Signs of Dystopia in the Seattle area

 

Given that the far left runs Seattle and most of western Washington, it was only a matter of time before the crime wave would hit. Can you say “tsunami?” Here are some relevant headlines from the KOMO website today.

Overnight drive-by shootings in Tacoma hit Library, Bass Pro, police and fire stations.

Man shot, killed, found outside Kobe Terrace Park [in Seattle]

Deputy involved in deadly shooting outside Spanaway shopping mall.

Officials now investigating at least 16 arsons in Tacoma, Ruston.

Shoplifter returns to Renton store, stabs loss-prevention officer.

Hundreds meet in Tacoma, concerned about crime, disorder.

Man, teen, found shot after early-morning shooting in Federal Way.

King County medic charged with attempted child rape.

Serial theft suspect who “targets” downtown store [Target!]stirs outrage, bad press for Seattle.  You think??  This story made the national news.

The Dictator in Olympia has had an indoor mask mandate for the past seven months, yet Covid rages on. There is a statewide vaccine mandate for all government employees and medical workers, yet Covid spreads. Crime is spreading everywhere, police are prevented from car-pursuit, and use of most force, and officers are leaving in droves.

This sure sounds like dystopia to me.

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  1. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
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    And some how they will blame Trump, MAGA, GOP, and institutional racism.

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  2. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Sad . . .

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  3. TGA Coolidge
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    @TGA

    Some news from Seattle’s ugly stepsister to the south:

    One Dead After Friday Morning Shooting in Downtown

    Oregon Health To File Permanent Mask Mandates

    Man arraigned on multiple charges connected to string of burglaries

    Business owner’s son shoots burglary suspect

    Police shoot and kill suspect in domestic violence case who was threatening people with gun

    And finally, I posted a comment on Facebook last week regarding Oregon having the fewest hospital beds and health care workers per capita of all 50 states.  A do-gooder commenter in the same stream said it was because the state focuses on prevention – fix the problems before they occur.  Wonder how that is going.

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  4. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot)
    @ArizonaPatriot

    Reports of a small number of crimes does not show a problem.

    This is precisely the erroneous methodology used by people claiming, falsely, that police are killing large numbers of black men.

    Crime statistics would be helpful, because there may be a significant increase in violent crime in the Seattle area.  Do you have any such data?

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  5. TGA Coolidge
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    @TGA

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Reports of a small number of crimes does not show a problem.

    This is precisely the erroneous methodology used by people claiming, falsely, that police are killing large numbers of black men.

    Crime statistics would be helpful, because there may be a significant increase in violent crime in the Seattle area. Do you have any such data?

    Why so belligerent? If you don’t think Seattle has seen an increase in crime, look it up yourself and offer a rebuttal.

    I don’t live in Seattle so am not as concerned by their stats, but in 2021 Portland broke its previous annual record of 70 homicides, coming in at 90.  And here’s a chart of shooting incidents in our little corner of dystopia over the past 3 years.  But no, no, we haven’t seen an increase in crime.  There’s no problem here.  Just move along.

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  6. Patricia Jay Coolidge
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    I think the tide is beginning to turn finally in the US. After all this violence and squalor, people are finally speaking up. The widow of murdered Officer Rivera called out the DA in front of the world. She got a standing O. I would not be surprised if a couple Soros DAs change their ways or resign or be fired.

    I hope she lights a fire under all our “leaders”.

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  7. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    @GlennAmurgis

    It feels like we are reliving the late 1970s all over.  Horrible, bankrupt cities that are not livable, high energy prices, inflation, bad foreign policy, what is next, Disco making a comeback

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  8. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    RushBabe49: Overnight drive-by shootings in Tacoma hit Library, Bass Pro, police and fire stations.

    I haven’t read the article, but I am outraged by the headline.  This is just vile.  It is 2022 in a supposedly enlightened part of the country and people are still driving?  Some day the progressive vision will become true in the Seattle area and we will read much happier headlines saying that bicycling-by shootings are on the increase.

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  9. Percival Thatcher
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    It feels like we are reliving the late 1970s all over. Horrible, bankrupt cities that are not livable, high energy prices, inflation, bad foreign policy, what is next, Disco making a comeback

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  10. kedavis Member
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  11. db25db Lincoln
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Reports of a small number of crimes does not show a problem.

    This is precisely the erroneous methodology used by people claiming, falsely, that police are killing large numbers of black men.

    Crime statistics would be helpful, because there may be a significant increase in violent crime in the Seattle area. Do you have any such data?

    Jerry,

    I agree with your point, that singular emotional stories are often used to create false narratives.  I live 2 blocks from Seattle.  I work at Starbucks Corp.  I own a commercial office building in Spanaway.  I can confirm crime here is on the rise.  A point I’d caution on statistics.  they are often manipulated in progressive areas.  property crime here is through the roof, and much of it is never counted.  I had a recent breakin with one of my tenants at my building.  the officer told me even if they caught the burglar, the suspect wouldn’t be held and 90% of Pierce Country prosecuters would never prosecute the case.  So I never even bothered filing a police report.  That breakin won’t end up in a crime statistic.  lots of people around here don’t even bother to report anymore, as recent law changes in Olympia have destroyed broken windows policing.

    This is also anecdotal  but over the last 10 years here my wife, her sisters and our rentor have had our cars broken into 12 times.  3 times the car was stolen.  once it was shot twice, at the SeaTac park and ride.  Things are bad here.  I am only still here because my wife’s family whom she is very close to, live here

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  12. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    @RushBabe49

    Statistics are here.

    King County Shootings Jumped Dramatically in 2021, says report.

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  13. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Shootings might be one of the few numbers still being kept accurately, so many other crimes simply aren’t being reported because people know there’s no point.

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  14. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    db25db (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Reports of a small number of crimes does not show a problem.

    This is precisely the erroneous methodology used by people claiming, falsely, that police are killing large numbers of black men.

    Crime statistics would be helpful, because there may be a significant increase in violent crime in the Seattle area. Do you have any such data?

    Jerry,

    I agree with your point, that singular emotional stories are often used to create false narratives. I live 2 blocks from Seattle. I work at Starbucks Corp. I own a commercial office building in Spanaway. I can confirm crime here is on the rise. A point I’d caution on statistics. they are often manipulated in progressive areas. property crime here is through the roof, and much of it is never counted. I had a recent breakin with one of my tenants at my building. the officer told me even if they caught the burglar, the suspect wouldn’t be held and 90% of Pierce Country prosecuters would never prosecute the case. So I never even bothered filing a police report. That breakin won’t end up in a crime statistic. lots of people around here don’t even bother to report anymore, as recent law changes in Olympia have destroyed broken windows policing.

    This is also anecdotal but over the last 10 years here my wife, her sisters and our rentor have had our cars broken into 12 times. 3 times the car was stolen. once it was shot twice, at the SeaTac park and ride. Things are bad here. I am only still here because my wife’s family whom she is very close to, live here

    And besides, for decades crime statistics have been redefined, and police have been given directions on what crimes to arrest for, in order to give a false impression of decreasing crime statistics.  Very vaguely in my memory is this being done in NYC and in with violent crimes in Florida, but I don’t remember the details.

    Crimes statistics aren’t facts, and it’s foolish to think they are.  All too often they are tools to present a predetermined result.

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  15. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Shootings might be one of the few numbers still being kept accurately, so many other crimes simply aren’t being reported because people know there’s no point.

    It depends on how the police define shootings.  Firing?  Injury?  Convictions, including the determinations of final plea deals?  They’ve been played with before.

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  16. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Flicker (View Comment):

    db25db (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Reports of a small number of crimes does not show a problem.

    This is precisely the erroneous methodology used by people claiming, falsely, that police are killing large numbers of black men.

    Crime statistics would be helpful, because there may be a significant increase in violent crime in the Seattle area. Do you have any such data?

    Jerry,

    I agree with your point, that singular emotional stories are often used to create false narratives. I live 2 blocks from Seattle. I work at Starbucks Corp. I own a commercial office building in Spanaway. I can confirm crime here is on the rise. A point I’d caution on statistics. they are often manipulated in progressive areas. property crime here is through the roof, and much of it is never counted. I had a recent breakin with one of my tenants at my building. the officer told me even if they caught the burglar, the suspect wouldn’t be held and 90% of Pierce Country prosecuters would never prosecute the case. So I never even bothered filing a police report. That breakin won’t end up in a crime statistic. lots of people around here don’t even bother to report anymore, as recent law changes in Olympia have destroyed broken windows policing.

    This is also anecdotal but over the last 10 years here my wife, her sisters and our rentor have had our cars broken into 12 times. 3 times the car was stolen. once it was shot twice, at the SeaTac park and ride. Things are bad here. I am only still here because my wife’s family whom she is very close to, live here

    And besides, for decades crime statistics have been redefined, and police have been given directions on what crimes to arrest for, in order to give a false impression of decreasing crime statistics. Very vaguely in my memory is this being done in NYC and in with violent crimes in Florida, but I don’t remember the details.

    Crimes statistics aren’t facts, and it’s foolish to think they are. All too often they are tools to present a predetermined result.

    The same kinds of things happen all over.  It can be like “death from covid” versus “death with covid.”  For example, some time ago – I don’t remember exactly when – I remember reading that the definition of “automobile accident deaths” (or whatever it was called) was changed from something like “death within 7 days of the event” to “death within 3 days of the event” or whatever.  So, naturally, the number of “automobile accident deaths” dropped significantly.  It may have been done to make seatbelts look better, or cars in general to seem safer, or airbags, or 55MPH, or something.  But it was just a game of numbers and semantics.

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