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Latest Dispatch from the Cesspool that Is Seattle
Yes, it’s that time again. Time for a news roundup of what’s going on in the dystopia that Seattle and environs are becoming. Contributed to by the perverse state law that prohibits police pursuit of fleeing vehicles, which results in hundreds more stolen cars and criminals allowed to get away.
First, we have the case of a man in Puyallup who is accused of shooting two police officers. His bail has been set at $2 million.
The prosecution was granted the bail amount by the judge after arguing that Salanoa was a danger to the community, “he has demonstrated time and time again that he will not comply with court orders. He is a danger to the victims and the public,” they said.
It seems this guy has a history of “domestic violence” and assault. Well, at least the Pierce County judge agreed to the bail, instead of doing what the King County judges do and releasing him on his own recognizance.
Our next story involves a public school teacher and coach, accused of sexual misconduct with a student. We hear about a lot of these lately, don’t we?
According to the Lake Stevens Police Department, as the result of a lengthy investigation, the man was arrested around 10 a.m. and booked into Snohomish County jail for two counts of assault in the fourth degree with sexual motivation, two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, and two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
The next story has been percolating for a while. It seems that an “opioid treatment center” will be opening its doors next week in Lynnwood, on the same block as a Boys and Girls Club. The City Council was not informed of this event until it was too late to stop it, and the state Health Department issued the license for it, regardless of its sensitive location. The local neighbors staged at least two demonstrations protesting the opening, but had no effect. So there will be lines of people in the mornings, waiting for their doses of Methadone. Great for the kids.
On Seattle’s Beacon Hill, there have been multiple thefts of and from US Mail trucks. Neighbors wonder if their mail will be delivered, or get hijacked by thieves who open envelopes, steal checks, and read sensitive information, which may lead to identity theft. It is of interest that all the trucks which were stolen were locked and secured. I wonder who stole a set of keys from the local post office?
There’s the tale of the Seattle wedding dress shop that was broken into, leading to $100,000 in losses. The Seattle Police Department is spread so thin, with all the departures, that they no longer investigate property crime. Store owners are known to live in their shops to prevent thefts.
And, finally, the bane of Seattle and King County’s existence, the Homeless Problem. That creature of the Homeless-Industrial Complex, known as the “Regional Homeless Authority,” has declared that billions, not millions, of dollars (of taxpayer money) will be needed to “solve” the homeless crisis. Since they have already spent many tens of millions of dollars, only to see the problem growing worse every year, does anyone really think that throwing more money at it will help?
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn called the price of the plan “jaw dropping.”
“Homelessness is a very serious problem, so it breaks my heart to see the KCRHA double down on Seattle’s failed policies on homelessness,” Dunn said in a statement. “We know from King County’s 2019 Point-in-Time Count that 45% of the homeless come here from outside our area to take advantage of our generous services. Until we come to terms with this, King County will be a dead-end street for the nation’s homelessness.”
All those $12 billion will be spent on so-called “services” for the “unsheltered homeless” when housing is not the issue, since the vagrants can, and do, simply refuse to be “served.” They prefer living on the streets with no rules, and no consequences. And no one stops them. Or ever will.
Welcome to beautiful King County, Washington.
[originally posted at RushBabe49.com]
Hate to “like” it, but have to acknowledge reality.
My condolences Rush Babe. While I know that my hometown of Hollywood has a commie mayor, city council and DA, some how I think you are enduring far more than I.
“Store owners are known to live in their shops to prevent thefts.”
Really? Are They armed? If not, They got some balls.
On another note: I can smell the “homeless crisis” from Here.
Mayor Pete’s hand-picked successor is aiming to make South Bend the Seattle of the Midwest.
My wish is that every advocate for homeless programs document that they have at least 100 hours of “unhoused” persons living in their personal residence prior to advocating that public funds be spent on homeless shelters.
Sorry if I missed it, but is there some evidence that any of the handful of crimes listed were related, in any way, to the policy of not pursuing a fleeing vehicle?
Maybe there’s a high crime level in Seattle, but a short list of a few alleged crimes doesn’t demonstrate it.
The sexual misconduct allegation is quite thin, with almost no details provided in the linked story. It doesn’t say what was supposedly done, and doesn’t even identify whether the alleged victim was a boy or a girl. This doesn’t show much of anything. It may turn out to be true that a terrible crime was committed, and it may be that such crimes are common in Seattle, but there’s no evidence of that.
Talked to a neighbor of mine yesterday who is a King County Sheriff’s deputy. He told me because of all of the layoffs the department had due to refusal to take the Covid vaccine that he worked 800 overtime hours last year. He added that King County isn’t nearly as bad as Seattle. This is a guy with 20+ years on the force. It is nuts! Can you imagine for a minute how much money that is? Only Democrats could possible ignore the financial impact caused by the idiotic policy of laying off cops when the entire social structure is falling apart.
Not just Democrats. Also Never-Trumpers, and many others.
Heard during robbery of wedding shop: “I want to be the bride!” “No, I want to be the bride!!”
The horrendous costs of the overtime pay, even when multiplied by all the police departments across the state of WA, will not be anything at all compared to all the costs, both financial and emotional, due to all the injuries and the deaths from the mandated jabs. This is beyond tragedy – it is a catastrophe the public now has front row seats for.
Plus the experienced police officers who resigned cannot really be replaced by young officers. (Even though that is the attitude the media takes about these affairs.) Who ends up training them?
In one EMT unit that I posted about which was back East, the entire unit of older paramedics resigned. The replacements were all newly minted EMT recruits. Citizens who needed emergency care possibly died, as inexperienced teams take a while to understand how to proceed with real life critical care patients.
Instead of voting, at the election precincts, residents should be offered a pistol to shoot themselves in the head. It would be faster than voting for the slow death underway.
The state of Washington has all-mail voting. No precincts. And DemocRats have sued the state to stop signature verification. It’s supposed to be racist. We will have our own little Banana republic.
Hate to “like” but as I have said elsewhere, one must acknowledge reality.
At the same time, their case has not yet been heard, and from what I read, their claim is that a WA statute, enacted by the Legislature and in force for umpty-ump years, is now unconstitutional because verifying signatures has a disparate impact on minorities.
Well, so check how you signed when you registered, and be consistent. Is that so frickin’ hard?????
Or better yet, go back to in-person voting! Black people know how to show up in person, don’t they? Or are they incapable of that too?
It will be really convenient when they just turn it over to an AI which will detect how everyone would have voted had they been allowed. The (artificially augmented) majority will re-elect the rulers and the minority placed under arrest making the system increasingly efficient.
Why bother with even faux-elected rulers if the AI can do everything itself? Even more efficient!
I’m reminded of an old joke based on “Colossus: The Forbin Project.”