(TargetLiberty.org) – San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s fired back following a “Good Morning America” segment in which it was alleged that the city was “too dangerous” and that people could not film downtown.
As the mayor’s office told SFGATE many news outlets were not providing the right picture on why many business and retail store owners were choosing to either leave the city or transfer the ownership of their businesses. As they pointed out following the pandemic there was a general reduction in the public visiting downtown San Francisco.
It was further noted in their statement that overall there has been a decrease in the violence in the Downtown and Tenderloin areas, and while there still continues work that needs to be done in order to facilitate the economic recovery in the area, the number of crimes have gone down especially when compared to this time last year.
The statement by Breed’s office was a reaction to a recent ABC News segment on “GMA” where reporter Matt Gutman alleged that his crew had not been able to film live in downtown San Francisco because of how “dangerous” the area was at 4 a.m. At the end of the report, Gutman pointed out that as the mayor has pointed out many crime rates are down, but they have still been advised that it was “too dangerous” to film in the area so early in the morning.
The mayor’s office pointed out that when compared to other large cities San Francisco had a lower overall crime rate.
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