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Monday, February 19, 2018

As the Investigative Unit photographed nearly a dozen hypodermic needles scattered across one block, a group of preschool students happened to walk by on their way to an afternoon field trip to citiy hall. "We see poop, we see pee, we see needles, and we see trash," said teacher Adelita Orellana. "Sometimes they ask what is it, and that's a conversation that's a little difficult to have with a 2-year old, but we just let them know that those things are full of germs, that they are dangerous, and they should never be touched." In light of the dangerous conditions, part of Orellana's responsibilities now include teaching young children how to avoid the contamination.




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Interesting .... California is turning into the ThirdWorld....


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"If you do get stuck with these disposed needles you can get HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and a variety of other viral diseases," said Dr. Lee Riley, an infectious disease expert at University of California, Berkeley. He warned that once fecal matter dries, it can become airborne, releasing potentially dangerous viruses, such as the rotavirus. "If you happen to inhale that, it can also go into your intestine," he said. The results can prove fatal, especially in children.

Riley has researched conditions across the poorest slums of the world. His book titled, "Slum Health," examines health problems that are created by extreme poverty.

Based on the findings of the Investigative Unit survey, Riley believes parts of the city may be even dirtier than slums in some developing countries.

"The contamination is ... much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India," he said. He notes that in those countries, slum dwellings are often long-term homes for families and so there is an attempt to make the surroundings more livable. Homeless communities in San Francisco, however, are often kicked out from one part of town and forced to relocate to another. The result is extreme contamination, according to Riley.

Vote Republican, keep the United States of America from becoming a S***hole.

#1 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-02-20 05:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Surprised Liberals here aren't defending the Ole Sanctuary City ...

I see the same type of things down here in San Jose, huge homeless encampments, needles, feces on the ground. The light rail is now currently unrideable as every week they are digging up and repairing the line somewhere, this will become the norm. Its only 20 years old....

How will they ever maintain a bullet train .......

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-20 10:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

150,000 households in a state of 40 million residents pay about 50 percent of California income tax revenue ....

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-20 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

When I was in Law School in the late 80s the same thing was evident throughout the Tenderloin, Western Addition and the Haight, nothing has changed. The Limo Liberals on the Barbary Coast/Russian Hill/Seacliff areas rarely venture down there so that they don't have to see the filth strewn across the Civic Center, or into the Western Addition to see the projects and the junkies/dealers on every corner.

My sister and nephew still live in the City and they too turn a blind eye to its inner decay, which the Chronicle covered up for so many years at the behest of City Hall.

It's too bad that such a progressive "utopia" can't deliver on its rhetoric, but not surprising in the least.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-20 12:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You should try the raw milk.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-20 02:43 PM | Reply

This is what liberal ideas create.

And you cant say it doesnt, because California has been a democrat haven for years..

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2018-02-20 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...a democrat haven..." - #6 | Posted by pfc. boazotoes© (h/t to ichiro) at 2018-02-20 03:44 PM

No surprise that pfc. boazotoes© is too stupid to know the difference between a noun and an adjective.

#7 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-20 03:46 PM | Reply

This is partly due to the unsuccessful war on drugs.

Treat drug addiction as a disease instead of a crime.

Treat the person. Don't discard them.

But. That would require empathy. Which is soarly lacking from society.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-20 04:04 PM | Reply

Kentucky is politically conservative. Do conservative ideas create poverty and massive opioid addiction?
Or does huge income inequality play a role?

#9 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-02-20 04:07 PM | Reply

Vote Republican, keep the United States of America from becoming a S***hole.

Small thoughts from small minds.

Let's humor this idea for a moment.

What, if anything, will voting Republican do, in order to "keep America from becoming a S***hole?

War on drugs is unsuccessful. Cutting all social assistance to drug addicts won't benefit anyone.

The only solution I can see a Republican come up with is, prison.

Which doesn't address, or help solve, the problem.

But, perhaps you know something I don't. Please. Share your "thoughts".

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-20 04:10 PM | Reply

It's too bad that such a progressive "utopia" can't deliver on its rhetoric, but not surprising in the least.

I'll ask you the same question I ask SawDust.

What do you believe a regressive (opposite of progressive. You chose the term) "utopia" would do differently which would have a positive impact on the poor and drug addicted?

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-20 04:14 PM | Reply

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