Sacramento Bee: SF Declares Occupy Camp Public Health Nuisance
San Francisco’s public health department has declared the Occupy San Francisco encampment in Justin Herman Plaza a public health nuisance.
The declaration came on Thursday, though city authorities so far are allowing the demonstrators to remain in the plaza.
Barbara Garcia, head of the city’s public health department, said the grassy area being used by the campers has been found to contain feces and have inadequate toilet facilities. Conditions for the spread of respiratory illnesses have also been present.
When I was in Denver, Colorado for BlogCon 2011 last weekend, I had the opportunity to walk through the #OccupyDenver camp. It was disgusting. There were bodies–presumably of people still breathing–under tarps along the sidewalk and there was trash everywhere, along with boxes and boxes of presumably dirty laundry and overflowing trash bags full of spoiled food. It was truly a collectivist utopia.
That any #Occupy camp is being declared a “public health nuisance” is hardly astounding. That the #Occupy camp in San Francisco is being declared as much is fairly instructive as to just how bad things must be.
When John Sexton at Verum Serum–perhaps the fastest growing blog and hardest-working blogger I can think of–tweeted out a link to the Sacramento Bee piece on Friday, I was thinking just that … how bad must things be if the #Occupy camp is being declared a “public health nuisance” — IN SAN FRANCISCO?!?
What followed, my reply to John, was Twitter gold, if I do say so myself.
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