A telling and grim viral video has surfaced showing men wildly fighting on a city sidewalk in the squalid, trash-filled conditions that plague San Francisco as the homeless crisis spirals out of control.
J. Terrell Allen filmed the brawl and posted it on Twitter on Thursday. He came across the shocking scene in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood while he was out for an evening walk. Sadly, a number of the homeless watching the fight were in wheelchairs.
The two men, one of them shirtless, went at it on the littered, filthy ground while other homeless people watched with little interest. One person joined in with a broom, however, bashing the shirtless man evidently in an effort to break up the fight.
“On my evening walk. SOMA isn’t safe. Just happened. This is disgusting @MattHaneySF. I’ve written to your office and you and failed to take action. Why??? Is it worth your time?” Allen wrote.
“@MattHaneySF I love going for long walks and passing by this every single day in my hood. Love the smell of crack and poop. Beautiful San Francisco,” he snarked.
On my evening walk. SOMA isn’t safe. Just happened. This is disgusting @MattHaneySF. I’ve written to your office and you and failed to take action. Why??? Is it worth your time? pic.twitter.com/cLwAtb4ZGU
— J. (@jterrell) September 9, 2022
The video has had millions of views.
While the fight was breaking out, one man put a pair of shoes in a plastic garbage bag before walking away – one more depressing indicator that it was just another day on the streets of San Francisco.
Over 800,000 people live in the City by the Bay. At one time it was a lovely city until progressive leftist policies destroyed it. Now, there could be as many as 20,000 homeless people who live on the city’s streets by the end of the year, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
Meanwhile, the Castro Merchants Association, which represents 125 businesses in one of San Francisco’s trendiest neighborhoods, sent a letter on behalf of the entrepreneurs and is threatening to withhold tax payments unless woke politicians remove homeless people from the area and implement a stronger police presence.
BREAKING REPORT: Businesses in San Francisco's Castro district THREATEN TO STOP PAYING TAXES if woke politicians don't clean up litter and remove homeless people who harass customers and vandalize stores..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 26, 2022
The letter contained three demands, according to Fox News: “35 shelter beds for ‘mentally ill and substance-abusing individuals who have taken up residence in the Castro,’ monthly metrics on services offered to the homeless, and a devised plan following a homeless person’s refusal for services.
San Francisco officials counted almost 8,000 homeless people in February, which is the second highest number since 2005, according to a city count that happens every three years.
“They need shelter and/or services and they need them immediately,” the Merchants Association asserted. “Our community is struggling to recover from lost business revenue, from burglaries and never-ending vandalism/graffiti (often committed by unhoused persons) and we implore you to take action.”
“If the city can’t provide the basic services for them to become a successful business, then what are we paying for?” Dave Karraker, co-president of the association and co-owner of a gym, stated.
Thank you Nancy. pic.twitter.com/Ixmewz51m9
— Ivan Trumpovic 🇦🇺🇭🇷🇺🇸🇷🇺Z (@QualityTweets78) September 7, 2022
“Whatever they’re doing isn’t working,” Karraker said in an interview, according to Fox News. “We’re just seeing constant vandalism, constant drug use in public, people passed out on the sidewalk, people having psychotic breakdowns, and it’s just not something a small-business owner should have to deal with.”
Terrance Alan, who is the co-president of the association and an owner of a Castro dispensary, told KTVU that his business’s windows have been smashed 11 times and that several homeless people have been living on the streets for over a decade.
“Every day we wake up and have to help people on the street. We have to clean up feces on the street. We have to clear our people from doorways, so we can open our businesses. It’s not fair,” Alan contended.
Americans are disgusted by the gross spectacle that San Francisco has become:
How can progressives just ignore this? Is it because they’d have to accept their policies caused it?
— Highlander (@JRedbone2) September 9, 2022
Absolutely embarrassing, but will keep being ignored…
— MIDNIGHT🌙MOVIES (@_midnightmovies) September 10, 2022
The middle class and up are largely shielded from this in SF so it isn’t seen as a problem. You are looking at the future of the country if you aren’t financially comfortable
— Al Du Clur (@DuClur) September 10, 2022
Come to sunny California — their politicians welcome this..
— Jag 3R (@jag3ros) September 10, 2022
This is the future of every Democratic run city…PDX, LAX, SFO,SEA
— Carl Cottingham (@cottinghamcarl) September 9, 2022
This is your city on democrat leadership
— Scooby Doo (@neocon4ronpaul) September 9, 2022
Why tf aren’t they getting help, while those invading the country from the south are getting help and housing!
No one in a wheelchair should ever be homeless, that’s just cruel.
— Anna (@annventor) September 10, 2022
Welcome to Newsom’s California, and Biden’s America. Coming to a neighborhood near you.
— Vicki Cade (@VickiCade3) September 10, 2022
Democratic city leaders do not care about the homeless. They don’t care about their citizens. They don’t care about law enforcement. They don’t care about rising crime & violence. They only care about their own power. Period. Full stop.
— BZ⚡CZ (@Brian77482278) September 10, 2022
“President” Joe Biden’s Build Back Better initiative 👏 showing excellent results for these SanFran residents
— Richard Martin (@rickm777) September 10, 2022
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