A seeming horrified glimpse into a dystopian future seen on the streets of Philadelphia, which has been ravaged by a drug epidemic, and a shocking video that is going viral demonstrates how badly left-wing officials have failed in one of the nation's most historic cities.
In the harrowing video posted to social media that resembles a scene from "The Walking Dead" rather than the "City of Brotherly Love," destitute homeless people are seen lurching around like zombies, victims of addiction to the powerful drug Xylazine, or as it is commonly known, "tranq," which is a potentially lethal sedative used to amplify the effects of other illegal drugs such as fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin, as a report by BizPac Review reported.
The hellish footage was captured in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, a cesspool of human misery, crime, and open-air drug markets which is "ground zero" of the city's terrifying drug crisis, a part of the social decay that has taken place under District Attorney Larry Krasner, a proudly "progressive prosecutor" and one of the top law enforcement bureaucrats backed by billionaire leftist George Soros, whom some consider to be the greatest bloodsucking ghoul
Philadelphia looks like a zombie town.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) May 27, 2023
The Pennsylvania House impeached Krasner last year for "dereliction of duty" due to his blunders, but he remains in office because his trial has been postponed indefinitely.
Earlier this year, Sarah Laurel who runs the local nonprofit outreach organization Savage Sisters said, “I’ve never seen human beings remain in these kinds of conditions.”
“They have open, gaping wounds, they can’t walk, and they tell me, ‘If I go to the hospital, I’m going to get sick. They’re so terrified of the detox,” she added.
“The streets are lined with garbage. You can smell infection,” Laurel said. “There are hundreds of unhoused individuals without access to public restrooms, or showers, or housing, And it’s sad.”
“You can just walk out to Kensington Avenue and smell the rotting flesh,” she said. “It’s awful.”
“Xylazine is a game changer for people who use substances,” Laurel told NPR in an April 2023 interview. “When it first was noticed in the Philadelphia drug supply, we started to see a slower response when we were reversing overdoses, and then we began seeing wounds on individuals who are using tranq dope.
"And as the past four years have gone on, we saw a very large increase. It became the predominant supply with fentanyl becoming the adulterant to it.
"And we are now left with individuals that have open gaping ulcers, infections, some necrotic tissue, and that leads to amputation.”
According to the CDC, “An animal tranquilizer called xylazine is increasingly being found in the US illicit drug supply and linked to overdose deaths. Xylazine—which is not approved for use in people—can be life-threatening and is especially dangerous when combined with opioids like fentanyl.
"Due to its impact on the opioid crisis, fentanyl mixed (adulterated) with xylazine has been declared an emerging threat by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.”