Time for Another Dispatch from the Rapidly-deteriorating Seattle Area

 

And the stories just keep on coming….

SPD (Seattle Police Dept) stops assigning adult sexual assault cases, loses 100 detectives since 2019.  Here’s a quote:

the caveat that some number of sexual assault cases are triaged or prioritized according to whether a rape suspect is in custody.

Shots fired inside Cheesecake Factory near Southcenter Mall.

WTSC: Traffic deaths in Washington reach 20-year high.

Seattle Mayor Harrell unveils homeless plan, dashboard to combat crisis.  Since when does a “plan” or a “dashboard” combat a crisis?  Quote:

Creating more places to live, bringing more people inside and finding new ways to help. Those are the three key objectives of Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell’s just announced homeless plan.

Three guesses about how effective the latest “homeless plan” will be at combating the crisis.

Police investigating downtown Seattle stabbing; victim in critical condition.

Deputies arrest speeding driver, find hundreds of pills, guns, “ghost” AR-15.

Districts prepare for possible exodus of educators at end of school year.

Suspects on the run after Ravenna neighborhood home burglary.  Items included a gun safe.

Washington police say drivers not stopping for them.  Ah, yes, the new state restrictions on police chases have emboldened criminals, who no longer stop for the flashing lights-they know that the cops are forbidden to chase them without “probable cause” of a crime having been committed.

It’s so much fun to live in our beautiful state these days.  It’s not so much fun for the police officers and detectives who remain, however.

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  1. Percival Thatcher
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    The best thing the Mayor of Seattle could do for the homeless of Seattle is move to Pocatello.

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  2. GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Malpropisms Reagan
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    Percival (View Comment):

    The best thing the Mayor of Seattle could do for the homeless of Seattle is move to Pocatello.

    Why are you punishing Idaho? Having a contiguous border is bad enough.

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  3. Percival Thatcher
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    GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Ma… (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    The best thing the Mayor of Seattle could do for the homeless of Seattle is move to Pocatello.

    Why are you punishing Idaho? Having a contiguous border is bad enough.

    I figure the population of Pocatello might just educate the little twerp. One of my cousins lives in Pocatello. His wife home schooled their kids back before it was cool. The kids turned out to be great people.

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  4. Retail Lawyer Member
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    The mayor should pay the homeless to move to San Francisco.  Its good for Seattle and good for the homeless.  The weather is better, the benefits are better (SF budget for homeless is $1 billion per year) and the drugs are plentiful.  Honestly, I don’t know why all the homeless don’t come to San Francisco.  

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  5. kedavis Coolidge
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    Here we go again…

     

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  6. kedavis Coolidge
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    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    The mayor should pay the homeless to move to San Francisco. Its good for Seattle and good for the homeless. The weather is better, the benefits are better (SF budget for homeless is $1 billion per year) and the drugs are plentiful. Honestly, I don’t know why all the homeless don’t come to San Francisco.

    Heck, they should get San Francisco to pay the homeless to move to San Francisco.  Sounds like it’s exactly what they want.

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  7. Jim McConnell Member
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    It’s really sad, one of the most beautiful cities in America descending into a lawless jungle… by the choice of its inhabitants!

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    It’s really sad, one of the most beautiful cities in America descending into a lawless jungle… by the choice of its inhabitants!

    Well, leftists are nothing if not self-destructive.

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  9. E. Kent Golding Member
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    It’s really sad, one of the most beautiful cities in America descending into a lawless jungle… by the choice of its inhabitants!

    I am sure there is a sane minority who would choose something else.  I am sure the sane minority is getting smaller and smaller as they move elsewhere.

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  10. Charlotte Member
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    RushBabe49: finding new ways to help

    Well gosh, that should take care of the problem! All we need to do is think of some new ways to help!

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  11. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Argh. My son and his now-wife (they got married two weeks ago) have lived in Seattle for eight years now and love it. It appears that it’s getting harder and harder to love. I pray for their safety, and by extension for the safety of every decent person in Seattle.

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  12. Stad Coolidge
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    RushBabe49: Washington police say drivers not stopping for them.  Ah, yes, the new state restrictions on police chases have emboldened criminals, who no longer stop for the flashing lights-they know that the cops are forbidden to chase them without “probable cause” of a crime having been committed.

    That’s strange.  I always thought failure to stop for flashing lights itself was a crime . . .

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  13. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Perhaps those who want to save the city and state should develop a program to target areas that are (a) heavily Democratic and (b) very high income and build extensive encampments for the homeless in their parks, street corners, and shopping areas.  I think it is only fair that rich liberals directly share in the benefits of their policies.

    The entire point of lefty social policy is to make unaffected white liberals feel good about themselves. So shouldn’t they feel even gooder if they were immersed in what they have wrought? Moving the homeless to their lawns is literally spreading the joy, is it not?

    It is fascinating that Herbert Hoover is still blamed for the Great Depression for which he is only tangentially responsible but lefties are never accountable for directly creating disasters.

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  14. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
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    I have lived in Seattle for more than 45 years and watched it change from conservative to extremely liberal during these many years. High housing prices in California brought many libs here, and then we had an influx of New Yorkers for the same reason. In all these years I have never understood why they leave common sense behind when they fill out their ballots.

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  15. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    I have lived in Seattle for more than 45 years and watched it change from conservative to extremely liberal during these many years. High housing prices in California brought many libs here, and then we had an influx of New Yorkers for the same reason. In all these years I have never understood why they leave common sense behind when they fill out their ballots.

    Because conservatives are evil, worse than Hitler……

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  16. I Walton Member
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    Sorry for those who live in Seattle or LA, et al,  but the solution is to take your towns and counties to other sates, or form new ones .  Folks left in liberal run places  would quickly learn that if they have to pay for what they do, it’s really as stupid as we say.  The trick is to give everybody no more than 3 to 5 months to leave.  After that no immigration.   Otherwise they’d move to good places and continue destroying without having learned anything.

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  17. Rodin Member
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    “Pull up! Pull up!” That is the verbal alarm that goes off when the aircraft’s instruments determine your present course in destined for a crash. Is no one in power listening?!

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  18. C. U. Douglas Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    RushBabe49: Washington police say drivers not stopping for them. Ah, yes, the new state restrictions on police chases have emboldened criminals, who no longer stop for the flashing lights-they know that the cops are forbidden to chase them without “probable cause” of a crime having been committed.

    That’s strange. I always thought failure to stop for flashing lights itself was a crime . . .

    Yes. But basically unless the officers know the driver has committed a felony and has a warrant, they can’t pursue. “Probable cause” is no longer a reason to pursue per state law. The state government has put all the eggs in the “Commit a crime and run” basket and the criminals know it all too well.

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  19. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    The best thing the Mayor of Seattle could do for the homeless of Seattle is move to Pocatello.

    Needs to move that distance from Seattle.  However it would be better if he moved that far west.  

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  20. Gary Robbins Member
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    Thank you for keeping us up to date.  I passed the Washington State Bar Exam in 1991 and considered moving to Seattle.  Boy, am I glad that I didn’t.

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