A relatively new drug on the black market is destroying lives at a pace almost impossible to comprehend.
Rather than work on a solution, leftists are playing political games with lives in the balance.
But one mom just schooled a San Francisco supervisor over his insane racist claim.
Drug overdose deaths in the United States are skyrocketing with the number of deaths in a single year more than doubling in six years.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) data shows that in 2015 a total of 52,404 Americans died from drug overdoses—a number that surged to 106,699 in 2021.
If you look back even farther, 23 years ago the number of overdoses recorded in 1999 was 20,000.
Clearly, the war on drugs has failed miserably
Fentanyl is playing a huge role in the worsening drug crisis due to being so toxic that many of those addicted don’t make it long enough to get help for their habit.
According to the NIH, Fentanyl was the leading culprit in the category of synthetic opioids responsible for 70,601 deaths in 2021.
The synthetic drug, which has been pouring over the southern border smuggled in by drug traffickers is 50 times more potent than heroin.
The prescription painkiller is especially dangerous when manufactured imperfectly and even mislabeled.
Scores of users who have died from an overdose did so without realizing the illegal Xanax they had purchased was laced with Fentanyl.
Despite more than 100,000 Americans dying a single year, Democrats are clinging to their leftist agenda dogmatically.
Recently that was made abundantly apparent when a San Francisco Board of Supervisors member indulged in a shameless tirade.
During his unhinged rant Shamann Walton used the fentanyl crisis as another opportunity to play the race card.
“People are going crazy over fentanyl because we’re starting to see more White people dying over these drugs. But where the hell were people when my mothers and my grandmothers were on crack?” Walton during an outrageous speech he made which was later posted on Twitter.
“There’s been a drug issue in this country for a very long time,” he added. “But there’s no way we’re going to stand by and allow people to say that one race or immigrants are responsible for these fentanyl deaths.”
One San Francisco mom jumped all over Walton’s insanely outrageous race baiting speech.
Tanya Tilghman, who is black herself, went on Fox News where she pointed out that the fentanyl crisis isn’t a race issue.
“This is a human issue,” she said during her interview with Ashley Strohmier. “And I feel like he’s saying that we shouldn’t do anything about this because undocumented immigrants are being targeted when, I’m sorry, it’s a fact in San Francisco that over 50% of undocumented immigrants are the ones selling drugs and being able to get away with it because they’re being protected by the sanctuary law.”
“And so what? We’re not supposed to do anything about it because nobody was there to save our Black brothers and sisters, but yet, what, we should let White people die from it and not do anything about this?” she added. “I don’t think this is really fair of what he’s saying.”
Tilghman went on to share a picture of her son, who looks white, noting that the crisis is cutting across racial lines.
Tilghman pointed out, correctly, that the current drug crisis is far more dangerous that what any other generation has faced.
“He was absolutely scared,” she explained, referring to her son who is now in treatment for his addiction. “Matter of fact, he overdosed a few times and ended up in the hospital. There were times that we thought that he wouldn’t even be able to make it.”
Their blind support of sanctuary laws—at any cost—is starting to earn Democrat leaders unfavorable attention from their support base.
And the more the immigration crisis spirals out of control, the more average Americans are going to start demanding real solutions from leftists who care more about their unhinged agenda that the people they’re supposed to be serving.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.