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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

Seattle has repeatedly sought to curb crime downtown, but hasn’t stopped sporadic violence | The Seattle Times

In one sense, the shooting Wednesday that killed a woman and injured seven other people was shocking. But in another sense, it was sadly less surprising. The area has long…
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-has-repeatedly-sought-to-curb-crime-downtown-but-hasnt-stopped-sporadic-violence/

Studies warned of potential racial bias in vehicle searches just before Pa. State Police ended the research

Troopers were 2 to 3 times more likely to search black and Hispanic drivers. Officials are unsure if anything was done to address the problem.
— Read on www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/spl/pennsylvania-state-police-racial-bias-traffic-stops-vehicle-searches-20200123.html

Links to the reports can be found HERE

Pros and cons of firearms simulators | Modern Policing

A news reporter reviews his experience using a local agency’s firearms simulator in this article. He learned that use-of-force situations can be unpredictable and fast-changing, but he also felt that the simulation operator frequently chose worst-case branching options. The result can be “negative training” — officers try deescalation but end up getting shot, learning that…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/pros-and-cons-of-firearms-simulators/