I grew up in
It has always been to me a place of paddleboats and serenity, of dream-like walks and blooming flowers. It is where I rode my bike when my training wheels first came off.
Now you can add the syringes of drug addicts as part of the landscape.
Thanks once more to the foolish policies of City Hall,
I won't even argue my points AGAINST needle exchange programs today. Let's focus instead on the City not having the foresight to realize that these bums in the park would be littering needles the way they would litter their lunch...wherever they felt like it.
Now there are syringes all over this beautiful park. As if parents didn't have enough to worry about with predators and street crime, now they can add accidental needle pricking to the list. Just another element that makes
The same Board of Supervisors passed a city ordinance that allows anyone over 18 to buy up to 10 needles at a time at a local pharmacy--no questions asked. Meanwhile I have to sit there and fill out a form, show a driver's license, and waste time just to get some cold medicine.
Isn't it lovely how the progressive mind works sometimes?