This week Kira flies solo and explains just how desperate the homeless crisis in California has become. How did things get to be so bad? Kira describes the insanity that is California crime legislation and how it has thrown everything in the state into chaos.
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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins

    What an incredibly scary story about California.

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  2. ejsmo2002 Coolidge

    I wish I could still Tweet this podcast…..(and other Ricochet podcasts for that matter)

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  3. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Why cant you tweet podcasts?

    I think the “Homeless Crisis” follows the typical government response to any problem… Schools, single mothers, welfare etc etc… Look at everything that was a problem in the 1960s, became a crisis by the 1980 and is now a disaster… Every time there is a new administration – federal or state – there are new programs, increased spending and every time the problems just ratchet up worse and worse… Each and every failure of government leads to more government spending, programs more power for bureaucrats.

    Stop digging.

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  4. Stad Coolidge

    Great solo flight!

    California does sound like it’s on the verge of total collapse.  If I were the Republican Party in the state, I’d recede into the shadows so the Democrats get the total blame.

    And these homeless activists . . . maybe if they spent more time actually feeding and clothing the homeless, they’d figure out some (Many?  Most?) of them don’t want help.

    I do have one question, @kiradavis:

    Why don’t the citizens who keep getting shafted at these council meetings vote new people in?  Why don’t some of them run for council seats and form a majority?

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  5. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge
    Jeff Hawkins

    San Fernando Valley resident here, and I’m at my wits end.  I’ve had a friend raped and beaten by an illegal in her laundry room.    Cops refuse to even come out for property crimes they ask “is anyone hurt?” and if the answer is no they invite you to go to them to file a report.  All of the underpasses are campgrounds.  Encampments around methadone clinics. 

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  6. LibertyDefender Member

    You give good monologue, Kira.  Great show.

    I worked in San Francisco’s Civic Center area in the late 1980s, and saw plenty of homeless up close and personal.  In those days, the homeless were tolerated in the Civic Center area, but pretty much nowhere else in the City.  From my observations, I concluded what you did – that the vast majority of homeless weren’t interested in a home, primarily due to severe mental instability or severe chemical addiction.  But at that time, the problem was manageable to the extent that it was contained.

    What you’ve described is horrifying.  The scale of the problem is so vast that even if there were a “solution” to homelessness (which I doubt there is), it likely couldn’t be applied to such a large population.

    I loved living in San Francisco in the late 80s – early 90s, even when I was working at United Nations Plaza where the homeless were.  Now I’m reluctant even to visit, given the horror stories.

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  7. Chris Member

    Fascinating podcast.

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