San Francisco police, sheriff’s personnel, and members of California Highway Patrol have arrested 300 suspected narcotics dealers and 123 wanted fugitives as part of a crackdown on open-air drug ma
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed is requesting federal assistance to stem the drug crisis in her city.
Legislation that would allow Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland to operate sites for supervised drug consumption passed its second committee last week.
San Francisco reached a grim milestone in 2020, with a record 621 drug overdose deaths.
Drug Enforcement Administration special agent Chris Nielsen said drug-dealing appears to have become “normalized” in the Tenderloin. The area has the largest number of drug prosecutions in the city.
The vote came one month after a similar ordinance was passed in Denver.
San Francisco police say it has become nearly impossible to get a drug conviction in many parts of the city, turning communities like the Tenderloin into a drug free-for-all where users and dealers from other parts of the state flock to take advantage.
In the violence-prone states of Mexico, being a public servant isn’t just a challenge. It’s often deadly.
A policeman from Yuba City was among the people arrested earlier this week in connection with an alleged cocaine trafficking scheme.