The AP reports:
Syringes discarded in public places have become a nationwide problem amid growing heroin use. But in compact San Francisco (about 50 square miles, or 12,950 square hectares), where there is a growing homeless population, the problem is a lot more visible.
Last year, the city's logged more than 9,500 requests for needle pick-up. This year, there has been more than 3,700 requests already.
Still, the city has no plans to change its policy of handing out unlimited numbers of needles.
But, hey, the SF city attorney has priorities! See: Priorities in the People's Republic of San Francisco -Robert Wenzel