(Daily Mail) San Francisco officials on Tuesday unveiled what they said was a deliberately ‘soft touch’ scheme to deal with the city’s relentless drug crisis – insisting that under their plan ‘nobody’s going to jail,’ but remaining vague on how to end the problem.
With nearly 1,700 fatal overdoses since the start of 2020, San Francisco’s drug crisis has resulted in almost double the death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In June, the city’s mayor, London Breed, announced that their notorious taxpayer-funded open-air drugs market will close at the end of the year.
Tuesday’s plan, named ‘San Francisco Recovers,’ appeared to be a return to the open-air market system, however.
Their plan promoted ‘supervised consumption sites where drug users can safely use substances under medical supervision to prevent accidental overdose deaths.’
A homeless man injects fentanyl into his friend’s armpit, due to a lack of usable veins, as people walk by near City Hall on Saturday
A homeless woman smokes crack with two others in the Tenderloin on Friday
A homeless woman smokes crack in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco
Homeless drug addicts smoke fentanyl on the street near City Hall on Friday
A homeless drug addict injects fentanyl into his arm near City Hall on Friday
A homeless drug addict shows bruises and scars on his swollen legs from drug use in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco
A homeless man injects fentanyl into his arm in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco
A homeless drug addict injects fentanyl into his arm near City Hall in in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco
A homeless drug addict holds pieces of fentanyl near City Hall in in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco
Two pieces of different types of fentanyl are seen on tin foil on the street near City Hall in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco
They featured a range of other requests for handling the crisis, but instead of mapping a way to achieve them instead requested the 21 city departments and six city commissions come up with ideas for them within 90 days.
Matt Dorsey, a supervisor, said that the goals were deliberately ‘soft touch.’