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A California sheriff said legislation touted as creating safer neighborhoods and schools is to blame for the state’s soaring addiction and homeless rates.
“When we stopped enforcing drug rules and laws,” Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco told Fox News, “we started seeing a major, major, major increase in what we see now as the severe mental health problems of people that are living on the street.”
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Bianco said a large portion of California’s homeless population is suffering from severe drug addiction, which has made many individuals unpredictable and potentially dangerous.
“They’re just whacked out, sometime’s they’re uncontrollable,” he said. “You never know how to act or react around them because it’s uncertain what they are going to do.”
The problem stems from Proposition 47, approved by voters nearly a decade …
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