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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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San Francisco has a new pollution problem thanks to the pandemic: Used masks, gloves, and other PPE litter the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area has gained a reputation for being pretty trashy.

The garbage problem in San Jose has gotten so bad that the city last week launched a new “Cash for Trash” program to pay homeless people to pick up garbage.

San Francisco’s district attorney announced last November that he would not be prosecuting any so-called “quality-of-life crimes,” including public urination, camping on the streets, blocking sidewalks, and sex solicitation.

And everybody is aware of the City by the Bay’s poop problem: Actual human waste on the streets of a major American city has become such a problem that elected officials had to create a “Poop Patrol” to deal with it.

Now San Francisco is dealing with a new pollution problem tied directly to the pandemic: Used masks, gloves, and other PPE being discarded in the streets by its citizens.

What’s that?

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that the “fall flush” of rain during the stormy season pushed more than just the usual trash into streams, creeks, rivers, and the bay.

Now the Bay Area is dealing with a surge of PPE waste in the waterways.

In fact, the problem has reached such a level that the California Coastal Commission said it had to create a new trash category for masks and gloves, according to the Chronicle.

PPE came in No. 12 on the commission’s list of 50 types of debris, KNTV-TV reported, ranking between plastic cups and beverage lids.

This number was “extraordinarily high,” the station said, “considering this is the first time PPE has made the list.”

Save the Bay’s executive director, David Lewis, lamented the pandemic’s impact on pollution.

“There’s so much COVID trash,” he told the paper. “People might think it’s just a little trash and it’s unsightly, but it’s actually having an environmental impact.”

“We’re all generating a lot more trash and much of it is ending up as litter on our streets,” Lewis told KNTV.

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CAREN Act — which bans false, racially biased 911 calls — unanimously approved by San Francisco supervisors

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has approved the ban of false, racially biased calls to 911, KPIX-TV reported.

The CAREN Act — Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act — was unanimously passed Tuesday by all 11 supervisors, the station said.

The term “Karen” has become mockingly synonymous with women — usually white women — who confront others without provocation over small issues and sometimes call 911 so police can step in and stop it. Sometimes a “Karen” adds race to the mix when contacting authorities.

“We want to make sure people don’t continue to weaponize emergency calls to law enforcement,” Supervisor Shamann Walton, who authored the measure, told KPIX. Walton began pushing the legislation in July.

What are the details?

Under the CAREN Act, calls to 911 that discriminate over someone’s race, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion is banned — and targets of such calls will be allowed to sue the caller, the station said.

“Communities of color have the right to go about daily activities without being threatened by someone calling 911 on them due to someone’s racism,” Walton added, according to KPIX. “Rather than calling the police or law enforcement on your neighbor or someone who you think doesn’t look like they should be your neighbor, try talking to them and getting to know them. Let’s build relationships in our communities.”

The station spoke to early voters who supported the measure.

Nicole Didondiff told KPIX the CAREN is needed to combat 911 callers who “are using their white privilege to create trouble for someone else that isn’t based in reality.”

Jason Powers told the station that “people with privilege like myself use that to our advantage sometimes and a lot of that uncertainty that comes from not knowing people of color allows us the space to make those accusations safely — and it’s gonna take a hard check to get some of that righted. So I think it’s an interesting and potentially game changing measure.”

The board will vote on the CAREN Act again at next Tuesday’s meeting before it heads to Mayor London Breed’s desk, KPIX reported.

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San Francisco may change ‘inappropriate’ names of schools honoring Washington, Lincoln, and even Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Officials in San Francisco are pushing to rename several public schools in an attempt to purge school buildings of names deemed “inappropriate” like Presidents George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.

Even a school building named for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is on a list of 44 sites that parents and educators have been told must be renamed for having connections to slavery, genocide, or oppression,
the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Of the 125 schools in the San Francisco district, more than a third have been added to the list for having objectionable names, including Balboa, Lowell and Mission high schools, Roosevelt and Presidio middle schools, and Webster, Sanchez and Jose Ortega elementary schools.

The San Francisco School Names Advisory Committee is requiring each school on the list to brainstorm new names by Dec. 18. The new names will be presented to the school board in late January or early February, at which time the board will vote on any recommended name changes.

The committee was called for in a 2018 resolution requiring a blue ribbon panel to study school names and submit recommendations for changes.

“The panel includes 12 community members appointed by the superintendent and approved by the school board, as well as district staff members and board President Mark Sanchez,” the Chronicle reported. “It was formed in January and has since met 10 times, with members doing their own research, looking at newspaper articles, among other resources to identify 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 committee’s specific criteria for a school name to be deemed “inappropriate” includes: 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.

Schools named for Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson made the list because they were slave owners. Abraham Lincoln High School must 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 senator, made the list because as mayor of San Francisco in 1986, Feinstein reportedly replaced a vandalized Confederate flag at City Hall.

According to the Chronicle, many parents and principals are not thrilled that renaming schools is a priority during a pandemic when many children are not even allowed to attend school and are tasked with virtual learning.

“Principals are devoting resources to this,” parent Jonathan Alloy said. His children attend Commodore Sloat Elementary, a school named for the Navy officer who
claimed California for the United States and one of the schools on the list. “We’re being presented with it as a fait accompli.”

The principal of Commodore Sloat told parents Wednesday that the school would need to come up with a new name because the committee said John D. Sloat was a colonizer who “claimed/stole” California from Mexico.

“We’re not actually helping disadvantaged children by changing the name of the school they can’t attend,” Alloy said, characterizing the timing as absurd.

Last week, five high school alumni associations sent a letter to the school district criticizing the committee for neglecting to consult professional historians or diverse ethnic communities.

“We need an inclusive process that will allow all communities to be heard, use professional historians applying verifiable data, issue a written report why a school name might be changed, so the community can make a considered decision,” the letter said.

The letter asked the board to “suspend the current process until everyone can safely return to school sites for the robust and thoughtful conversations you directed in the original board resolution.”

The president of the school board, Mark Sanchez, acknowledged that some will be unhappy with the changes.

“I don’t think there is ever going to be a time when people are ready for this,” he said. “Predictably people are going to be upset no matter when we do this.”

He added that it was unlikely all 44 schools would have their names changed, but noted that every school on the list “should be prepared.”

Here’s the list of proposed schools to be renamed and their namesakes, courtesy of the Chronicle:

  • Balboa High School, Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  • Abraham Lincoln High School, U.S. president
  • Mission High School, Mission Dolores
  • George Washington High School, first U.S. president
  • Lowell High School, poet/critic James R. Lowell
  • James Denman Middle School, founder of first S.F. school
  • Everett Middle School, Edward Everett, American statesman
  • Herbert Hoover Middle School, U.S. president
  • James Lick Middle School, land baron
  • Presidio Middle School S.F. military post
  • Roosevelt Middle School, Theodore or F.D., both U.S. presidents
  • Lawton K-8, U.S. Army officer Henry Ware Lawton
  • Claire Lilienthal (two sites), S.F. school board member
  • Paul Revere K-8, American Revolution patriot
  • Alamo Elementary, a poplar tree or the site of Texas Revolution battle
  • Alvarado Elementary, Pedro de Alvarado, conquistador
  • Bryant Elementary, author Edwin Bryant
  • Clarendon Elementary Second Community and Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program, Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon, English politician
  • El Dorado Elementary, mythical City of Gold
  • Dianne Feinstein Elementary, U.S. senator and former S.F. mayor
  • Garfield Elementary, James Garfield, U.S. president
  • Grattan Elementary, William Henry Grattan, Irish author
  • Jefferson Elementary, Thomas Jefferson, U.S. president
  • Francis Scott Key Elementary, composer of Star-Spangled Banner
  • Frank McCoppin Elementary, S.F. mayor
  • McKinley Elementary, William McKinley, U.S. president
  • Marshall Elementary, James Wilson Marshall, sawmill worker at Sutter’s Mill
  • Monroe Elementary, James Monroe, U.S. president
  • John Muir Elementary, naturalist
  • Jose Ortega Elementary, Spanish philosopher
  • Sanchez Elementary, Jose Bernardo Sanchez, Spanish missionary
  • Junipero Serra Elementary, Spanish priest
  • Sheridan Elementary, Gen. Philip Sheridan
  • Sherman Elementary, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Commodore Sloat Elementary, John Sloat, Navy officer
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary, author
  • Sutro Elementary, Adolph Sutro, S.F. mayor
  • Ulloa Elementary, Don Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general
  • Daniel Webster Elementary, U.S. statesman
  • Noriega Early Education School, unclear
  • Presidio EES, S.F. military post
  • Stockton EES, Robert F. Stockton, Navy commodore
The Chronicle estimated that name changes will cost tens of thousands of dollars for each school that needs to replace signage.
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Our society is in the process of breaking down all around us

Have you noticed that people don’t treat one another with the same level of respect and civility that they once did?  Everywhere I look, people are treating one another badly, and this should greatly alarm all of us.  Perhaps we can blame some of this on the pandemic, because the restrictions that authorities have implemented around the nation have definitely put people in a bad mood.  And of course the fact that this is an election year is certainly not helping things.  But I am seeing people that are supposedly on the same side treating each other with extreme contempt.  Conservatives are fighting with conservatives, liberals are fighting with liberals, Christians are fighting with Christians, and over the past year I have been seeing families break up all over the place.  Hearts are growing so cold, and all of the strife and discord that we are witnessing makes me wonder what things will be like when economic conditions in this nation really start falling apart.

There is so much anger and frustration in the air right now, and we are definitely seeing this being reflected in the crime numbers.  For example, it is being reported that burglaries in San Francisco have risen 42 percent so far this year…

In San Francisco, burglaries are up 42% in the first 9 months of this year, compared to the same time period in 2019. In the Northern District, which includes Pacific Heights, the Marina, North Beach, and Cow Hollow, it’s up 59%. In the Mission, 79% and in the Richmond up 50%.

In some neighborhoods, the same criminals are returning over and over again, and things have gotten so bad that one local resident recently admitted that she “cannot sleep at night anymore”

Thieves are returning to the same homes and neighborhoods within the same week, sometimes only one day apart.

“It’s a big wave of crime right now. it’s home burglaries and this is scary. I cannot sleep at night anymore,” said Iryna Gorb.

I can’t even imagine what it must be like lying in bed wondering if this will be the night when the burglars will return again.

In addition to home invasions, San Francisco is seeing an alarming number of stores being hit as well

And it’s not just happening to homes. Video from a Pacific Heights’ Food Market a week and a half ago shows a suspect’s seen setting up a blow torch on the store’s glass.

When it doesn’t budge, he comes back and tries a throwing a planter to break in.

We are seeing similar scenes play out all over America on a nightly basis these days, and it is only going to get worse in the months ahead.

Over on the east coast, New York City has also seen a 42 percent rise in burglaries so far in 2020, and the number of shootings is up 91 percent

Year-to-date, there has been a 91% spike in citywide shooting incidents, a 42% increase in burglaries and a 33% decrease in hate crimes.

Considering the fact that hundreds of thousands of people have already moved out of New York City, there shouldn’t be that many people left to shoot, but these are the numbers that authorities are giving us.

And sometimes people are being murdered without a gun being used at all.  I have to admit that I was greatly disturbed when I recently heard what happened to one man on a Manhattan subway platform

A man has died after he was repeatedly stabbed in the legs following a dispute on a lower Manhattan subway station in New York City on Saturday, officials revealed.

The attack unfolded just before 3pm on the northbound J/Z train platform in Chambers Street Station, near to City Hall, where the victim, in his 20s, had been ensnared in an argument with another man, said to be in his 30s.

How cold does your heart have to be to attack someone like that?

Sadly, acts of extreme violence are happening in our major cities so frequently now that they barely make a blip in the news.  In the middle of the country, murders and shootings in Chicago are both up over 50 percent in 2020, and it is being reported that “dozens of children” under the age of 10 have been shot over the last nine months…

The Windy City – like others across the country – has seen an uptick in violent crimes this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic, mass layoffs and nationwide unrest. Murders and shootings are up 52% from the same time last year, according to police data, and dozens of children under 10 years old have been shot, some fatally.

This is what America has become.

We have become a place where children under the age of 10 are being shot on a regular basis.

Most of us depend on the police to protect us from this sort of violence, but they are being shot on a regular basis too.  Here is just one example that was in the news today

A shooting over the weekend left one Myrtle Beach police officer dead and another injured, according to a news release from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The officers were responding to a domestic violence call Saturday night. Authorities say shots were exchanged between them and a suspect after a confrontation.

The thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis is steadily disappearing, and it isn’t just happening in the big cities.

Some of the worst crimes of all are happening in less populated areas, and if you doubt this just check out this example.

For decades, we have been raising children in an environment in which traditional moral values have been relegated to the fringes of society, and so we should not be surprised that our society is now literally coming apart at the seams all around us.

And if you think what we have experienced so far is bad, just wait until we get a few more years down the road.

Chaos and violence in our streets has become the norm, and our society now teaches us that it is perfectly okay to hate one another.

Treating others the way that you want to be treated is such a simple concept, but it works.

Unfortunately, most of the population has rejected the simple values that once united our nation, and so our society will continue to fall apart all around us as we plunge into a deeply uncertain future.

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San Francisco mayor announces city will pay some pregnant women $1,000 a month — but only if they’re black or Pacific Islander

The mayor of San Francisco wants to help pregnant women with the financial burden of having and caring for an infant — but only certain pregnant women.

White, Asian, and Hispanic expectant mothers need not concern themselves with applying for help from the city’s new program: It’s only for black and Pacific Islander women.

What’s that now?

Mayor London Breed announced the city’s new Abundant Birth Project on Monday, the Miami Herald reported.

The public-private partnership will give $1,000 per month during a woman’s pregnancy and for the first six months after the baby is born.

But the city is limiting the monies to only 150 black and Pacific Islander women who, the city said, have been on the wrong side of a “longstanding racial gap in birthing outcomes,” the Herald said.

The mayor said hopes that so-called “basic income supplement” will be much bigger in the long term for the women who are able to secure it. She does not want them limited to just six months of post-birth help. The mayor has much more in mind: Two years of giving money to a group of moms selected by race.

Breed declared the program had “a goal of eventually providing a supplement for up to two years post-pregnancy.”

“Providing guaranteed income support to mothers during pregnancy is an innovative and equitable approach that will ease some of the financial stress that all too often keeps women from being able to put their health first,” Breed said in a statement, the Herald reported.

Noting the health aspects touted by the mayor’s office, the paper reported:

Black women have the highest rate of preterm birth, which is when a baby is born too early — before 37 weeks of pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preterm babies have higher rates of disability and death.

Black women had a preterm birth rate of 14% in 2018, which is around 50% higher than white women, who had a rate of 9%, according to the CDC.

The infant mortality rate is also highest for Black women at 10.8 deaths for every 1,000 births in 2018, more than double the rate for white women at 4.6, the CDC said. Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women had the second-highest infant mortality rate at 9.4 deaths for every 1,000 births.

However, the mayor made it clear that health concerns were not the only reason for the program being available to only select races.

“The Abundant Birth Project is rooted in racial justice and recognizes that Black and Pacific Islander mothers suffer disparate health impacts, in part because of the persistent wealth and income gap,” she said.

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San Francisco may allow 16-year-olds to vote

San Francisco may allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections. The City by the Bay will let residents decide on the new proposition in the November election. Think about how you and your friends were at 16, and decide if this is a prudent decision.

If the proposition passes in November, San Francisco would become the first major American city to enable residents aged 16 and 17 suffrage in municipal elections. There are smaller cities across the country that allow younger teens to vote in local elections, including Takoma Park in Maryland, that in 2013 gave voting rights to 16-year-olds.

San Francisco presented a similar proposal in the 2016 election, but it narrowly failed to get enough votes to pass. The “Youth Voting in Local Elections” measure was denied after 52.1% of people voting against the proposition.

“I really think that Vote 16 will help youth of color in San Francisco establish the habit of voting at an earlier age, and really provide them with the support and the resources that they need to continue building on that habit as they grow older,” Crystal Chan, an 18-year-old organizer for Vote 16 SF, told NBC News.

“Lowering the voting age can lead to a long-term increase in voter turnout, bringing more citizens in touch with their government and pushing the government to better serve its people,” the Vote 16 SF website reads.

The site claims that factors such as “civic knowledge, political skills, and political interest” don’t increase from age 16 to 18. The website also alleges that the teens are “affected by local political issues as much as anyone.”

“Strong civics education and a lower voting age would mutually reinforce each other to increase civic engagement,” the site alleges.

Nate Hochman, a Republican activist and senior at Colorado College, is against allowing the young teens voting because they don’t have experience in knowing “what good governance looks like.”

“Sixteen-year-olds — they’re sophomores, juniors in high school like they’re deeply impressionable. They’re largely interested in learning what, you know, their friends are doing and appearing to be cool. And they’re not capable of making completely rational decisions about voting,” Hochman said. “When are you an adult? When do we trust you to make your own decisions about who you are in the world and making your own way?”

Many neuroscientists and child psychologists agree that the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part, isn’t fully developed until approximately age 25.

“So the changes that happen between 18 and 25 are a continuation of the process that starts around puberty, and 18 year olds are about halfway through that process,” neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt said. “Their prefrontal cortex is not yet fully developed. That’s the part of the brain that helps you to inhibit impulses and to plan and organize your behavior to reach a goal.”

“Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part. This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment and an awareness of long-term consequences,” the University of Rochester Medical Center states. “Teens process information with the amygdala. This is the emotional part.”

“In teen’s brains, the connections between the emotional part of the brain and the decision-making center are still developing—and not always at the same rate,” according to the university. “That’s why when teens have overwhelming emotional input, they can’t explain later what they were thinking. They weren’t thinking as much as they were feeling.”

In March of 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she was in favor of the voting age being lowered to 16.

“I, myself, personally, I’m not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16,” Pelosi said. “I think it’s really important to capture the kids when they’re in high school, when they’re interested in all of this when they’re learning about government, to be able to vote.”

A week before Pelosi made her comments, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced an amendment to H.R. 1 — the For the People Act— to lower the federal voting age to 16. The bill only received 126 votes, failing to receive a simple majority that would have allowed it to go to the Senate.

In February 2019, Oregon state Sen. Shemia Fagan (D) proposed legislation to lower the state’s voting age from 18 to 16. The proposal did not pass.

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San Fran keeps private gyms closed, but has reopened city-owned gyms. Furious owners call out city leaders.

San Francisco gyms have been forced by the liberal city to remain closed for months as part of measures implemented to reduce the spread of coronavirus. But city leaders have applied different rules for fitness facilities used by city employees.

According to KNTV-TV, city-owned indoor gyms have been open for months, all while privately owned indoor gyms have struggled to stay afloat. The result, KNTV reported, is “crushing private gym owners.”

Daniele Rabkin, who owns Crossfit Golden Gate, told KNTV the city’s actions are “shocking” and “infuriating.”

Rabkin reportedly learned that city-owned gyms had reopened after texting several police officers, offering them her gym to work out. The officers told Rabkin that the fitness center at the police station was up and running — with enhanced safety protocols, of course.

“Even though they’re getting exposed, there are no repercussions, no ramifications? It’s shocking,” Rabkin said.

Not only have gyms for city police officers reopened while private gyms have remained shuttered, but so have city-owned gyms used by judges, lawyers, bailiffs, and paralegals, KNTV reported.

Dave Karraker, owner of MX3 Fitness in the Castro, echoed Rabkin’s frustrations.

“It just demonstrates that there seems to be some kind of a double standard between what city employees are allowed to do and what the residents of San Francisco are allowed to do,” Karraker told KNTV.

He added, “What the city has unwillingly done is created this great case study that says that working out indoors is actually safe. So at this point, we’re just demanding that they allow us to have the same workout privileges for the citizens of San Francisco that the employees of San Francisco have.”

Perhaps most shocking is the fact that the city was unapologetic about the double standard.

From KNTV:

NBC Bay Area asked the city for comment Thursday, and were told only that the current health order does not allow indoor fitness gyms to operate, and per Mayor London Breed’s latest reopening announcement, privately owned gyms have to stay closed until at least the end of the month.

The news comes days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi triggered national controversy for getting her hair done at a San Francisco salon that has been shuttered by COVID-restrictions.

“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” salon owner Erica Kious said.

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Pelosi insists it isn’t her fault she violated coronavirus restrictions, actually says ‘I think that this salon owes me an apology’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insists she is not to blame after getting caught violating multiple San Francisco coronavirus restrictions by having her hair done in a shuttered salon earlier this week amid the city’s lockdown, saying she was “set up” by the salon and that they owe her an apology rather than the other way around.

What are the details?

Pelosi was hit with waves of criticism on Tuesday after Fox News reported that her assistant asked a stylist to provide hair services to the speaker in eSalon the day before — despite the establishment being closed for months just like all the other salons in the city to due coronavirus orders.

The outlet published security camera footage provided by the owner, Erica Kious, showing a mask-less Pelosi strolling through the salon, as well as text messages claiming Pelosi’s assistant made the request to a stylist who rents space from Kious at eSalon.

Kious called Pelosi’s actions a “slap in the face” considering the business owner hasn’t been able to open her salon in months while Pelosi “feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work.”

But Pelosi insisted Wednesday that she is the one who was wronged in the incident, telling reporters during a press conference, “I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to over the years many times. And that when they said ‘We’re able to accommodate people one person at a time’ and that we can set up that time, I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a set-up, so I take responsibility for falling for a set-up.”

“I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting [me] up,” the speaker said.

According to the
San Francisco Chronicle:

As for the short clip showing her mask around her neck [Pelosi said]: “I just had my hair washed. I don’t wear a mask when I’m washing my hair. Do you wear a mask when you’re washing your hair? I always wear a mask … And that picture is when I just came out of the bowl.”

As The Hill pointed out, “San Francisco’s guidelines state that ‘any service that requires your customer to remove their face covering are not permitted at this time.'”

Salons in San Francisco were just allowed to reopen for business on Tuesday, and are still restricted to only providing services outdoors, Politico reported.

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Different Rules For The Ruling Class Than The Rest of Us

Some people will always think they are better than others, and those people invariably always get attracted to positions of power over people they think they can control. Luckily, most of America is waking up to this obvious problem plaguing society, and Nancy Pelosi is helping them see it.

Recently, Pelosi made a mockery of herself and the “lockdown” rules she helps impose on working-class Americans. The city of San Francisco has kept hair salons shut for months amid the COVID-19 scamdemic, but that didn’t stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from stopping by for a quick wash and blowout at a closed salon — without even wearing a mask, according to a report by RT.

Are Face Masks & COVID Rituals Occultist Symbols For Submission?

This is the cost of Americans allowing politicians to become their rulers. The government has shown time and time again that they serve only themselves, and we are the enemy. The scamdemic has only amplified that divide, and it’s going to get worse as the New World Order is rolled out. Honestly, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. There are just “different rules for different folks,” says Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter.

These politicians are all in on it, and they know exactly what they are doing.  They understand this isn’t a pandemic, not even close, but it is an excuse to grab more power and help their masters roll out the two-tier system of the enslavement of humanity.

It All Comes Back To The Federal Reserve: The NWO Is Being Shoved Down Our Throats

Asked to address the footage, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said that she “always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements.” Hamill said the business offered her an appointment on Monday and “told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time at the business.

Pelosi has not directly addressed the footage, but she has been slamming the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic on Twitter, saying on Monday, the same day she got her hair done, that he does not grasp the gravity of the current crisis. –RT

This is just an “in your face” reminder that the ruling class does not care about us. They serve themselves and the New World Order (Federal Reserve) and don’t care about the rules they force on the rest of us. Wake up, people. Time is running out to figure out what’s really going on.

 

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Some people will always think they are better than others, and those people invariably always get attracted to positions of power over people they think they can control. Luckily, most of America is waking up to this obvious problem plaguing society, and Nancy Pelosi is helping them see it.

Recently, Pelosi made a mockery of herself and the “lockdown” rules she helps impose on working-class Americans. The city of San Francisco has kept hair salons shut for months amid the COVID-19 scamdemic, but that didn’t stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from stopping by for a quick wash and blowout at a closed salon — without even wearing a mask, according to a report by RT.

Are Face Masks & COVID Rituals Occultist Symbols For Submission?

This is the cost of Americans allowing politicians to become their rulers. The government has shown time and time again that they serve only themselves, and we are the enemy. The scamdemic has only amplified that divide, and it’s going to get worse as the New World Order is rolled out. Honestly, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. There are just “different rules for different folks,” says Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter.

These politicians are all in on it, and they know exactly what they are doing.  They understand this isn’t a pandemic, not even close, but it is an excuse to grab more power and help their masters roll out the two-tier system of the enslavement of humanity.

It All Comes Back To The Federal Reserve: The NWO Is Being Shoved Down Our Throats

Asked to address the footage, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said that she “always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements.” Hamill said the business offered her an appointment on Monday and “told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time at the business.

Pelosi has not directly addressed the footage, but she has been slamming the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic on Twitter, saying on Monday, the same day she got her hair done, that he does not grasp the gravity of the current crisis. –RT

This is just an “in your face” reminder that the ruling class does not care about us. They serve themselves and the New World Order (Federal Reserve) and don’t care about the rules they force on the rest of us. Wake up, people. Time is running out to figure out what’s really going on.

 

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Reporter questions whether security video of Nancy Pelosi at salon is legal. It doesn’t end well.

A California reporter triggered a tsunami of backlash on Tuesday after she seemingly excused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s glaring hypocrisy for violating California’s COVID-19 restrictions — even painting Pelosi as an apparent victim.

What’s the background?

Pelosi was busted having her hair done at a San Francisco salon Monday afternoon despite the salon being shuttered by the coronavirus-related lockdown restrictions. Surveillance video released by the salon owner showed Pelosi walking around the salon with wet hair — and without a face mask.

“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” salon owner Erica Kious told Fox News.

What did the reporter say?

Carla Marinucci, a senior Politico reporter covering California, responded by suggesting whether the recording of Pelosi was legal.

“Have to ask upon seeing this: Is it legal in CA — a ‘two party consent’ state — to videotape someone in a private home or business without their consent?” she asked on Twitter.

What was the response to Marinucci?

She did not receive the answer she was seeking — but got much more than she bargained for, instead:

  • “It’s security cam footage. That this is your biggest question suggests you are a part of the problem. Anything to say about the woman who owns this salon, can’t open and can’t support her 2 children as a single mother having to endure this indignity?” one person said.
  • “Security camera catches Democrat. Journalist blames business,” one person mocked.
  • “If a criminal does not consent to being videotaped by a security camera located in a business during the commission of a crime then is the footage inadmissible in court?!?!” another person mocked.
  • “Here’s a ‘senior writer’ at @politico who is unaware that it’s legal to videotape someone breaking the law – even if it’s the Speaker of the House,” yet another person mocked.
  • “Seems like the kind of thing that you, as a California reporter, should’ve investigated the answer to before tweeting, rather than instinctively seeking to run interference for one of the most powerful politicians in the country,” another person said.
  • “This is why Pelosi thinks she can get away with anything. She breaks the law and a reporter goes after the source, not Pelosi,” another person responded.
  • “That’s definitely the story here. That god***n small business and their security cameras. Good journamalisming,” another person mocked.
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After meth lab found in San Francisco hotel for homeless and those in COVID-19 quarantine, journalist decries ‘chaotic, horrible mess’

After woke San Francisco officials thought it would be a good idea to use hotels to house the homeless along with those in COVID-19 quarantine, a meth lab recently was discovered in one of the hotels — and a journalist covering the issue told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that it’s turned into a “chaotic, horrible mess.”

What’s the background?

The city contracted with hotels to provide rooms and meals under its Shelter in Place program for those at risk for COVID-19, who need to be quarantined, or who have no home, KTVU-TV reported.

Problem is, a strong chemical odor was coming from a room at the Civic Center Motor Inn about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the station said, after which police arrested two registered guests of the hotel who were suspected of operating a low-level meth lab there.

City Journal contributor Erica Sandberg has been covering the issue for a while, writing back in June that the city’s plan to put homeless people in hotels was “not going well.”

So, on the heels of the meth lab discovery, Sandberg appeared on Carlson’s Wednesday show and decried San Francisco’s “complete disaster” of a program.

“People were given rooms,” she told Carlson. “Unfortunately, they were also given a tremendous amount of drug paraphernalia.”

Sandberg noted that homeless were given “everything from needles, to meth pipes, crack pipes, [and] foil to smoke fentanyl with,” it wasn’t long before it all became a “chaotic, horrible mess.”

“It didn’t have to be that way,” Sandberg added to Carlson. “In fact, what we could have done is use these hotels as sober places. They could have been places for recovery, [to address] mental health issues, but instead it was the opposite. So it turned out to be a complete disaster.”

Anything else?

When the meth lab was busted, a hotel guest named Samantha told KTVU a police officer knocked on her hotel room door: “I was just like shocked. He’s like, ‘There’s a meth lab right above your room so we need you to evacuate cause it could explode at any time.'”

A man who wanted to be identified only as Sami who works at a nearby business added to the station that he “would like for the government to have a bit more of monitoring of the space. I do see that a place like this can be abused to be used for those kind of activities.”

Quite a few headline-grabbing issues have found their way of late to the City by the Bay:

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San Francisco official pushes ‘CAREN Act’ that would criminalize ‘racist 911 calls’ — and quite a few folks love it

A San Francisco supervisor on Tuesday introduced the “CAREN Act” — an ordinance that would criminalize racially motivated 911 calls,
KTVU-TV reported.

The full name of Shamann Walton’s proposed legislation is Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies, the station said.

“Racist 911 calls are unacceptable,” he wrote on Twitter in regard to his proposal, adding that “this is the CAREN we need.”

“Karen” has become mockingly synonymous with women — usually white women — who confront others without provocation over small issues and sometimes call 911 so police can step in and stop it. Sometimes a “Karen” adds race to the mix when contacting authorities.

“One police call — when it comes to a black male, when it comes to a black person, when it comes to a person of color — can and has led to detrimental consequences, including death,” Walton added in a clip aired by KTVU.

The station said the CAREN Act is similar to state Assembly member Rob Banta’s Assembly Bill 1550, as it also calls for consequences for those who call 911 based on biases toward race, class, outward appearance, and religion.

Walton said during the board of supervisors meeting that both measures “are part of a larger nationwide movement to address racial biases and implement consequences for weaponizing emergency resources with racist intentions,” KTVU reported.

Quite a few folks love it

While some observers are concerned that such a law will lead to people not calling 911 when police assistance is truly needed, it appeared that more commenters on Walton’s tweet were very much in favor of his proposal:

  • “As a [black woman] I approve of this,” one commenter said. “… Some people don’t mind trying to weaponize the police against us, unnecessarily, just because they can and just because they feel they will be believed. As though the police are their private security guards. It’s disgusting.”
  • “Bravo, Supervisor Walton!” another observer wrote. “I hope other municipalities and follow suit!”
  • “It should be considered premeditated murder to call the cops on black folx,” another person said.
  • “The whole country needs to do this!” yet another Twitter user opined.
  • “Brilliant,” another commenter said. “Hopefully this will make the Karens and the Carens think twice before trying to dial someone into jail.”
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As U.S. Cities Crumble, Demand For Rural And Suburban Properties Is Soaring

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at the End of the American Dream.

This represents a major shift because prior to 2020 we had seen a tremendous boom in real estate prices in large cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.  Now a lot of those buyers have become very motivated sellers, but there just isn’t a lot of demand for tremendously overpriced homes in core urban areas that are currently being torn to pieces by rioters.

Meanwhile, prices for rural and suburban homes are being pushed up as an increasing number of Americans seek to get away from the major cities.

At first, it was the coronavirus pandemic that was the primary reason why so many people wanted to move.  According to Redfin, page views for homes in rural communities and small towns were way, way up in March as the virus began to spread aggressively in the United States…

A report from Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN) highlights this trend, showing that by late March, the seven-day average change in page views of homes in rural and small towns was up 115% and 88%, respectively.

Of course, now the worst civil unrest in decades has been added to the equation, and this has caused even more city dwellers to consider a change in residence.  In fact, one poll found that approximately 40 percent of all city dwellers “are considering leaving”…

A recent Harris Poll found that more than 3 in 10 people in America say the pandemic makes them want to live in a rural area. And, 1 in 4 now want to live in a suburb exterior to a major city. In a separate Harris Poll, it was found that nearly 40% of city dwellers are considering leaving the city due to the pandemic.

Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to move.  In an economic environment where more than 42 million Americans have already lost their jobs, many people will be doing all that they can to cling to the jobs that they still have.

But for those with the liberty to live wherever they want, this is an opportunity to make a dramatic change.

At this point, even urban real estate markets that were once red hot like San Francisco appear to be cooling off in a major way

Amid the depths of a global pandemic and financial downturn, the demand for real estate is unexpectedly rocketing in wealthy regions outside San Francisco, reports Bloomberg. Agents say that demand is soaring in affluent areas around the Bay Area such as Napa, Marin and further afield in Carmel, as people who have the means look to get away from the city. Meanwhile, the market in San Francisco and Alameda County is still well below where it was last year.

Elsewhere, Lake Tahoe has also seen a surge in real estate interest. The prospect of living out of the city on an alpine lake while maintaining a career is appealing for a new generation of young buyers, as many tech companies have signaled that remote work may be the new norm for a long time.

During the good times, our big cities had a lot to offer.

But now, many city dwellers have become completely convinced that their communities are simply no longer safe places to live.

Just look at what is happening in Chicago.  The last day in May was “the deadliest day” that the city had seen “since at least 1961?…

The city of Chicago notched a grim milestone last weekend, as 18 people were murdered on Sunday, May 31 alone, marking the deadliest day in the city since at least 1961.

The University of Chicago Crime Lab’s numbers do not go back further than 1961, so it’s impossible to say how long it’s been — if ever — since so many people were murdered in the city one 24-hour stretch.

We have come to expect a very high level of violence in Chicago, but one local expert says that the number of murders on that particular Sunday was “beyond anything that we’ve ever seen before”

“We’ve never seen anything like it, at all,” the crime lab’s senior research director, Max Kapustin, told the newspaper. “I don’t even know how to put it into context. It’s beyond anything that we’ve ever seen before.”

Chicago’s next most violent day was Aug. 4, 1991, when 13 murders were recorded.

At one time, America’s beautiful shining cities were the envy of the entire planet.

But now thousands of retail outlets have been boarded up, homelessness is absolutely exploding, and it looks like there will be much more rioting, looting, and violence in the months ahead.

I have been writing about the plight of our major cities for many years, and even though I have been relentlessly warning that this was coming, it doesn’t make it any less sad.

I have really been feeling so sad lately.  Things didn’t have to turn out this way for America, but our choices have consequences, and we have been making really bad choices for decades.

Ultimately, I am quite glad that I was able to get away from the big cities when I did, and countless other Americans have made the exact same choice.

Now we are potentially facing a mass exodus from the major cities in the months ahead, and that will likely drive real estate prices in the most desirable small towns and rural communities through the roof.

Those that are wealthy will be able to afford such prices, but many others may find themselves completely priced out of the market and unable to relocate.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of 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 have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations, I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. 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. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, 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 all many people as we possibly can.

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San Francisco sanctions tent city, residents say ‘unsafe’ homeless epidemic makes them feel like prisoners in their own city

Tents have increased by 71% in San Francisco since January, and temporary structures for homeless people have risen a whopping 285% in the Tenderloin neighborhood. With the spike in people living in tents, San Francisco has dealt with its homeless epidemic by sanctioning the city’s first tent city.

San Francisco set up encampment squares this week that allows homeless people to legally pitch tents while keeping a safe distance from others. The tent city, which is called the “Safe Sleeping Site,” is located in close proximity to City Hall. San Francisco will open two more designated tent city sites soon.

The tent city, which is maintained by the Department of Public Works, features seven portable
toilets, two hand-washing stations, and 24-hour security.

The city decided to sanction the “Safe Sleeping Village” after San Francisco’s homeless shelters were forced to reduce capacity so that social distancing guidelines could be practiced during the coronavirus pandemic. With less availability at homeless shelters, vagrants started living in the streets.

“While in normal times I would say that we should focus on bringing people inside and not sanctioning tent encampments, we frankly do not have many other options right now,”
Mayor London Breed said. “Having places with resources serving people in the neighborhood is better than unsanctioned encampments.”

During the COVID-19 outbreak, San Francisco procured 2,000 hotel rooms for the city’s homeless population of more than 8,000. City officials say over 1,000 homeless individuals have been moved into hotel rooms during the shelter-in-place order.

San Francisco is
supplying drugs and alcohol to homeless people who are staying at city-leased hotels during the coronavirus quarantine.

Urban Alchemy, a nonprofit services provider, is offering health services and nutrition to unsheltered individuals in the tent city. The group urged musicians, therapists, artists, and teachers to donate their services to the tent city and its inhabitants.


San Francisco Opens First Temporary Sanctioned Tent Homeless Encampment With Social Distance Markings

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However, many San Francisco residents are concerned about the skyrocketing amount of homeless individuals. Lisa Russell told KGO-TV that she feels like a prisoner in her own home, in which she lives with her father, husband, and 11-year-old son. “I feel 100% like a prisoner,” Russell said.

Russell said that a large tent was set up right outside her home, only an arm’s reach from a window at their house.

“The virus, it’s so close that it could easily be brought in, you know,” Russell said. “I mean, if you open these windows or with that, you’re basically having anybody who’s that close inside your room, might as well invite them inside your apartment, you know, because they’re that close to it.”

The tent is near a vent, and Russell is worried that her family could be infected with coronavirus despite sheltering in place.

“We are scared that, by no fault of our own and by following the rules, we’re going to end up getting COVID. And that could be deadly for both my father and myself,” Russell, who suffers from severe asthma and her 73-year-old father, who is at high risk for the disease, said.

The Russells said they see rampant drug use daily, fights, and fires. The family claims that two tents caught on fire in recent months, sending smoke into their building.

“After 15 years of living in San Francisco, it’s, it’s where my heart is, I love this place,” Russell said. “And it kills me inside to see what is happening because we do not have city officials stepping up and doing their job.”

Tenderloin officials say that since the pandemic, tents have gone from 400 to more than 1,100. Mike Abuyaghi, an owner of an auto shop in the Tenderloin district, is also worried about the homeless epidemic.

“It’s unsafe. It’s unsanitary. Whatever is going on here, it’s inhumane,” Abuyaghi told CNN. “It’s like, you know, you come to work and you want to focus on what you’re here for. Then you have all the craziness going on.”

“What I am seeing that’s different are more tents, and it’s what the city calls ‘visible homelessness,’ and visible homelessness is not the issue,” said Kelley Cutler of the Coalition on Homelessness. “The issue is that people don’t have access to alternatives. There are no alternatives.”

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San Francisco provides free marijuana and alcohol to homeless

San Francisco is supplying free drugs and alcohol to homeless people who are staying at city-leased hotels. The San Francisco Department of Public Health defended the city providing free alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes to the homeless by saying it is necessary to prevent people from breaking quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak.

On Wednesday, San Francisco health officials confirmed that the California city was supplying homeless people with free alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and methadone to prevent them from going outside to get the substances themselves.

“They’re doing San Francisco a great service by staying inside,” Jenna Lane, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Health, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “We’re saying, ‘we’re doing what we can to support you staying inside and not have to go out and get these things.'”

Thomas Wolf, a former homeless drug addict turned advocate, is concerned that the city is enabling drug abusers.

“I just found out that homeless placed in hotels in SF are being delivered Alcohol, Weed and Methadone because they identified as an addict/alcoholic for FREE,” Wolf tweeted. “You’re supposed to be offering treatment. This is enabling and is wrong on many levels.”

The San Francisco Department of Health responded on Twitter: “These harm reduction based practices, which are not unique to San Francisco, and are not paid for with taxpayer money, help guests successfully complete isolation and quarantine and have significant individual and public health benefits in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Has he been examined by a medical professional or were they just asked a series of questions? Because if it was me and I was addicted, I would answer yes to everything,” Wolf told KRON. “Yes I want everything, yes I’m a heroin addict, yes I’m an alcoholic, yes I need weed for anxiety and boom there you go. To me, that’s blurring the lines between harm addiction and enabling.”

San Francisco’s health director, Dr. Grant Colfax, said, “Our focus is using the best evidence to help people manage their addiction and in some cases, this will include helping to manage their alcohol use and their nicotine years so they can stay safe and in place as much as possible to help their community and to help themselves.

“With regard to supporting people who are at risk, or who need to be in quarantine or isolation because they’re COVID positive, our focus needs to be on supporting them,” said Colfax. “Meeting them where they are so that they can be cared for in the most appropriate way. In the way that’s good for them and for our community.”

San Francisco has 270 homeless people who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are highly susceptible to infection.

San Francisco is housing homeless people in hotels that the city rented. Last month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors instructed Mayor London Breed to secure 7,000 hotel rooms to house the city’s homeless population, which is estimated to be around 8,000.

This comes at a time when the liberal city has experienced an influx of homeless people. A city report found that homeless tents and structures have risen by 285% in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood over the last four months.

“My people are telling me there are unhoused folks coming from out of town basically trying to get themselves on a list for housing,” San Francisco Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson told ABC7 News. “Some are being released from jail and sent here from Stockton, from Lake County, so they’re coming from all over.”

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San Francisco police chief caves to outrage, bans pro-police ‘thin blue line’ face masks for cops

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott has banned his rank-and-file officers from wearing “thin blue line” face masks that show support for law enforcement.

Bay Area officers who were working to enforce stay-at-home and other lockdown orders last week wore face masks designed to look like the “thin blue line” flag, KTVU-TV reported. The symbol is associated with Blue Lives Matter, a movement made in reaction to Black Lives Matter.

Photos and videos of the officers quickly generated online attention and outrage.

“Thin Blue Line masks shall not be worn by our on-duty members,” Scott told San Fransisco police officers last Friday, KTVU reported.

Scott said in a statement:

The San Francisco Police Department stands for safety with respect for all, and in consideration of concerns some community members have expressed that ‘thin blue line’ symbolism on some of our officers’ face masks may be perceived as divisive or disrespectful, we are taking steps with our officers and the Police Officers Association to provide alternative, neutral personal protective equipment.

In the midst of a global pandemic that has seen far too many first responders lose their lives, across the nation and around the world, it’s important to remember that the masks our officers wear were meant to honor all who make the ultimate sacrifice for the people we serve.

Retired American Civil Liberties Union lawyer John Crew told the San Francisco Chronicle that the biggest issue with the masks is that they violate policy regarding political symbols.

“This is two issues combined,” he claimed. “The thin blue line is a political symbol. And it’s a POA-branded mask. It’s like wearing a political button.”

In a separate interview with the San Francisco Examiner, Crew said, “Who the heck in the command staff, anybody from sergeant and above who saw these masks, thought that this would be okay?”

Police union president Tony Montoya said Scott’s command staff were shown the masks before they were used by officers.

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‘Pieces of s**t!’: Brazen couple caught on video casually looting Walgreens amid coronavirus as employee helplessly watches

A brazen couple was caught on cellphone video casually looting a Walgreens in San Francisco amid the city’s shelter-in-place order to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

What happened?

The clip shows the couple — both of whom wore dark sunglasses — in an aisle while the male grabs handful after handful of items from a shelf and stuffs them in a large bag. The female also was seen carrying a large bag full of items.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot

It isn’t clear what specifically the couple were after, although the individual who recorded the video was heard saying, “I hope you overdose!” as the pair left the store without paying.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot

A Walgreens employee, who was wearing a mask and gloves, watched the crime helplessly. He appeared to try grabbing the bag the male was carrying on their way out to no avail.

The man who recorded the clip also called the couple “pieces of s**t!” for their looting.Here’s the clip. (Content warning: language):

The video was posted Thursday to Twitter by a user who appealed to police, the city’s far-left District Attorney Chesa Boudin, and California’s far-left Gov. Gavin Newsom to “PROTECT OUR LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES. THE LOOTING HAS BEGUN.”

What else?

In some ways the offense is nothing new since the state passed 2014’s Proposition 47, which makes such a crime a misdemeanor as long as the looted items are under $950 in value. But with police now turning their attention to the public’s reaction to the coronavirus, it appears to be even easier for crooks to get away with looting.

A Public Health Order issued last Monday requires everyone in San Francisco to shelter in place, with exceptions for certain essential activities, business and government services, and public infrastructure construction, the city’s police said.

The San Francisco Police Department said it’s “empowered to issue misdemeanor citations for violations of this Public Health Order. However, our approach is to focus on education rather than enforcement.” Police also said “our number one priority is and has always been violent crime. Call 9-1-1 to report violent crimes and crimes in progress. We will continue to respond to the scene.”

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‘Take that you bunch of losers!’: Fight breaks out in supermarket amid coronavirus panic buying

Amid the coronavirus panic shopping across America, things got physical over the weekend at a Safeway supermarket in San Francisco, KGO-TV reported.

The station said angry shoppers fought over groceries due to fears of food and supply shortages at stores amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

What are the details?

The video begins with the person recording the incident clearly unnerved as the footage quickly shift up and down aisles while the sounds of people hollering and shelves of merchandise crashing to the floor ring out in the background.

“I went to Safeway today to get something small and a violent fight broke out that led to people throwing wine bottles clear across the store,” the person who posted this video said, according to KGO. “People are in hysterics right now and it’s getting more and more unavoidable.”

One shopper screamed, “Take that you bunch of losers!”

No injuries were reported, the station said.

Yahoo News said the incident occurred Sunday — the same day Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new measures, including the closure of all bars and a reduction in the capacity of restaurants.

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‘Having an abortion can be transformative’: Doctor details why abortions can lead to better lives for ‘pregnant people’

Dominika Seidman — a doctor and professor at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences — wrote a piece for Salon saying that “having an abortion can be transformative.”

Here’s the paragraph containing her sentiment:

Giving birth can be transformative. Having an abortion can be transformative. If we don’t give people the opportunity to pursue the decision that is right for them, we’re compounding their trauma and creating new obstacles to recovery and wellness. Our job as doctors who provide abortion care — whether we meet patients at a shelter, clinic, hospital or anywhere else — is to provide them the care that is right for them, with compassion and free from judgment.

What are the details?

Seidman began her piece by criticizing the state of Louisiana for arguing to the Supreme Court last year in order “to save a law that would severely limit abortion access” and also convince the high court “to rule that abortion providers and clinics no longer have the standing to challenge abortion restrictions on behalf of their patients.”

She then described her job with UCSF working “with pregnant people our healthcare system has cast aside. These individuals are experiencing incarceration or homelessness, have substance use disorders or significant mental illness.” Seidman added that their “trauma runs deep, back to childhoods in the foster system or nights living on the streets. When they’ve tried to engage in care, they’ve been ignored or poorly treated. Their kids have been taken away by a Child Protective Services System steeped in a long history of racism. They’ve left their belongings in a tent on the street to go to the doctor, knowing their things might be vandalized or stolen, only to be berated for being late or forced to wait for hours.”

Seidman insisted that when it comes to the “pregnant people” she assists, she stays out of their decisions regarding whether or not to continue their pregnancies.

She then detailed the experiences of two women she worked with — one who chose abortion and another who gave up her child for adoption. The woman who aborted her baby decided to do so after learning she would be in jail for longer than expected and wouldn’t be able to be with her other kids at home.

“We talked regularly to ensure that the abortion was what she really wanted,” Seidman noted. “It was an incredibly emotional and intense decision for her. I saw her a year later and she was thriving, back with her kids, and working as a counselor at a substance use recovery program. She talked about how the abortion was so important for her own recovery and made her a better parent.”

More from her piece:

Another patient with a substance use disorder came to us when it was too late for her to have the abortion she wanted. We helped her plan around an adoption. The entire birth center rallied around her, and she had one of the most beautiful births I’ve ever seen. An experience that could have been weighed down with stigma and judgment was surrounded by love and support.

Seidman concluded by noting that it’s “my job to challenge restrictions to” her clients’ “reproductive autonomy” — and that “the Supreme Court should continue to allow people who provide abortion care to stand up in court on behalf of our patients, as yet another essential way we provide care that puts our patients first.”

How did others react?

Believe it or not, not every comment on the Salon piece agreed with Seidman:

  • “‘Having an abortion can be transformative.’ In other words, abortion is not a regrettable but sometimes justified choice, but actually a good thing? Something to be celebrated? Some sort of line has been crossed here.”
  • “Let’s talk medical science: I do not see how you can justify terminating a child with a unique human DNA, often a heartbeat, brainwaves, and if late enough it can feel pain.”
  • “Bizarre that this author went on for the entire article without ever mentioning the second person involved with this decision — the human life that will be terminated if abortion is chosen.”
  • “Uh…pregnant ‘people’?”
  • “This doesn’t seem to be about logic or about rights of the unborn. There seems to be an emotional commitment on the part of many pro-abortion advocates to ignoring such matters; the only view is that abortion is fine and dandy and any questioning of this view is right-wing. I’m a socialist and atheist. I want an open debate with a commitment to evidence and reason on all sides.”

(H/T: LifeNews)

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ICE defies sanctuary law to make San Francisco courthouse immigration arrest, and local officials are steamed

Local officials in San Francisco blasted Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week over the courthouse arrest of an illegal immigrant in defiance a California sanctuary law.

According to KTVU-TV, the unidentified man was apprehended by immigration authorities on the courthouse steps Tuesday while on his way to criminal court for a hearing.

The arrest was strongly condemned Thursday by San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju.

“California law explicitly forbids a civil enforcement agency, including ICE, from making a civil arrest without a warrant outside a courthouse. ICE’s illegal conduct undermines community trust and public safety,” Raju said in a news release.”San Francisco will not allow such egregious abuse of power to go unchecked; we will provide immediate and zealous representation to anyone subject to such illegal activity.”

Similarly, Boudin criticized the arrest in the same release, saying, “ICE actions in or near our courthouses deters people from accessing our justice system, making us all less safe.”

A California law enacted last year prohibits authorities from making arrests at courthouses without a judicial warrant. The move was meant to hamstring ICE’s enforcement and removal efforts because the agency makes immigration arrests based on administrative or civil warrants.

In an open letter to the American public from last year, ICE explained that “Section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides ICE officers the authority to arrest aliens without a judicial warrant,” and “no judge in this country has the authority to issue a warrant for a civil immigration violation.”

In a news release Thursday, ICE noted that California’s sanctuary law doesn’t supersede federal immigration law.

“Our officers will not have their hands tied by sanctuary rules when enforcing immigration laws to remove criminal aliens from our communities,” ICE San Francisco Field Office Director David Jennings said in the release. He also said that the statue in question “cannot and will not govern the conduct of federal officers acting pursuant to duly-enacted laws passed by Congress that provide the authority to make administrative arrests of removable aliens inside the United States.”

ICE said the man apprehended earlier this week was a Mexican national with multiple felony convictions from 2016, 2017, and 2019 and that the individual “has been arrested by local law enforcement at least seven times” over the past five years. The agency claimed that it lodged a detainer on the individual in 2018, but that it was subsequently ignored as local law enforcement released him back into the community.

“For many years, the city and county of San Francisco has refused to cooperate with ICE — much to their own detriment,” Jennings said. “Criminals like this individual are released to reoffend again and again.”

This isn’t the first time that ICE has flouted California’s courthouse arrest law. Last month, immigration agents arrested two illegal aliens at a Sonoma County Superior Court, according to The Hill.

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Cops arrest two — one charged with hate crime — after elderly Asian man threatened, attacked, mocked on video while collecting cans

San Francisco police have made two arrests in connection with an
elderly Asian man who was threatened, attacked, and mocked on video while he was collecting cans for recycling.

What’s the background?

A disturbing viral video showed an attacker chasing an elderly man in San Francisco and taking a swing at him with a stick or pole while observers stood by, laughed, and recorded the incident on their cellphones. The clip also showed the victim crying as his attacker stole his cans and others mocked the victim. At one point a voice cried out, “I hate Asians.”

Here’s video of the incident (content warning: language, racial slurs):

Police
said the incident took place about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 on Osceola Lane in the Bayview District. The victim, a 68-year-old man, was struck on the back of the head, police said, adding that while he complained of pain, he had no visible injury. Police said a cart full of recyclables was stolen.

Arrests made

Dwayne Grayson, 20, was arrested on charges of robbery, elder abuse, probation violation for a prior robbery conviction, and a hate crime enhancement, police said. Grayson recorded and posted video of the incident on social media, police said, adding that his mug shot is from a 2019 arrest.


Dwayne GraysonImage source: San Francisco Police Department

TheBlaze asked police why Grayson was charged with robbery if he recorded the incident on video, and police replied that investigators “would have probable cause to believe he committed” robbery but provided no further explanation.

Jonathan Amerson, 56, surrendered himself at Bayview Police Station around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, police
said, adding that he was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of elder abuse. The second set of charges stem from an incident about two months ago in which Amerson reportedly robbed the same victim of his recycling materials in the same area, police said.


Jonathan AmersonImage source: San Francisco Police Department

‘He’s a very proud old man’

The victim in the attack was described as a “very proud old man” who came to the United States from China less than six years ago, speaks no English, and earns a living collecting cans rather than accepting benefits or social services, KPIX-TV reported.

“He’s a very proud old man,” Michael Wong of the Community Youth Center of San Francisco told the station. “He’s been doing it for several years. Going out every day. He said he went around to the place where the incident happened, and he knows the African-American people living there. He said they are very kind to him. Some neighbors collect cans and give them to him.”

When the CYCSF asked the victim if he applied to any agencies for benefits, welfare, housing, Wong told KPIX that man answered, “‘No, no, no.’ He has stopped working so he makes a living just picking up cans. And his wife is a part time IHSS worker. Home health supportive work services, taking care of seniors. So, very low income. Living in the Bayview.”

Wong added to the station that the victim believes in being independent.

“He keeps saying, ‘I don’t need benefits. I just want to go out and pick up cans and make a living,'” Wong said.

However, the youth center started a GoFundMe page for the victim and collected over $40,000 as of Monday afternoon — and the page noted that “after discussions with the family and relaying the community’s messages of support, the family has decided to graciously accept donations through CYC. The funds raised through this campaign will go to help the family financially with rent, utilities, and other bills.”

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‘I hate Asians!’: Tearful elderly man threatened, mocked as attacker steals cans he was collecting. It’s being called a hate crime.

A disturbing viral video shows an attacker chasing an elderly man in San Francisco and taking a swing at him with a stick or pole while observers stand by, laugh, and record the incident on their cell phones. The clip also shows the victim crying as his attacker steals his cans, while others mock the victim. At one point a voice cries out, “I hate Asians.”

Here’s video of the incident (content warning: language, racial slurs):

Now what?

California state Senator Scott Wiener told KGO-TV the incident should be investigated as a hate crime.

“It appears to me that victim’s status as a Chinese American was part of the reason for the attack,” Wiener added to the station.

San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar raised concerns over the video at a board meeting recently, KGO said, adding that Mar introduced a police procedures amendment that would highlight crime demographics: “This legislation came directly from growing fears within the Asian community that they have been increasingly victimized by both violent and property crime.”

Police investigators are looking at surveillance video at a recycling plant near the scene of the crime to try to find the victim, the station said, adding that many who drop off cans for money are Asian seniors.

“I’ve seen people come in here with black eyes, male and female, some of them in their 70s,” Charlie Rodriguez, a manager at Planet Recycling S.F., told KGO. “I don’t know if that happens in their house or in the street while they try and collect. It’s just not right.”

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