Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads – SFGate
Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads – SFGateSure, San Francisco has great facets worthy of postcards and travel books, but it also has a worsening underbelly that D’Alessandro says he can no longer gloss over.
People injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks. Tent camps. Human feces. The threatening behavior of some people who appear either mentally ill or high. Petty theft.
“The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting,” D’Alessandro said, adding he’s traveled the world, and San Francisco stands out for the wrong reasons. “I’ve never seen any other city like this — the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs.
“How can it be?” he continued. “How can it have gotten to this point?”
No mention of the growing income inequality under Trump administration. The income gap is widening. Poverty and homelessness are GROWING as a result of the 1 percent stealing the wages of the 99 percent and giving themselves raises, bonuses and golden parachutes.
The 1 percent use the divide and conquer tactics, plus added helpings of fear plus hatred, demonizing the victims of the corporate welfare and 1 percent theft..