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originally posted by: Psilocyborg
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
You have the constitutional right to put whatever you want into your body, whether it's drugs, halal or penis.
I'd say the burden of proof is on you to prove me wrong. Show me the law that says we don't have these freedoms.
If you're against the social programs intended to be a safety net for Americans than show some consistency and forfeit your next stimulus check.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
We're the richest country in the world whose mega-corporations and billionaires get away with paying little taxes. Yet you're suggesting we make it even harder for those with nothing. Not all homeless are drug addicts.
Some will choose to take advantage of the system but some also will benifit from the help and get back on their feet.
It's sad that you're advocating to punish the poorest and meanwhile say nothing about the corporate elite who avoid taxes and ship jobs overseas.
Identifying herself as Lindsey, the woman walked viewers through the harrowing story of how she was violently raped in the dealership’s bathroom last May. The assailant — 24-year-old Christopher Teel — was a homeless man living in Ballard’s Nickelsville encampment.
“My assailant had been categorized as a homeless man — he was from Texas, and I found he had a warrant out for his arrest going back to 2016, which was very troubling to me,” she said. “He was using public services to survive, so I think we need to all acknowledge what we’re doing isn’t working — what we’re doing right now is actually harming the city.”
The revelation that Teel had an active warrant out had both Lindsey and the community asking why the suspect was allowed at a city homeless camp, and what the city could have done to prevent the rape.
But city-sanctioned camps are not required to do criminal background checks, so staff there did not know Teel had an active warrant.
Viktor White, former King County Sheriff’s Sergeant, has left the department and the Seattle area due to what he says is the general lawlessness and the lack of support from local elected officials.
“The most difficult part of leaving was the people that I worked with,” White told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Show. “There’s some amazing, amazing people within the King County Sheriff’s Office. Those men and women work so hard. And any sheriff’s office in the land, in the United States of America, we have less money for training and equipment, and resources, and all that.”
“The reason that just drove us over the edge is that we saw the lawlessness just continue to spread wildly,” White said. “And I refuse to raise my children in that kind of environment. … I will not curtail to any politician that says it’s OK to commit these crimes, and the revolving doors of people going to jail and being let right back out. It’s unacceptable and the way it’s going so rapidly, I refuse to have my family in that environment.”
“We all want to live the American dream — freedom in our homes, freedom to walk the sidewalks without being assaulted or robbed or whatever,” White said. “And when crimes do happen to people, they must be held accountable. But what I’m seeing is there is no accountability, and I’m sorry, but the leaders, the leaders that are elected on all spectrums, they need to tow the line to protect the citizens that they swore to defend.”
“And I’m not just talking about law enforcement here. I’m talking about all the elected officials, mayors, council members, and all,” he added. “They all swore an oath to protect the people they serve. And you know what? All that has gone out the window, and it’s very sad, but it is true.”
What people like you really don't get is that there are two types of homeless. There are people who are homeless and want to get out of that situation (aka Homeless), and there are people who take free services and refuse to do anything but take free services (aka Homefree). The homeless people aren't much of an issue for the general public and that if asked the general public will reach out and help. The Homefree people will break into your home, steal stuff from your car, and in general use up services and exploit those services that are set aside for the Homeless.
Is this the future of America?
originally posted by: Meshakhad
The problem with Seattle is not drugs. It is not homelessness. It is not lack of responsibility.
The problem with Seattle is capitalism.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
Don't worry. Seattle will be federally bailed out just like NYC and California...after Dems get those two Senate seats in GA.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
You can see Seattle in real time.
Seattle Skyline Cam
Take a look and see what's going on right now.
OP is promoting fake news.