KOMO News Special: Seattle is Dying

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KOMO News Special: Seattle is Dying

Seattle Is Dying. It's a harsh title. Someone on social media even called it a "hopeless" title. I'll admit to you that I wrestled with the name for some time. Too dramatic, I wondered? Too dark? In the end I went with it because I believe it to be true. I believe that Seattle is dying. Rotting from…


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  1. Seattle going the way of Detroit…. All that has to happen is for a downturn in Boeing jets like what may well be happening with the latest CANCELLED orders or for the other big employers to leave town

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  2. This program suggests the police don’t have enough power and if they had more, they would clean up the homelessness problem. Really? More armed response to human tragedy? What have we become? I love the nicely clothed, beautifully housed, probably fully employed young woman complain about “having to live like this”. Where is the compassion for the homeless? Where are the jobs and housing for them?

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  3. The problem isn’t the homeless people or the mentally ill people or the drug people it’s the morons that run the city and of all things the number one more on in the state Jay inslee wants to be president of the United States if that isn’t the biggest joke of the day I don’t know what it is the entire city council of Seattle should go find jobs that they’re qualified to do obviously they’re not qualified to do anything for the city of Seattle Jay inslee for president of the United States what a joke

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  4. The situation in Seattle in Washington State should be spread clear across the country and let people decide on their own if these idiots are qualified to run the United States what a joke it is to have it Jay inslee even consider governor in the entire country

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  5. How sad it is for the morons running the city of Seattle and the state of Washington to even consider running for office I believe ensley was the the presidency of the United States he would take a lot of Washingtonian so-called leaders with him to the Washington DC just take it to her Seattle Olympia Washington State the sad part about it is there proud of the job they’re doing sick SOB’s

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  6. Washington and the city if Seattle are awesome!! If you hate it so much MOVE!

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  7. We need solutions to the drug problem.

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  8. The old Seattle I fell in love with is already dead.

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  9. It’s an interesting video. I’m born and raised in Seattle. I live in Harlem in NYC and the streets are are significantly more clean here. Less homeless and obviously less property crime. We are also not scared of our police because they are community based and enforce the law.

    If you actually watch the video you can get a firm understanding of some of the truths of the matter in Seattle:

    * Most of the camps are challenged with issues of drugs (90%+ are drug addicted)

    * With the limited enforcement policy that there is, the criminal justice system of the city lacks the process to help rehabilitate and lacks the strength to enforce

    * There aren’t any true rehabilitation offerings deeply rooted and connected to the criminal justice system – drug addicts and criminals are simply caught and released

    I see many parallels between the way Vancouver, BC handles its situation and the ways in which Seattle is trying to approach its but with really no cordoned approach to the drug issue. Vancouver was at least good at creating a zone for its addicted. Seattle really has limited strategy. Drug addicted run many of the downtown core door and pretty much any naturally built possibly shelter space.

    None of that is going to work to fix the problem. Tough enforcement along with common sense rehabilitation is going to need to be the core for transformation. The problem is most feel the victim approach is the best approach where the real need is action based on common sense solutions. Silly battles with Amazon or other developers is just not where one should focus 100% of their attention.

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  10. This is what happens when you force your progressive and radical political ideology, and a become a sanctuary city forgoing all commons sense and by not enforcing the law…… Absolute failure to the taxpayers and to the citizens of the community…. yet yall keep voting these idiots in expecting drastic change…..

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  11. Komo is owned by Sinclair. They can’t be trusted to give unbiased commentary on anything this galvanizing.

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  12. This takes me back to the doom and gloom days of the Boeing layoffs. But that was very real. I’m wondering just exactly how real today’s doom and gloom rhetoroic is. I’m wondering how much of it is just plain city management. If that’s true, city managers are elected and are never permanent. Get out there and vote and before voting, do your due diligence Seattlelites – YOU own YOUR city!

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  13. So, send homeless to the gas chambers then.? Living in the Emerald city must be torture for all you alt-right folks. Why not move to Kansas if compassion for the homeless is so offensive to you.

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  14. …for those who don’t know, KOMO is a part of the Newscorp-wanna-be Sinclair broadcasting empire…more right-wing, fact-twisting filth…

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  15. Because this is from KOMO it should be taken with an enormous grain of salt. KOMO is owned by Sinclair, a very right wing news consortium. They specialize in thinly veiled right wing propaganda to convince people that the world is a scary and dangerous place because of people different from “us”. While Seattle is clearly changed, much of the change is good.

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  16. We can reopen camp Harmony at the puyallup fair grounds and send them there. It’s what we do when we don’t want to look at people 🙁

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  17. No KOMO! Sinclair propaganda.

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  18. Lots of Russian trolls have moved to the Seattle Vintage group.

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  19. Thanks for sharing this. It’s what we the citizens have known all along, we need to do what RI does. If only our government would listen and act on it…

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  20. When did this group transform from fun memories to a political bitch venue?

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  21. To the previous generations maybe, to the new generations its more of a rebirth. We can’t stay dingy and shitty forever. Seattle has always been the city of the future.

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  22. It’s everywhere……and getting worse. On top of that, the massive flow of illegals coming in then hiding through out America because the threat of the wall….it’s crazy.

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  23. I watched it last night with some skepticism due to the source (Sinclair.) But there’s no getting around the fact that people are on the streets and along the highways in shocking numbers. Johnson and crew turned up a program in Rhode Island that is treating people for addiction and helping them get their lives back. I don’t know if it’s an exact fit for Seattle, but it’s an alternative to doing nothing. The question the show asks is, when is the problem dire enough for the community to take action and what should that action look like? This is not a binary yes or no issue.

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  24. As much as all yall snowflakes are trying to make excuses for what you’ve let the city become……… yall are the problem

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  25. I’m Asian/Indian Cacausian, I realized and seen through out America most homeless are Cacausian Americans, African Americans, and a very small percentage of illegals what’s that all about? And noticing ICE & Imigration raids are at residential homes capturing illegals? How come the Americans are homeless and the illegals have homes in America?

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  26. Why is it that when leftist policies fail miserably, they can’t recognize it? Instead they double down on their retarded leftist policies.

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  27. I remember a Town Meeting with this title back in 1988 about all the Californians who moved up here and ruined the city.

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  28. Hey KOMO. How can we watch this if we are overseas or in the military overseas? Can you post it on YouTube for us? or perhaps have a link we can download? help us out

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  29. Jay Inslee, a legend in his own mind.

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