How screwed up is the Pride and Joy of Liberal Cities?

When the homeless bitch that dope dealers won’t let them pee, you have reached a new urban low.

You can walk through the Tenderloin, Civic Center, South of Market and the Mission and easily spot men handing over little plastic baggies with drugs in exchange for cash like it’s no big thing. In broad daylight. In front of pedestrians. Even in front of police.
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said he’s recently gotten complaints from homeless people that they’re afraid to use the restrooms in Dolores Park because they’ve been taken over by drug dealers.
Lava Mae, the nonprofit that turns trailers and old Muni buses into showers and restrooms for homeless people, is stationed outside the Main Library every Tuesday. Staffers say they used to see one or two drug dealers milling around, but in just the past month, that’s risen to 10 to 15.

The Tenderloin and SoMa: San Francisco’s safe sites for drug dealers

Go read the rest of the article.  Whenever I entertain the notion that legalizing dope may be the answer, reality rear its ugly head.

5 Replies to “How screwed up is the Pride and Joy of Liberal Cities?”

  1. I can imagine wanting to be a cop.

    What I can’t imagine is wanting to be one in a place like San Francisco, where your efforts are going to be mostly wasted.

  2. But these situations occur where dope is NOT legal. If it were legal it would be sold out of stores by law abiding businessmen, not out of public restrooms by violent criminals.

      1. You’re going to find mobsters wherever the government controls a business, as in gambling and trash collection (and parts of construction). But when the business is legal, there is some ability to control that.

        1. The only way that has been successful in controlling the Heroin Trade from remaining into the hands of the cartels has been the Dutch way: The Government controls it 100%

          Yup, the biggest Drug Cartel in Holland is the elected government and the taxpayers pay for it…including free heroin for “Functional addicts”.

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