Poop Graffiti Comes to Liberal City Just in Time For the Holidays
It seemed that conditions in San Francisco couldn't get much worse than open-air drug markets, piles of poop on the sidewalks, and streets littered with heroin needles. Then an NBC Bay Area investigation found graffiti presumably written in feces on two separate blocks in the city's downtown.
One resident has since speculated that the graffiti could be written in foam sealant instead of poop, but the investigative unit also found piles of excrement nearby.
The discovery was made during a survey of San Francisco's dirtiest streets in early November. This was a follow-up to a previous investigation in January before Mayor London Breed took office.
Breed recently told NBC that she has seen a "huge difference" in the cleanliness of certain parts of the city - a fulfillment of her campaign promise to clean up the streets within three months of her July inauguration.
However, NBC's investigation had mixed results, finding 22 fewer hypodermic needles on the street in November compared to January, but 64 more appearances of human feces.