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Flashback: Gavin Newsom Shipped Homeless People Out of San Francisco With ‘One-Way Tickets’

Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to Merrick Garland on Thursday requesting the Attorney General look into “kidnapping” charges for those involved in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ effort to send illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

But if shipping people out of state to try and give them a better life amounts to “kidnapping,” Newsom has some explaining to do.

In July of 2019, SFist published an article critiquing a program called ‘Homeward Bound,’ an effort initiated by Newsom as mayor of San Francisco in 2004.

The program paid for bus tickets out of town, presumably with the destination being to friends and family willing to take the homeless individual in.

SFist, however, described it as a program with a nice name which masks the fact that it “gives unsheltered San Franciscans a one-way Greyhound bus ticket out of town and asks them to please never come back.”

RELATED: Gavin Newsom Requests DOJ Pursue ‘Kidnapping’ Charges For DeSantis After He Moves Illegal Immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard

New York City Did It Too

Like San Francisco, New York City has been kidnapping shipping the homeless off their streets and out of town as well.

A report from KUTV 2 News in 2019 in Salt Lake City claims individuals filling up Utah’s homeless shelters had been coming from the city that never sleeps.

That report was based on a New York Post article which contends then-mayor Bill de Blasio was sharing “its homeless crisis with every corner of America” and doing so without informing officials in the receiving areas what they were doing.

The Post also notes that unlike DeSantis, who is using a budget that earmarked $12 million to transport “unauthorized aliens” out of state, De Blasio was using taxpayer-funded programs to the tune of $89 million to pay their rent to stay in the new location.

RELATED: Florida Gov. DeSantis Joins Abbott, Sends Two Planes of Illegal Immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard

They Want DeSantis and Abbott Charged With Human Trafficking

Odd how these sanctuary cities and their politicians are now outraged that red state governors are shipping people that aren’t simply homeless – but don’t legally have a right to be in the country – to their little sanctuaries.

A rudimentary search on Google indicates that neither Newsom nor de Blasio had been charged with kidnapping.

Despite that history, liberals have stumbled upon their latest ridiculous talking point – DeSantis and Abbott are guilty of kidnapping, or even “human trafficking.”

Countless blue-check Twitter personalities got the memo and made the same ridiculous charges over and over again.

There was no outrage when Newsom shipped homeless people out of San Francisco. There was no rabid response when de Blasio did the same. And when President Biden was flying illegal immigrants across the country – crickets from the Democrats and their media lapdogs.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Oregon cities like Portland also do this. You may still be able to google it. I used to live in Spokane Wa and we would get people fresh off the buses with nowhere to go. A black woman sad on our street with all her stuff until someone took her in to a shelter. They like sending them to Red areas. These types of Politicians are the worse type of bigots and hypocrites.

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