The video: As correspondent Sara Snider was reporting on a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the state and nationwide, the unidentified woman stopped in the background.
- The woman put down a garbage bag she was carrying, removed her pants and squatted on the beach.
- It can be assumed she proceded to relieve herself.
Holy shit, it's real....— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) July 7, 2020
I couldn't believe this is real... but it is. pic.twitter.com/hpe1J0gAeU
California's homelessness crisis long predates its struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
While U.S. statistics have shown a longterm downward trend in homelessness, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities in California and on the West Coast have struggled with vagrancy ― and the attendant toll of human waste.
- Liberal wonks have tended to blame rising costs of living, slow wage growth and lack of affordable housing.
- Conservatives have pointed to over-generous welfare programs, cultural decay and liberals’ reluctance to crack down on people they view as victims.