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A City Saturated By Homelessness

San Francisco's liberal tolerance for homeless people appears to be near the breaking point.
March 6, 2002, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"According to some estimates, it has roughly the same number of homeless people as New York, even though it has one-tenth the population... This issue, perhaps more than any other, has in recent years defined San Francisco's sense of itself as a liberal-minded haven for all humanity - from immigrants to anarchists, homosexuals to the homeless. Yet as the scope of the problem becomes overwhelming, this culture of tolerance is being tested by a practical desire for peace and safety."

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Published on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in The Christian Science Monitor
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