Demorat-run Seattle is a failed city. Massive homelessness, crime, tagging and a fentanyl crisis (among other issues). Yet residents repeatedly elect ineffective demorats, some how expecting a different outcome.
Yet nothing, absolutely nothing will change.
Proof of the insanity of demorats in Seattle, via the latest headlines:
“Seattle Police recruitment falls short as response times increase.”
From the MyNorthwest.com article:
“Since 2020, the department has lost 515 officers and hired 190. Many have retired, but others said in exit interviews they did not feel supported by the city during the “defund the police” movement following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Due to officers being spread thin, police call response times have increased, with the highest priority calls taking an average of 10 minutes to get a response. “
“Gun violence rising on Washington State highways.“
I know this expands outside of Seattle yet again, demorats are in charge of that state. The demorat governor has passed multiple gun control laws which have had absolutely ZERO impact on crime. And Seattle’s gun crime is on the rise as well. From the article:
“Washington State Patrol (WSP) reports 396 separate incidents of gun fire on highways that state troopers patrol so far this year. Gun violence has increased from 459 shootings in 2018 to 1,058 in 2022.“
So what is the Seattle City Council doing to address the crime, drugs, homelessness and the fentanyl crisis? Take a look:
“Seattle City Council passes stronger tree protection ordinance.“
“The Seattle City Council has passed a new Tree Protection Ordinance. The ordinance aims to preserve and expand Seattle’s urban canopy while allowing for new construction. “After half a decade of work, we have finally passed tree protections that will preserve, protect, and expand our urban tree canopy,”
This legislation takes a One Seattle approach to balance prioritizing tree canopy while also allowing for the development of needed housing – crucial for progress on climate goals, homelessness efforts, and housing affordability.”
Seattle people never learn…
It blows my mind that any city government would care more about preserving trees than safeguarding its citizens! However, this is what we have devolved into here on the left coast.
Just yesterday, here in Portland (several hundred miles South of Seattle) I was outside working in the yard, and I had a quasi-nephew working with me. He is perhaps 23 years old, and pretty street smart. As we were working, in the background I could hear a car zooming around–it passed by us only a block away. I kept hearing a “popping” sound. Matt turned to me and said, “That’s gun shots!” This lame a$$ fool drove around this area for probably 15 minutes, evidently discharging a gun. This has become so common place that this is not an isolated instance. I am finally motivated once again to sell this place and get out. My grandparent’s came to this neighborhood 103 years ago; but the writing is on the wall–it is time to get out!
Sounds like the Gov needs to act like one of those trees and Leave before the average Joe citizen gets enough of this garbage and go off the rails.