchings and theft of things when they weren't looking.
754   1337irr   2023 Sep 8, 10:06am  

Patrick says


Barcelona has to be theft capital of Europe. Just about everyone I've talked to who's been there has been robbed there, both purse snatchings and theft of things when they weren't looking.

I be curious how this relates to prison populations in various countries. They say the US is #1 in prison population, but it seems like we prosecute robberies which is good for society.
755   stereotomy   2023 Sep 8, 10:37am  

HeadSet says


That happened to me in France. We parked a Chrysler minivan and took a short walk through a park. When we returned to the van, we found someone had used a lock puller on the driver side door and took one of the womans' purse. We found the purse in the trash about a block away with all the money and credit cards missing. This happened in a nice area in Provence about 1995.

In the early 90's I was traveling with a woman (who I was not fucking), we took a train to Tuscany, and the criminals used sleeping gas to knock out the passengers so that they could rifle through everyone's loosely attached belongings. I had my cash hanging around my neck under all my layers of clothihng; she left her cash out and got taken to the cleaners. She was english BTW, so no love lost here.
756   Ceffer   2023 Sep 8, 10:50am  

My one Euro journey, we were warned about pickpockets and Gypsies. Never encountered such, kept my minimal stuff close to the bod.

When we drove from Switzerland to Italy, at a gas station, a guy came up to me with heavy accented English with a very expensive and genuine looking gold jewelry watch. He said he was a Communist, as if he had liberated it from the ruling classes, and offered it for a few hundred bucks. It was moot, because I didn't have a few hundred bucks, anyway.
757   mell   2023 Sep 8, 2:52pm  

stereotomy says


HeadSet says


That happened to me in France. We parked a Chrysler minivan and took a short walk through a park. When we returned to the van, we found someone had used a lock puller on the driver side door and took one of the womans' purse. We found the purse in the trash about a block away with all the money and credit cards missing. This happened in a nice area in Provence about 1995.

In the early 90's I was traveling with a woman (who I was not fucking), we took a train to Tuscany, and the criminals used sleeping gas to knock out the passengers so that they could rifle through everyone's loosely attached belongings. I had my cash hanging around my neck under all my layers of clothihng; she left her cash out and got taken to the cleaners. She was english BTW, so no love lost here.


This is crazy, never heard of anything like this. Are you sure it was sleeping gas and not a few too many bottles of cheap Lambrusco? How did they do this? Sit in front of the individual cabins and pump in the gas, or was it the entire sleeping section?
758   Patrick   2023 Sep 8, 3:03pm  

mell says

This is crazy, never heard of anything like this. Are you sure it was sleeping gas


I remember hearing stories of that during my two years in Europe.

Ceffer says

My one Euro journey, we were warned about pickpockets and Gypsies.


One you recognize them, you see them begging all over, especially in Italy. They are also here in the SF Bay Area.

Usually a heavy Indian-looking woman in a long patterned skirt sitting with a baby on a corner. Sadly, I have never seen one this hot:



I'll try to remember to post a photo here next time I see one.
759   DemocratsAreTotallyFucked   2023 Sep 8, 4:20pm  

Living it up in Hotel California! (Arson Target)

761   Patrick   2023 Sep 16, 3:23pm  

https://sfstandard.com/2023/09/15/san-francisco-supervisor-sharon-lai/


More than a year before the November 2024 election, the race for who will represent Downtown San Francisco on the Board of Supervisors is heating up.

Sharon Lai, a former transportation official, announced Friday morning that she will run to represent District 3, which covers the northeast covers of the city, including the Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, Nob Hill and Russian Hill.

Lai, a Chinese American immigrant, is hardly new to city politics. She worked for the Planning Department earlier in her career and served on the board of directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency from 2020 to 2022. She later resigned from the board position to pursue a master's degree at Harvard University. Upon graduating in May 2023, she moved back to the city and currently works for the World Economic Forum, an international lobbying nonprofit.

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