San Francisco’s progressive soft on crime policies almost cost one toddler his life. A ten-month-old was playing in a park when he almost died from fentanyl poisoning. The toddler was merely crawling in the grass when he suddenly couldn’t breathe and began to turn blue. The nanny quickly called 9-1-1 and paramedics administered the anti-overdose drug Narcan, saving the boy’s life.
“I shook him, and I’m like, something’s wrong,” the boy’s nanny told WRAL News. “I saw his face and he was dizzy. I thought he’s not breathing.” The Center Square reports that fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, “can be accidentally absorbed through skin contact and by breathing the powder.” It is also odorless, can be undetectable by the naked eye, and only “two milligrams of the illicit opioid, the weight of a mosquito, is considered a lethal dose.”
In an effort to raise public awareness, the toddler’s father decided to share a copy of his son’s hospital report with the San Francisco Chronicle. According to Sutter Health’s CPMC hospital report, the diagnosis was listed as an “accidental fentanyl overdose, initial encounter” followed by “respiratory arrest.”
The father, Ivan Matkovic, told The Chronicle “It’s not just dealers and people you don’t know who are impacted by this, it’s tipping over into the broader populace.”
Fentanyl overdoses are plaguing the United States. From street drugs being laced with the cheaper opioid to being disguised as candy, tragic stories on victims of all ages are published daily.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency recently issued its second public safety notice in roughly a year on the dangers of fake pills laced with fentanyl. The Center Square reports of the fentanyl crisis sweeping the nation:
Since last March, Texas law enforcement officers have seized over 352 million lethal doses of fentanyl in pill and powder form being brought in through the southern border – enough to kill everyone in the United States. Florida law enforcement officers over a several month period this year seized enough fentanyl to kill everyone in Florida. That was after officers in a separate operation seized enough fentanyl from a Mexican cartel-related drug bust to kill half of Florida’s population.
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The report also shows how extremely fast the numbers are rising. As of the evening of August 10 Border Control had nearly 17,000 illegal migrants in custody, up from 7,696 two months prior on June 8. Just this week there were 8,923 migrant encounters by CBP on Monday and 7,730 illegal migrants released into the country, according to the new data.
Democratic El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said Saturday that the city is at its “breaking point,” while Democratic Eagle Pass Mayor declared a state of emergency in recent days. Agents have also become increasingly vocal about what they are enduring. One agent stationed along the northern border said “Our duties now revolve around virtual processing and the facilitation of the inflow of illegal migration into the United States. The scenario unfolds with agents stationed at their respective posts, immersed in virtual paperwork, striving to cope with the overwhelming surge of illegal migrants, far outpacing our capacity to process them efficiently. This has rendered our border exposed and vulnerable.”
“In my extensive 13-year tenure, I find myself grappling with a reality I never envisaged. Our current circumstances defy logic; established policies, our solemn oaths, and the very essence of our professional calling have been eroded. Instead, we find ourselves relegated to mere affirmations from higher authorities, commending our efforts. The days of border patrol, the pursuit of illicit substances—what we colloquially term ‘dope’—have yielded to a role resembling that of caretakers,” the agent added.
“We are upset because what they are making us do is break our oath we pledged. They have taken our job and made it a joke. We have endangered the country in so many ways. We must sleep at night knowing we are the reason this nation is in trouble,” another agent said.
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