I just got back from 5 nights at the d and had a great time. Lots of people were crying about how downtown is over rub with little girls and homeless people drinking cases of beer while walking around and security was allowing it. You are wrong. I went out of my way to get a good look around and even talked to some of the homeless and security people there. its simply not true. If anything security was much tougher then i had seen in the past. They dont mess around and when they want these people to move along, they are moving along or they are going to be made to move along, just that simple. I saw the regular handful of nuts and down and outers but noe were drinking any booze nor was anyone drinking from a case of beer of booze bottle. Witnessed 1 guy in 5 days who asked me for a buck, told him no. Another guy asked me for a quarter so me, being in sales, had to help him out by coaching him to ask for more. Why sell yourself short when you could get some paper money. Talked to one one guy who was about 24, nice enough guy just trying to make ends meet by begging. he did a sorry job of it so I bought his sign from him and helped him design another one that would get him more money. I showed him how I sell homeless peoples signs online as urban art. You would be suprised that there is actually a market for them but there is. Saw him in the D a couple hours later and he reported good results so we had a beer. So you see, I didnt shy away from these people and honestly can report that fremont street seemed way safer this trip then in the past.