I’m Proud of the Everett, WA, Police

 

There is a local website that publishes news stories pertinent to the residents of Everett, WA.  Today, there is a story about a police “emphasis patrol” which took place this last Thursday.  For four hours in the late morning and early afternoon, a large team consisting of police officers, evidence managers, social workers, local crime stoppers, and Public Works staff made a dozen arrests and cleaned up many blocks of Evergreen Way, a major thoroughfare.  Here is a quote from the article:

For a time, late Thursday morning there was a backup at the booking area of the Snohomish County Jail due to the number of people being brought in by Everett Police.

Today Everett Police said on social media that in addition to those booked into jail, three people received citations, four people were referred for services and 36 shopping carts were returned to their proper stores.

Please note the last sentence about the shopping carts.  We are all aware that homeless vagrants normally use stolen shopping carts to hold their belongings.  In most places, including the big city south of Everett, the authorities would never confiscate those carts, because it might inconvenience the vagrants (regardless of the fact that the carts are obviously stolen property).

It is sad that the police have to undertake these patrols, but the result is clearer sidewalks, stolen property returned to the rightful owners, and lawbreakers taken off the streets.  I especially liked this quote from a police department news release on social media.

Addressing crime and enhancing quality of life for our residents and businesses is a top priority for the Everett Police. And while the issues we are seeing on our streets stretch beyond just law enforcement, it is important that we hold accountable those who are breaking the law and who continually refuse to accept our offers of treatment and services.

This past week also, the Seattle City Council finally asked their ineffective police to check on the reasons that the Seattle vagrants give for not accepting all the help offered to them by the various social agencies.  The Seattle council is so stupid that they simply cannot see the obvious reason for such results: no consequences.

In Seattle, the vagrants camping out on sidewalks and in parks all over the city are well aware that they can remain on the streets and refuse services, because the city lets them.  They would have no reason to accept help, and they can continue to inconvenience law-abiding taxpayers, use drugs in public, foul the streets with their excreta, and deal guns and drugs with impunity.

Kudos to the Everett Police Department!

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  1. Doug Watt Moderator
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    This past week also, the Seattle City Council finally asked their ineffective police to check on the reasons that the Seattle vagrants give for not accepting all the help offered to them by the various social agencies. The Seattle council is so stupid that they simply cannot see the obvious reason for such results: No Consequences. In Seattle, the vagrants camping out on sidewalks and in parks all over the city are well aware that they can remain on the streets and refuse services, because the city lets them. They would have no reason to accept help, and they can continue to inconvenience law-abiding taxpayers, use drugs in public, foul the streets with their excreta, and deal guns and drugs with impunity.

    They don’t accept help because shelter housing and services have rules. You cannot self-medicate in these facilities. You cannot bring stolen bicycles and shopping carts to these facilities.

    The legalization or the decriminalizing of drugs leads to car prowls, shoplifting, strong arm robberies, and psychotic assaults. You, as a taxpayer are paying the bills for this behavior, and you have lost the use of the sidewalks and parks that you pay for.

    This is my no charge consultant answers for the Seattle, and Portland city councils.

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  2. Gary Robbins Member
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    Why don’t the voters of Seattle and Portland throw out the current City Councils and Prosecutors?  Do they enjoy living like this?  

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  3. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Why don’t the voters of Seattle and Portland throw out the current City Councils and Prosecutors? Do they enjoy living like this?

    As theoretical approximation, assume Democrats are a coalition of extreme one-issue voters. This is the result of them each getting their way on their issue.

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  4. The Cynthonian Member
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    On the plus side, @rushbabe49, I see that the single most toxic influence on the Seattle City Council for the past 10 years, Kshama Sawant, has announced that she isn’t going to run again for the City Council.  She’s going to take her nasty Marxist brand of politics to the national stage (brace yourselves!).  That, combined with the fact that several other members of the Seattle City Council have made similar announcements, gives the voters a real chance to repopulate the city council with some rational people who ideally also possess a backbone.  Now if some decent candidates step up……I can hope, can’t I?

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  5. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    On the plus side, @ rushbabe49, I see that the single most toxic influence on the Seattle City Council for the past 10 years, Kshama Sawant, has announced that she isn’t going to run again for the City Council. She’s going to take her nasty Marxist brand of politics to the national stage (brace yourselves!). That, combined with the fact that several other members of the Seattle City Council have made similar announcements, gives the voters a real chance to repopulate the city council with some rational people who ideally also possess a backbone. Now if some decent candidates step up……I can hope, can’t I?

    Nope. I predict that all the candidates who run in the next council election will be Left or Far-left. No change will come. 

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  6. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Nope. I predict that all the candidates who run in the next council election will be Left or Far-left. No change will come. 

    I suspect that you are right. I remember back in my teaching days hoping that someone with something resembling a brain would run for the school board in Seattle. It never happened. No one with a brain wants any part of that organization or any other governmental unit in Seattle.

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