Homeless Man Charged With Murder in San Francisco

A homeless man has been charged in the death of a 74-year-old-woman who was pushed into an oncoming commuter train in San Francisco.

Police said Corazon Dandan was getting ready to board a BART train when she was shoved in its path.

“Unprovoked attacks, especially on our most vulnerable, are unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said in a statement.

The victim’s nephew, Alvin Dandan said that she was returning home from work as a telephone operator at the Parc 55 hotel when she was struck.

“Great does not even define what I think this woman is,” Dandan said.

“I wouldn’t be here and a lot of my cousins wouldn’t be here. She put a lot of people through school.”

Last month, San Francisco passed a $5.5 million dollar taxpayer-funded program, allowing qualifying citizens to get their food “free.”

The goal of the Food Empowerment Market is to lessen the financial strain on food stamp recipients who could run out of money at the end of the month.

The legislation was pushed through municipal council in 2021 by Geoffrea Morris, who contended that the market is “supplemental” and should not be the only source of food for residents.

“This is an additional food source. Food stamps ought to be the main funding source. This is a helpful source, particularly around the end of the month when people are struggling, particularly because of inflation,” Morris told the local press. He added, “If you’re having food insecurity you’re having other issues as well and you need to be engaged with the services the city has put in place to improve your life and the life of your children.”