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San Francisco concocts plan to send HS seniors to school for one day to obtain millions in state funds: ‘Blatant money grab’

The San Francisco Unified School District is being accused of a “blatant money grab” after concocting a plan to have high school students briefly return to in-person school in order to nab millions in state reopening funds.

What are the details?

The San Francisco teachers’ union recently announced that high school seniors would get to return to in-person school starting this Friday.

The union described the development as “exciting news,” and union President Susan Solomon told the San Francisco Chronicle the return would allow seniors to spend time with friends and teachers before graduation.

“UESF brought the initial proposal to SFUSD so that our current graduating seniors would have the opportunity to spend some time in-person on campus with teachers and their peers during their last few weeks of high school as they say goodbye to classmates and prepare for graduation and the next chapter of their lives,” Solomon said.

But what the teachers’ union did not say is that the return would be for one day only — and students would not even be in the classroom with their teachers.

According to Chronicle, the city school district and teachers’ union agreed to a deal that would bring the class of 2021 to school “for at least one day before the end of the school year” so that “the city’s public schools can qualify for $12 million in state reopening funds.”

To obtain the reopening funds, California law required school districts to reopen in-person instruction for elementary students and at least one entire middle or high school grade. The deadline to qualify for the funds is May 15, one day after the SFUSD and San Francisco teachers’ union suddenly agreed on an in-person return for seniors.

As part of the deal, seniors will be allowed to attend in-person at “one of two school sites,” and instead of instruction from their teachers, they will receive “in-person supervision.”

More from the Chronicle:

Each cohort of students would have two teachers or staff supervising them on campus. Activities might include “end of high school conversations,” or “college and career exploration,” district officials said, who were still working out the cohort size. Only two high school sites would be made available to seniors, meaning most who do return won’t be at their own school. As of Monday, it was unclear how many students would accept the offer, with the district polling families to see how many of the 4,000 12th graders want to return.

What was the reaction?

Decreasing the Distance, a San Francisco group advocating in-person learning, slammed the decision.

“What message does this give our kids about what they are worth and how adults take care of our vulnerable populations, including kids? Does this show them that they matter, or just that the money matters?” the group told the Chronicle. “One senior told us she wants to return, but not like this. Her reaction: ‘It’s too little too late. School’s over.'”

Meanwhile, California state Rep. Phil Ting (D) said San Francisco might not qualify for the funds because the deal is violating the spirit of the incentive, which was to promote a permanent return to in-person learning.

“It definitely doesn’t meet the spirit of the law,” Ting said. “Kids were supposed to come back in person. Kids were supposed to come back to learn.”

How is COVID in SF schools?

Despite being one of the last school districts in the country to return to some in-person learning — elementary students and some middle and high school students returned last month — in-person transmission of COVID-19 has been virtually nonexistent.

In fact, since 20,000 students and staff returned last month, there have been only 20 positive COVID cases inside San Francisco schools.

Of those, zero originated from within school buildings.

“In other words, zero cases were related to in-school transmission at SFUSD,” the city Department of Public Health said.

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VIDEO: Unhinged man delivers flurry of unprovoked punches on Asian father — whose 1-year-old child sits in stroller just feet away

Surveillance video caught the moment an Asian man was punched, fell to the sidewalk, and then was hit with a flurry of about a dozen punches to the head and back,
KPIX-TV reported.

And it all went down as the victim’s 1-year-old child sat in a stroller just feet away in front of Gus’s Community Market in San Francisco on Friday afternoon, the station said.

KPIX said the attack against the 36-year-old father came out of nowhere — and from behind.

San Francisco police told the station that officers were patrolling the area and immediately arrested 26-year-old Sidney Hammond who faces charges of assault, false imprisonment, and child endangerment.
KGO-TV reported that Hammond was arrested less than a month earlier after an assault and for stealing at the same location.

Police added to KPIX that Friday’s attack appeared to be random, and no words were exchanged.

The victim’s child was unharmed, the station said.

A father’s worst nightmare: ‘I couldn’t protect my child’

The victim spoke to KGO in the aftermath and said “my sense of security has been shattered.”

Going only by “Bruce,” the victim added the station that he was waiting to cross the street with his child when the attack commenced.

“I was right on the ground, and in that exact second I was trying to shield my head and prevent any worse injuries,” he told KGO. “I couldn’t protect my child. I was on the floor, and he was in a stroller that was slowly rolling away, so it’s definitely very scary as a parent.”


Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

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When asked if he thought the incident was racially motivated, Bruce said the thought did cross his mind, especially given the random nature of the attack and the number of attacks on Asian Americans in the past year.

The incident is shocking to nearby business owners, such as Nani Tsegaye of Tadu Ethiopian restaurant. She says her store location in Mission Bay has actually been broken into and robbed more times than their Tenderloin location, and that dealing with crime is the price of doing business in San Francisco.

“It was a heartbreaking experience,” Tsegaye told KGO. “We just expect something to happen now more than we expected before.”


Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

Anything else?

The victim told the station he was speaking out to raise awareness and that he has a wish for the suspect: “That my attacker can be somewhere where he can’t harm anyone else, or if he needs help he can get the help he needs.”

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Study: San Francisco lost the most residents of any major city in the United States

A great many San Francisco residents moved out of the city over the last two years with a significant numbers of them heading to more conservative localities in Florida and Texas, new data shows.

What are the details?

Of all the major U.S. cities, the home to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) topped the charts for losing the most residents in 2019 and 2020, according to a study conducted by the CBRE Group, a Dallas-based commercial realty firm.

The study found that in 2020, a whopping 18 residents per 1,000 left the city, doubling 2019’s rate of 9 residents per 1,000. The mass exodus from San Francisco was clearly part of a trend over the last couple years as several other liberal metropolitan areas such as New York City, Boston, and Seattle followed behind.

Business Insider noted that while the bulk of residents exiting San Francisco ended up in other areas of California, like Sacramento, a sizable portion of them ended up across the country in redder states like Florida and Texas.

“The number of people who moved from San Francisco to Texas increased by 32.1% between 2019 to 2020, and the share of those who moved to Florida rose by a whopping 46.2%,” the news outlet reported.

CBRE Group, which made its analysis off of USPS records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated migration trends in coastal and Sun Belt markets.

“The pandemic came just as the bulk of the large and increasingly affluent millennial cohort had reached prime family formation age,” the report stated. “Consequently, millennials had been trending toward more suburban residencies even before COVID-19 came on the scene.”

Anything else?

The news follows speculation that California will lose a seat in the House due to population changes when a congressional reapportionment is conducted in 2022. It’s not the only deep blue state poised to lose political power. New York’s cratering population may cost the state two seats when it’s all said and done.

Exiting tax-heavy liberal states has become somewhat of a trend over the last couple years, headlined by well-known businessmen Elon Musk and Joe Rogan. Both Musk and Rogan opted to ditch California for Texas in 2020.

Rogan, host of the massively popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” cited overcrowding, traffic, and homelessness among the reasons for moving. He added that he also wanted “a little bit more freedom.”

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San Francisco school board to vote on reversing school naming decision

The San Francisco school board is expected to vote Tuesday to reverse its controversial decision to rename 44 public schools with supposedly racist or sexist namesakes like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

The reversal comes after heavy backlash against the board for attempting to cancel the legacy of important historical figures in California instead of prioritizing school reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last October, San Francisco school officials on the School Names Advisory Committee created a list of 44 school building sites that were named for historical figures and proposed changing the names of those buildings. The buildings on this list were determined to be associated “with slavery, genocide, colonization, exploitation and oppression, among other factors,” and the committee was tasked with purging the buildings of those names.

In January, the school board voted to adopt the committee’s recommendations and move forward with changing the names of these buildings. The decision was made at a time when school children were not attending class in-person because of the pandemic.

However, after intense backlash from parents and even from San Francisco’s mayor, the school board in February paused the plan to rename school buildings. Mayor London Breed said the school board’s priorities were “offensive and completely unacceptable.” Others criticized the renaming committee for poor historical research, including wrongly accusing Paul Revere of attempting to colonize the Penobscot people.

With the board’s decision facing intense scrutiny, board President Gabriela Lopez announced the school renaming process would be put on hold until all students returned to school for in-person instruction.

Now, ABC News reports the board will vote on whether to rescind the order to rename schools entirely, noting that impending threats of litigation will be a factor in its decision.

The board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a resolution to rescind its January decision and revisit the matter after all students have returned full time to in-person learning.

Since the renaming vote, the board has faced multiple lawsuits, including one from City Hall and the mayor to pressure the school district and board to reopen classrooms more quickly. Another was filed in March by San Francisco attorney Paul Scott, whose children attend public schools, alleging the school board’s renaming decision violated California’s open meeting law and did not involve the community.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman issued a ruling calling on the board to do what the lawsuit requests — rescind the vote and dissolve the renaming advisory committee — or show by April 16 why it shouldn’t be compelled to do so.

The resolution being considered Tuesday does not address the criticism but denounces the lawsuit, saying it “wishes to avoid the distraction and wasteful expenditure of public funds in frivolous litigation.”

The San Francisco school board has been the subject of several controversies of late. The former vice president of the board Alison Collns was ousted from her position after making racist comments about Asian Americans. Previously, Collins argued against appointing a gay man to the Parent Advisory Council because he was a white male.

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San Francisco school board VP: Many Asian Americans use ‘white supremacist thinking’ to ‘get ahead’

The vice president of the San Francisco School Board came under increasing fire this week, after a campaign to have her removed from office revealed social media posts from 2016 where she made several racist comments against Asian Americans.

Alison Collins went on a lengthy tirade arguing — among other things — that many Asian Americans use “white supremacist thinking” to “get ahead,” and called Asian Americans who did not speak out against then-President Donald Trump as “house” N-words.

What are the details?

A campaign led by San Francisco parents to recall members of the school board was initially launched over frustrations over the panel’s refusal to allow schools to reopen.

Calls for Collins and others to be removed from office increased after the board voted 5-2 last month to change the admissions policy at the city’s prestigious Lowell High School from merit-based to a lottery system, citing “pervasive systemic racism,” KPIX-TV reported.

Then on Thursday, the “Recall SF School Board” campaign released the numerous anti-Asian tweets from Collins, where she complained to her followers that “Many Asian [Students] and [Teachers] I know won’t engage in critical race convos unless they see how they are impacted by white supremacy.”

“I grew up in mostly Asian [American] schools and know this experience all to (sic) well. Many Asian Am. believe they benefit from the ‘model minority’ BS,” she continued. “In fact many Asian Americans [Teachers], [Students], and [Parents] actively promote these myths. They use white supremacist thinking to assimilate and ‘get ahead.'”

She added, “Talk to many [Lowell High School] parents and you will hear praise of tiger Moms and disparagement of Black/Brown ‘culture.'”

Collins went on to ask, “Where are the vocal Asians speaking up against Trump? Don’t Asian Americans know they are on his list as well? Do they think they won’t be deported? beaten? Being a house n****r is still being a n****r. You’re still considered ‘the help.'”

In a follow-up press release, the Recall SF School Board campaign wrote that Collins’ tweets “would be unacceptable for any elected official, but especially so in a school district where over a third of the children are Asian.”

The group also suggested the decision to change Lowell High School’s merit based admission system “was prejudiced by the same animosity” shown in the tweets, noting that “Asian Americans account for over 50% of Lowell’s students and are most likely to lose ground in this shift to a lottery system.”

When reached for comment, Collins told National Review, “I’m not going to comment on social media posts from five years ago,” adding that she has “been heartbroken seeing the escalating violence against my Asian-American brothers, sisters and siblings.”

She went on to say:

“What has been even more upsetting is seeing the ways that the media often erase the true nature of the problem. Seeing hate crimes labeled ‘sex addiction’, and seeing videos of police and EMTs responding to the needs of perpetrators of violence while overlooking the needs of the people they target is telling. This isn’t just about one or two incidents circulating in the news cycle—it’s a pervasive culture. One we must all collectively name and dismantle.”

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Elderly Asian woman sends thug away on stretcher after he allegedly punched her in unprovoked attack

Attacks against Asian Americans have been on the rise in the U.S. according to reports, but one elderly woman in San Francisco fought back — and apparently won — after a man allegedly sucker punched her in an unprovoked attack Wednesday morning.

The 79-year-old victim pummeled the perpetrator with a board, leaving him on a stretcher and a trip to the hospital. In the end, one witness says, “the police were holding her back.”

What are the details?

KPIX-TV Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell stumbled upon the aftermath and took footage of the scene, which showed the woman (whose name has not been publicly released) with visible injuries to her face.

She repeatedly points to a bloodied male on a stretcher — who was being tended to by paramedics — then raises the board and sobs as officers talk her down and ask her to lower it.

“The woman said that she was hit. She attacked back,” O’Donnell said. “From what I could see, she wanted more of the guy on the stretcher and the police were holding her back.”

“You bum, why did you hit me?” the woman said in Chinese to the man on the stretcher, according to KPIX. “The woman then turned to the crowd of people who had gathered, saying, ‘This bum, he hit me,’ as she raised the stick she held and sobbed. ‘He hit me, this bum.'”

That “bum” is also accused of attacking another elderly Asian victim the same morning.

The Washington Examiner reported:

The attacker, who was said to be 39 years old, was arrested after he assaulted an 83-year-old Asian male and fled on foot, the San Francisco Police Department told the Washington Examiner in an email. He struck the 79-year-old woman while fleeing a security guard who witnessed the first attack and was later detained, SFPD added.

Police did not disclose a motive for the attack, KPIX reported, and it was not clear whether the victim’s race had anything to do with the assault.

What else?

KPIX noted:

Hate crimes against Asian Americans rose 150% in 2020, even as hate crimes overall declined. In January, a 91-year-old man was shoved to the ground in Oakland’s Chinatown. An assault in San Francisco killed 94-year-old Vichar Ratanapakdee, while another assault left 75-year-old Pak Ho dead in Oakland last week.

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VIDEO: Woman attacks, coughs on Uber driver after he refuses service to her, two other women for not wearing masks

A woman was caught on video attacking an Uber driver in San Francisco and coughing on him after he refused service to her and two other women riders for not wearing masks Sunday afternoon,
KPIX-TV reported.

What are the details?

San Francisco police also told the station that one of the women discharged what’s believed to be pepper spray into the vehicle and toward the driver after leaving the vehicle.

The video was shot by the driver, identified as 32-year-old Subhakar Khadka, and shows women in the back seat cursing him out, KPIX said. The woman who coughed on the driver also grabbed his cellphone from the center dash area and ripped off his face mask, the station said.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @KPIXtv

The video begins with one woman yelling at the driver, “F*** the masks!” while pulling hers off and then coughing directly behind him. A second woman is heard saying she has “corona” and also coughs toward the driver. A third woman was wearing a mask in the clip, and all three had them, so it’s not clear why all of them didn’t have masks on.

The driver is heard telling the women to leave, which they don’t want to do.

Here’s the clip.
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Ethnic bias accusation

Khadka told KPIX he believes he was targeted because he’s a South Asian immigrant.

“I never said anything bad to them, I never cursed, I was not raised that way. I don’t hit people, I am not raised that way, so they were not getting out of my car,” Khadka said.

KPIX said he drove to a nearby gas station so they could buy masks for the ride — but Khada said racial slurs and taunting had already commenced.

“If I was another complexion, I would have not gotten that treatment from them,” he added to the station. “The moment I opened my mouth to speak, they realized … it’s easy for them to intimidate me.”

What’s more, he told the station after the woman finally got out of his vehicle, the woman in red pepper-sprayed him — and he had to get out, too, because it became hard to breathe.

San Francisco police noted to KPIX that the driver regained possession of his phone, and the three women fled after the attack.

Caught!

KPIX-TV said in a follow-up story that Las Vegas police apprehended 24-year-old Malaysia King Thursday afternoon in connection with the incident, adding that the other suspect — 24-year-old Arna Kimiai — told police through her legal counsel that she intended to turn herself into authorities.

King was charged with assault with a caustic chemical, assault and battery conspiracy, and violation of health and safety code, the station said.

The station said Kimiai posted video from her perspective behind Khadka where she claims he tried to get her and her friends to exit his car while on the freeway.

KPIX also reported that Kimiai apparently posted a video on social media following the incident. It’s a bizarre one that includes much boasting about how lucky the driver was that nothing else happened to him and that Uber would be getting sued. “Where my check at?” the woman in the clip asks.

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‘Relief’

“It’s a sign of relief we are getting there and we are one step closer,” Khadka told KPIX after getting word about King’s arrest. “I believe they should be lawfully punished – whatever our law says over here.”

What’s more, a GoFundMe campaign set up for Khadka has eclipsed the $71,000 mark as of Friday afternoon.

“I am blown away seeing that from community,” he told the station. “I would like to use it for attorney fees if I may need in future, and some of that money will go toward family maintenance.”

Khadka’s wife and son are in his native country of Nepal, KPIX said, adding that he uses money earned while Uber driving to help support them.

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San Francisco set up homeless tent villages during the pandemic. Now, the city is paying more than $5,000 per month for each tent.

The City by the Bay has been dealing with serious homelessness for years, and during the pandemic things have gotten markedly worse.

San Francisco has gone beyond having its everyday poop-in-the-streets problem and rampant drug and alcohol abuse among its homeless population — which, by the way, was enabled when the city’s health department announced it would provide free drugs and alcohol to homeless people staying at city-leased hotels in order to keep them from breaking pandemic quarantine requirements.

Now the city is realizing the financial hit it is taking with the longstanding homeless camps it authorized last May with its “safe-sleeping villages” as the state shuttered indoor homeless facilities.

The villages are a network of tent encampments spread across the city that were OK’d at the same time that it began placing hundreds of homeless in hotel rooms and RVs, MarketWatch reported last spring.

Now the financial chickens are coming home to roost.

The 262 tents housing about 300 people in the six tent villages set up around the city to shelter people during the pandemic who might otherwise sleep on the streets are costing taxpayers a pretty penny, KTLA-TV reported last Thursday.

San Francisco is spending $16.1 million annually on these villages, which breaks down to $61,450 per tent — or $5,120 a month for each tent.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, KTLA said, the average cost per night is less than what the city has been paying to put the homeless up in hotels.

However, the hotel program is eligible for federal reimbursement while the tent villages are not, which means the people of San Francisco and their fellow Californians are on the hook for the entire expensive camping program that their city fathers came up with.

From KTLA:

But the tent program isn’t eligible for federal reimbursement. Some lawmakers say the program is too expensive, especially when the city is facing a projected $650 million budget deficit over the next two years.

“It’s eye-popping, and we need to understand why that is,” Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said. “We have to find a way to have exits from the streets. But we need them to be more cost-effective.”

The program is funded by state and city money and revenue from a 2018 business tax.

According to officials, the heavy financial hit is due largely to the city not doing “a more thorough bidding process.”

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Reporter robbed at gunpoint while investigating robberies in San Francisco

A TV news reporter was robbed at gunpoint by a gang of thieves while he was coincidentally investigating a rash of robberies in San Francisco.

KPIX-TV reporter Don Ford was covering a flurry of smash-and-grab car thefts in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood. He was interviewing residents in the area about the rise in crime. While preparing for a TV segment about the robberies on Wednesday, he became a victim himself of a robbery.

A white sedan pulled up to where Ford was getting ready to film, three men exited the vehicle and held Ford at gunpoint. The bandits, one armed with a Glock handgun, stole the news channel’s camera in less than a minute.

“The car came up here while we were about to do an interview, three guys jumped out,” Ford said. “One had a gun and put in my face and said, ‘We’re taking the camera.'”

“My whole thought at the moment was be calm. Let’s not get this guy excited. He’s got the gun. I don’t. So you take you the camera. It’s yours buddy,” Ford explained.

The homeowner that Ford was preparing to interview was motionless as the armed robbery took place right in front of him. He said, “I just looked and I said, ‘I’m not going to get shot today.'”

“I was worried that this is what’s gonna happen, because as thieves get more and more brazen, they do more and more brazenly things. I’m not making that up. We just had that experience today,” the man who didn’t want to be identified told KPIX.

“I’m not sure my adrenaline has settled down yet,” Ford said.


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No one was injured, but everyone was shaken.

Joel Engardio, a San Francisco news columnist, shared what he claims to be surveillance video of the robbery.

The San Francisco Police Department released a statement saying the camera, which had a tracking chip inside, had been recovered on Wednesday. The police did not provide any further details on the robbery, and were asking the public for information.

Residents say that robberies have spiked ever since the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency closed the access road to the popular vista point at the beginning of the pandemic.

“You want to have that for open space? We want that, too. But protect us. We shouldn’t pay the penalty for that action that SFMTA caused upon us,” a local homeowner said.

On Tuesday night, the SFMTA board voted to reopen one Twin Peaks access road, but voted to keep another closed. The SFMTA also released a statement, “We are saddened to hear about what happened to reporter, Don Ford, while covering the story today.”

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who represents the city’s District 8 that includes Twin Peaks, said the armed stick-up was “ridiculous and unacceptable but not entirely unexpected.”

“We need to adequately resource public safety agencies, adopt better strategies to stop repeat offenders and make clear that San Francisco is not a place that you can commit crimes and put people’s lives at risk with impunity,” he wrote on Twitter.

A mid-February report found that robberies in 2021 were up 370% in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco.

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We Are Witnessing A Last Minute Mass Exodus Before The Final Collapse Of Our Major Cities

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

Americans fled the big cities “in droves” in 2020, and one recent survey discovered that even more Americans are planning to move in 2021.  The corporate media is attempting to frame this mass exodus as a temporary phenomenon, but there is nothing temporary about it.

Millions upon millions of people can see that our society is literally melting down all around us, and they want to get somewhere safe while they still can.  In recent weeks, I have written articles about the specific problems that we are witnessing in Chicago and San Francisco, but the truth is that virtually all of our major cities are coming apart at the seams, and this is motivating more people than ever to seek greener pastures.

With so many Americans looking to move, this has pushed up home prices in desirable suburban and rural areas to insane heights.

In fact, in some parts of the country, it is difficult to find a decent home for sale at all.  In Bozeman, Montana one man has actually resorted to walking around with a cardboard sign asking for someone to sell him a house…

“I’m just asking for someone to sell us a home. My sign says please sell me a home,” said Sean Hawksford, a Bozeman resident.

You may have seen Hawksford strolling down Main Street with a cardboard sign, asking for leads on a house for sale.

This is not a homeless man that we are talking about.

Sean Hawksford is a family man that owns a successful business, and he has been approved for a mortgage.

He just can’t find a house to buy.

According to Hawksford, he has made 18 offers over the past 6 months, but none of them have been accepted

“It’s been about 6 months, we’ve made I think 18 offers now on different properties and haven’t had one accepted yet,” said Hawksford.

“It’s been a little bit tough with them, and all of my first-time homebuyers to be honest with you,” said Jeff Bent, the Hawksfords’ realtor in Bozeman.

I warned that this would happen.

I warned that when things started to get crazy many Americans wouldn’t be able to move because there would be a crushing amount of demand for available housing as hordes of Americans suddenly sought to relocate.  NBC News has used the term “droves” to describe the mass exodus that we witnessed last year…

Americans fled big cities in droves to escape the coronavirus pandemic — and many of them are staying, permanently or indefinitely. But escape means something different depending on whom you ask.

We have never seen anything like this before in U.S. history.  According to the Pew Research Center, about one-fifth of all Americans either moved or know someone who moved in 2020…

A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center while the pandemic was in full swing in June 2020 found that approximately a fifth of Americans moved or know someone who moved as a result of COVID-19. The reasons they gave for people moving were extremely varied — ranging from being called into active military duty to college housing being closed down to, of course, sudden financial constraints.

The corporate media keeps trying to blame COVID for the mass migration, but now the COVID pandemic is fading and Americans are still moving in large numbers.

In fact, one recent survey actually found that “20% more people are planning to move in 2021 than moved in 2020”.

If I was currently living in a major city on the east or west coast, I would be highly motivated to move too.

For example, just check out what is happening in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the state’s largest city and arguably the most populous now in the United States, has become a byword for violent crime and especially the stronghold of the enormous, ultraviolent and rapidly growing MS 13 organization, routinely mislabeled as a mere “gang” in media reports. MS 13 has up to 50,000 members worldwide of whom at least 10,000, officially, and probably twice as many according to the private assessments of many police officers are in LA.

Jeremiah Babe recently went into the wealthy areas of downtown Los Angeles, and the footage that he captured was mind-blowing.

L.A. has never looked like this, and it is getting worse with each passing day.

Of course many would argue that San Francisco is in even worse shape

San Francisco – America’s “anything goes” city – is in even worse shape. Its most famous, historically popular and beautiful stylish locations are now swamped with aggressive, unsanitary street people who openly urinate and defecate in the streets. Public services, long superb, are now appalling.

For much more on the tragedy that is playing out in that once beautiful city, please see my previous article entitled “The Reason Why A Lot Of People Are Leaving San Francisco Might Surprise You”.

Of course, it isn’t just individuals that are moving.  In recent months we have seen large numbers of businesses choose to relocate.  At one point, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made headlines all over the globe when even he decided that it was time to leave California for good

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has left California and is now a resident of Texas.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Musk said that the move made sense, amid plans underway for a new Tesla factory in the Austin area.

I certainly can’t blame him.

What rational person would choose California over Texas at this point?

On the east coast, hordes of businesses have left New York as well.  If you can believe it, even the New York Stock Exchange is thinking of leaving…

The head of the world’s largest financial market, Stacey Cunningham, floated the idea of leaving New York in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal to avoid taxes.

When people think of Florida, they often picture restaurants and shopping, the kind of business you do on vacation. But more and more, people are choosing to move down to the sunshine state because there’s no income tax, and the cost of living is low.

Perhaps they will need to rename it “the Florida Stock Exchange” if they actually pull the trigger on such a move.

Sadly, when things get really bad in this nation, no part of the country will be fully immune.

We will all feel the pain, and the suffering will be off the charts.

But if you do feel motivated to relocate, I would do it as soon as possible, because later this year global events will start accelerating at a very rapid pace.

***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available on Amazon.com.  In addition to my new book, I have written four others that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing the books you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream, and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on FacebookTwitter, and Parler, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

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Smash-and-grab in broad daylight caught on video — but victim isn’t about to let robber get away with it

San Francisco resident Forrest Lanning was driving through Golden Gate Park on his way back from lunch Wednesday,
KPIX-TV reported, when he caught an unusual sight ah

ead of him on the side of the road that led him to pull out his cellphone camera and start recording.

“I saw this guy at the car, and I thought he was just trying to open it, but then I saw him break the window, and then I’m like, ‘He’s doing one of those smash-and-grabs,'” Lanning told the station.


Image source: KPIX-TV video screenshot

Indeed, it was — but Lanning caught something else unexpected: The victim chased the robber across Martin Luther King Drive.

Video shows the robber starting off with a stolen suitcase and backpack:


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @rabidmarmot

But once he notices the victim is chasing him, the culprit drops the suitcase in the middle of the street. The victim then shoves the crook by a waiting getaway car and wrestles the backpack from him.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @rabidmarmot

Now empty-handed, the robber gets into the passenger seat of the getaway car — but the incensed victim manages to whack the crook’s passenger window with his reclaimed backpack before the car beats it.

Lanning also got a photo of the suspects’ Chevy Impala — California license plate 5ZZN552 — and called police, KPIX said.

Turns out the victim and his family, including a toddler, were visiting from Seattle and had checked out of their hotel Wednesday morning, Lanning told the station.

“I’ve never seen it done in the neighborhoods; it’s always Golden Gate Park because where they know there’s tourists,” he added to KPIX. “Something needs to be figured out because this is a really rampant problem.”

How bad is it?

The station said city crime data shows that burglaries spiked 222%, robberies are up 74%, and car thefts increased 31% in the two districts that cover Golden Gate Park compared with the same period last year.

However, larceny thefts — which include smash-and-grabs and shoplifting — are down 44%, police told KPIX, noting the reason presumably is fewer tourists parking their cars in the city and many stores having been closed due to the pandemic.

One area resident told the station he frequently walks in the park and sees smashed glass on the ground from broken-into vehicles.

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The Reason Why A Lot Of People Are Leaving San Francisco Might Surprise You

Over the past year we have seen a mass exodus from major cities along the west coast, but what is happening to San Francisco is particularly sad.  Once upon a time, San Francisco was one of the most beautiful cities on the entire planet.  There is so much culture there, and the rolling hills make it a place like no other.  And thanks to the tech boom in Silicon Valley, it has become one of the most prosperous cities in the whole country.  So why have hordes of San Francisco residents decided to leave and never look back?

Well, there are a lot of factors at work.

First of all, the cost of living has gotten wildly out of control.  A postage stamp of an apartment will cost you thousands of dollars per month to rent, and a lot of people don’t like paying 17 dollars for a salad.

For others, the extremely high taxes and the insane politicians are more than enough of a reason to leave the state.  The lockdowns that were instituted by Governor Gavin Newsom have destroyed thousands of small businesses, and many former small business owners have pledged that they will never go back to California under any circumstances.

In San Francisco in particular, open drug abuse in the streets has made headlines all over the globe in recent years.  The streets are constantly littered with drug needles and piles of human feces, and that isn’t pleasant.

On top of everything else, there is always the threat of more wildfires and a giant earthquake could strike the coast at literally any moment.

But none of those things are what this article is about.

This article is about the huge spike in crime that is driving countless people away from San Francisco.

When he was able to get a job with a tech company four years ago, Kieran Blubaugh jumped at the chance to live in San Francisco, and at first everything seemed great

Kieran Blubaugh dreamed of living in California when he was growing up in Indiana. He played the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game and envisioned himself skateboarding down San Francisco’s crazy hills.

After paying off his student loans four years ago, he landed a job with a tech company and moved to San Francisco. At first, life was heavenly. He had a seven-minute commute on his motorcycle. He could pay $30 to see Incubus, one of his favorite bands, a short walk from his apartment.

Unfortunately, his infatuation with the region did not last long.

Even though he was located in a good part of the city, crime just kept getting worse and worse, and eventually he decided that enough was enough

Soon, however, his California dream soured. Thieves broke into his locked garage and did $8,000 worth of damage to his motorcycle, doubling his insurance rates. His dog nearly died after eating human feces on the sidewalk. Seeing people either getting arrested or being treated for an overdose outside a nearby building was a regular occurrence.

“And I live in a nice part of town,” said Blubaugh, 33.

With each passing year, the criminals just keep becoming even more brazen.

Not too long ago, San Francisco resident Ben Couillard had someone watch his house while he was away, and that individual actually had to confront someone that was trying to break into the house

He said the house sitter came face-to-face with the suspicious person who had turned his attention away from the vehicles and to the house.

“So she saw him through the window and basically when she asked him, you know, ‘Can I help you?’ Like, what are you doing as he’s trying to break in? And he said to her, like, ‘Go upstairs, (expletive) or I’ll kill you.”

What would you do if that happened to you?

You could call the San Francisco police, and they may or may not show up eventually.

Meanwhile, the junkies will continue to roam throughout your neighborhood as they search for things to steal so that they can sell them for more drugs.

The other night, San Francisco officials held a “virtual town hall” to discuss the crime wave.  Residents were told that criminals are starting to target residents more frequently because they don’t have many tourists to prey upon these days

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen, District Attorney Chesa Boudin, and the captain of the police department overseeing the area, held a virtual town hall with residents of the community Wednesday night to address their concerns.

They attribute what they say is an increase in crime to “economic desperation” and “tourism has gone down so substantially in San Francisco that criminal rings that targeted tourists in areas that tourists frequent no longer have tourists there,” said Supervisor Ronen.

Please remind me not to visit San Francisco as a tourist any time soon.

Sadly, we are seeing the exact same thing happen to San Francisco that has happened to countless other communities all across the nation.  Like so many other major cities, it has become a crime-ridden, drug-infested hellhole, and this has happened even though northern California is swimming in hundreds of billions of dollars from the tech industry.

After telling a reporter why he left the state, Kieran Blubaugh was asked how conditions in the state could be improved.  This was his answer

“We need more police. There’s a general lawlessness that’s just scary.”

Isn’t that ironic?

The “defund the police” movement has been pushing California cities such as San Francisco to greatly reduce police funding, but Blubaugh insists that the solution is more police.

And Blubaugh is not exactly an elderly curmudgeon.  In fact, he is just 33 years old.

Of course the phrase “general lawlessness” could be used to describe the condition of the United States as a whole.  We have become an upside down society where good is evil and evil is good, and as a result we have totally lost our way.

Unless we completely reverse course, the “general lawlessness” in our country is only going to intensify in the years ahead.

But we aren’t going to reverse course, are we?

At this point, we appear to have a national love affair with evil, and the consequences of that love affair are going to be very bitter indeed.

***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available on Amazon.com.  In addition to my new book, I have written four others that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing the books you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on FacebookTwitter and Parler, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

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Record-high number of suicidal children forces San Francisco to sue its own school district to reopen

Following an alarming number of child suicides and suicide attempts, the city of San Francisco is suing its own school district to reopen.

The University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay reported record-high numbers of suicidal children seen and treated last month. “The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has seen a 66% increase in the number of suicidal children in the emergency room, and a 75% increase in youth who required hospitalization for mental health services, the lawsuit said, quoting pediatricians, child psychiatrists and emergency room doctors,” USA Today reported. Doctors also saw an increase in anxiety, depression, and eating disorders among children.

The lawsuit calls for San Francisco’s public schools to reopen, saying classroom closures are “catalyzing a mental health crisis among school-aged children.” Schools have been closed for in-person learning since March.

The lawsuit filed by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera includes “alarming testimony from hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, doctors, and parents on the emotional and mental harms of extended distance learning.”

“The medical evidence is clear that keeping public schools closed is catalyzing a mental health crisis among school-aged children in San Francisco,” Dr. Jeanne Noble, director of COVID Response for the UCSF Emergency Department, said.

One San Francisco parent said her 7-year-old son had “uncontrollable meltdowns that turn (the) whole house upside down.” Meanwhile, her 10-year-old daughter is exhibiting “depression and anger.” The mother believes her daughter’s “mental health will continue to suffer” as long as she is kept out of the classroom.

Another mother said her 15-year-old daughter cries often, is frustrated, and “losing faith not just in [San Francisco Unified School District] SFUSD but in the world.”

The lawsuit highlighted that 114 of San Francisco’s private, parochial, and charter schools have reopened to 15,831 students and about 2,400 staff. Those schools have had fewer than five cases of suspected in-person transmission, according to the lawsuit.

“Distance learning is a form of instruction; it is not school,” the lawsuit says. The suit argues that children need the emotional, social, and developmental skills that can only be learned in-person. The lawsuit says that denying students to go to school “constitutes a substantial violation of their constitutional rights.”

“SFUSD and teachers’ union leadership need to step up. Get your act together, [district] leadership has earned an F,” Herrera said. “It’s unfortunate we have to take them to court to get it sorted out, but enough is enough.”

Public health officials gave the green light for schools to reopen in September, but the district and teachers unions have not been able to reach an agreement to reopen classrooms. The San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education did have time to bar a gay parent from being appointed to the Parent Advisory Council because he was white. School officials also found time to begin a campaign to rename several San Francisco schools that are deemed “inappropriate,” including Presidents George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.

“We wholeheartedly agree that students are better served with in-person learning,” the school district’s spokeswoman, Laura Dudnick, said on Thursday. “Bringing students back to school in a large public school district is very complex and requires partnership.”

“We are eager for the city to make vaccines available to our staff,” Dudnick said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on how schools should reopen, and the health agency declared that school reopenings should not be conditional on having teachers and faculty vaccinated.

In July, Dr. Robert Redfield, the now-former director of the CDC, warned about the psychological damage that lockdowns and remote schooling could inflict on children.

“But there has been another cost that we’ve seen, particularly in high schools,” he said. “We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID.”

The former CDC director also said in July that he would “100%” have his grandchildren go back to school.

Last month, the nation’s fifth-largest school district declared that it wants to reopen as “quickly as possible” following a rash of student suicides. Clark County School District in Nevada saw double the amount of student suicides in nine months this year compared to all of last year.

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San Francisco sues its own school district over failure to come up with a reopening plan: ‘Get your act together’

What is a left-wing city to do when its own, union-dominated school district refuses to even come up with a plan to reopen, which is required by state law?

In San Francisco, city leaders are suing their own school district and board of education, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

A California state law passed last year, months before the 2020-21 school year began, requires all school districts to created and adopt a clear plan during the pandemic detailing actions they “will take to offer classroom-based instruction whenever possible,” the newspaper said.

But the San Francisco Unified School District, thanks at least in part to the teachers’ union, has failed to even start coming up with a plan, much less adopt one.

Therefore, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Wednesday that “he has sued the San Francisco Board of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District for failing to come up with a reopening plan that meets state requirements,” according to an announcement on his city attorney website.

The lawsuit alleges that board and district’s reopening plan is “woefully inadequate and doesn’t meet the basic requirements set by the state.” The suit seeks to have the San Francisco Superior Court order the district “to prepare to offer in-person instruction now that it is possible to do so safely,” the announcement said.

The city has “squandered months of opportunity” to address the issue, Herrera’s site said — all the while the district’s 54,000 students have not seen the inside of a classroom for nearly 11 months, the Chronicle reported.

Still, Herrera noted, the SFUSD “does not have an adequate plan to reopen classrooms” and the city’s kids are “facing a widening achievement gap & threats to their mental health.”

Despite the fact that “students and their families are suffering,” the school board has refused to stay focused on the need to reopen and instead spent their time on “renaming empty schools” and other less pressing needs.

Herrera noted that the city’s rules have allowed schools to be in-person since September and that scientific consensus shows schools can safely reopen.

Yet, San Francisco’s schools remain shuttered.

The city attorney knew exactly at whom to point the finger of blame: district leadership and the teachers’ union.

“It’s a shame it has come to this,” Herrera said in his office’s announcement. “The City has offered resources, logistical help and public health expertise. Unfortunately, the leadership of the school district and the educators’ union can’t seem to get their act together. The Board of Education and the school district have had more than 10 months to roll out a concrete plan to get these kids back in school. So far they have earned an F. Having a plan to make a plan doesn’t cut it.”

Union officials thwarted an effort by the district to “gradually open schools for severely disabled children” in January, the Chronicle reported. Several other unions continue to stand in the way of reopening, the newspaper said:

Six unions representing workers in the San Francisco Unified School District are circulating a petition among their members calling for a dozen requirements that go far beyond the Department of Public Health’s requirements. For example, they’re requesting reliable transportation for students and staff even though Muni service has been slashed due to the pandemic.

Separately, a group of union educators have formed a committee called Strike Ready that is urging a strike if reopening proceeds without all school employees having access to the COVID-19 vaccine, adequate personal protective equipment, ventilation, purifiers and training.

Herrera took his accusations and complaints to social media, writing on Twitter, “SFUSD and teachers’ union leadership need to step up. Get your act together,” adding, “[district] leadership has earned an F. It’s unfortunate we have to take them to court to get it sorted out, but enough is enough.”

And Herrera isn’t doing this on his own, he’s got the full support of left-wing Democratic Mayor London Breed.

“This is not the path we would have chosen, but nothing matters more right now than getting our kids back in school,” Breed said. “The city has offered resources and staff to get our school facilities ready and to support testing for our educators. We’ve offered the guidance and expertise of the Department of Public Health. We are ready and willing to do our part to get our kids back in the classroom.”

She went on to note the impact closed schools are having on students who have “lost ground academically” as well has how the situation is “hurting the mental health of our kids and our families.”

“[T]his isn’t working for anyone,” Breed added. “And we know we can do this safely. We’ve seen our private schools open and our City-run community learning hubs serve our most at-need kids for months without any outbreaks. We need to get our schools open.”

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VIDEO: Thug sprints across street, slams into 84-year-old man, flattens him on driveway. Victim later dies.

Security video captured the moment when a man sprinted across a San Francisco street toward an 84-year-old man walking across a driveway, slammed his body into the elderly victim, and knocked him flat on his back Thursday morning.

The victim — identified by family members as Vicha Ratanapakdee, a native of Thailand, KTVU-TV reported — was hit so hard he flew from the middle of the driveway and slid backward until the top of his head appeared to touch a garage door.

Ratanapakdee died Saturday, the station said.

What are the details?

Officers discovered the victim lying on the sidewalk in the Anza Vista neighborhood, administered aid, and called medics to transport him to a hospital for life-threatening injuries, KGO-TV reported. He died two days later.

Security video of the 8:30 a.m. incident was captured by a neighbor, KTVU said, adding that police said investigators later recovered the video and determined the assailant fled with a female associate.

What happened to the suspects?

Police on Friday obtained an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Antoine Watson for assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse causing great bodily injury, the San Francisco Examiner reported.

Police added to the paper they were told the victim died of his injuries Saturday, and the department’s Homicide Detail took over the investigation.

Officers from the police department’s Tactical Unit and Homicide Detail served a search warrant on the 500 block of Lisbon Street in Daly City at about 8:45 pm. Saturday, where Watson and 20-year-old Maylasia Goo were taken into custody, the Examiner said, citing police.

Watson was taken to San Francisco County Jail and booked on the outstanding arrest warrant and one count of murder, police told the Examiner, adding that Goo also was taken to the jail and booked on one count of accessory after the fact.

The motivation for the attack wasn’t clear, KGO said.

‘Racially motivated’

KTVU spoke to the victim’s family members, who believe the attack on Ratanapakdee was “racially motivated.”

His relatives also said they’ve been receiving anti-Asian verbal attacks since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the station reported.

Family member said Ratanapakdee — who came to the U.S. to live with family and take care of his grandchildren — was a gentle person and nearly blind.

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San Francisco public school teacher: Bernie Sanders in mittens at inauguration embodies ‘white privilege, male privilege, and class privilege’

A San Francisco public school teacher just penned an op-ed stating that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wearing mittens at President Joe Biden’s inauguration — the popular image so many people had fun with recently — embodies “white privilege, male privilege and class privilege.”

Um, okay…

The author of the piece is Ingrid Seyer-Ochi — who’s also a former UC Berkeley and Mills College professor and ex-Oakland Unified School District principal. She began her piece for the San Francisco Chronicle by saying a few weeks back she “processed the Capitol insurrection” with her students — notably “images of white men storming through the Capitol, fearless and with no forces to stop them.”

Seyer-Ochi recalled she told her students at the time: “This is white supremacy, this is white privilege. It can be hard to pinpoint, but when we see, it, we know it.”

Then she said she and her high schoolers “analyzed images from the inauguration.”

The question again was, “What do we see?”

Seyer-Ochi’s answer was that, “We saw diversity, creativity and humanity, and a nation embracing all of this and more.”

And while she acknowledged that Sanders “was barely on our radar” on Inauguration Day, the following day “he was everywhere.”

Mittens of ‘white privilege’

“What do we see?” Seyer-Ochi recalled in her op-ed asking her students once more. The answer?

“They saw a white man in a puffy jacket and huge mittens, distant not only in his social distancing, but in his demeanor and attire.”

More from her op-ed:

We talked about gender and the possible meanings of the attire chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, the Biden grandchildren, Michelle Obama, Amanda Gorman and others. We referenced the female warriors inspiring these women, the colors of their educational degrees and their monochromatic ensembles of pure power.

And there, across all of our news and social media feeds, was Bernie: Bernie memes, Bernie sweatshirts, endless love for Bernie. I puzzled and fumed as an individual as I strove to be my best possible teacher. What did I see? What did I think my students should see? A wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens.

I mean in no way to overstate the parallels. Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel.

Seyer-Ochi noted that when her students saw Sanders “manifesting privilege, when seemingly no one else did, I struggled to explain that disparity. I am beyond puzzled as to why so many are loving the images of Bernie and his gloves.”

“I don’t know many poor, or working class, or female, or struggling-to-be-taken-seriously folk who would show up at the inauguration of our 46th president dressed like Bernie,” she added in her piece. “Unless those same folk had privilege. Which they don’t.”

What was the reaction?

When the Chronicle tweeted out Seyer-Ochi’s op-ed Monday, it will come as no surprise that not everybody was on board with her perspective:

  • “It was literally almost 2 weeks ago. It’s a pair of mittens. Seek help. Please,” one commenter requested.
  • “When he turned around and used that moment to raise millions for charity that was also traumatizing for my students…” another commenter said.
  • “I cannot overstate how much I hate this and how damaging s**t like this is to the left,” another user noted. “Did they want him to wear a dashiki!?! I mean what the f***!? He is an old man trying not to f***ing freeze to death in DC in January.”

And one user made this observation:


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San Francisco Mayor London Breed blasts school board for having a plan to rename schools by April but not a plan to reopen

The San Francisco school Board on Tuesday followed through with a vote to rename 44 public schools apparently controversial namesakes like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

As TheBlaze previously reported, in October San Francisco school officials on the School Names Advisory Committee created a list of 44 sites that featured buildings named for historical figures, proposing to change the names of these buildings. The committee was tasked with identifying “whether the name on a school met the criteria for renaming, which includes anyone or anything associated with slavery, genocide, colonization, exploitation and oppression, among other factors.”

The criteria for a school name to be deemed “inappropriate” included: Anyone directly involved in the colonization of people; slave owners or participants in enslavement; perpetrators of genocide or slavery; those who exploit workers/people; those who directly oppressed or abused women, children, queer or transgender people; those connected to any human rights or environmental abuses; those who are known racists and/or white supremacists and/or espoused racist beliefs.

KNTV-TV reported Tuesday that the school board voted to adopt the committee’s recommendations and change the names of the 44 public school buildings on the list. The names include Lowell High, Lincoln High, Washington High, Roosevelt Middle, John Muir Elementary and Feinstein Elementary.

Schools named for Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were included because those Founding Fathers were slave owners. Abraham Lincoln High School will be renamed because the nation’s 16th president, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery in the South, also ordered the executions of 38 Dakota tribe Native Americans involved in a violent conflict with white settlers in Minnesota.

Dianne Feinstein Elementary, a school named for California’s sitting senior Democratic senator, made the list because as mayor of San Francisco in 1986, Feinstein reportedly replaced a vandalized Confederate flag at City Hall.

In October, San Francisco Mayor London Breed criticized the school board for moving forward with the plan to rename schools during the pandemic, calling it “offensive.”

On Wednesday, the mayor issued another statement blasting schools for producing a plan to rename buildings by April but offering no plan to reopen the schools.

“I understand the significance of the name of a school, and a school’s name should instill a feeling of pride in every student that walks through its doors, regardless of their race, religion, or sexual orientation,” Breed said in a statement.

“What I cannot understand is why the School Board is advancing a plan to have all these schools renamed by April, when there isn’t a plan to have our kids back in the classroom by then. Our students are suffering, and we should be talking about getting them in classrooms, getting them mental health support, and getting them the resources they need in this challenging time. Our families are frustrated about a lack of a plan, and they are especially frustrated with the fact that the discussion of these plans weren’t even on the agenda for last night’s School Board meeting.

“I believe our children should be a part of the conversation around the renaming of their schools, and I believe the education and discussions need to happen within our school walls. Let’s bring the same urgency and focus on getting our kids back in the classroom, and then we can have that longer conversation about the future of school names.”

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Nancy Pelosi’s house vandalized with leftist graffiti, fake blood and a severed pig’s head

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home was vandalized with leftist messages demanding universal basic income and the cancelation of rent.

The home, reportedly owned by Pelosi, was splattered with fake blood and a severed pig’s head was placed on the driveway. The white garage door was spray-painted with graffiti that read: “Cancel Rent!,” “UBI!,” and “We Want Everything!” There was a message of “$2K” with a line through the middle, a reference to lawmakers’ failed attempts to increase the COVID-19 stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000. There was also the letter “A” inside a circle, which is the symbol of anarchists.

The San Francisco Police Department responded to the reported vandalism around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, according to Fox News. “Unidentified suspect(s) had painted graffiti on the garage door and left a pig’s head on the sidewalk,” the SFPD said.

By Friday afternoon, the black garbage bags were covering up the graffiti on the garage door.

The home, which is estimated to have a value of $5.5 million, is situated in the city’s affluent Pacific Heights neighborhood.

It is not known if Pelosi was at home at the time of the defacement. Pelosi’s office has yet to issue a statement.

“There are a lot of unresolved issues and I don’t think this is a useful way to go about it and a terrible start to this New Year,” Audrey Carlson, who has lived in the area for 38 years, told KGO-TV.

Fred Kennerley, who works for a private security company that is hired to protect several residents in the wealthy neighborhood said, “She has her own security. She has capitol police they fly all the way out here from Washington, D.C., with her.”

Kennerley noted that this isn’t the first time that Pelosi’s home has been vandalized. “Last time they hung the hair dryers and stuff on the trees,” he said.

The San Francisco Police Department has opened an investigation and is asking the public’s help in finding the vandals.

“The SFPD Special Investigations Division is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a TIP to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous,” the police agency said.

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Report: Drug overdose deaths far exceed COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco

The number of San Francisco residents who have died from drug overdoses this year far exceeded the number of Bay Area residents who have died from the coronavirus.

The shocking number of overdose deaths come as the COVID-19 pandemic has understandably been the top public health story of 2020. That has unfortunately meant that the opioid crisis has taken a back seat in terms of public health awareness.

What are the details?

According to the Associated Press, 621 people have died in San Francisco of drug overdoses thus far this year, a staggering number that equates to nearly two deaths per day.

On the other hand, just 173 San Fransisco residents have died of COVID-19.

The eye-popping number is a significant increase over drug overdose casualties in San Francisco last year when 441 Bay Area residents, still an alarming number, died from drug overdoses.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the opioid crisis has been worsened by fentanyl, an extremely toxic drug that is lethal to humans in very small amounts, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the Chronicle:

The numbers come a day after the Centers for Disease Control reported 81,230 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020 — the largest number of drug overdoses for that length of time ever recorded and a sign the epidemic is getting worse around the country.

The pandemic has also intensified the epidemic by disrupting city services and forcing many people, who often rely on others to help save them if they overdose, to use alone.

Unfortunately, the number of overdose victims could have been higher.

The Chronicle reported that first responders have used Narcan nearly 3,000 times between January of November in San Francisco this year. Narcan reverses the effects of opioids, and has saved countless lives.

Anything else?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths from cocaine have also increased substantially during the pandemic.

“Overdose deaths involving cocaine also increased by 26.5 percent. Based upon earlier research, these deaths are likely linked to co-use or contamination of cocaine with illicitly manufactured fentanyl or heroin. Overdose deaths involving psychostimulants, such as methamphetamine, increased by 34.8 percent. The number of deaths involving psychostimulants now exceeds the number of cocaine-involved deaths,” the CDC said last week.

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Grandma flips table, uses it to knock down customer who attacked daughter, infant grandson in her restaurant

Especially in these wacky times, you never know when somebody might lose it for the most insignificant reasons.

But keep in mind, too, that you never know how willing some folks to stand up to violence — even grandmothers.

What are the details?

Surveillance video showed a woman at Panchitas Pupuseria in San Francisco’s Mission District becoming agitated while waiting for a to-go order late last month, KGO-TV reported.

Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

“We told her it would take 15 minutes, and it took about 20 minutes,” Doris Vargas, the restaurant’s manager, told the station.

A happy camper she most definitely was not.

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So hearing about the delay with her order, the woman “grabbed a jug of five-pound hand sanitizer and launched it at me while I was holding my son,” Vargas added to KGO.

Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

With that, Doris Campos — the restaurant’s owner and Vargas’ mother — took action, the station said.

“At that moment I had to do what I had to do because my daughter and grandson were in the middle of the drama,” Campos recalled to KGO.

Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

So Campos — who’s nearly 60 — threw an object back at the customer.

Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

The she grabbed the table in front of her, flipped it, and then pushed it toward the customer.

Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

The customer seemed to explode with rage and tried to throw a punch at Campos, but the grandmother kept moving the table forward — and soon knocked the irate patron right on her rear end.

Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

What happened next?

It appears from the surveillance video that a man tried to pick up the woman from the floor. KGO said the woman eventually left the restaurant, and no one was hurt. Police said an investigation is ongoing, the station reported.

Vargas is speaking out in hopes of identifying the woman and holding her accountable, KGO noted.

“Bad behavior is something we don’t forecast for,” she added to the station before offering a plea to those patronizing her restaurant — and all eateries during the pandemic.

“Be considerate of the employees and the business,” Vargas told KGO. “And just have some empathy for the industry itself. We’re trying to stay afloat for the community and ourselves.”.

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Pro-life activists claim they were arrested, charged with trespassing for protesting on a public sidewalk

Pro-life activists in San Francisco say they are being unlawfully silenced for speaking out about a local research university’s use of aborted babies for publicly funded research.

What are the details?

The group of activists were reportedly arrested and charged for trespassing despite peacefully demonstrating on a public sidewalk outside the University of California San Francisco’s Zuckerberg Hospital last month, the Federalist reported.

Video footage from the event posted on YouTube by Pro-Life San Francisco appears to show the protesters being arrested by police before they ever stepped foot off public property. Only after being detained and physically moved by officers did the protesters cross onto hospital grounds.


Pro-Lifers Arrested Outside UCSF’s Fetal Harvesting Facility

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“Our position is that this is an unlawful arrest, as the pro-lifers were engaged in constitutionally protected speech on a public sidewalk,” Alexandra Snyder, executive director of Life Legal Defense Foundation, the organization representing the protesters, said in a statement to the Federalist.

Martin Cannon, senior counsel for the Thomas More Society, who is representing one of the activists, Terrisa Bukovinac, argued his client was “arrested … on a sidewalk, basically just for showing up.”

“She did not have a megaphone, she wasn’t calling out at all. She didn’t even have a sign. They arrested her for being within an area that the hospital arbitrarily declared was too close to the entrance,” Cannon added of Bukovinac, who serves as the executive director if Pro-Life San Francisco.

“The problem here is that they got arrested, when they made no noise. They got arrested for showing up because the cops are thinking they might make some noise,” Cannon said. “They got arrested anticipatorily.”

What else?

The attorneys representing the activists argue that the actions taken against their clients unlawfully injured their free speech and point to a double standard among law enforcement.

“This appears to be an attempt to suppress the dissemination of information in order to protect UCSF,” Snyder said.

Cannon added, “The same people that will let the protesters bash windows and burn buildings and steal everybody’s inventory and call it ‘lawful protest — we can’t do anything,’ will respond where there’s half a dozen pro-lifers on the sidewalk and start building constraints against them.”

The pro-life activists were protesting against the research hospital’s use of aborted fetuses for publicly funded experimental studies, according to the Federalist. The hospital reportedly has a long history of using the tissue of aborted babies for research studies, “including some in which fetal intestines and reproductive tracts were transplanted into rodents,” the outlet added.

In September 2018, the Health and Human Services department even canceled a contract between UCSF and the National Institutes of Health that provided researchers with two fetuses a month for six years.

TheBlaze reached out to the the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and the UCSF Zuckerberg Hospital for comment, but did not receive a reply in time for publication.

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San Francisco’s Dem mayor says more severe COVID-19 restrictions are on the way after being caught dining at fancy restaurant

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that more strict coronavirus-related restrictions are on the way.

Breed’s announcement came on the same day that the San Francisco Chronicle revealed that Breed attended a birthday party for a close friend at French Laundry, the upscale Napa Valley restaurant, last month. It’s the same restaurant where Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) was caught dining at last month, during which he neither wore a face mask nor adhered to social distancing guidelines.

Newsom has been ferociously criticized for the dining out activity, which came as thousands of small businesses and restaurants shutter amid increasing COVID-related restrictions. Many of those businesses will never reopen.

In fact, Breed dined at the restaurant just one day after Newsom, and several days before she admonished her residents for acting unwisely during the pandemic.

“I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that everyone act responsibly to reduce the spread of the virus,” Breed said Nov. 10. “Every San Franciscan needs to do their part so that we can start moving in the right direction again.”

What is Breed saying now?

“We’ve been worried for months but now it’s real,” Breed said Tuesday, KGO-TV reported. “Our dangerous winter has arrived.”

More severe restrictions for Bay Area residents come as COVID-19 cases surge worldwide. In fact, San Francisco’s COVID-19 infection rate has quadrupled compared to October and hospitalizations have doubled, according to KNTN-TV.

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Breed said the city was looking to nearby Santa Clara County as an example for what further restrictions might be needed. Santa Clara recently announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for those traveling into the area from 150 miles or farther. Santa Clara has also moved to limit social gatherings and further reduce capacity at businesses. Closing outdoor dining entirely, as was done recently in Los Angeles County, is also on the table, she said.

Unfortunately for San Francisco residents, Breed said city officials are even contemplating another mandatory lockdown if COVID-cases continue to surge, comparing possible action to that of Los Angeles County.

“Unfortunately we can’t rule it out,” Breed said. “As soon as we think it is absolutely necessary based on what we’re seeing with this spike, based on what we’re seeing with hospitalizations and the direction that our city is headed in, it could be a possibility.”

Beginning Monday, Los Angeles County implemented another stay-at-home order, prohibiting all public and private gatherings between people of different households. Indoor dining had already been suspended in the county. Religious gatherings and protests are excluded from the county’s restrictions, which last through Dec. 20.

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San Francisco 49ers forced to play home games in Arizona after local officials ban contact sports over COVID fears

The San Francisco 49ers announced that they will be playing their December home games in another state following local officials’ declaration that contact sports are a no-no in the wake of growing COVID concerns.

What happened?

California’s Santa Clara County announced strict new COVID measures Saturday, Yahoo! reported. Included in the county’s orders is a ban on contact sports for the next few weeks — which was bad news for the 49ers, who play their home games not in San Francisco but at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

The new edict sent the NFL team scrambling to find a location for upcoming December home games.

Sports Illustrated reported Monday that the the team had found a new temporary home — it’s a state away and in the home stadium of their NFC West rivals, the Arizona Cardinals.

The Niners reached an agreement with the Cards to play their final 2020 home games at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. San Francisco will play host in Arizona to the Buffalo Bills for a Week 13 matchup Monday and the Washington Football Team (formerly the Redskins) in Week 14, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said.

According to Schefter, Santa Clara County is “basically shutting down football” in the entire area. He noted that the decision came even as NFL officials have repeatedly said “there has been no evidence of transmission on the field of the virus.”

In a statement quoted by ESPN, the 49ers said, “The Cardinals organization, State Farm Stadium and League officials have been supportive and accommodating as we work through the many logistical issues involved in relocating NFL games.”

The Niners will leave San Francisco Wednesday to hold practices and games for the month of December.

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury told ESPN, “As far as San Fran goes, that’s obviously a challenging situation for them. I’m glad it worked out that we could host them in a way and allow them to use these facilities, and continue to keep their season going. It’s kind of 2020 in a nutshell, and I’m just glad it all worked out for them.”

The Santa Clara County ban on contact sports is scheduled to expire Dec. 21, but may well be extended beyond that date.

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Far-left San Francisco DA blasts Kyle Rittenhouse posting bail: ‘White shooter motivated by racial bias’

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, the far-left progressive who became the San Fran’s top prosecutor this year, argued against Kyle Rittenhouse’s cash bail by citing “strong evidence” of “racial bias.”

What’s the background?

As TheBlaze reported, Rittenhouse — the 17-year-old who made national headlines during the Kenosha riots for shooting and killing two people in what he claims was self-defense — posted $2 million bail on Friday.

Rittenhouse has been charged with two counts of murder. But even the criminal complaint against Rittenhouse reads like Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. There is, indeed, evidence, such as videos of the alleged crimes, that suggests Rittenhouse’s self-defense claims are valid.

If Rittenhouse is convicted of the charges against him, he faces a mandatory life sentence in prison.

What did Boudin say?

Boudin said Friday that Rittenhouse’s bail is yet more evidence of the “failings of money bail.” Boudin both injected race into his reaction, and spoke about Rittenhouse as if the teenager is guilty of the crimes alleged against him, despite the presumption of innocence.

“Anyone want to understand the failings of money bail?” Boudin said. “Look no further: strong evidence of a white shooter motivated by racial bias committing a double murder with an assault rifle. But wealth sets him free.”

It should be noted that both of the men whom Rittenhouse shot and killed were white.

Boudin, who once worked for the late Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez, was elected as San Fransisco’s top prosecutor last year. His election was celebrated by progressive politicians and social justice activists. Even Sen. Kamala Harris, the media-declared vice president-elect, welcomed Boudin’s election.

Boudin — who is self-described socialist, according to Vice — has implemented numerous far-left reforms to San Francisco’s criminal justice system, including ending cash bail.

According to Boudin, cash bail is a “discriminatory and unsafe approach to pretrial detention.” Now, pretrial release in San Francisco is determined by “public safety, not on wealth,” Boudin said in January, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Boudin argued cash bail is essentially racist. From his office:

Money bail has disproportionately impacted our poorest communities as well as communities of color. In San Francisco, African-Americans pay over $120 per capita per year in non-refundable bail fees compared to $10 per capita per year for white individuals. Additionally, since 99% of people who post bail in San Francisco use private bail bond companies, there is an instant and dramatic transfer of wealth from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color to private industry; roughly $10-$15 million in non-refundable fees are paid annually to bail bond agencies.

The San Fransisco police union has not been fond of Boudin.

Reacting to his policy ending cash bail, union president Tony Montoya said, “Mr. Boudin is in the process of building the largest criminal justice revolving door imaginable, and San Franciscans will pay a heavy price for it.”

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