Gavin Newsom's America? San Francisco Bay Has Fleets of Real Pirates Attacking Victims
"Presidential candidate Gavin Newson's policies have now created pirates marauding and pillaging California. Rioters pillage on land day and night. Now Newsom as president will bring pirates and more rioting nationwide, coast to coast," says Eugene Delgaudio, President of Public Advocate.
Residents along the Oakland-Alameda estuary told a community meeting last week that boats have been cut loose so that they drift out to sea.
One woman even recounted how she had rescued another resident on a sailboat in the middle of the night after pirates slashed his rigging lines during an argument.
The brazen thieves - whose homeless encampments have spilled out of the city - are taking small motor-powered dinghies and using them in smash-and-grab raids on larger vessels and houseboats.
This summer, the Bay Area saw a rise in crime on the water. Photos and videos posted online showed seafaring bandits on dinghies speeding through the water at night following their thefts.
'Multiple vessels have been stolen and ransacked. Victims have had to resort to personally confronting the criminals to recover their property without the benefit of police support. Is this appropriate activity for a 79-year-old senior?' said de Lappe.
The former harbor master told KGO that pirates have been targeting five different locations along the channel - including Jack London Square, the Jack London Square Aquatic Center, the Estuary Channel west of the Bayside Hotel, Union Point Park West, Union Point Park East.