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How many other cities have map apps to locate piles of human excrement?

After 20 years of envelope-pushing changes to grow government and ease law enforcement, the once-shining City by the Bay has turned into a place where:

- Property crime runs amok
- An online map is needed to track human feces on city streets
- Discarded syringes are common sightings
- Public urination is so widespread it has damaged subway elevators and escalators, building walls and power poles
And still smug about it.

“San Francisco is a world-class city with tremendous natural beauty and diverse progressive residents,†said Democratic state Rep. David Chiu, of San Francisco. “We value inclusiveness and innovation, which is why so many social justice movements and tech companies have started here. We must be doing something right when 25 million visitors came last year and our economy is thriving.â€
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/27/san-francisco-grapples-with-growing-crime-blight-after-years-liberal-policies.html?refresh=true
 

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I had just finished reading this article and was talking to my wife about it. We both grew up in the Bay Area and went into The City frequently. I had one summer job while in college in the 80's making deliveries all over SF for a friend's printing company and got to know my way around very well.

It has always been a wacky place, dating back to the freaky 60's. When I lived and worked there, you knew where to go, where to avoid, and where to definitely not go, sometimes divided by a single street. For example, the north side of Market was upscale, touristy and housed the financial district. you didn't really want to even walk on the south side of Market if you could avoid it, and you didn't want to venture further south of Market.

I saw all the stuff mentioned by the article in the sketchy areas, but the touristy areas were almost always well kept and generally free of homeless except for a random panhandler or two. My mom still lives in the Bay Area and confirms the city has declined. While I could never move back to CA - the cost of living and the politics are crazy - it's a shame to read about the decline of one of the crown jewels of the state. It sounds like what has happened to Detroit. :sad:
 

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Sounds like Raqqa, Syria.

after 20 years of envelope-pushing changes to grow government and ease law enforcement, the once-shining city by the bay has turned into a place where:

- property crime runs amok
- an online map is needed to track human feces on city streets
- discarded syringes are common sightings
- public urination is so widespread it has damaged subway elevators and escalators, building walls and power poles
 
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