Leftist utopia turning sour
San Francisco's drug addicts now outnumber high school students as it was revealed that the city handed out a record 5.8 million free syringes last year – about 500,000 more than in 2017.
Despite spending an extra $1.8 million dollars last year in an effort to retrieve used needles, the government handed out about 2 million more syringes than it got back.
San Francisco's junkie population – many of whom live on the streets and use sidewalks as outdoor toilets – now stands at 24,500, an increase of 2,000 drug users since 2012 and 8,500 more people than the city's 16,000 high school students.
Despite new Mayor London Breed's promise to clean up the city, 9,659 calls complaining about needles littering the streets were received in 2018, an increase of a third on 2017.
The number of complaints about feces on the streets has also tripled since 2011.
The disconnect between San Francisco's tech elite and the homeless junkies who camp on its streets was emphasized in a tweet by Erik Finn showing starving, jobless homeless people huddled outside a "robotic coffeebar".
San Francisco in one photo.— ERIK FIN (@erikfinman) January 14, 2019
Fully Robotic Coffeeshop next to the Starving Jobless Homeless pic.twitter.com/uwK936Twb5