in 2020, san francisco announced it would defund its police department of $120 million to fund a racial equity program called the dream keeper initiative — here's how the money was spent
Sanjana again doing real reporting. Amazing work. I have a hard time seeing how SF digs its way out of programs like these ... unless the money truly does run out (which it might).
I mean could anyone predict this?
Holy cow! That's just so much grift.
Thank you Ms. Friedman for this excellent reporting. Keep investigating!
Like other taxpayer-funded solve-the-problem type operations, this is just a huge grift with taxpayer funds flooding to unaccountable groups which in turn fund socialist, Marxist and Democrat candidates and issues. Rinse and repeat. The problem never changes, frequently worsening, while the grifting groups pretend otherwise while being incentivized to keep asking/receiving more funding.
The San Francisco city government is a like a rat-infested restaurant with hordes of rats in the kitchen plundering cupboards and refrigerators and devouring the food meant for the diners (tax payers) sitting obliviously at the tables out front.
With rats, it's all about food. Why is it no surprise that with the SF city government and their buddies, actually, it's all about the money?
This is socialism at its best. Now that they ran out of your money earmarked for your safety they are going to come for more. I think an old fashioned law suit is what this could use. Granted you’d have to get out of California to win it which means having to appeal rulings from the other leftist judges who would hear these cases. Reparations in California is one of the most ridiculous things ever thought of. The state NEVER had slavery. I’d say impeach the leaders but nobody all the way up to Newsome all think the same way. I don’t think any of the answers I gave would work anyways. Until you have leaders who are going to change the direction of this Marxist direction of that town it’s going to sink further and further until it looks like Detroit or some other city that was once a gleaming example of US ingenuity and technological advancement until it was burned down in the 70’s. It still hasn’t come back and never will. If blockchain ever becomes what it’s been touted as that city will be done. It’s almost there now with the zombies living on the streets. Once the tech companies become extinct the town will too. A shame too but this is fantastic example of years of democrat ruling spending your money.
George Floyd was not "killed". He died of a self-imposed fentanyl overdose.
Once you repeated this lie -- in paragraph 2! -- it erased any desire for me to read the rest of the article, because you had already proven that FACTS mean nothing to you, and that you have no remorse in furthering the spread of the false "narrative" of the far-left.
Programs that offer "lower and middle-class black San Franciscans looking to purchase property in the city up to $530,000..." or "educational assistance and direct cash stipends...[for] small or emerging Black-owned businesses" seem blatantly discriminatory.
A possible compromise would be to tie Reparations with Repatriation. I think a lot of people would be on board for this.
The evidence pointing to having two parents is overwhelming. The need for government handouts decreases exponentially. Children brought up in a two parent household within “minority” demographics succeed at life and the numbers are glaring. I put “minority” in quotes as that word shoukd be retired when speaking of Latin American or Afro American demographics as they outnumber white Americans now but I guess it’ll take another generation or two until that fact becomes mainstream. The comments here have run the gamut and it’s interesting how no matter what facts are thrown out there we are so polarized now that when people are dug in with their beliefs it kills discussion and debate. It used to be great to be able to debate someone who was closed minded especially if you had your shit together and could rattle off six or more facts on a subject. When you crush someone with nothing but facts they generally leave that discussion with their tail between their legs. I used to believe that maybe just maybe it would make them go and do more research on whatever subject that was discussed and possibly it would change a point of view and if it didn’t maybe they’d soften a stance and see the other side. No more. That is not how we live anymore. Now I’d be worried about walking outside and getting mauled or my house would get burned down. Covid did a number on our country and the other issue I firmly believe is social media being the absolute downfall of civilization. I haven’t been on social media in close to seven years and I can honestly say I don’t miss it for a second. Nothing but keyboard cowboys who have nothing better to do than say shit online that they could never say to your face. I also see another big issue that is making people angry is accountability. Nobody goes to jail anymore. I’m not just talking about criminals. I’m speaking of anyone with money or power. Sure, you get a Madoff or SBF thrown to the wolves every now and again but our leaders walk off into the sunset with never a thought of prison when they have done so much damage it’s ridiculous. You have Judges taking away constitutional rights. Others getting wrist slaps for serious crimes that if you or me ever did those things we would be in bracelets looking at 25 years. We need a gigantic reset in this country because if anyone believes we are free I got a bridge for sale. It makes me want to just get to an island somewhere and live out what life I have left with my wife and our Lab Bella. Get myself a little farm going and just call it.
George Floyd wasn't killed. At the trial, the toxicology report, the experts testified that he didn't die of asphyxiation due to throat obstruction. The preponderance of the evidence showed that Floyd died of heart failure. In fact, the coroner said that and said it was due to an accumulation of stresses so he didn't have to say it was overdose. The bodycam footage showed that 27 minutes before St. Floyd died, he lied to the officers about being on drugs but the officers knew it. They called an ambulance for Floyd in cold blooded regard for his well being. He resisted arrest claming even then, when kicking his way out of the cop car, that, he, "can't breathe." Another sign of fentanyl overdose.
Two weeks ago a county official sued another county official for sexual harassment. In discovery, the coroner's statements to the DA showed what anyone who watched the trial saw from the evidence - that George Floyd was not killed but died of a fentanyl/methamphetamine cocktail overdose. The coroner explicitly stated that people lose their careers over cases like this. (https://nypost.com/2023/11/20/opinion/real-truth-aid-the-floyd-lies/)
Perhaps, if people had the moral courage to speak the truth, the endless shakedown of white and now a more brown America will cease. Instead of repeating the lie that led to this latest round of the revenge and reckonings that were predicted decades ago by people shouted down as racist, perhaps we need to find the courage to go all the way and revisit the trial. That would make a great expose that pairs nicely with this one.
In the meantime, Chauvin was stabbed in prison the other day. A society that martyrs criminal scum because it lacks the moral conviction and courage to speak the truth to itself and cowers to mobs is circling the drain. We better find our courage, because South Africa is post-America's emerging future if we don't.
Read “Decolonizing Wealth” by Edgar Villanueva for a rigorous and loving critique of using this kind of lens on this kind of work.
I’m all for reparations in San Francisco. We deserve the politicians we vote for. This will hasten the demise of a once great city, so that the rebuilding can begin.
I would just like to comment that this kind of dysgovernance doesn't happen in China