Victims of San Diego homeless violence compare life to ‘The Walking Dead’, demand politicians, police intervene

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San Francisco residents aren’t the only ones in California having to contend with the constant threat of being brutally beaten and robbed by crazed homeless maniacs.

The threat in the California border town of San Diego is so severe that walking through the streets feels “like you’re in ‘The Walking Dead,'” local resident Aislinn Fava told local station KNSD this week, referencing the hit TV series.

The horror series depicts a post-apocalyptic world where survivors face the constant threat of being attacked by a zombie. Fava knows the feeling well.

“The sidewalk outside her building is as far as the petite 31-year-old has made it outside her apartment alone since she was attacked three weeks ago,” according to KNSD.

“Fava was walking along Broadway between 4th 3rd avenues to grab a smoothie in the middle of the afternoon when a homeless man ran up from behind her and punched her in the back of the head, slamming her into the ground,” the station notes.

The criminal thug punched her one more time before attempting to steal her pursue. Fortunately for her, local authorities caught the thug in the act and arrested him.

The fear still remains, nevertheless.

“I used to feel kind of invincible. And I felt really safe in San Diego and never thought anything like this could happen. Ever. And that completely changed on that day,” she said.

“The thing that really freaks me out the most is that there really wasn’t anything I could do to prevent it. I couldn’t have seen in coming. I didn’t exchange words with this guy. Nothing. It was so bizarre, so random, that’s kind of the freakiest part,” she added.

Listen to her remarks below:

The only ones who could prevent such crimes are those with power. The problem is that in California, those in power are mostly Democrats who’re soft on crime because being tough on crime is “racist.” San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria appears to be no different.

In a bid to address disparities in policing and crime, in April he laid out a series of so-called “reforms” that critics warned would gut the power of the police.

“Among the 11 reforms and so-called policy priorities are proposals to eliminate existing gang injunctions, explore alternatives to arresting low-level offenders and review the types of non-emergency calls to which officers respond,” The San Diego Union-Tribune reported at the time.

Meanwhile, Gloria has been an advocate of catering to the needs of the homeless instead of giving them tough love. This is why San Diego is one of many California cities that’s now full of homeless encampments.

“Tackling homelessness is an issue city and county leaders say they’re focused on. However, News 8 has received several emails lately from viewers who claim the problem is getting worse. They’re seeing more encampments and some in places where they haven’t been before,” station KFMB reported just this week.

“Eric Sands had no idea about the homeless encampment across the canyon in Talmadge from his Alvarado Estates home until just recently when he stumbled upon it while flying his drone,” the station continued.

(Video: KFMB )

According to reports, the homeless have been seen starting fires, urinating/defecating in the middle of the street, littering, and trespassing onto people’s property.

“Overall concern is basically the safety of the neighborhood, and the community,” Louis Louk Jr., a local resident who lives in a nearby neighborhood that has its own homeless encampment problem, told the station.

“Louk Jr. said he and his neighbors have called the non-emergency line several times, but that nothing has been done,” according to KFMB.

Of course, this is what happens in Democrat-run cities where the lives of criminals and the homeless are prioritized above those of law-abiding citizens.

“This dysfunction has become the norm and it’s really unacceptable,” Fava, the woman who was assaulted three weeks ago, said.

True, but Democrats are also skilled at making excuses. Speaking with KNSD, Mayor Gloria blamed the uptick in homeless crime on the coronavirus pandemic and suggested that victims like Fava should stop complaining and “be a part of the solution.”

“A lot of that has to do with the fact that during the pandemic we had to enforce social distancing rules in our homeless shelters. That meant that literally hundreds of our beds have not been able to be occupied,” he said.

“For those individuals who raise up the issue of homelessness as a concern, I’d ask them to be a part of the solution. I’d ask them to participate in the efforts. We have to build more housing. We need to have more shelter beds. That’s something communities often struggle with accepting,” he added.

Or he could just get tough on crime, but given his political affiliations, that is unlikely to happen …

Vivek Saxena

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