San Francisco’s homeless crisis hurting tourism


TRISH: SAN FRANCISCO TOURISM IS TAKING A HIT. YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE THEY GOT A REALLY BAD HOMELESS PROBLEM. REALLY BAD. I MEAN IT WAS BAD WHEN I LIVED THERE A LONG TIME AGO. IT IS REALLY BAD NOW. SO BAD MANY BUSINESSES ARE DEMANDING ACTION FROM CITY FISHES. FOX NEWS CLAUDIA COWAN IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH THE DETAILS. HEY, CLAUDIA. REPORTER: HEY, TRISH. THAT’S RIGHT. MANY TOURISTS TOLD US THE HOMELESS SITUATION HERE IN SAN FRANCISCO IS THE WORST THEY HAVE EVER SEEN ANYWHERE. AT LEAST ONE HOTEL OWNER IS SAYING IT IS TIME FOR ZERO TOLERANCE.>>YOU’VE SEEN PEOPLE LYING ON THE STREETS, SEE PEOPLE PASSED OUT ON THE STREET. SEEING PEOPLE EAT OUT OF GARBAGE CANS. YOU SEE PEOPLE SHOOT UP. REPORTER: JOHN HANDLER OWNS ONE OF THE BIGGEST HOTELS IN UNION SQUARE A TOP TOURIST DESTINATION. A SITUATION WHERE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT IS REAL TURN I DON’T HAVE.>>GROUPS SAID THEY CAN’T COME TO SAN FRANCISCO AS LONG AS STREETS ARE THIS. REPORTER: LONG-TERM IMPACT ON THE $9 BILLION INDUSTRY IS NOT KNOWN BUT THE ANNUAL CONVENTION PULLED THE ITS CONVENTION FROM THE CITY, SAYING MEMBERS DO NOT SYRINGES THAT LITTER THE STREET, MOST HANDED OUT BY THE SANS FRAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REDUCE DUG — DRUG DISEASES. THE CITY IS HERING 10 PEOPLE TO JOHN, THAT IS TREATING THE SYMPTOM, NOT THE CAUSE.>>I THINK ZERO TOLERANCE IS THE DIRECTION WE NEED TO GO. WE NEED TO STOP TAKING A POINT OF VIEW THAT IT IS THEIR RIGHT TO BE ON THE STREET. NO IT IS THEIR RIGHT TO BE GIVEN HELP. AND THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING. REPORTER: AND SAN FRANCISCO SPENDS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF REALLY NEEDED ISN’T MORE MONEY BUT A WHOLE DIFFERENT APPROACH. ON WEDNESDAY, TRISH, SAN FRANCISCO SWEARS IN A NEW MAYOR WHO CAMPAIGNED HARD ON PROMISE TO CLEAN UP THE STREETS. MANY IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY HERE, SAYING THEIR BOTTOM LINE TRISH: WOW, WOW. REALLY HITTING A DIFFICULT,

100 thoughts on “San Francisco’s homeless crisis hurting tourism

  1. I have a right to walk the streets without stepping on a carpet of needles. I'm glad we visited San Francisco before all this happened. Breaks my heart.

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  3. This is begging and 'rich' shaming… haha the rich own all the money and we have to beg and shame them,… are you ready to rise up yet? keep begging…

  4. never mind the poor – WE NEED MORE WEAPONS AND ARMS – the God of War is NOT HAPPY, we must sacrifice 56% of our GNP to the War Gods…

  5. Rich people are CRUEL like Bill Gates gave 1/3 of his money to a charity HIS WIFE runs… billions while people starve right next door.

  6. Handing out syringes to combat disease yet putting public health at risk through the disposed ones strewn everywhere!! That’s San FranFreako for you!!

  7. Just force them into rehab at this point, zero tolerance. We're too liberal on this issue, we need to get a little more red on this issue.

  8. Before the iphone is was bearable, after with all the im the shit tech workers kicking ppl out. There you go. Cry me a river fuckin ppl, now u want to cry because you kicked out a bunch of ppl from their homes. SF is a millennial shit bag its not your right, its the right of the ppl that grew up in SF not all these foreign tech shit

  9. @1:47 the definition of no job lazy fuckin millenniums people, dude with the skull shirt that and two dumb girls, you are doing what in that shot? Looking at leaves pretending and a fucking selfie stick for fuck sakes.

  10. Serious question. Im not from SF … Some claim homeless people are just those down on their luck. Others claim they are just lazy bums. So whats true?

  11. san franscisco need to help the homeless not attack them. dont handle it like trump. give the homeless more money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let them stay in vacant hotel rooms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. The city needs to distribute poop bags for the homeless. Human feces on the streets of san francisco is becoming a havoc!

  13. The globalists want homeless to get worse to drive Americans out. They want Chinese and Latinos taking over

  14. Here in Dixie, we don't let this happen. A dope addict sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the court house…he's be dumped in the swamp

  15. San Francisco is a terrible, cold, foggy city. Hated it every time we've been there with asshole people running things.

  16. Well…was planning on taking my family up there because I remember how nice it was as a kid 30 years ago. So….I guess I'll go elsewhere. Seriously happy I came cross this video.

  17. Let them drunks and drug addicts suffer!!! It's their fault they don't want to be successful in their lives and be independent!!! They are grown spoiled adults used to live in their parents basement, too lazy to take care of themselves!!! When the parents get old and pass away or kicked out by their parents they have nothing and live on the streets for eternity!!! They make up these fake stories of their lives wanting you to feel sorry for them, they will even take their lies to their grave!!! If illegal immigrants can come to this country broke and manage to be successful so can they!!! These hobos need to stop blaming the Mexicans for stealing jobs and accusing the government for being cold-hearted!!! They need to get off their lazy asses and look for a job instead of sitting there waiting for a job to come to them!!! I don't feel sorry for them bums!!! They are nothing but human garbage!!! They all should be loaded on a big ship, dropped off on an island far far away and left there!!! They would probably kill each other and turn into cannibals!!!

  18. This video is very exaggerated and stupid! SF isn't perfect by any means and does have a homeless problem! But it is mostly clean especially in all the tourists parts! For all you haters out there I guarantee you San Francisco is better then whatever city you live in! Bay Area all day!

  19. Union Square is only 3 blocks from the most drug riddled location in AMERICA — The Tenderloin.

    There isn't so much of a homeless problem as there is a problem with spending money for them. SF generates around 2% of the entire countries revenue, and yet we are unable to get the FEW amount of homeless people off the street. There aren't that many.. just no place to put them so it seems like they're everywhere. Humans need to be treated like humans.

    Almost all these people living on the streets are extremely mentally ill. Plus, here in SF we charge $2,300 FOR A 600sq. foot ROOM!
    The prices are crazier than anything you'll see on the streets.. trust me.. I've been watching this once vibrant city slowly deteriorate for decades.

  20. pick a remote part of a State like Montana and build shelters. Move all homeless there. Run it like a little city. Homeless city. Have a system to move out of homeless city if one is drug free and employed. No airports and mass transit only. Staff with doctors for meds and if drug addicted by choice then provide for that need. I don't know what to do about the children they produce on the other hand. No judgement about the way they live. If they want to live in a tent in Homeless city they can. Mentally ill people do that.

  21. Jesus Christ, they get their needles for free & still can't put them in a trash can when they're done? Lazy fucking trash.

  22. We planned a 7 day trip to California. Those plans have been cancelled and we are going to Texas instead. We are from Ohio.

  23. The rich doesnt care about the poor so it comes back to bite them in the ass. U are all part of a community u cant ignore the community. The rich need to help the poor because they are hurting their businesses.

  24. In San Fran right now and wish my flight home was tomorrow!!!! Homeless problem is beyond believable: Besides witnessing many, many homeless, I've also seen lots of human waste on the street, as well as lots and lots of needles everywhere. Get me out! Save your money and go somewhere else!

  25. They are planning on opening heroin centers so new tourist from Mexico the illegal kind and with it lots of heroin that way the homeless can shut on sidewalks I'm so happy for California

  26. They need help, give them a place to shoot heroin that makes the most sense and bring in everyone from south American slums

  27. Anywhere liberals manage, direct, or lead eventually turns to rubbish. They are deranged, and they rule by knee-jerk emotion rather than established norms. Name one large city perpetually ran by liberals that is a virtual utopia….

  28. I feel bad for those 10 workers.
    I’m going there tomorrow I’m a little scared.

    Their
    Old mayor is now the governor I’m scared

  29. Cut the funding and let nature take its course. The junkies will eventually die of natural cause. Overdose or AIDS which is naturally how you die if you are a junkie

  30. It’s not a problem. The influx of techies will invent drones w pooper scoopers . To locate and collect all poops, it’s their job. No Worries. Poop=scoop=Pelosi votes.

  31. If you are going to SAAAn Francisco be sure to wear some dingle berries on your bunghole ! Come to think of it in the video of a young Scott Mckenzie singing this back in the 60s , his mustache looks like two little tiny turds ! Was this prescient or what ?

  32. 00:42 hey Jon, maybe you should be part of the solution instead of complaining about the problem.

  33. I lived in San Francisco in the early 1980s, it had its seedy areas, but generally was a decent fun place to live. I compare it to Hemingway's version of Paris in the 1920s in his "A Moveable Feast." It was, over the years, my family's favorite vacation destination. In 2009 that began to change. My wife and I saw things on the streets that were troubling to us. Over the next 10 years we have heard nothing but a growing sense of frustration and anger from our friends who still live there. I am glad that tourism is failing. Loss of revenue is the only thing that will get the attention of the city leaders. I fear that it will have to get much worse before changes are made.

  34. Sorry, but that's what you liberals get. I hope it gets so bad tourism goes to zero. Maybe then you'll wake up to reality. Maybe..but I doubt it.

  35. You can't trust this video,if MSNBC,CBS,CNN,HLN,NBC,PBS,ABC DIDN'T REPORT IT THEN ITS NOT RELIABLE….DEMON-KKKRATS RUIN CITIES THIS IS THE FUTURE OF AMERICA, KICK GOD OUT,LEGALIZE POT,DEMASCALATE MEN AND BOYS,TREAT THE POOR AND LAZY LIKE VICTIMS, CREATE BIG GREED GOVERNMENT

  36. If they are going to give free needles out,then put those needle return boxes on every corner.
    That would not cost thousands to do,well maybe a few thousand,but not what they're paying for clean up!
    I would make the ones sign a waver that receive those needles,saying if you DON'T RETURN THEM PROPERLY ,IF WE FIND ONE ON THE STREET,WE CAN REVOKE THIS PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE!
    WHAT GOOD IS TO GIVE CLEAN NEEDLES TO STOP DISEASES,IF THE NEEDLES' END UP HURTING THOSE INNOCENT OF USING THEM?!
    CHILDREN,ANIMALS,PEOPLE STEPPING ON THEM!!
    HOW CAN THAT PREVENT DISEASE?!
    THESE PEOPLE ARE STUPID THAT RUN OUR GOVERNMENT OR THEY'RE SABOTAGING AMERICA FOR EVIL GAIN ON PURPOSE!!
    I THINK IT'S THE LATER ONE,ON PURPOSE!!
    3RD World LEADERS TURN OUR CITIES INTO NIGHTMARES!

  37. what's new, everyone supports the Democrats. live with it. been going on for 25 years, glad you noticed today. Democrats own the law and FBI and Republicans. suck it up. American citizens have to. WHILE ALL of Congress bitches. I wish it would sink in the ocean

  38. So the government is solutionless,by the way I am Lamborghiniless,I suggest financialess is a more correct label and gives a lot clearer vision to help these people

  39. STOP GIVING THEM CHANGE AND MONEY! IT IS YOUR OWN FAULT, THE DRUGS ARE NOT FREE. WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM????????

  40. Well as long as yall keep electing Pelosi and the rest of her Coven you ain't seen how bad it will get !

  41. FACT….RICH WHITE PEOPLE TAKE MONEY FROM HOMELESS PEOPLE….BUTT AT THE SAMETIME….( DONT WANT TO SEE THE SAME HOMELESS PEOPLE THEY TAKE MONEY FROM )….THAT IS….( MENTAL ILLNE-$$ )….RICH WHITE PEOPLE CREATE THE PROBLEMS BUTT DONT WANT TO SEE THE PROBLEMS THEY CREATE….THIS IS WAY BEYOND MENTAL ILLNESS….( THIS IS EVIL AND BEYOND )

  42. These vagrants causing all these problems aren't "homeless" they're drug addicted or nuts or both. Using the word "homeless" get;s them sympathy. They're VAGRANTS!

  43. SAN FRANCISCO IS AN OBAMA VILLE- JUST LIKE INDIA, PAKISTAN, ARABIC HELLHOLES, SOUTH AMERICAN, MEXICAN, AND AFRICAN 3RD WORLD HORRIBLE DISASTERS-WHICH ARE NOTHING MORE THAN BIG HUGE GIANT SLUMS! I FOR ONE DO NOT WANT THIRD WORLD CHARACTERS RUNNING MY GOVERNMENT. PEACE.

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