When you come to San Francisco, don’t forget to wear a tag on your toe.
The number of fatal heroin and fentanyl overdoses in San Francisco more than doubled in 2019, according to preliminary statistics from the city’s medical examiner’s office that were obtained by The Chronicle.
There were 234 deaths that are estimated to have involved fentanyl, compared with 90 in 2018. The number of deaths where heroin appears to have played a role reached 100 last year, officials with the city’s chief medical examiner’s office estimate.
In all, officials estimate that 290 deaths were attributable to fentanyl, heroin or a combination of the two. That’s up from 134 in 2018.
The growth of the scourge is even starker when 2019’s preliminary figures are compared with those of a decade ago: In 2009, 17 deaths were linked to heroin and eight to fentanyl, a synthetic painkiller that can be as much as 100 times more potent than morphine.
Pro-crime policies work. Legalizing and subsidizing public vagrancy by drug addicts and the mentally ill is really paying off. Aside from the stabbing and the human waste everywhere, the people lefties claim to be trying to protect are dying in droves.
San Fran has gone from 17 fatal heroin overdoses to 100.
That’s a fivefold increase in a decade. Can you smell the hope and change? The rollback of broken windows policing? The end of quality of life for communities?
This is criminal justice reform in all its glory. Here are all the extra corpses. Enjoy them, Soros D.A.’s. The Open Society Foundation does good work. And when you get into that line of work, leave your heart and soul in San Francisco. They’d only get in the way.