New York City is plagued with drug addicts, rampant crime, and surging illegal immigration as the city buckles under the watch of far-left Democrats.
Earlier this week, a report from the New York Post of a man with a needle dangling from his arm wandering the streets symbolized how bad things have gotten.
One person commented on the Post‘s story, saying, “Bidens America,” while another replied, “Thanks, DEMOCRATS, I mean Marxists.”
Meanwhile, more addicts gathered outside a nearby health center which the nonprofit group, Housing Works, manages.
The organization offers addicts clean syringes to help addicts with “harm reduction.”
The outlet continued:
Pamela Flamini, a 45-year-old cashier at the Italian restaurant Non Solo Piada, located across the street from the Housing Works center, ripped the nonprofit and the city’s open, growing embrace of harm reduction policies and services as the reason why her workplace is burglarized multiple times a week.
“All drug addicts, they come here, [make a] long line in the morning,” Flamini said, adding that drug dealers also lurk in the area like vultures and have threatened her.
The Housing Works group brought in approximately $80 million in taxpayer funding since 2018.
According to the Post, the New York City Police Department previously “told cops to give junkies the go-ahead to shoot up after Albany decriminalized the possession and sale of needles.”
In November 2021, New York City sanctioned its first “shooting galleries,” where drug addicts could shoot up without being bothered.
“A plan by De Blasio to open four locations in the city was previously opposed by former President Donald Trump and disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D),” the report said.
Meanwhile, one of the migrant hotels located in Manhattan, designated by Mayor Eric Adams, became even more troubling as migrants were accused of doing drugs and drinking.