SF mayor says President Trump’s remarks on used needles “pouring into the ocean” is ridiculous

Mayor London Breed

Someone may want to tell the good mayor that needles wash into oceans from the beaches and other land areas. But that would mean she’d have to acknowledge what a sh*thole her city has become.

From SF Gate: San Francisco Mayor London Breed called President Donald Trump’s claim that used drug needles are pouring into the ocean “ridiculous” in a statement Wednesday night.

At the tail end of his California visit on Wednesday, Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco, accusing the city of allowing massive amounts of waste, including needles, to go through storm drains into the ocean.

“It’s a terrible situation that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One returning to Washington. “And we’re going to be giving San Francisco — they’re in total violation — we’re going to be giving them a notice very soon.”

“They have to clean it up. We can’t have our cities going to hell,” he said.

Breed was quick to respond. “To be clear, San Francisco has a combined sewer system, one of the best and most effective in the country, that ensures that all debris that flow into storm drains are filtered out at the city’s wastewater treatment plants,” she said. “No debris flow out into the bay or the ocean.”

San Francisco has long struggled with problems of human waste and needles on the streets, especially in the Tenderloin district where many addicts and homeless people congregate to access services. The city set up public toilets and last year announced formation of a special six-person “poop patrol” team to clean up the human waste.

The city also announced funding to hire people to pick up used needles.

Many of those needles came from the city itself. The health department hands out an estimated 400,000 clean syringes a month under programs designed to reduce the risk of HIV and other infections for drug users who might otherwise share contaminated needles.

Read the whole story here.

The article closes with this little nugget:

“Breed responded to Trump’s visit on Twitter, writing, “The President is cutting clean air and clean water standards, restricting our ability to regulate car emissions, and denying climate change even exists. He’s cut funding for homelessness and affordable housing. In SF, we’re meeting the challenges on our streets.

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“Breed responded . . . “ Sure, sure she did. Actually, this cow is the half-witted finger puppet of the lesbian real estate mogul Susan Lowenberg and her “wife” Joyce Newstat. These are just two of the freaks running SF into the ground. Ron Unz, a California Jew himself, has written a lengthy expose of how the Jewish mob from Chicago took over real estate in California, including much of the state’s farming and water resources. It’s my belief the real estate crowd and their ilk in these big cities get off causing so much pain and suffering. There’s no… Read more »

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Lesbian finger puppet! Now that is a visual!!!

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Any large city that has a mayor named London Breed and the need for a “poop patrol” is an abject failure. Handing out clean syringes is enabling and reinforcing of maladaptive and destructive behavior. Drug addicts should be given detox on demand of society, and if they “relapse” they should be locked up or deported. If there are not enough prisons, build more. There is no risk of transmitting HIV through dirty needles simply because there is no HIV

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Thanks for this article, DCG. San Fran is awful. And the photos of needles on the beach tell the real story.