‘Pathetic’: In wake of viral video, S.F. residents say city’s response to homeless crisis is a mess

Response times are usually fast — about 17 minutes for the main crew handling such issues, the Street Crisis Response Team, according to city data. But a November city report shows that a majority of people the team interacts with "remain in the...

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LouisPrimasGhost
LouisPrimasGhost
718 · 19 days ago · Reddit

One thing that the online outrage machine seems not to understand is that there's a giant problem to which this guy had a regrettable but very understandable reaction.

In a perverse way, in becoming SF's latest figure to bring international disgrace onto the city, he actually did some good by putting the issues front and center again. Why the hell was that woman allowed to terrorize a whole neighborhood for weeks? By all accounts, she's still there! It's not an isolated case. Why are Honduran drug dealers working for Mexican cartels allowed to openly sell drugs (and just generally frighten people) in the TL? Why the hell are we living with the human feces on the streets? It's crazy!

This water spraying guy is like an effete SF version of Charles Bronson, a man at a breaking point taking matters into in his own hands. He's sort of like all of us who deal with this stuff on a daily basis, but he actually went for it.

PatienceHopeful
PatienceHopeful
277 · 19 days ago · Reddit

I don’t blame this man. Something has gotta give. Taxpayers are tired. I know I am.

SouthSandwichISUK
SouthSandwichISUK
213 · 19 days ago · Reddit

I think was crazy is all this BS talk about how SF is going to “end homelessness”. How bout we start with not being clearly worse than other cities

ann260691
ann260691
211 · 19 days ago · Reddit

“Jennifer Friedenbach, director of the Coalition on Homelessness, said she understands the frustration — but it goes both ways. There aren’t enough mental health, drug treatment, shelter or housing services to accommodate all of the roughly 20,000 people who are homeless in the city throughout the year, and she said housed people need to be proactive and patient. And don’t just depend on those three main phone numbers to call for help.”

How much would be enough? Cause it seems at this point that this number doesn’t exist

Few_Dig7979
Few_Dig7979
199 · 19 days ago · Reddit

The message is simple -

If you defend your livelihood, cleanliness, and property values , the city will prosecute you and the mob will be enraged at you

If you poop all over the sidewalks, yell at people, and leave trash everywhere, the city will defend you and the locals will protect your right to do so.

N0_slippin_N0_slidin
N0_slippin_N0_slidin
104 · 19 days ago · Reddit

What a terrible message the city is sending to locals

BigShibz
BigShibz
47 · 19 days ago · Reddit

This is a major humanitarian crisis. If these had been victims of a natural disaster, refugees from a war, or famine, we wouldn’t think twice about setting up an emergency facility where doctors and case workers could triage accordingly. But somehow, our SF leaders would rather make it all about which ideology sounds catchier to get the most votes rather doing their jobs, you know, like managing a city…

All the while more and more lives are utterly destroyed in our streets everyday. Don’t listen to the gaslighters - anyone with functioning eyeballs in their head can see the massive amounts of human filth and despair as a result of drugs and mental illness all over this city. It’s definitely worse in some districts, but the devastation is mind-blowing. Our policies are neither COMPASSIONATE nor are they remotely effective. Before you even talk about the impact on our local businesses, resident families and taxpayers (you know, the ones footing the bill for this horrific shit show), do you ever think about these peoples loved ones, and how desperately they wish there was something they could do to intervene? Do you think if anyone was in the right state of mind and sober, that they would EVER want to live like this?

If we can let a virus lead to a prolonged state of emergency; closing down schools and businesses, than this human tragedy can be treated with the same urgency. ENOUGH!

Write a letter to every leader you know of and demand an emergency intervention! March to Sacramento if you have to.

Hotpwnsta
Hotpwnsta
38 · 19 days ago · Reddit

Blah blah blah blah just talk, no action.

Vote these idiot politicians out and bring someone in that’s actually willing to be tough and make things happen.

Until then adios.

oigres408
oigres408
29 · 19 days ago · Reddit

Didn’t some guy get his bashed open by some homeless dude that resident kept calling the police on?

circle22woman
circle22woman
19 · 19 days ago · Reddit

I mean, this is what happens when the city fails to maintain law and order a decent QOL. People just take things into their own hands.

My guess is it's a matter of time before some victim shoots and kills some homeless person and no doubt the city will bring them up on charges. That's going to be fun.

Well done (again) SF!

honestpay13468
honestpay13468
7 · 19 days ago · Reddit

As San Francisco and the bay as a whole descend further into lawlessness expect to see more and more vigilantism. Our government has stopped trying, they do not care at all about the citizens who contribute to society and that are just trying to live their lives. I applaud those who are taking it into their own hands, because no one else will.

quadrupleaquarius
quadrupleaquarius
5 · 19 days ago · Reddit

I can't read the article - can someone tell me what the 'Pathetic' part of the headline is referencing?