Why high crime? Because no policing
Why no policing? Because chief of police said no
Why did chief say no? Because of mayor
Why did mayor say no? Because enforcement gets bad press
Why bad press? Because we haven’t funded good press
Solution: fund more @hknightsf
It determines the priorities of local government and can hold politicians accountable on behalf of citizens.
There hasn’t been much funding for local journalism. But that can be changed.
Instead, a new internet outlet dedicated to SF’s problems might be the better approach, though one could hire ex-Chronicle folks who know the local beat.