THC Executive Director, Randy Shaw, is joined by Tenderloin residents and Mayor Feinstein in a public demonstration pleading for increased safety in the Tenderloin.
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‘Safe Street’ March Set for Tenderloin
A “March for Safer Streets” in the Tenderloin will be held Saturday morning to call attention to the area’s rising crime rate.
“We’re going to take back our streets,” said an organizer, Randy Shaw of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. “People living in this neighborhood feel very unsafe,” Shaw told a meeting of Concerned Business Persons of the Tenderloin. “We want to show that the Tenderloin is not a sanctuary for criminals.”
The march will begin at 10:45 a.m., going east on Eddy Street from Leavenworth Street, and wind up with a noon rally at Boeddeker Park featuring music, food for marchers, and speeches by Mayor Dianne Feinstein and State Senator Milton Marks, R. San Francisco.
Crime is up an estimated 16 percent in the Tenderloin this year and arrests of drug dealers there have doubled, police reported.