Whack-a-mole Seattle style

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  • #82794

    Marigold
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    Does the city of Seattle ever think about how “purging” problem areas in the city actually just move the problems to another neighborhood? When they clear up a 9 block radius downtown, RVs along Northlake and now the U District, where do they expect these folks to go? Fremont and Ballard maybe? Or any other neighborhood for that matter?

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/can-u-way-project-purge-drug-deals-loitering-from-u-district-permanently/

    Grumble.

    #82795

    Mondoman
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    If instead of the area-focused initiatives, the City just enforced the law City-wide like a normal city would do with a normal number of police officers (roughly double what we have now), we wouldn’t have to worry about the whack-a-mole problem.

    #82797

    JM98107
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    The city has been too nice and tolerates too many freeloaders.

    #82798

    Edog
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    Aside from the human rights issues associated with the relocation of transients, the city has a poor record of enforcement of ANY infraction. I think its created a culture of entitlement and laziness on the part of the locals. I get that it worked for old Seattle, but as the city get denser it needs to get more aggressive in its culture of law enforcement and minor infractions.

    #82799

    Marigold
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    Yes Edog, yes! We need to accept that we are a big city with big city problems. Pretending the status quo will continue to work isn’t cutting it any longer.

    #82816

    JM98107
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    Seattle Mayor declares ‘civil emergency’ as homelessness increases 21 percent

    Ballard, aka Homeless Depot, is on the KIRO TV news again this week.

    #82827

    JM98107
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    The Ballard groper has been arrested in Tacoma due to the quick snapshots taken by the BHS security team and the SPD.

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