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“My son Don was beaten by two men with a steel pipe last night on Laguna Street and Lombard Street,” read a Nextdoor post by Joan Carmignani, the mother of the former San Francisco Fire Commissioner, Don Carmignani.

She thanked the neighbors who stopped the fight and called 911: “If they were not there my son would be dead! He is in the hospital with a skull fracture, broken jaw and many cuts.”

Camignani was attacked around 7:20 p.m. on April 5 in the upscale San Francisco Marina District. 

Five days later, on April 10, one of the largest supermarkets in Downtown San Francisco—the Whole Foods Market at Eighth and Market streets—announced it would shut down at the close of business that day.

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The store, operated by Amazon, had been operating slightly more than a year.  

White these two incidents might seem to be unrelated, they actually shared a common link: Both were victims of San Francisco’s notorious toleration of DDMBs—Druggies, Drunks, Mentals and Bums.  

The Politically Correct name for these people is “homeless.” The accurate name for them is summed up in a German word: “Untermenschen”“subhumans.”

“Right now, one of my dear friends is in the hospital because last night in the Marina he was attacked by a homeless person with a metal pipe,” San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani, whose District 2 covers the Marina, said in a city meeting.

Stefani explained that Don Carmignani’s mother had called the police because homeless people were doing drugs outside her door and wouldn’t leave. When no police responded, her son came to talk to the men outside her door and was assaulted.

“It was two guys smoking meth or crack in front of his mother’s house, like blocking the entrance, and she’s in her late 70s,” said Ali Jamalian, a friend of Carmignani’s. 

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Catherine Stefani

Ironically, drugs have played a major role in Carmignani’s life: “He’s a very well-known local cannabis entrepreneur. He’s always been a pro-cannabis landlord and a fighter for the cause,” Jamalian said.

Stefani blamed the lack of police for the assault: “We’re 55 officers short in the Northern Station. That’s a real thing. This isn’t fear-mongering. I’ve been here 21 years, and this didn’t use to happen. I believe this is a direct result of the fact that we do not have enough officers on our street.”

Given the Politically Correct climate of San Francisco, it was almost guaranteed to happen—as was the closing of the Whole Foods store at Market and Eighth.

At its opening, on March 10, 2022, the store operated from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. By October, it opened at 9 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m.

“It’s to better serve our customers, and it’s more or less because of the area and security issues,” said the store’s manager. “There’s just high theft and people being hostile.”

In November, the store enforced new rules for customers after syringes and pipes were found in the restroom. The bathroom was now open only to customers who showed security guards a receipt. Customers were then given a QR code for entry.

It was no coincidence that the bathrooms were often used by drug-abusers—the store was close to the Tenderloin Center, a safe drug-use site. 

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Another reason for the change in bathroom policy: Thieves would fill up suitcases with merchandise before going into the restroom.

And who is ultimately responsible for such outrages as the assault on a former San Francisco Fire Commissioner and the closing of a major downtown supermarket? 

San Francisco’s topmost officials—the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, District Attorney and chief of the San Francisco Police Department. Together, they have formed an “Untermenschen”-friendly alliance.

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic inflicted a massive loss in foot traffic in downtown San Francisco as employees fled high rises to work remotely from home. Many small businesses—especially restaurants—shuttered.

Compounding this disaster has been an increasing influx of DDMBs—Druggies, Drunks, Mentals and Bums. Sidewalks are littered with tents, used hypodermic syringes and needles, empty beer cans and wine bottles, human feces and pools of urine.

The local and national press have predicted a “doom loop” facing San Francisco, as the city’s tourism rate sharply declines and City Hall officials currently project a nearly $800 million deficit in San Francisco’s budget.

But this has not prevented these same officials from calling for increased efforts to comfort those very parasites who threaten not only their own lives but those of law-abiding San Franciscans and the city’s tourism industry. 

On November 3, 2021, National Public Radio’s website carried the following headline: “San Francisco’s new rapid response teams race to save lives as ODs dramatically rise.”

From the story:

“Faced with a stunning rise in drug overdose deaths the last few years, the vast majority tied to fentanyl, San Francisco has launched mobile teams made up of paramedics and nurses.

“The new Street Overdose Response Teams (SORT), a collaboration between the city’s health and fire departments, aim to deliver a broad range of support and care directly following an overdose.”

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