As the rate of crime in San Francisco continues to grow and companies continue to flee the city, police have detained a guy from California on suspicion that he attacked an elderly lady last week.
According to reports, James Lee Ramsey, 27, reportedly spit in a bystander’s face before kicking the Asian-American lady, 88, into the ground early Friday morning in downtown San Francisco. Witnesses held Ramsey until the police came to take him into custody. The lady was sent to the hospital with injuries that were considered to be life-threatening.
In addition to two misdemeanor charges for beating and vandalism, Ramsey was charged with one felony count each of assault and mistreatment of a senior citizen.
This senseless and unprovoked assault occurs when San Francisco is battling issues such as rampant drug use, out-of-control violence, and homelessness, all of which are pushing companies out of the city and state. Both the number of murders and the number of fatalities caused by fentanyl in San Francisco have increased dramatically over the previous three years, with the number of homicides rising by about forty percent.
According to reports, two years after the beginning of the Covid epidemic, more than half a million inhabitants of California left the state. According to statistics, more than 350 businesses will leave the state of California between the years 2018 and 2021.
The district attorney for San Francisco, Brooke Jenkins, described the alleged crimes committed by Ramsey as “horrific” and said she is “fed up with brazen violence.”
Jenkins was sworn into office in July 2017 after the recall of her predecessor, Chesa Boudin. When Boudin served as District Attorney, he stopped the practice of cash bail and stated that he would not prosecute a number of minor offenses. These offenses included public urination and prostitution.