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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

5 facts about crime in the U.S. | Modern Policing

A useful synopsis of crime in the U.S. as of 2018 is available here from the Pew Research Center. Violent and property crime are down dramatically over the last 25 years, although these gains are not always recognized by the public. Crime rates vary substantially around the country — Alaska and New Mexico have violent…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/5-facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

First-ever report on Maine’s school-based policing released by USM’s Cutler Institute | Office of Public Affairs | University of Southern Maine

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First-ever report on Maine’s school-based policing released by USM’s Cutler Institute | Office of Public Affairs | University of Southern Maine
— Read on usm.maine.edu/publicaffairs/first-ever-report-maines-school-based-policing-released-usms-cutler-institute

Read the Full IG Report on the Laquan McDonald Shooting | NBC Chicago

The city of Chicago on Wednesday released more than 6,500 pages of a long-secret Inspector General’s report on the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, making public for the first time hundreds of pages detailing…
— Read on www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Read-the-Full-IG-Report-on-the-Laquan-McDonald-Shooting-562640671.html