The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an emergency order Friday to tackle the opioid epidemic in the city’s crime-ridden Tenderloin neighborhood, despite multiple woke city leaders attacking the crackdown because it would flood the area with cops.
Mayor London Breed’s order was passed by a vote held shortly after midnight Friday, with eight voting in favor of the plan and two voting against it, following a marathon 10 hours of debate and public comment.
The public health emergency declaration also authorizes the Department of Emergency Management to set up a new temporary center where people can access expanded drug treatment and counseling. Anyone caught abusing drugs who refuses help faces being arrested and locked up, sparking howls of protest from some of the violent city’s progressive leaders.
Several supervisors raised objections, although only Board President Shamann Walton and Dean Preston voted no. They decried the lack of details and dearth of available treatment beds, and said that over-policing would victimize African Americans and the homeless.
‘I know that this is an incredibly painful, traumatic and emotional conversation,’ said Matt Haney, the supervisor who represents the neighborhood, before the vote. He said he hopes the city will bring all of its ‘innovation, unyielding compassion and relentless determination’ to confront the crisis.
San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen and the city’s infamous woke DA Chesa Boudin were among those moaning about Breed’s new plan before it was passed.
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Source: Daily Mail