It comes as no surprise that a city in the liberal haven of California would put ending the Second Amendment above sanitation on their local government priority list, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t sad to watch.
The city of San Francisco, consistently believed to be one of the nation’s most liberal and progressive cities has a big problem with keeping clean. In fact, recent exposés on the subject have revealed a shocking sanitation situation in the Bay Area.
San Francisco has a reputation as one of the prettiest cities in the world, but a survey of more than 150 downtown blocks has revealed streets covered with garbage, human excrement and hypodermic needles across the liberal city.
In all, the survey by NBC Bay Area took in 153 blocks — an area that includes City Hall and several schools.
“The investigation revealed trash littered across every block,” the station reported. “The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces.”
Just how bad could it be? See for yourself.
You would think that this issue, combined with the massive news coverage of it, would hasten the city officials who will be ultimately culpable for this humanitarian crisis. But no, not in ultraliberal San Francisco.
In San Francisco, they’re set to spend nearly $800 million to further neuter the Second Amendment.
With San Francisco reportedly $10 billion in the hole, Mayor Mark Farrell announced a new push to help expand the city’s gun seizure squad.
The $800,000 initiative, approved by the City, would expand efforts to confiscate guns from those who are prohibited from owning firearms due to felony or violent misdemeanor convictions. Among the outlays funded will be for five new positions in San Francisco’s Adult Probation Department, tasked with following up with those who have recently lost their gun rights to make sure their firearms are removed.
“When we keep weapons out of the hands of felons, we make our communities safer for all San Franciscans,” said Farrell in a statement. “We cannot allow these criminals to continue to have access to weapons. Gun violence is a tragic epidemic in our city, state, and country, but we are taking meaningful steps in San Francisco to remove firearms from the most dangerous individuals in our society.”
There’s a good reason why no one was complaining when California was considering seceding from the United States.