Black community leaders in San Francisco say they are fed up with homelessness, drugs, and crime.
“My grandma used to say, ‘Your freedom ends where my nose begins,’ ” said the Rev. Amos Brown, who is president of the San Francisco branch of the NAACP and a former local politician. “When homeless folks cause problems, their freedom ends. That’s not being mean, it’s being what I call engaging in responsible compassion.”
Community members said at a meeting on Monday that the Fillmore District’s Safeway parking lot is a hell zone. They described human feces being everywhere, harassment from drug dealers, and having to witness “X-rated acts.”
Want More Police in Fillmore District
Is there a solution?
“Just the police’s presence will make a difference,” said Majeid Crawford, executive director of the New Community Leadership Foundation. “Their eyes will prevent crime from happening.”
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