“我的儿子, 谁沉迷于芬太尼，流落旧金山街头, 告诉过我 … 旧金山就像地狱一样，因为你可以得到一切你想保持沉迷的东西, very easily and there’s no pressure to get well,” Jacqui Berlinn told Fox News.
Berlinn’s 31-year-old son has been battling addiction and homelessness in different forms for years and has attempted rehabilitation several times. 然而, San Francisco’s progressive policies soften the consequences for drug user and sellers, harming both the city and users alike, according to Berlinn.
Mothers Against Drug Deaths, which Berlinn co-founded, aims to close the open-air drug markets in San Francisco.
“We don’t believe that it’s healthy for communities, for the children or the people living in the communities,” Berlinn said. “And it’s not healthy for the drug addicts or the mentally ill people that have access to those drugs without any type of repercussion.”
至少 129 人 died from overdoses in San Francisco between January and April, with the majority being fentanyl-related, according to city government data.