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San Francisco's slide into hell under extreme violent leftism


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2021 Apr 15, 9:51pm   145,691 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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381   🎂 Eric Holder   2022 Nov 29, 1:58pm  

WookieMan says

I assume you guys out there have some senior or poverty ticket to ride as well


No need for that: just jump the stalls or walk in through the emergency exit.
382   AD   2022 Nov 29, 9:51pm  

Patrick says

This is weird and interesting. San Francisco is the most authoritarian of cities in enforcing "public health" through mandated injections, yet somehow cannot see or control the public health hazard of human shit all over the city. The contradiction is stark, and yet part of same psychology somehow.


Its intentionally upside down. It is meant to be this way as far as defying any sense of logic and societal decency. The chaotic means are part of Cloward Piven Strategy.

Its also about conditioning the masses or population of law abiding taxpayers.

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383   AmericanKulak   2022 Nov 30, 12:01am  

Family-driven marriage encouraged accumulation of assets and status.

Romance-driven marriage kept the rabble from accumulating assets and status.

Imagine if we had mid century changes to marriage laws in the US, how rich the average household would be
384   Patrick   2022 Dec 2, 9:56am  

https://sfstandard.com/criminal-justice/bay-area-apple-store-robbery-35k-of-iphones-and-laptops-stolen-on-black-friday/


Two men threatened violence toward shoppers while they stole merchandise worth $35,000 at an Apple Store in Palo Alto on Black Friday, Nov. 25.

Palo Alto police took the robbery call at 4:17 p.m. after two suspects entered the the downtown Palo Alto store and shoplifted several items, including multiple iPhones and laptops.

Police said that one suspect was overheard by an employee threatening violence toward anyone who attempted to stop them.

The threat of violence escalated the crime from burglary shoplifting to a robbery, police said. ...

The suspects fled in a red Mazda 3 hatchback, and were last seen by a security guard traveling northbound on Highway 101.

Palo Alto police Capt. James Reifschneider said: “No arrests have been made, and we have no suspect information other than both suspects were Black males in their late teens or early 20s. One was wearing a blue hoodie with black pants; the other was wearing a gray hoodie with blue jeans.”


1. kind of unusual that this kind of crime is hitting "safe" areas like Palo Alto
2. even more unusual that the police would tell the truth that the perps are black

And you know, fuck them. Apple deserves to be robbed because they were VERY aggressive about excluding people without masks.
385   Patrick   2022 Dec 2, 10:08am  

https://californiaglobe.com/articles/union-square-robbery-saturday-renews-sf-retailer-fears-of-another-crime-laden-holiday-season/


Union Square Robbery Saturday Renews SF Retailer Fears Of Another Crime Laden Holiday Season
$180,000 in merchandise stolen from a Union Square Leica store a week after Mayor Breed assured retailers things had changed


Nothing can ever get better as long as Democrats remain in power.

Not that the Republican Party is so great, but at least they have a few good people, while the Democrats have none at all. No one of integrity would remain a Democrat for even one minute.
386   Ceffer   2022 Dec 2, 10:46am  

Patrick says

And you know, fuck them. Apple deserves to be robbed because they were VERY aggressive about excluding people without masks.

Karma for the promoters of the CCP slave masks? Illuminati card game 'eat the rich'?
387   Onvacation   2022 Dec 2, 11:52am  

RWSGFY says

BART is circling the toilet:

Maybe they should stop requiring masks.
388   DD214   2022 Dec 2, 12:12pm  

San Francisco police can now use robots to kill ! The killer robot discussion is no longer strictly the domain of 'RoboCop'

https://techcrunch.com/2022/11/30/san-francisco-police-can-now-use-robots-to-kill/
389   Patrick   2022 Dec 2, 2:56pm  

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/catalytic-converter-thefts-target-prius-17621912.php


The 3-minute heist wreaking havoc on the Bay Area is only getting worse
Skyrocketing thefts have led to monthslong backorders for Prius parts

The first time someone stole the catalytic converter from artist Naomi Hummel’s 2007 Prius was in Seattle in 2020. A mechanic installed a replacement the next day.

Earlier this year, thieves sawed off the replacement while her car was parked in the Fruitvale BART Station parking garage near her Oakland home. Hummel put an insurance payout toward a 2015 Prius — but within months, thieves crawled underneath and snagged her new car’s catalytic converter, too. Now, two months later, Hummel is still waiting for a replacement, as astronomical theft rates drive a nationwide shortage of the part she needs.
390   Patrick   2022 Dec 4, 12:35pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/california-tech-boss-10-month-old-son-survives-fentanyl-overdose


10-month-old son of tech boss overdoses on fentanyl while playing at San Fran playground

Sena, the 10-month-old son of tech company boss Ivan Matkovic, suffered an "accidental fentanyl overdose" while crawling around at a San Francisco playground on Tuesday. The boy was reported in good health Wednesday. ...

Police told Matkovic his son's exposure was most likely through powder.
391   Ceffer   2022 Dec 4, 12:45pm  

Patrick says

Police told Matkovic his son's exposure was most likely through powder.

Yeah, couldn't possibly have been Dad's stash.
392   richwicks   2022 Dec 4, 12:46pm  

Ceffer says

Patrick says


Police told Matkovic his son's exposure was most likely through powder.

Yeah, couldn't possibly have been Dad's stash.

It's hard to imagine that a CEO is using fentanyl.

It's kind of a gutter drug. Like crystal meth.
393   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2022 Dec 4, 12:46pm  

once all blacks get 250k reparation all will suddenly better.
394   1337irr   2022 Dec 4, 4:45pm  

FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden says

once all blacks get 250k reparation all will suddenly better.

I identify as Black, where is this $250k?
397   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2022 Dec 4, 5:56pm  

1337irr says

FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden says


once all blacks get 250k reparation all will suddenly better.

I identify as Black, where is this $250k?


when it comes to money theyll make sure its friends and family. silly stuff doesn’t apply when its financial looting
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.

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