Residents Forced to Arm Themselves – “It’s… Insanity!”

Residents Forced to Arm Themselves as Crime Skyrockets in Liberal Stronghold

( – Back in June, San Francisco opened a “sobering center,” claiming, “the SoMa (South of Market neighborhood) RISE Center will provide a safe place for persons coming down from drugs, including meth, heroin, and fentanyl.” A noble cause to be sure, but some four months later, people who live and work in the area have taken to arming themselves with baseball bats and tasers because of what’s happening outside the facilityโ€™s walls.

Denizens of the area paint a picture that probably should have been expected if any consideration had been given to human nature. They claim high addicts come into the area, use the facility for their showers, and to get something to eat once theyโ€™ve had the chance to come down.

Because the drug users recognize a safe haven where they’re given access to the necessities of life without any recriminations, they tend to stay nearby so it is nothing but a short walk the next time they end up on a drug-fueled trip. And that is why residents of the area have taken to carrying weapons with them.

The local ABC affiliate spoke with several people from the area, and one woman who would only give her name as Ghis said it has brought troublemakers to the area who are “comfortable doing their drugs, [going to the bathroom] pissing and sh**ting in the street blocking the sidewalks.” Another interviewee going by the name Bill, described coming to his office, never knowing how many people might be blocking the access or might become violent, which he claims is an effect of the centerโ€™s nearby location.

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