FAST FIVE: San Francisco: An Expensive, Shit-Coverd Cesspool Marked By Crime And Depression
Thanks to high-crime, squalor, relaxed drug laws and an excruciatingly high cost of living, San Francisco has become one of the nation's most depressing places to live, according to the City-Journal's Erica Sandberg. And it's not just the shit-covered streets which require highly-compensated “poop patrollers” to try and keep up with the fecal fiasco, or the thousands of used drug needles littering the ground, or the shocking number of aggressive homeless people terrifying tourists; San Francisco is a bastion of property crime – in fact, it's the worst city in the nation when it comes to burglary, larceny, shoplifting and vandalism, according to the report. The rate of car break-ins is particularly striking: in 2017 over 30,000 reports were filed, and the current average is 51 per day.
Mom-and-pop businesses, wracked by so-called minor losses, find it impossible to survive.
These results don't just happen.
We're getting the people off the streets even for two days.
“We could be keeping them and be giving services while they're in jail,” says Fabbri.