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San Francisco’s compassion crisis

Drug Abuse | The city’s laissez-faire drug policies leave addicts dying without hope
by Sophia Lee
Posted 10/21/20, 11:01 pm

Thomas Wolf was in a pickle. His doctor no longer prescribed him the narcotic pain reliever oxycodone for his foot injury, but his supply had run out. Wolf didn’t think he could live without his pills anymore. So he searched on YouTube: “Where can I buy drugs in San Francisco?” YouTube directed him to Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. 

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The streets of Kenosha

Cities | Residents confront buildings boarded up or destroyed
by Anna Johansen
Posted 8/31/20, 01:37 pm

At the corner of 22nd Avenue and Roosevelt Road in Kenosha, Wis., there used to be a camera shop. Now, it’s a pile of rubble. A few blackened walls are still standing, the windows blown out. The heap of splintered wood and rebar and shattered concrete looms over bystanders. A charred mattress lies flopped on top of it all, and broken glass litters the sidewalk.

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Festival or tragedy: The Portland protests

Cities | Events in 1970 show us what could happen in 2020
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/28/20, 02:54 pm

I’m trying to get to the heart of what’s happening in Portland—60-plus straight nights of downtown demonstrations—and is apparently spreading to other cities. How violent are they? What do protesters want and when do they want it? What’s the endgame? Here’s what I’ve put together based on stories filed by two journalists—WORLD correspondent Andrew Shaughnessy with the protesters, Mike Balsano of the Associated Press with the federal agents—and my own experience.  

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