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Opinion: A city worrying about its drunks

First published in The Madera Tribune, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

The good people of San Francisco are still scratching their heads over what to do with all the drunks who hang out on the sidewalks downtown. The city did come up with a special court to handle public drunkenness cases, but it was found unconstitutional.

The drunkards’ fellow citizens are saying the drunks should be hauled off to jail and left there to dry out, which would make sense — except for one thing: As soon as they are sprung from jail, most head for the nearest bar.

San Francisco is a drinking culture.


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