Case(s) in point: Dem-run cities are increasingly catering to the homeless, practically inviting them into their jurisdictions, then watching as they destroy entire segments of town, turning enclaves into third-world dung-heaps.
Several major cities in California including Los Angeles and San Francisco are overrun with homeless people who defecate and urinate in the streets, form tent cities on blocks and blocks of sidewalks, discard used drug needles, and harass citizens.
Ditto for the Left-wing metropolises of Austin, Hilo, Seattle, and, increasingly, New York City.
What’s more, one Democrat-run city is taking the madness a step further by actually punishing business owners who refuse to act as city sanitation workers, risking their health to clean up the poo, pee, and drug paraphernalia.
As reported by CBS Denver, one local businessman, Jawaid Bazyar, “has seen it all outside of his business near Curtis St. and 24th in Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood.”
The local news team noted that Bazyar is being fined by city officials “for his refusal to pick up human waste.”
Yes, you read that right: Because he won’t clean up human excrement, he’s being fined by Left-wing lunatics who, conspicuously, believe they have no obligation as city leaders to ensure such clean-up occurs.
So much for paying taxes.
“There’s food, trash, drug deals. In the alley, we get the defecation, drug needles,” Bazyar told the local news.
He said he and his staff have stopped cleaning that stuff up because it’s a health hazard they are not prepared or equipped to handle.
He adds that in reality, the problem exists and is getting worse because the city refuses to empower the police department to enforce existing laws, so the city should be cleaning up its own streets. (Related: Collapse of Austin into mass homelessness and filth is a warning for all of America: This is what Democrats do to everything they control.)
“If the city’s not going to enforce laws against trespassing, or camping, or public defecation and just make me bare the cost of these problems that’s just not right,” he told CBS Denver.
In many Leftist cities, officials have recently relaxed laws prohibiting things like camping or sleeping on the streets, urinating and defecating in public, and shooting up.
Others, like Austin, have done away with those laws completely. NewsTarget reported in July:
A new policy adopted by the Democratic city council in Austin, Texas, will allow anyone who is homeless to camp out in any public square or venue, a policy that we predict will serve as a magnet for homeless people (much like the policies in L.A., San Fran, and Seattle are doing).
The policy change went into effect on July 1, just 10 days after the city council decriminalized homelessness.
Residents of Austin have said the problem of homelessness and the associated filth that goes along with it has grown exponentially since the city council ditched anti-homeless ordinances.
Homeless people can camp out on any sidewalk in the city they want, just not in front of city hall. Of course.
As for Bazyar, the city says he’s responsible for cleaning up his own property. He disagrees, so he’s going to court.
“I’m going to go to court and do my best to argue that the City’s treatment of this is unfair. This is a public crime issue and a public health issue and the city is the organization that’s responsible for that,” he said.
Of course, he’s right. But then we don’t have any expectation that Left-wing Democrats are going to do the right thing. They’re too busy destroying our cities.
Americans who live in these places have two choices: Get rid of the idiot Democrats making these changes or make sure your health plan is a good one because you’re going to need it.