SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco residents, weary of burglaries, looting and other crimes, told Fox News that crime in the city “is a bad situation” and that “the mayor has a lot to do.”
Recently, the liberal mayor of San Francisco announced a state of emergency in the Tenderloin neighborhood of the city to fight crime and drug use. “We are in crisis and we must react accordingly.” Race said at a press conference.
Residents like Madeline agree, she told Fox News, that crime has definitely worsened.
“I just noticed there’s a lot more, you know, like car break-ins and a lot of stuff,” she said.
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Clint told Fox News, “I’m also on the left as they come and I’ve been pushed more in the middle because of this kind of politics.”
“The whole politics for years is like a simple intervention, let them do what they want… It’s terrible. It’s brutal,” he said.
Clint compared it to the crime-ravaged city from the ‘Batman’ series, “It’s f ——- Gotham right now.”
Another local, Gino, just after leaving the central police station, told Fox News that his car had just been hit.
“They broke in and stole a bunch of stuff,” he said.
He also added that the grocery store near his house had been vandalized twice and “now it’s barricaded”.
Marilyn, who has lived in the city for decades, said she was frustrated because on a daily basis, “whether it is Safeway or Walgreens, I see people stealing even though there is a policeman at every door”.
In November, San Francisco Police reported that nearly 12 stores in that city alone were attacked simultaneously by a crowd of at at least 80 people in a weekend.
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Bill described watching people fly as annoying.
“I think shoplifting is pretty serious, and maybe it has something to do with the difference between criminal shoplifting and also a misdemeanor,” he said.
Bill said many people would laugh at San Francisco Mayor London Breed for asking for help tackling crime after previously insisting on more progressive tactics.
Chemere, who works and lives in the city, told Fox News that the San Franciscans had learned to “maneuver around crime” and that she “didn’t really see it ending anytime soon.”
“Unfortunately, that’s kind of how we have to live,” she continued.
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Marilyn blamed the crime on the criminals who did not have to serve their sentence, “their just duty in prison”.
“So it’s a bad situation. So the mayor has a lot to do and I wish him good luck,” she said.
“It’s going to take a while, I think, before things change here,” she continued.