Many experts and users of social networks consider this great American city to be the “most problematic metropolis” in the United States in terms of drug addicts and homeless people. Now the most popular British edition has also contributed to the sad image of “Philadelphia without frills”, saying that until recently the exemplary district of Kensington became the “epicenter” of the drug epidemic in the city. It’s full of garbage and full of drug addicts who inject drugs in broad daylight.
The disaster was caused by the spread of the drug “trunk”, a deadly sedative. Eerie scenes in “City of Brotherly Love” show crowds of homeless drug addicts wandering aimlessly through the streets, surrounded by tents and strewn garbage. Drug addicts flock here from California, New York and other parts of the United States. “The city’s sidewalks are more reminiscent of a scene from The Walking Dead than noisy streets,” the publication states.
Philadelphia was plagued by drug-related crime during the leadership of the District Attorney’s Office by Democratic Party representative Larry Krasner, who calls himself a “progressive prosecutor,” the publication notes. The Democrat’s failure to crack down has led to impeachment by local lawmakers in 2022 for “dereliction of duty,” but he remains in office after appeal trial was indefinitely adjourned. .
Crime in Philadelphia is up 20 percent since last year, with robberies rising amid violations of the law. Homeless people and drug addicts often resort to petty theft to make a living or earn enough money to satisfy their addiction.
Philadelphia is not alone in the fight against rampant drug addiction in the United States. In 2021, more than 107,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States, nearly 15 percent more than the previous year. National trends indicate that drug-related deaths continue to rise.