Friday, December 04, 2015
San Francisco Is Needle City | The American Spectator
San Francisco gave away 2.4 million syringes last year. This is NOT a misprint...
At Spectator.org, Debra J. Saunders has this story:
"Under the new order, San Francisco Department of Public Health spokeswoman Rachael Kagan explained, 'you don’t need a needle to get a needle.' Users who show up at a 'syringe access' center can get a “starter kit” of 20 needles. If they want more than 20 needles, they have to present used needles. I walked into a nearby facility and walked away with my own starter kit in a discreet plain brown bag.
San Francisco now asks users to leave their discarded syringes in drop boxes at public toilets, pharmacies, and clinics. I got a 'sharps' disposal box with my 20-needle kit. Alas, there’s another oft-used disposal venue — city streets and sidewalks. If you walk around the city, then you’ve seen the used needles."