Tuesday, February 03, 2015
SF Superior Court Junkie Kit
San Francisco's Civic Center is a very strange place these days, with luxury apartments going up everywhere while neighborhood drug addicts and street people increasingly act out their dramas in more aggressively public fashion.
During the recent New Music Gathering at the nearby SF Conservatory of Music, one of the Brooklyn organizers wrote on Facebook, "Honestly? When it comes to crazy people harassing you on the street? NYC is like Mayberry compared to San Francisco."
One would think that the expensively appointed San Francisco Superior Courthouse at the corner of Polk and McAllister, across the street from City Hall, would be somewhat immune, but that isn't the case.
The junkie kit above discarded on one of the courthouse's spiked window sills feels like a fitting symbol for this particular time and place.