James, a self-declared addict residing in San Francisco, says the city’s delicate on-wrongdoing strategies and government help make it ‘simple’ to be destitute
He shared how he gets $620 cash and 200 food stamps every month while he offers Narcan to addicts and appreciates real time features on his telephone
‘This right currently is in a real sense by decision, in a real sense by decision. On the off chance that we will be reasonable, they pay you to be destitute here,’ James said
San Francisco is tormented by illicit drug use and vagrancy
Chairman London Breed as of late sent off a crisis mission to crackdown on outside drug use and medication managing in the city’s wrongdoing desolated midtown Tenderloin area
The city likewise opened another linkage community that interfaces destitute addicts with recovery offices on January 18
In the interim, President Biden likewise means to fight illicit drug use with his $30million award program proposing to give assets to philanthropies and nearby state run administrations to make drug utilize more secure, to progress ‘racial value’
A self-declared’ old-school addict’ who moved from Texas to San Francisco in light of the fact that ‘it’s f*****g simple’ to be destitute there guarantees he’s being paid by the regional government to live in the city, getting $620 in real money each month and many food stamps while he sells Narcan and appreciates Amazon Prime and Netflix on his telephone.
‘This right presently is in a real sense by decision, in a real sense by decision. On the off chance that we will be practical, they pay you to be destitute here,’ James, a vagrant with face tattoos who has been residing in San Francisco since June, told Michael Shellenberger, writer of ‘San Fransicko,’ a book concerning how the city’s dynamic chiefs are deteriorating vagrancy, disparity and wrongdoing.
James said it just accepted one call to get government help, remembering hundreds for money and food stamps worth roughly $100, and takes note of that the ‘free cash’ is inspiration to stay destitute.
‘F*****g call brother… 200 food stamps and $620 cash a month. Just drop it. Is there any good reason why I wouldn’t make it happen? You know, it’s f*****g free cash buddy,’
‘How could I need to pay lease? I’m not doing s**t. I have a f*****g mobile phone that I have Amazon Prime and Netflix on.’
The meeting comes as the city’s vagrancy and ongoing drug habits have deteriorated in the midst of the public narcotic emergency that raised throughout the pandemic. Both neighborhood and government pioneers say they’re attempting to carry out new techniques to battle the medication emergency. San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced a highly sensitive situation in the city and has promised to get serious about outside drug use and medication managing. Additionally, the Biden organization looks to restrict contamination and fatalities among drug clients and has made a $30 million award program to decrease substance maltreatment to undeserved networks.
James said the medication emergency in San Francisco has become extraordinarily ‘revolting,’ with sellers giving sullied substances to clients who then, at that point, glut since they ingest medications alone.
He additionally faulted the police for neglecting to capture unfamiliar conceived vendors, charging the police are
‘getting compensated with fentanyl.’
‘I’ve conversed with the police here.
“I’m in a real sense 10 feet from the street pharmacists conversing with you folks, how about you go capture them at this moment?”‘
he said. ‘Also they’re like,
“capture them for what?… San Francisco is a metropolitan safe-haven. We capture the Hondurans and we put them in prison, they’re out two days after the fact.”‘
‘In the event that they’re allowing the Hondurans to bargain on the corner consistently, someone getting compensated with fentanyl,’ James added.
A new ‘linkage focus’ pointed toward associating destitute road addicts with drug recovery offices opened in San Francisco last month, yet troubling pictures show an outdoors illegal medication utilization site that is currently covered with needles and swarmed with addicts shooting up without trying to hide.
The middle, which opened on January 18, is essential for Breed’s Tenderloin Emergency Intervention plan presented last year, which means to tidy up the wrongdoing attacked midtown neighborhood. While proclaiming the highly sensitive situation, Breed likewise pushed San Francisco officials to get forceful and ‘less open minded toward all the bulls*** that has obliterated our city.’
hundreds of food stamps while he sells Narcan and enjoys Amazon Prime and Netflix on his phone
‘People are stupid out here. They f*****g use alone. They’ll f*****g get a big bag of fentanyl and they’ll get a different batch and they’re by themselves and …. Nobody’s going to f*****g find you for days.’
‘I saved six people’s lives last week. We hadn’t even met before.’
The addict explained that he issues Narcan to people who are overdosing and after he saves their lives, he cleans out the vials and sells them for $65 each.
He also recalled how two teens, aged 15 and 16, recently approached him on the street in search of oxycodone and explained how they wouldn’t find that particular opioid on the streets.
Because he ‘needed the money,’ he instead sold the teens fentanyl and taught them how to administer Narcan – an emergency treatment that is injected into an overdose victim – ‘in case they died.’
‘These two kids came up and they’re like:
“Hey do you guys know where to get any oxycontin?”’
James told Shellenberger. ‘And I’m like,
“look dude, I’mma tell you right now, you’re not going to get oxycontin out here on the street.”’
James said the teens had $40 to spend on drugs, which he used to purchase fentanyl for them.
“Ok, this is what I’m going to do. I’m going to take your money” and I went and I got them fentanyl,’
‘I f*****g brought it back and I set it down in front of them and I said
“This is a gram of fentanyl. It is enough to kill six people who have never used it.”‘
James said he showed the teens how much fentanyl he takes to get high and then provided a Narcan tutorial, citing how he knew they were going to continue to use drugs regardless of whether or not he helped them get high.
‘I was like “I’m keeping your money and now I’m going to teach you how to save each others’ lives because you’re not gonna f*****g stop. I can’t steer you away from doing it, but the best thing I can do for you now is give you real drugs and show you how to do it properly and show you how to save your friend’s life,”‘
‘And I showed them how to pull up Narcan and how to inject each other with the Narcan needle in case they died.’
‘I needed the money. Let’s be honest.’
‘We used to battle with the cops, now it’s like the cops are – it’s like they’re your neighbor, you know?’
‘The cops told us this morning like:
“Oh, it’d be easier if you guys packed up in the morning. We wouldn’t have to come out here.”’
‘And I’m like
“What are you talking about?”
He’s like “Pack up your s**t in the morning” and I’m like “why?” He’s like “oh, OK,” and went on.’
San Francisco is grappling with lawlessness that has seen the city overrun with crime over the past two years. Across the entire city last November, there were 3,375 reports of larceny theft, the majority being car break-ins, with San Francisco Police Department’s Central District seeing the most car smash-and-grabs, at a total of 876.
Police data as of February 6 shows theft in the city has increased 12.8 percent.
Throughout January, there was a 50 percent increase in homicides with three reported between January 1 and January 23, compared to only two during the same time frame last year, but overall crime has decreased by 6.2 percent, according to crime statistics released by the San Francisco Police Department as of February 6.
Assault in the city has decreased by 8.8 percent over last year at this time. Robbery cases decreased 20.7 percent and rape cases decreased 23.8 percent.
A high percentage of an estimated 8,000 homeless people in San Francisco – many of whom pitch tents in the Tenderloin – are struggling with chronic addiction or severe mental illness, often both. Some people rant in the streets, nude and in need of medical help. Last year, 712 people died of drug overdoses, compared with 257 people who died of COVID-19.
Homelessness in the Bay Area has become such a problem people are being urged to give their spare rooms over to the homeless.
Some charities have urged local families – who are sick of seeing the homeless crisis on their doorsteps – to do something about it personally by taking unhoused people into their own homes and spare rooms – and some schemes have little to no compensation.
Since 2017, nonprofit Safe Time has made more than 60 placements. There are an estimated 30,000 homeless in the five-county Bay Area – which are comprised of the East Bay, North Bay, South Bay, Peninsula and the city of San Francisco regions.
The mayor of the Richmond, located in the East Bay county of Contra Costa about 20 miles from downtown San Francisco, has set up a program to match homeless people with local landlords who have empty apartments.
Funded by private donations, it will pay the landlords a year’s rent up front to encourage them to forgo the usual credit, employment and background checks for tenants.
In another move to combat to help those living on the streets, San Francisco opened a center for homeless addicts last month. The supervised drug consumption area is an outdoor fenced section of the linkage center – just blocks away from the city’s court house, San Francisco City Hall and the Civic Center.
However, disturbing images taken by DailyMail.com last month highlight how little significant the addiction crisis is in the city.
Photos show a woman slumped over in a wheelchair, her pants down around her ankles, preparing to inject a needle into her thigh. The woman sitting on the ground next to her has a needle to her neck.
Many others are sitting on the ground among trash, empty food containers and dirty blankets, as they fumble in with drug paraphernalia in the cold weather.
The $30 million grant program, which accepted applications until Monday and will begin doling out money in May, intends to provide funds to nonprofits and local governments to make drug use safer, to advance ‘racial equity.’
Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed the administration over the program, claiming the government would be giving out ‘free crack pipes to black people.’
Although the administration has clarified that they’re distributing safe smoking kits, not crack pipes, Carlson doubled down on his claims Tuesday night.
‘The Biden administration is promoting drug addiction,’ he said. ‘They’ve been caught doing it and now they’re denying it.’
A spokesperson for Health and Human Services told the Washington Free Beacon that included in these kits could be pipes for users to smoke substances like crack cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, or ‘any illicit substance.’
HHS said that the kits will serve to limit the risk of infection – typically users smoke out of glass pipes which can lead to cuts and sores that become infected with diseases like Hepatitis-C.
The kits include a rubber mouthpiece to prevent cuts and burns, brass screens to filter contaminants and disinfectant wipes.
Applicants for the program get priority if they serve ‘under-served communities,’ such as African Americans or Native Americans, or LGBTQ people.
The grant program lasts three years and includes 25 awards of up to $400,000.
It came after Carlson mocked the idea on Tuesday night.
‘You may recall that on his first day in office more than a year ago, the new president explained that equity will require determination and creativity,’ Carlson told his viewers.
‘This week he proved that is true. Joe Biden’s latest idea is to pay black people to smoke more crack.’
The Fox News host said that progressive groups, many of them funded by George Soros’s institutions, were encouraging Biden’s plan, and joked that the president’s 52-year-old son – who had a highly-publicized crack addiction – exemplified the ‘crack gap’.
Carlson also took aim at San Francisco’s open heroin market on Tuesday, bashing the Democratic city for facilitating an area where addicts could openly buy and use drugs in a safe location.
He interviewed local mother Jacqui Berlinn, of Mothers Against Drug Deaths, who told him that such a facility would only keep addicts liker son ‘chained to addiction.’
‘[Mayor London] Breed’s policies and the policies in San Francisco give him everything that he needs to stay addicted,’ she told Carlson.
‘They give him the plastic needles and give him the foil…'[M]y hopes were dashed and even talking to my son, he said it just looks like more of the same, kind of makes him feel hopeless.’
There were an estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending in April 2021, according to the CDC, a 28.5 per cent increase from just the year prior. Three-quarters of those deaths involved opioids, many of them being synthetic opioids, such as methamphetamine or fentanyl.