As homeless encampments continue to crop up in San Francisco, the city’s leader is promising an “aggressive” crackdown starting this week in one neighborhood to clear sidewalks of tent camps for good, Fox News reports.
The return of tents in the Mission District has Mayor Mark Farrell promising an “aggressive” crackdown of sidewalk camps next week — and this time he’s vowing to keep them out, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“Enough is enough,” Farrell said Friday. “We have offered services time and time again and gotten many off the street, but there is a resistant population that remains, and their tents have to go.”
When it comes to tent camps, Farrell added, “We have moved as a city from a position of compassion to enabling (unacceptable) street behavior, and as mayor I don’t stand for that.”
The city plans to conduct sweeps starting this week through the city’s Mission District to clear out tents set up along sidewalks. As a supervisor, Farrell was behind legislation passed by voters that allows the city to remove tents as long as they provide alternate shelter and give one day’s notice.
There have been sweeps in the area before, but campers returned days later or simply moved a few blocks away, according to KTVU.
Farrell said this time will be different, as the city plans to have a “dedicated team” to make sure people don’t come back.
I mean, these people are crapping on sidewalks, shooting up drugs and throwing their syringes in the streets and all sorts of garbage.
But homeless outreach groups (libs) contend the mayor’s action may just be moving the problem elsewhere.
“Without a relocation plan, it’s just more of the sidewalk shuffle,” Jennifer Friedenbach, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness, told the Chronicle.
Well Jennifer, it looks like you are taking home a huge paycheck for sitting on your fat a**.
Friedenbach told the paper many tent dwellers suffer from mental illness, and “don’t fit into a crowded situation” if put into a shelter.
Farrell, however, is pushing on.
“The tents are a public safety hazard for the people living in them, and for the residents of San Francisco,” Farrell added. “And they are gone.”
What a mess.
Liberalism is a mess.