How San Francisco’s “Video Vigilantes” Are Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Stills and footage of piles of used heroin needles and human excrement detail the city's growing problem.
Rampant public opioid drug usage and homelessness in San Francisco is driving some resident “video vigilantes” to document the mess they live with on their streets to get the city’s attention.
One such citizen, Adam Mesnick, a restaurateur who lives and works in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, posts daily photos and videos of people using drugs, urinating near his restaurant, or lying passed out on the sidewalk, CNN reported.
more mrsa and staph on the streets of San Francisco, homeless addicts. We have a medical emergency. @SF_DPH sores seen on the street. Painful needing antibiotics. So very scary. How has nobody mentioned this to somebody @hknightsf see feed… pic.twitter.com/TyTSvel60J
— bettersoma (@bettersoma) October 16, 2018
“More mrsa and staph on the streets of San Francisco,” Mesnick wrote in one post accompanied by several shots of sores littering people’s bodies.
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