Campaigners for Initiative 27 submitted the required signatures to put on a ballot a ban on safe injection sites. But that doesn’t matter to the King County Council.
Source: Rantz: Despicable abuse of power on safe injection sites
[Ed.: “Abuse of Power” doesn’t quite do this action justice. This is downright dereliction of duty, malfeasance and misfeasance. Rantz is absolutely spot-on in his analysis of this action. It’s delaying and a completely tone deaf response to the concerns of citizens who have not been impressed with the results that Vancouver, BC is getting with this sort of facility.
I’m glad there’s an “equal protection” clause in our Constitution so that the law is always meted out equally and fairly. These people need to be locked up for their lawlessness.]
SEATTLE — The danger in the streets of abuse and addiction needs attention. But is sanctioned drug-use the way to go? “People are allowed to come into these facilities and use drugs,” said Joshua Freed, the chief sponsor of Initiative 27.It would stop drug consumption sites in King County.
Source: King County Council pushes public vote over injection sites to February | Q13 FOX News
[Ed.: As predicted, the King County Council (save a few sane ones) is pulling out the stops to push this to a February Special Election ballot so that it will not be successful.]
SEATTLE (AP) – A group of public health experts and others are challenging a proposed King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.
Source: Lawsuit seeks to block vote on safe-injection sites | KIRO-TV
[Ed.: Oh, is polling telling you that your precious, stupid liberal idea is going to go down in flames if you don’t sue and have the initiative quashed before you get to de facto legalize heroin in King County? Any judge who looks at this with a skeptical eye toward any health benefits of this crackpot program has to side with the sane people who do not want supervised injection sites because it doesn’t work and it draws a criminal drug element.]
BREMERTON, Wash. — Deputies arrested three people suspected of breaking into three marijuana businesses overnight in Kitsap County. According to the sheriff’s office, witnesses saw a car fleeing the scene of one of the burglaries and called 911. Dispatchers sent police to the location of the speeding car. Deputies began pursuing the car which then crashed in a ditch at Highway 16 and Tremont Avenue in Port Orchard.
Source: Officers arrest 3 suspects after 3 pot shops broken into in Kitsap County | Q13 FOX News
A Washington state waitress has been charged with first-degree theft after authorities say she skimmed about $30,000 from a restaurant throughout the course of nine years.
Source: Waitress confesses to skimming $30,000 from Bainbridge Island diner | Q13 FOX News
SEATTLE – Two men are dead after a shooting at Skyway Park Bowl early Friday, and police say a third person could be involved. The incident unfolded at about 1 a.m. when gunshots rang out behind the building in the 11800 block of Renton Avenue South.
Source: Two killed in shooting at Skyway bowling alley overnight | KOMO
The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation that will bar landlords from considering criminal records when renting property.
Source: Seattle landlords barred from using criminal records when renting
[Ed.: Again the Seattle City Council overreaches. It’s like they’ve got a full-employment program for land use attorneys going on there because Seattle’s going to get their asses sued off. So, now we’re destigmatizing criminality. It should be hard to find a place to live if you’ve committed a felony. You’re potentially a danger to your fellow renters and a landlord should know if there’s a potentially heightened risk from a new tenant. Just wait until the first landlord or tenant is harmed by a felon who was not known to be so. The city’s going to lose their shorts in court(s).]
The lead singer of a Seattle rock band attacked me for my stance on safe injection sites. Despite the opposition, they still aren’t safe.
Source: Rantz: Musician’s despicable promotion of safe injection sites
State Sen. Sam Hunt of Olympia agreed to pay a $1,367 fine to resolve a campaign finance disclosure case dating back to last November’s election.
Source: Hunt agrees to fine in campaign finance disclosure case | The Olympian
BOTHELL, Wash. – It’s a solution to our area’s drug problem some say could create more harm than good. King County health experts say the county should give drug addicts a safe place to use. A plan to open up these sites in King County is moving forward, but Tuesday night a group is trying to stop that from happening.
Source: A measure to ban drug consumption sites for addicts may be going on ballot | Q13 FOX News