What The New Crackdown on Tenderloin Drug Use Means For Individuals Suffering From Homelessness

After a recall election, San Francisco’s new interim District Attorney (DA) was named Brooke Jenkins. Before becoming interim DA, Jenkins worked as a prosecutor in the former DA’s, Chesa Boudin. Jenkins has called her former boss soft on crime and has vowed to restore order and public safety in San Francisco, specifically in the Tenderloin. The Tenderloin is known for rampant and blatant drug use, sales, and overdoses. Many of the people using these drugs suffer from homelessness and live on the streets of the Tenderloin.