Shocking video shows San Francisco schoolchildren having to wade through a dirty, open-air junkyard of homeless drug addicts after getting off the school bus at the end of the day.

The video, shot by Richie Wynn, shows elementary school children walking off the 14 Transit Line in Golden Gate City at 8th Street as the Pacific Gas and Electric Company mission building passes dozens of sick users who nod their heads onto the sidewalk.

“This is not a rear ally,” he says on Twitter. “This is the main artery of the city that has been taken over [SIC] drug dealers and now it’s pure filth,” Winn said on Twitter.

“I’m just trying to approximate the images of the streets and the conditions [the public]”, he said in a separate video. “Raise awareness … I’m trying to push for change and trying to see if we can get the streets back because we’re losing here.”

The children look cheerful as they return home after class, in stark contrast to the scowling drug addicts as they sit on the litter-strewn pavement.

“Now ask yourself this question, would you want your children to go through this adversity just to get home from school?” @JoeBiden @VP @SpeakerPelosi @SenFeinstein @LondonBreed @SFPDChief #DoBetter #democrats #politics #Drugs #California #crime #DoYourJob #NA.’

Vin, who describes himself as a recovering drug addict, often posts videos of drug addicts on the streets or in the piles of trash and used needles they leave behind.

Richie Winn, 37, a career criminal and recovering addict, uses his video to draw attention to San Francisco's drug problem

Richie Winn, 37, a career criminal and recovering addict, uses his video to draw attention to San Francisco’s drug problem

Vin recorded children returning from school walking through an open-air drug market on a city street

Vin recorded children returning from school walking through an open-air drug market on a city street

Schoolchildren forced to pass homeless drug addicts who gathered on the sidewalk at 8th Street and Target to take drugs

Schoolchildren forced to pass homeless drug addicts who gathered on the sidewalk at 8th Street and Target to take drugs

Wynn believes the city has failed in its approach to drug addiction

Wynn believes the city has failed in its approach to drug addiction

He said his goal was to

He said his goal was to “take back the street” and hold politicians accountable for their failure

The open-air shelter in the video, through which young children are forced to walk, is just one block from the city’s notorious taxpayer-funded Communications Center, which quickly became a hangout for drug addicts to take illicit drugs on the street in broad daylight. .

The Tenderloin Linkage Center was created in January with the goal of referring the city’s homeless drug addicts to services that could help them, including medical care and rehabilitation.

It was opened after the Mayor of London, Breed, declared a state of emergency in the Tenderloin area and called on the police to stop the open use and sale of drugs.

“It’s time for the reign of criminals who are destroying our city … to come to an end,” she said at the time. “This is coming to an end as we take steps with more aggressive law enforcement, more aggressive with changes in our policies and less tolerant of the bullshit** that has destroyed our city.”

It’s located near San Francisco’s famous Union Square and Civic Center, and many locals say the site has turned a once-pristine tourist attraction into a seedy hotspot for crime and drug use.

Images from the site, obtained by DailyMail.com earlier this year, showed a woman slumped in a wheelchair, her trousers down around her ankles, preparing to insert a needle into her thigh. A woman sitting on the ground nearby was stabbed in the neck with a needle. Many others sit on the ground amid trash, empty food containers and dirty blankets, fumbling for drug paraphernalia in the cold weather.

The site, said to have cost taxpayers $19 million, treated only one in every 1,000 users and failed to reduce fatal overdoses. Only 0.1 percent of those using the site Between January and April, only 18 of the 23,367 drug users who visited the site were referred for treatment.

In addition, the number of fatal overdoses has not decreased significantly, with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reporting 49 deaths in January, down from 45 last month.

And the center even quietly dropped the word “connection” from its name because very few addicts who visited it were connected to any meaningful form of help.

Following a backlash, the center will close by the end of the year after Breed said its lease would not be renewed.

Instead, Breed talked about opening a “safe consumption site” and proposed spending $4 million on projects in the Tenderloin next year, such as street improvements and parks.

Figures show that fewer than one in 1,000 visitors to the center actually receive treatment or are referred to rehab

Figures show that fewer than one in 1,000 visitors to the center actually receive treatment or are referred to rehab

Drone footage taken in January shows San Francisco's homeless and drug addicts inside the center, which is estimated to have consumed most of the $10 million spent on crime in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood

Drone footage taken in January shows San Francisco’s homeless and drug addicts inside the center, which is estimated to have consumed most of the $10 million spent on crime in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood

San Francisco has become a Wild West of drug addiction, with syringes littering the sidewalks and drug dealers selling heroin or the deadly opioid fentanyl, easily recognizable dressed in black with matching backpacks.  Above: A man in a wheelchair shoots up outside the Communications Center on January 22

San Francisco has become a Wild West of drug addiction, with syringes littering the sidewalks and drug dealers selling heroin or the deadly opioid fentanyl, easily recognizable dressed in black with matching backpacks. Above: A man in a wheelchair shoots up outside the Communications Center on January 22

But San Francisco just can’t seem to shake off its lightness when it comes to drug use.

Two weeks ago, the city announced it would open a “rehab center” where drug addicts can get off their nerves and try to get treatment, but the facility only has room for 20 beds.

A staunch Democrat, San Francisco is now as famous for its open-air drug addiction and homeless problem as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

Last month, the city’s district attorney, Chesa Budin, was recalled after voters lost faith in his progressive policies.

Boudin has been widely blamed for the increase in crime and homelessness in the Bay Area since the pandemic began – where brazen looters have been robbing stores and breaking into cars as a common occurrence.

The crime wave worsened compared to last year – which was one of the worst in decades – with the city’s homicide rate up 11 percent and rapes up nearly 10 percent.

Boudin’s tenure has also seen a marked increase in vagrancy, a particular problem in the Bay Area, where homelessness and drug use have increased dramatically during the pandemic.

San Francisco police have reported 20 homicides this year – an 11 percent increase from 18 during the same period last year.

Meanwhile, burglaries – which make up the majority of recent “smashing attacks and seizures” – have soared under Boudin, with 13,424 reported this year, a 20.4 percent increase from 11,151 last year.

Assaults are also on the rise, with 11 percent of the 1,035 cases reported this year, with rape also up 10 percent.

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