San Francisco on the brink: Man jailed for attacking news crew during street interview

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A criminal deviant was caught on camera late Saturday assaulting a San Francisco news crew photographer as local station KPIX reporter Betty Yu was interviewing a family about their Christmas Day activities.

According to Yu, she was in the middle of interviewing the family outside the Metreon shopping center when she heard a man heckling her crew. A second later, the man “swung at” her photographer, knocking his camera to the ground.

As the photographer retrieved the camera from the ground, the man continued his heckling, saying something about how “she,” presumably Yu, “was up in the store last night.”

Authorities arrested the criminal deviant a short time later and charged him with felony vandalism and misdemeanor battery.

The whole encounter was captured on camera thanks to the husband of the mother whom Yu had been interviewing.

Watch, and note how Yu tagged controversial San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin in her tweets:

Yu reported on Twitter that the suspect had been “trespassing” at the Metron’s Target store on Christmas Eve.

She also revealed that while she “usually” has security with her, that evening she didn’t “due to the holiday.”

Yu is a frequent online target of the far-left because of her willingness to conduct honest reporting on both the city’s crime and homelessness epidemics (*Language warning):

Luckily for them, they have a veritable ally in Boudin. The far-left DA has presided over the skyrocketing of crime as he’s drastically weakened criminal laws.

“Seventeen Walgreens over the last five years, almost every Gap retail outlet is gone, CVS is under assault,” San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai said over the summer about the ramifications of the Bay Area’s endless crime surge.

“People are scared to go into these stores: seniors, people with disabilities, children. And it’s happening brazenly. We can’t just as a city throw up our hands and say this is OK.”

Even Mayor London Breed, a Democrat who’d previously supported the “defund the police” movement, has had enough. She recently placed the city’s Tenderloin district in a “state of emergency” because of all of the crime.

Boudin responded by crying foul, claiming the crime can’t be solved by enforcing the law, as reported last week by the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Arresting people who are addicted to drugs, jailing people who have mental health struggles, putting folks who are vending hot dogs or other food on the streets in cages will not solve these problems, and they are certainly not the only tools available,” he said.

“Right now in San Francisco it’s easier to get high than it is to get help. That has to change. I will do everything in my power to make the Tenderloin safe for all of San Francisco.”

He forgot to mention that “it’s easier to get high than it is to get help” in the Bay Area because of his policies:

Responding to Yu’s tweets, critics have been quick to bash Boudin and, in fact, blame him for the very assault on her photographer. They’ve also speculated — likely correctly, too — that the suspect will be released from jail in no time.



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