Radical Democrat politicians often talk a good game about compassion and caring.
But it’s usually only a matter of time before the mask slips and no concern is shown for the people these politicians are paid to represent.
Now, San Francisco leftists are selling out citizens to prevent the deportation of drug dealers.
A reasonable plan to stop the flow of harmful drugs
San Francisco Supervisor Matt Dorsey has introduced legislation that would amend San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” laws.
The plan is to make illegal immigrants caught dealing fentanyl eligible for deportation.
Fentanyl has killed more than 1,400 residents since 2020 and those in the know say that most of this drug is dealt by illegal immigrants from Honduras.
Naturally, this isn’t sitting well with leftists who say that Dorsey’s plan would make immigrant communities distrust the city.
University of San Francisco immigration law professor Bill Hing said, “The proposal would have a chilling effect on all immigrants. The city should not be in the business of facilitating the deportation of its residents.”
All this comes as fentanyl dealers have taken over the streets in the Tenderloin neighborhood, which is the central location of fentanyl dealing in San Francisco.
“It’s just way too available in massive quantities”
Sam Quinones is a journalist and author covering American drug use.
When he visited San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood he was taken back at just how “fearless” some of the drug dealers who flipped him off and threw bottles at him were while he was filming them with his phone.
Quinones said, “They were laughing and behaving like they owned the block. But the rampantly open use of dope? Same story, different city. This has gone beyond what any city or county can deal with. It’s a national poisoning. We need to understand that this is supply-driven. It’s just way too available in massive quantities. And just like with homelessness, there is no one fix.”
The obvious and growing drug problem is being met with multiple obstacles to reform, and not just from activists.
District Attorney Brooke Jenkins has made a concerted effort to secure pretrial detentions for some of the city’s most dangerous fentanyl dealers.
Unfortunately, San Francisco courts have blocked these attempts over and over.
San Francisco’s sanctuary city laws became a subject of much controversy in 2015 when an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times shot and killed a 32-year-old woman.
The shooter, Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate, was sentenced in June 2022 to time served on gun charges stemming from the murder.
The sad truth is that unless or until the politicians, court systems and local agitators force themselves to see how the confluence of illegal immigration and drug distribution is poisoning their city, the problem is only going to worsen.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.