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
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
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
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The initiative would bar funding and operation of supervised drug consumption sites in the county. Supporters of the so-called safe injection sites believe it would reduce the number of overdose deaths and connect users with needed health services. However, critics worry it will enable the use of drugs in a region facing an opioid epidemic.
Source: Initiative to ban safe injection sites collects needed signatures | KING5.com
The Bellevue Police Department continues to lead a regional effort to take down a notorious car prowl ring with more arrests this week.
Source: Car prowl ring feeling the heat with two more suspects picked off
Proponents of an initiative to ban safe injection sites are alleging the King County department of health actively worked to hamper their efforts and used public funds to do it, violating state law.
Source: I-27 campaign accuses King County of violating state law
[Ed.: What say you Mr. Attorney General Ferguson?]
HOQUIAM, Wash. – A 95-year-old man who survived World War II was stabbed to death in his own home Sunday, and now a 31-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with his killing. Chief Jeff Myers of the Hoquiam police says officers responded to the man’s home in the 400 block of Center Street at about noon Sunday after receiving a 911 call from the man’s daughter.
Investigators also are gathering evidence that the suspect may have recently stolen checks from Harmon and had attempted to cash them. It would appear the suspect may have a substance abuse problem, Myers said.
Source: Woman arrested in stabbing death of 95-year-old Hoquiam man | KOMO