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Sunday, June 23, 2024

San Fran. Mayor Chased Out of Public Square during Speech on Drugs, Crime

'Brazen drug dealing and deteriorating street conditions have exacerbated a humanitarian crisis on our streets ... '

(Headline USA) San Francisco Democrat Mayor London Breed and other city officials were booed out of a city square earlier this week after they attempted to hold a press conference on drug overdoses.

Breed and the city’s board of supervisors held a conference in United Nations Plaza, which has become a notorious open-air drug market, to highlight the problems in the area, including surging overdoses.

Breed and Supervisor Aaron Peskin began the conference by saying the city has tolerated “illegal, out-of-control behavior for far too long.”

“Many San Franciscans do not feel safe,” Peskin said. “Brazen drug dealing and deteriorating street conditions have exacerbated a humanitarian crisis on our streets.”

Within minutes, the nearby crowd began booing and hurling insults at the officials. One woman even threw a brick at the officials, almost striking a child. She was arrested and removed in handcuffs.

In the end, Breed’s conference lasted only 10 minutes, at which point she and the other officials had to be escorted away to City Hall, where they continued delivering their remarks.

Like Peskin, Breed suggested that the leftist policies implemented in San Francisco have contributed to the city’s deteriorating condition.

“Compassion is killing people,” Breed said. “We have to change what is happening on the streets. It’s too easy getting drugs, they are dying under our watch, we have to do better.”

Breed, herself a progressive, said she is “putting everything on the line.”

“I am doing this job without fear of losing it. San Francisco claims to be so compassionate and liberal. People are growing up in the midst of this chaos. What about them? We have tried over, and over again, and what we are doing is not working,” she said.

“Are we going to collaborate and work toward solutions? Or are we going to let the same old thing happen over, and over, and over again?” she said.

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