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Residents of a San Francisco condo building selling $ 1 million units say they live in fear after an adjacent alley became the city’s largest homeless camp.

The huge tent city – inhabited by a man throwing feces and a host of other unpleasant characters – is steps away from The Artani, an eight-story Van Ness Avenue complex where residents say they are terrified by a growing number of stray neighbors will .

Apartment resident Amber Lusko said the camp, aggravated by the COVID pandemic, has attracted rats, thieves and mentally unstable adults who are turning their neighborhood into a state of chaos.

“It’s pretty nerve-wracking throughout,” Lutsko told KPIX 5. “This just seems like a safe place for chop shops and drug trafficking.”

Complaints are being made as new data shows that San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has charged people with theft less than 50 percent of the time during his tenure.

The footage from KPIX 5 shows an alley lined with tents near the residential complex

Garbage is strewn all over the street and tents dominate the landscape

Garbage is strewn all over the street and tents dominate the landscape

The city reportedly searched the area, but the tents reappeared the next day

The city reportedly searched the area, but the tents reappeared the next day

Some Artani units have sold for more than $ 1 million, KPIX 5 reported. Current offers for one-bedroom units run for 670,000.

The building is located near Willow Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street, home to San Francisco’s most concentrated homeless camp, the point of sale reported.

Another resident named Shannon said the police did little to contain the violence and shady behavior.

“I saw people fight physically and I was gone once and a man approached my car and yelled profanity and threatened me, which was really scary,” she told the broadcaster.

“There was a guy who passed out in front of our door all day with a needle hanging from his arm. And our children had to pass it by. ‘

The residents of Artani told the area about vagrants throwing feces, propping up the building’s garage with empty bottles, stealing parcels and much more.

The city reportedly conducted a search of Willow Street in early October, but the tents returned the next day.

In a statement to KPIX 5, the city’s emergency management department said it was working to improve the situation by providing resources and services to the homeless.

It said it had carried out “camp releases” for 24 days this year that helped place 161 people in safe sleeping quarters, hospitals, residential treatment programs and shelters.

An aerial view of a homeless camp near San Francisco City Hall shows the extent of the city's homeless crisis

An aerial view of a homeless camp near San Francisco City Hall shows the extent of the city’s homeless crisis

A homeless woman is pictured walking the streets of Tenderloin, San Francisco's most densely populated homeless camp

A homeless woman is pictured walking the streets of Tenderloin, San Francisco’s most densely populated homeless camp

“The resolution included the removal of 377 tents that were either empty or abandoned, or their owners accepted alternative accommodation,” the statement said.

Shops across San Francisco have reduced or closed their hours due to the rise in property thefts, and District Attorney Boudin has been cursed by local critics for “destroying the fabric of our city.”

A Safeway grocery store was the latest to suffer from rampant shoplifting, citing this as the reason for reducing its 24/7 service to just 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Boudin ran for his position on the promise that he would pursue a new approach to crime by not prosecuting lower-level crimes. To the chagrin of many locals, he keeps this promise by accusing only 46% of all cases of theft since taking office.

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who woke up, charged people with theft less than 50% of all cases during his tenure, new data shows

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who woke up, charged people with theft less than 50% of all cases during his tenure, new data shows

Overall, Boudin has charged people with crime in 48% of all reported cases, while Gascon has a 54% charge rate.

Overall, Boudin has charged people with crime in 48% of all reported cases, while Gascon has a 54% charge rate.

Boudin is likely to be recalled because a petition launched last March garnered more than 83,000 signatures, far more than the 51,000 it would take to start an election

Boudin is likely to be recalled because a petition launched last March garnered more than 83,000 signatures, far more than the 51,000 it would take to start an election

By comparison, his predecessor George Gascon made such charges 62% of all cases in 2018 and 2019, according to city data analyzed by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Boudin is now likely to be recalled after just two years in office, as his critics launched a petition last March that garnered more than 83,000 signatures, far more than the 51,000 it would take to start an election.

Some who joined the recall came from his own administration when 50 lawyers have been fired or fired from his office since he took the reins in January 2020, accounting for about a third of the department’s prosecutors.

“Right from the start, he vowed not to prosecute any crimes against the quality of life. Quality of life is … the basis of a society, our city. If you don’t blame people for it, you are essentially destroying the fabric of our city, ”said Richie Greenberg, a former Republican candidate for mayoral and spokesman for the Committee in Support of the Recall of DA Chesa Boudin, the San Francisco Chronicle.

A 24/7 Safeway store in the Castro area of ​​San Francisco (pictured) has cut its hours to now 6am to 9pm after being told of shoplifting

A 24/7 Safeway store in the Castro area of ​​San Francisco (pictured) has cut its hours to now 6am to 9pm after being targeted by “off-chart” shoplifting

Boudin has an even lower petty crime rate, only prosecuting 35% of all cases, compared to 58% for Gascon.

Boudin also convicted far fewer people for both crimes than Gascon, only thieves in 79% of thefts and 62% of petty thefts. Gascon has an 82% conviction rate for theft and a 77% conviction rate for petty theft.

Overall, Boudin has charged people with crime in 48% of all reported cases, while Gascon has a 54% charge rate.

For the week ending October 31, the overall crime rate in San Francisco rose 7.7 percent and thefts rose 12.5 percent.

The number of attacks rose eight percent, according to the San Francisco police.

According to The National Alliance to End Homelessness, the homeless population in California rose 17 percent between 2017 and 2020.

There were more than 160,000 homeless people in the state in 2020, it said.

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