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The implosion of San Francisco was caused by policies pursued by its political leaders. Rudy Guiliani proved that such dysfunction could be turned around via his "broken windows" policy in New York City. San Franscisco proves his hypothesis from the other direction, by pursuing a "let windows stay broken"policy. Until that changes, SF is doomed. s
This is happening in the East Bay as well. NextDoor is a great source for finding things out. A woman parked her car to do errands (10 minutes tops) in a shopping center in Pinole (I live in Hercules, the next city over) and she came back to find her passenger window smashed in. Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise and tow trucks are towing cars for no reason except to scam owners out of money to get their cars back. If you file a police report to get insurance reimbursement, your insurance premium will either be raised or cancelled. Get rid of the soft on crime DAs and make people accountable.