Seattle is Dying

This is a must see documentary that shows how the quality of life in a city can collapse when homelessness, drug use and addiction, and mental health issues take over neighborhoods.  The documentary illustrates how bad neighborhood conditions become when laws are not enforced, police are handcuffed, citizen voice are not heard, the criminal justice system fails (prosecutors and courts) and politicians don’t work to protect the community.

Below is a link to an article in national review ‘What if Seattle Is Dying, and We Don’t Even Know It?’.  The article discusses a documentary from KOMO’s (Seattle news channel) Eric Johnson that explores the impact the drug and homelessness problem is having on Seattle and possible solutions in “Seattle is Dying.”

The documentary explores topics such as: broken windows policing, quality of life, message from politicians, disgruntled police, upset citizens etc.

Link to the Article is HERE

The link to the documentary “Seattle is Dying” is:

On the KOMO website HERE

On YouTube HERE

Looking to quell downtown disorder, Seattle and King County announce plan for repeat offenders | The Seattle Times

Would this help Seattle Stop Dying?

Businesses have been pushing local leaders to find a solution for repeat offenders for almost a year. On Thursday, Seattle and King County leaders announced the first steps.
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/looking-to-quell-downtown-disorder-seattle-and-king-county-announce-plan-for-repeat-offenders/

Forecasts Hazy for State Marijuana Revenue | The Pew Charitable Trusts

Revenue from “sin taxes” is notoriously volatile and difficult to predict, even when the taxes—such as those on cigarettes, liquor, or gambling—have been around for decades. Although consumption of or participation in these “sins” can change dramatically, analysts at least have historical data from across the nation to guide forecasts.
— Read on www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2019/08/forecasts-hazy-for-state-marijuana-revenue

D.C. Police Release Long-Delayed Stop-And-Frisk Data, Showing Racial Disparities In Stops | WAMU

Long-awaited data on police stops shows that 70% of those stopped by D.C. police are African American, but Chief Peter Newsham says it’s too early to draw conclusions on police practices.

There are several interesting links in this news report.

— Read on wamu.org/story/19/09/10/d-c-police-release-long-delayed-stop-and-frisk-data-showing-racial-disparities-in-stops/

WANU Stop and Frisk webpage

TV station WANU has a webpage dedicated to DC Police Stop and Frisk. Access it HERE

DC Police data page HERE