Originally published September 11 2015
CA's liberal utopia finally a reality as citizens defecate in streets and drink their own urine, increasing risk of deadly epidemics despite forced vaccination law
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) The more the statists who run California try to create the ultimate utopian paradise, the further away from it they seem to get. Case in point: San Francisco's uber-liberal politicians have made it so politically incorrect to adequately deal with the city's rising homeless population that the number of homeless people continues to rise. The increasing number of homeless is creating a major public health problem in a state that just passed a mandatory vaccine law.
As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the homeless openly defecate and urinate on city streets and sometimes do even worse things. As the holiday shopping season approaches and Super Bowl 50 comes right on its heels, officials are finding themselves in a quandary over a situation they created.
As noted by The Bold Italic, 22 percent of the nation's homeless live in California; a great deal of them live in San Francisco. The publication also notes that in San Francisco alone, the city has enacted scores of ordinances that ostensibly criminalize the kinds of "quality of life" violations mentioned above.
Nevertheless, the homeless population has not dissipated. In fact, it has actually grown somewhat.
San Francisco has yet to renew a ten-year plan that was enacted to deal with its homeless that just expired. As part of that plan, thousands of permanent residences were built to house the homeless, and thousands more are still needed.
Off the street... but to where?The city's mayor, Ed Lee, has proclaimed that the homeless must be off the street before Super Bowl 50, the NFL's premier game watched by more than 100 million people. It will be played in the new Levi's Stadium, which opened in July 2014.
"We'll give you an alternative," Lee said when he was asked whether the sidewalk sleepers will have to go before fans descend in the thousands ahead of the Super Bowl. "We are always going to be supportive. But you are going to have to leave the street. Not just because it is illegal, but because it is dangerous."
The idea is to temporarily house the homeless in the new Navigation Center in the Mission District, where they can live while they are routed into more permanent housing, rehabilitation, jobs, and other services. Some of them could end up in an estimated 500 units of supportive housing the mayor wants to have refurbished and open by year's end.
"Some of them are mentally ill. Some of them have severe drug addiction," Lee said of the homeless who sleep on the street. "They get cleaned up for 24 hours, and then they are back on the environment that caused this in the first place."
One mayoral candidate, a comedian named Stuart Schuffman aka "Broke A** Stuart," has suggested providing tax breaks to businesses that let homeless people inside to "pee for free."
Free housing – that will be subsidized by San Francisco taxpayers – and other incentives to stop the homeless from excreting urine and feces on city streets have not done much to stop the stench or the spread of disease, nor is it likely to work any time soon.
Making a bad problem worseSome homeless advocates say there isn't much serious effort on the part of local politicians.
"Homeless people are used as scapegoats by politicians on a frequent basis," Jennifer Friedenbach, head of the nonprofit Coalition on Homelessness, told the San Francisco Examiner last year.
As The Bold Italic added, ordinances don't seem to be doing much good:
Being a scapegoat also means getting ticketed for sitting or sleeping in public places, although it's unclear what reasonable alternative exists for most people on the street. [A recent] report finds that homeless people aren't likely to appear in court to resolve or protest fines, which could lead to a bench warrant or even arrest at the discretion of the officer. Even if officers spend only 10 minutes writing a citation, over the course of a year that adds up to potentially hundreds of hours diverted from more urgent issues on the street.
In the meantime, without any real plan to reduce its mounting homeless population, the utopia of San Francisco is slowing deteriorating into just another liberal American city that is unable to cope with the reality of its own left-wing making.
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