San Francisco's slide into hell under extreme violent leftism

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2021 Apr 15, 9:51pm   145,867 views  1,013 comments

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‘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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971   Patrick   2024 Apr 26, 4:12pm  

Not sure what city, but all California cities are like that.
973   Ceffer   2024 Apr 26, 6:02pm  

The 'security guard' looks like he was taking the worst of it from the likely drug chuffed ferile street valiant. I think he should be looking for another job, or they should find somebody more capable.
984   AD   2024 May 5, 6:05pm  

Hero status level for AntiFa


San Francisco woman stole $60,000 in goods from one Target
985   Patrick   2024 May 12, 2:48pm  


The City of San Francisco is providing free beer and vodka shots to homeless alcoholics at taxpayer expense under a little-known pilot program.
990   WookieMan   2024 May 16, 4:00am  

Patrick says

Never, ever give an alcoholic hard booze like vodka. That will ALWAYS compound the issue and make it worse. Has anyone on San Francisco's board met or known an alcoholic?? Or are they drunk themselves? Usually you put a link in if it's Babylon Bee or whatever site that is, so not sure if this is satire or for real. If real, whoever decided this should be jailed today.
991   Ceffer   2024 May 16, 10:55am  

The Homeless Industrial Complex. When you need to launder tax money in a hurry back to government political pockets. The horror of homelessness stuffed in the face of the public makes it look like ALTRUISM.


992   HeadSet   2024 May 16, 6:22pm  

WookieMan says

If real, whoever decided this should be jailed today.

For every seemingly irrational act, see who profits. Such as, who is it that got the contact to supply this alcohol?
993   RayAmerica   2024 May 21, 10:03am  

Benny Johnson Exposes Democrats’ Ghettoization Of America In The ‘Most Dangerous’ TARGET Store (VIDEO)

Suggestion: as you watch this video, listen to Tony Bennet's 'I Left My Heart in San Fransisco.'

994   Patrick   2024 May 30, 7:07pm  


Thieves used trash cans and a crowbar to smash into a new Hayes Valley restaurant and make off with $20,000 in liquor and equipment—on the same day, the new fusion spot was supposed to hold a soft opening event.

Xebec was due to open Tuesday evening on Gough Street in Hayes Valley. But before owner Georges Hawawini arrived that morning, a chef had already called him to say they'd been robbed.

“He called me and said, ‘Did you take all the equipment to the other location?’ I said ‘no!’” Hawawini said. “He’s like, ‘Oh my God, we’ve been robbed.’”

Democrats getting exactly what they voted for.
997   Patrick   2024 Jun 30, 11:00am  

You beat me to it, but here's another version:

998   Ceffer   2024 Jun 30, 1:05pm  

LOL! Perhaps an ulterior motive is also to reduce armed robbery of the liquor stores and fast marts and putting them out of business. They all sell addictive shit, like vape and nicotine products, as well as lottery tickets and alcohol. There are several addiction industries going on in these stores, and California loves the slush from lottery tickets, too.

The few times I go into the gas station store in Santa Cruz down on the corner, there are these surly, fat soy hippie dudes with wispy beards and porcine bellies dispensing vapes, cigarettes, pipes, booze and lottery tickets. It's a one stop minor vice shop. It's kinna depressing.
Patrick says

999   yawaraf   2024 Jun 30, 1:38pm  

Are the stolen goods signs for real? I can't find anything on Google.
1000   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2024 Jun 30, 4:18pm  

yawaraf says

Are the stolen goods signs for real? I can't find anything on Google.

google isn’t internet, it’s intranet. censored like China
1002   RayAmerica   2024 Jul 4, 10:08am  

Elderly woman who died after being pushed into BART train identified

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A homeless man is accused of pushing a 74-year-old woman into a Bay Area Rapid Transit train, resulting in her death, according to BART officials. The elderly woman was pushed into a Millbrae-bound train inside the Powell Street Station in San Francisco at 11:06 p.m. Monday, officials said.

The victim was identified as Corazon Dandan of San Mateo County, according to the SF Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The train was approaching the station when Dandan was pushed, hit her head on the train, and fell on the platform, transit officials said. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and later died.

BART Police Department officers reacted quickly and arrested a homeless man, 49-year-old Trevor Belmont, also known as Hoak Taing, on the platform immediately following the incident, BART PD said.

Belmont was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of murder and inflicting injury on an elderly person, inmate records show. He is being held behind bars without bail.

1004   WookieMan   2024 Jul 7, 7:12am  

DemocratsAreTotallyFucked says

Why? Just why? These people need to be put in asylums yesterday. I don't care about choosing to watch porn online or going to a strip club or if you choose to be gay. This just wrong. You don't do that shit in public. Heard about this shit this morning.

You do that shit in front of my kids you will not walk away. I won't kill you, but you will need an ambulance.

I live in the country/rural so I don't see these types of gays. The ones I know are out of the closet, but not at all flamboyant and definitely not performing sexual acts in public. Was at the lesbian farm last night. Nothing. We just hang out. American flag. No pride flag. Just a good night with some beers and a fire. The lesbian that plays the man role needs some help with the grill though. She's failing in that role.

How the fuck did we get here? Should have kept the closet closed and not given then an entire month for their bull shit parades. Leave cities and large suburbs. I can't deal with that type of gay without getting arrested for a hate crime.
1005   SoTex   2024 Jul 7, 9:50am  

WookieMan says

Heard about this shit this morning.

Dude, this is nothing new there. Just that it happened in a nation wide gay parade month now or something. Folsom street fair is worse. About 15 years ago I saw a couple vomit in the street, one laid down in it, the other got on top and they started going at it. So gross!
1006   Booger   2024 Jul 7, 10:41am  

What are you going to do about it?
Put gays that do sex acts in public in jail?
Like jail is somehow going to make them kick the habit!
1007   The_Deplorable   2024 Jul 7, 12:36pm  

Booger says
"What are you going to do about it?
Put gays that do sex acts in public in jail?"

Yes. Or a mental asylum - whatever is appropriate.
1008   stereotomy   2024 Jul 7, 1:21pm  

I don't think it will be fire this time, at least not initially, but the Sodom of the West will fall, probably as an aftershock of the next great earthquake.
1009   AmericanKulak   2024 Jul 9, 11:49pm  

Attacks on Asian Old Ladies not racist, despite characteristics of the perps, sez LDHDTV+ Police Captain of Oakland.


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